Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Latest Update Adds Performance and Quality Modes

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Update 1.0.4 is landing on all versions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla today. It adds a host of fixes, but more notably is the introduction of Quality/Performance modes.

Once the latest patch is installed – title update 1.0.4 – PS5 and Xbox Series X/S players will be able to choose between performance or visual quality. Performance mode will provide an adaptive resolution to allow the game to maintain a solid 60FPS. Quality mode on the other hand, maintains 30FPS to allow the game to run at maximum resolution and graphics settings.

If you’re playing on either PS5 or Xbox Series X/S, you’ll need to head into the game’s options menu to change this. By default, launching the game on PS5 or Xbox Series X will give you Performance mode (i.e. 60FPS). Xbox Series X, on the other hand, defaults to Quality.

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It’s great to finally have the choice; Xbox Series S players in particular have been disappointed by the lack of 60FPS. Still, it’ll be interesting to see just what graphical downgrade the game will need to receive in order to support that on Microsoft’s lesser-powered console.

Along with the new modes, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla title update 1.0.4 addresses numerous other fixes. Various visual effects have been added too all formats, and various graphical issues have been addresses. Stability and performance has also been addressed, and players on Xbox Series X/S should now have a better experience with no screen tearing.

In terms of the game itself, various gear has been adjusted to ensure it displays the correct quality values. Any duplicate gear has been removed from players’ inventory, and heavy/light attack stats will adjust correctly depending on your acquired skills.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg; you can see the full patch notes on Ubisoft’s official website.

The patch on all formats is expected to land around 12pm GMT today, 26th November. It’s a sizeable patch, so make sure you update the game as soon as possible. It’s 5.3GB on Xbox Series X/S, 4.9GB on Xbox One, 4.3GB on PC, 4.1GB on PS4 and 2.5GB on PS5.