New AC Valhalla update forces users to redownload the entire game

Owners of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will soon have to redownload the entire game with a new content update.

Valhalla gets a heaps of new expansions in 2022, and Ubisoft is taking steps to prevent the game from getting too big. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which is already over 95GB on PlayStation 5, is getting a new data restructuring update this will reduce the file size on all platforms. The catch is that you have to redownload the entire game again.

“In order to continue to support Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with future content and gameplay updates, Title Update 1.4.1 will require players to re-download the entire game as part of a restructuring of data”, says Ubisoft.

“The upcoming title update consolidates game files, reducing the overall size of the game across all platforms. Additionally, performance should improve with this data restructuring, with loading screen times faster, better global data delivery and overall runtime performance.”

Download sizes vary by platform, but the minimum download, 40GB on PS5, is the size of a full game. The new v1.4.1 update is coming next week.

Check below for more information.

Download size from 1.4.0 to 1.4.1

  • PC ~78 GB
  • PS4 ~ 67 GB
  • PS5 ~ 40 GB
  • X1 ~62 GB
  • XS ~71 GB

Disk space used after installing 1.4.1

  • PC ~77 GB
  • PS4 ~ 75 GB
  • PS5 ~ 77 GB
  • X1 ~63 GB
  • XS ~72 GB

Disk space saved

  • PC ~34 GB
  • PS4 ~ 30 GB
  • PS5 ~ 13 GB
  • X1 ~30 GB
  • XS ~44 GB

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