Discovery Tour: “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” gets learning mode


Ubisoft has announced a peaceful game mode for “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla”, in which history fans can explore the game world without pressure and fighting. The so-called Discovery Tour mode comes with additional information boards and texts to bring players closer to the history of England in the Viking Age.

Quests, fights and the main story will be turned off for Discovery Tour. Instead, you can carefree visit the numerous sights that Ubisoft has built into its latest “Assassin’s Creed” game. The title is set in Anglo-Saxon Britain at the end of the 9th century. The content of Discovery Tour: The Age of Vikings was developed by Ubisoft in collaboration with historians and archaeologists.

The Discovery Tour game modes are usually not entirely free of game mechanics: Smaller playful elements are intended to create motivation for learning. Ubisoft built tours on various topics for previous Discovery Tour modes, at the end of which players have to answer quiz questions. NPCs from the game have been converted into travel guides, comments and cutscenes should provide further information.

Discovery Tour for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is being offered as a free update to anyone who owns the base game. Alternatively, the game modes can be purchased separately, the two predecessors usually cost 20 euros. The learning mode of “Valhalla” should be available in autumn. The open world game went on sale at the end of 2020 and will continue to be supplied with additional content: An upcoming expansion is to address the siege of Paris in 885.

Ubisoft had already implemented the Discovery Tour mode in its two predecessors, “Origins” and “Odyssey”. According to the French publisher, the peaceful “AC” game modes are suitable for school lessons, for example. Ubisoft’s open-world games are known for their historically authentic game worlds that are lovingly detailed. The narratives of these games are mostly inspired by historical figures.


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