Assassin's Creed Valhalla Doubles Launch Player-Count Compared To Odyssey

About twice as many players are active in this year's game compared to 2018's.

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With the Xbox Series X/S and PS5 available now, players certainly have no shortage of new games to play. Despite such a huge offering, Assassin's Creed Valhalla has actually managed to smash its player-engagement count from 2018's Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

According to Ubisoft, Assassin's Creed Valhalla had double the active players on launch day compared to Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and Ubisoft anticipates its player-count will grow even more as players get the new consoles and purchase the game alongside them. It's also seeing similar success for streamers and content creators.

"A testament to Assassin's Creed Valhalla delivering on players' expectations for its fascinating world and immersive narrative, the game has reached high levels of viewership and engagement on Twitch and YouTube that surpass any Ubisoft game launch to date," the publisher added.

Firm numbers were not provided as part of the announcement, nor were sales figures.

We were certainly impressed with the game, and associate editor Jordan Ramée gave it an 8/10 in GameSpot's Assassin's Creed Valhalla review. He was particularly fond of how it connected to the series' meta-narrative, as well as the hero and choice in combat. Protagonist Eivor can be either male or female, depending on your preference, and they can dual-wield shields, for some reason.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is available now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, PS4, PS5, PC, Stadia, and Amazon Luna. Through the revamped Ubisoft Connect system, you can even transfer your game saves from Xbox to PlayStation or vice versa if you're switching for the next generation. If you purchase the Xbox One or PS4 version of the game, you can also upgrade to the Xbox Series X/S or PS5 version for free. In case you haven't gotten a new console yet, check out our PS5 order guide for some help.

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