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Ubisoft's "intended" removal of achievements is now "unintentional"

Published: 08:51, 16 November 2020
Assassin's Creed Valhalla screenshot showing an assassination
Assassin's Creed Valhalla

After days of flip-flopping, Ubisoft is bringing achievements back to Assassin's Creed Valhalla on PC. The exact date the achievements will be available is currently unknown.

Ubisoft has at last confirmed that standalone achievements will be available for Assassin's Creed Valhalla's PC players. 

The whole thing started when a player noticed that achievements were missing from his copy Assassin's Creed Valhalla. The player in question then took to Ubisoft's official forums to get some answers.

After many players replied to his post with outrage as well as saying that they will be demanding a refund, a Ubisoft employee eventually posted that the issue with the missing achievements "was unintended", and the team was "actively working to enable achievements".

A couple of days after that, the thread was updated again, but this time, the missing achievements were explained in this fashion: "Achievements are not available for this title on PC, and this is an intended change"

"Instead of Achievements for new games on Ubisoft Connect, instead we have expanded the Challenges, which provide XP and other rewards in Ubisoft Connect."

"We know that this is a big change for a lot of you, and we appreciate your understanding in the matter."

Of course, a bunch of complaints followed this statement and a couple of days later Ubisoft changed their tune once more. Yet another support representative reiterated that the removal of achievements was, again, "unintended" and the devs are working on bringing them back.

"We are aware that achievements are not available for Assassin's Creed Valhalla players on PC - this was unintended. We are actively working to enable achievements and will keep you updated when more information is available."

At the moment, there is no news on when the achievements will actually become available on PC.

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