Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Mastery Challenge update arrives next week

By Heidi Nicholas,
A free update for Assassin's Creed Valhalla arrives next week on June 15th, adding the new Mastery Challenge game mode with "replayable trials to test your expertise against Melee, Range, and Stealth objectives."


You'll be taken to "various shrines" across England to test your skills in melee and ranged combat and stealth, earning rewards as you go. Ubisoft says the Mastery Challenge "begins after a mysterious meteorite is spotted falling from the sky in Ravensthorpe. At the crash site, you'll find a strange lady," who then joins your settlement to train Eivor in "the art of battle meditation" in order to find some sort of treasure.

There are five shrines to find. At each, you'll meditate and then choose from the Trial of the Bear, Trial of the Wolf, and Trial of the Raven, with each outfitting you in a particular set of gear, weapons, and abilities. The Bear Trial will test your melee skills, while the Wolf Trial tests your archery, and the Raven Trial tests your stealth.

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Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Heidi graduated with an MA in English Literature, and now enjoys writing news, reviews, and features across TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. When she’s not writing, Heidi is usually either looking for her next RPG, or trying to convince the rest of the team to hear about yet another delightfully wholesome game she has found.