Ubisoft has added microtransactions to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in the form of paid XP boosts, just a few weeks after the game launched.
Similar boost packs have previously been available in recent entries in the franchise, including Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. However, they were completely absent from the latest launch, suggesting that the publisher had decided against including them in the future.
The boosts can be bought from the Helix store in-game and will grant a 50% increase to all XP gained from activities and missions within Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Those wanting to purchase the XP pack or a similar silver pack, which boosts the rate that players will collect in-game currency, will have to fork out 1000 Helix credits — at a real world cost of around $9.99.
A Ubisoft spokesperson confirmed the inclusion of the boosts in today’s update, telling Game Informer that they offer a way for players with less time to “fully explore the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.”
“As more and more post-launch content becomes available, we want to give the option to players to advance their progression,” said the Ubisoft representative.