We may now know what to expect from Assassin's Creed Valhalla's DLC.
According to the German Ubisoft Store (translation via IGN), DLC surrounding the epic poem Beowulf may be in store for Assassin's Creed Valhalla. The game's description includes the following line: "Includes the story missions: The Legend of Beowulf. Discover the cruel truth behind the legend." Valhalla's season pass is will also "expand your experience with new content, new lands and new gear" when it releases. The description also states that a bonus mission, The Way of the Berserker, will be available to those who choose to pre-order Valhalla.
The epic poem Beowulf was composed around 1,000 ACE, around the time that Valhalla is set to take place. The poem follows the warrior Beowulf, who takes on the monster Grendel in order to save the king of the Danes. The poem leads to Beowulf defeating a dragon, though he does so at the cost of his own life. Assassin's Creed often features figures from the times and settings that the titles are based in. It would make sense that the Beowulf epic would be touched on, especially considering the game's setting and themes.
The German Ubisoft Store also revealed that Valhalla's soundtrack will feature the composer Einar Selvik, who worked on the soundtrack fro the television series Vikings. The translation was provided by AccessTheAnimus on Twitter (via VG247). The tweet also states that Jesper Kyd and Sarah Shachner have also contributed to the game's soundtrack. Kyd has worked on other Assassin's Creed titles, as well as the Borderlands franchise. Shachner has also worked on past Assassin's Creed titles, and has also worked on Anthem.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla was first revealed last month. Players will take control of either a male or female viking named Eivor. The game will take place during England's Dark Ages, and will allow players to customize their character and boat however they wish.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla will release this holiday for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Stadia.