Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be able to run at 60fps on all next-gen consoles with new update

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be able to run at 60fps on all next-gen consoles thanks to an update that Ubisoft is set to release on Thursday. With the new 1.0.4 title update, Ubisoft is adding a performance mode, which will let the game adapt resolution and graphics settings to maintain 60fps while you’re playing, and a quality mode, which will max out resolution and graphics settings to maintain 30fps.

Digital Foundry found that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sometimes dips below 60fps on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (with the Series X doing so more often), and the game currently doesn’t run higher than 30fps on the Xbox Series S, so the update seems like it should be a welcome upgrade. The new update is also supposed to address screen tearing issues in the Xbox Series X / S versions of the game.

You can see how the game performs on all three next-gen consoles as of right now in Digital Foundry’s video analysis:

The update brings a number of other changes as well, including “improved stability and performance,” and some additional checkpoints in boss fights. You can see the full list of changes on Ubisoft’s website.

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Screen tearing happens on the PS5 too. Glad to see them updating it so quickly.

and the game currently doesn’t run higher than 30fps on the Xbox Series S

Wut?

So now it runs at 60?

I guess? The headline of this article is kinda weird, as the game ALREADY runs at 60FPS on PS5 / XBOXSX w dynamic resolution. All the update is doing is giving those consoles an option for a 4K/30 mode.

How is this confusing?

Ubisoft is adding a performance mode, which will let the game adapt resolution and graphics settings to maintain 60fps while you’re playing, and a quality mode, which will max out resolution and graphics settings to maintain 30fps

Games have been doing this for years now, letting you pick between prioritizing framerate vs eye-candy. My guess is that they were already working on it but didn’t want to delay release for another 2+ weeks just to get it in on launch day.

You do know I asked specifically on the statement about Series S right?

I mean I read that as applying to all consoles, so I had assumed it would maybe turn down the detail a bit more on XSS if that’s what it takes to hit the performance target. I guess that’s not explicit, since the article doesn’t mention it by name, but it seems strongly implied to me.

Nice, they are updating the Stadia version as well. Been having a lot of fun with it since getting the free controller/Chromecast promo. Lot of good Black Friday deals going on also.

Was actually about to ask this here.

Thanks!

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