The XP boosts lets you level up 50% faster in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla from now on. But why did Ubisoft decide to bring this paid feature to the action-adventure?
The so-called XP boosts are used in many games. These are basically paid cheats. In the case of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft initially waived the XP Boosts. But with an update published this week, the company followed suit.
With the new update, a utility item came into the shop that costs 1,000 Helix credits (around $10) and gives a permanent 50% boost to the experience players can earn. The boost applies to all scores. The bonus can also be purchased as part of a bundle that costs 1,500 Helix credits (around $15). It grants a 50% boost for XP and money or silver coins.
But why did Ubisoft decide to bring a $10 XP boost to the game? Gameinformer checked with the developer and publisher. In the answer, the company refers to the increasing content.
As more and more post-launch content becomes available, we want to give the option to players to advance their progression. Utilities allow players who lack the time to fully explore the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to be able to acquire the game’s best gear, as well as other items, by accelerating their progress. For instance, these players can purchase maps that uncover some interesting locations in the world, but would still have to visit and play them to get their rewards.
According to Ubisoft, players can also buy cards that reveal some interesting places in the world. So Ubisoft wants to help players who don’t have enough time or stamina to work their way through all of the content. On the one hand, that sounds plausible, but it doesn’t explain why the company is asking the targeted players to pay so much.