Assassin’s Creed Valhalla fans will need to free some bandwidth, as the game’s next patch will require them to redownload the entire game.
As per Ubisoft, the 1.4.1 update will include a major data restructuring for the 2020 Viking adventure. The upshot of this is that players on all formats will have to redownload between 40-78GB of patch data. Theoretically when it’s done, the amount of space the game will take up on your hard drive will be smaller. In the case of the Xbox Series S, for example, this should result in freeing up 44GB of space.
Ubisoft say that the update will also improve performance elsewhere in the game too. This includes faster loading screen times, improved world data streaming and “overall runtime performance”. It’s presumed these enhancements will help prepare the game for its second year of updates going forward.
These kicked off last month with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla adding Tombs of the Fallen content and the Oskoreia Festival. Ubisoft is still to reveal what will be coming for the game in 2022, but hopefully the update will mean your hard drives aren’t full before it arrives. While a specific timing is still TBA, the 1.4.1 update will arrive at some point next week.
Title Update 1.4.1 launches next week.
As part of a data restructuring, players will have to reinstall the game files, resulting in overall smaller file size, faster loading screen times & improved performance.
📁39-77GB (depending on platform) pic.twitter.com/aI6X2EvTcr
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