Assassin’s Creed Valhalla brings back the black box missions from Unity in the Siege of Paris DLC. The 12th mainline entry to the mostly annual series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, is a step toward the direction fans wanted. It looks like Ubisoft Montreal is continuing that way as the developers are bringing back the black box missions that were first introduced in Unity.
With the return of the black box missions, fans will build up towards a satisfactory assassination and finally feel like an assassin in Assassin’s Creed in quite a while.
Black Box missions and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Black Box missions were first introduced back in 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Unity. Even though the title was considered a failure, it has grown to become one of the community’s favorite games.
The black box mission introduced in Unity lets the player lose in a designated area, where they can complete certain optional tasks to build up to and assassinate a target. It felt rewarding and like a true assassin to build up to an assassination.
However, after the failure of Unity, the feature was scaled back in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and totally disappeared from Origins and Odyssey. With the Siege of Paris expansion, the black box mission structure has returned to Assassin’s Creed.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla brought back several missing features in the franchise, and even though sometimes they felt a bit redundant, they were a welcome change.
Siege of Paris and the future of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The Siege of Paris is the 2nd expansion of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla year 1 content. While the Wrath of Druids took the Irish countryside and 8th century Dublin, the Siege of Paris will take the players to the French city of Paris. Interestingly, Paris was last visited in the franchise by Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Siege of Paris was released on Thursday, August 12, 2021, allowing fans to invade the city as Eivor.