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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla update forces reinstall to save storage space

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The update will consolidate the game’s files

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Players who plan to continue playing future content in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will have to redownload the entire game soon. There’s a new 1.4.1 update being released next week that will force players to reinstall the entirety of the game. The upside of this is, no matter what platform you play on, this new version of the game will be significantly smaller in overall file size.

Just how much smaller depends on the console. Xbox Series X users will save the most amount of space when redownloading the game, with the new version being 44 GB smaller. PlayStation 5 users will save the least, but they’ll still get a good chunk of free disc space with 13 GB cleared. Windows PC users will save 34 GB, PlayStation 4 users will save 30 GB, and Xbox One players will get 30 GB.

According to a post from the developers, the download is required as part of what they call “data restructuring.” According to the post, the newer version will basically consolidate files, which will result in a smaller overall game size. The developers also shared that this update will improve overall performance as well.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the latest game in the popular RPG series from Ubisoft. Released in 2020, Valhalla takes players on a mystical Norse adventure featuring Vikings exploring and battling in the British Isles. The game later received DLC that expanded the game to include more regions, like Ireland.