After many conflicting statements, Ubisoft has stated once again removing achievements from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was a mistake.
After some confusion and conflicting statements, Ubisoft has confirmed that standalone achievements for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players on PC will be available.
Earlier in the week, players who hopped into the newly released game noticed that the achievement page on the new Ubisoft Connect service was missing for Valhalla. Watch Dogs Legion did have its own achievements page.
A representative on the Ubisoft forum responded to the confusion and stated that achievements missing “was unintended” and the team was trying to enable them.
However, just a couple of days later, the thread was updated again with a conflicting message. It stated: “Achievements are not available for this title on PC, and this is an intended change. Instead of Achievements for new games on Ubisoft Connect, instead, we have expanded the Challenges, which provide XP and other rewards in Ubisoft Connect. We know that this is a big change for a lot of you, and we appreciate your understanding in the matter.”
Then, once again, another representative from Ubisoft responded after many complaints from players. Their statement contradicted the second statement that contradicted the first. They reiterated that the removal of achievements was “unintended” and the team was “actively working” to restore them.
They stated: “We are aware that achievements are not available for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players on PC – this was unintended. We are actively working to enable achievements and will keep you updated when more information is available. Just to clarify, the misunderstanding on our part was that achievements had been discontinued – they haven’t! The original information was correct, and they are indeed being worked on. Achievements are coming!”
So, after all of these conflicting official statements, it looks like PC players are going to get achievements after all. Ubisoft did not have a date on when the function will be available.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Make sure to check out DualShockers’ review of the game right here.