Ubisoft has released today a new patch for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on Xbox Series X|S, which introduces new Quality and Performance modes on the two consoles. The Quality mode will prioritize resolution and visual quality with a 30FPS lock, while the performance will lower graphic settings and use dynamic resolution to reach 60FPS.
The new Performance is quite a big deal on the Xbox Series S, which until today couldn’t run the game at 60FPS like the Xbox Series X could. Today’s patch should also improve general stability and performance and address the annoying screen tearing issues. You can find the full release notes on this page.
Learn more about what you can expect from Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Title Update 1.0.4 coming November 26:
✔️ Graphics / Performance mode introduction
✔️ Various quality of life changes
✔️ Game improvements#AssassinsCreed
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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was a launch game for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S consoles, though a recent technical analysis from Digital Foundry showed that the game runs slightly better on Sony’s PlayStation 5 despite the Xbox Series X being more powerful on paper. This new patch will hopefully reduce the gap between the two consoles, but again, bringing a new 60FPS option on the Xbox Series S is probably what’s going to make more Xbox gamers happy.
Ubisoft’s latest cross-gen games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, and Far Cry 6 all support Smart Delivery, which means that you can buy them once and get the version of the game that’s optimized for your console. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla starts at $59.99 on the Xbox Store, and the Ultimate Edition with all DLCs is currently priced at $119.99.