Save $10 on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Free Next-Gen Upgrade
How Do You Upgrade the Game to PS5 or Series X?
It’s quite simple really. For Xbox users, just insert the disc and complete the install, the console will then inform you of a next-gen patch available, which will then optimize the game for your new system. This is what Xbox is calling, Smart Delivery.
On PlayStation, this is a similar process, but the console will instead inform you that a free upgrade path is available, and then prompt you to download a PS5 copy of the game at no extra cost. You’ll need to keep your disc in both cases, as proof of purchase. But from there forward, you’ll be using a next-gen version of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, 60FPS, 4K resolution, Huzzah!
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How to Pre-Download Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on Xbox One
If you’re looking to take advantage of pre-downloading on Xbox, you can now do it even if you don’t own the game digitally. This is done via the new and improved Xbox app on mobile devices. This process will significantly reduce the time it takes to install and play your game on launch day.
Starting off, download the Xbox app on your phone, and make sure all your account info is set up correctly. From here, look for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla using the search bar within the app. Once you’re on the page, you should see a big download button. Hit this to start a remote download on your console, the app will inform you that you won’t be able to play if you don’t own the game, this is okay.
Next, head on over to your console and check if the download has started. If you’re lacking in space on your base console, you’ll definitely want to check this as you’ll need to tell your system to download to an external drive, or to delete another game to make room.
This is another important decision if you’re upgrading to Xbox Series X as well. When you’re new console comes, you can do a network transfer to bring all your current games over to the new console, or just plug your external hard drive in the back of the Series X and transfer Valhalla over that way. You’ll want to do this if you’re looking to take advantage of the Series X upgrade, alongside the superfast internal SSD. Once you’re all set up, just pop the disc in when you’re ready, and the game will be good to go (once you’ve sorted that day one patch as well).
How to Get a PS5 or Xbox Series X on Release Day
Now that the wild and erratic preorder stage is pretty much done, it’s time to move on to launch day. There’s plenty of signs to indicate that we will be getting more console stock at major retailers on November 10 for Xbox Series X, and November 12 for PS5.
We’ve put together a couple of comprehensive guides on the two consoles, and how you can snag one of them come release day. Check out how to find a PS5 on release, and where to get an Xbox Series X at launch. We might also see a few new deals come black Friday, so keep an eye on our best Black Friday deals page as well, or follow @IGNDeals for the latest stock updates on next-gen consoles.
Robert Anderson is a deals expert for IGN, he’s both excited and terrified at the prospect of Black Friday. Be nice and ask him how his day is going @robertliam21