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Anyone that has played through Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will tell you how huge the game is and how you can easily sink hundreds of hours into it thanks to all of the exploration and quests you can do. Nearly six months after its release while also suffering a delay or two, we finally get the first paid DLC with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids. If you’re looking for more action, trading, and new skills, this expansion will cover you in its druid fog and won’t let you go.
The thing I love about this DLC is that you can play it no matter how little or far you are into the game. Well as long as you’ve made it to England and completed one of the first narrative arcs that is. From there, you’re able to start this new adventure as Eivor is summoned to Ireland by his long-lost cousin Barid, who can use your skills in helping High King Flann Sinna to unite some warring factions there and being peace to the land.
Naturally this won’t be easy, no thanks in part to a crazed group of druids called the Children of Danu. They’re all about summoning up mythical creatures from werewolves to other monstrosities, and also love throwing down hallucinogenic fog for you to pass through to bring up bigger challenges trying to reach them and put an end to their shenanigans.
Thankfully there’s some new abilities you can pick up to aid in your fight, from summoning an Irish wolfhound, to an impressive headbutt skill to stun enemies, a smoke bomb arrow, and now you can use sickles as weapons and dual wield them for nasty combos against anyone and any thing in your way.
Those looking into the lighter side of things such as exploration, collecting, and trading won’t be disappointed either. You can expect to get around 15-20 hours of gameplay from this DLC thanks to the missions, conquering the new Ring Forts of Ireland, and establishing new trade routes to make Dublin the place to be for commerce. There’s also new gear and customization options for your horse, raven, longship, tattoos, hair, and settlement.
If you’re one of those who thought the base game wasn’t big enough or just couldn’t get enough of it, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids is the perfect DLC for you. It takes everything fans loved from the main game and expands on it nicely with new missions, places to explore, new trade routes, and of course plenty of new goodies to collect and customize yourself with. So come on in and dive into some Irish folklore fun, the fog is fine.