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Assassin's Creed Valhalla sails to Ireland next month

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is preparing for a wee trip to Ireland next month, but there's plenty of free festivities to get through before Wrath Of The Druids kicks off.

Arriving on April 29th, Valhalla's first post-launch expansion takes Eivor across the Irish Sea to track down an elusive druidic cult, systematically hunting down their members and unravelling a supernatural plot. There's also acres of lush Irish landscape to explore, and Gaelic Kings to curry favour with.

It'll be available standalone for $25, or as part of the game's Season Pass next month. But there's also some stuff to check out before then, with the free Ostara Season kicking off this week. 

The first part of this, the Ostara Festival, is an Easter-themed fair running until April 8th. Eivor can take part in drinking, fighting and archery competition, run off on Easter egg hunts, and protect their settlement from invading spirits. Two later updates will add a new "Mastery Mode" and the vague suggestion of additional rewards, so stay tuned. 

This week also saw the introduction of Valhalla's transmogrification system, letting you replace your gear's appearance for a small fee. While a welcome addition, it looks like the feature has already ruffled a few feathers—both for how much it costs, and for how it requires heading back to the settlement every time you want to suit up.

Wrath Of The Druids is only the first of Valhalla's major planned expansions. The Siege Of Paris will bring Eivor to Ubisoft's hometown later this Summer, while the series' free educational Discovery Tour will return for Valhalla at a later date. 

Natalie Clayton

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time—and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and having herself developed critically acclaimed small games like Can Androids Pray, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She's also played for a competitive Splatoon team, and unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.