Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Future Patch to Fix Facial Animation Issues

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Future Patch to Fix Facial Animation Issues

A new facial animation bug that cropped up in the recent Assassin's Creed Valhalla update will be fixed with another update.

The latest patch for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Patch 1.1.1., introduced an issue that occurs during cutscenes — namely wonky facial animations. Ubisoft has addressed these problems and will be fixing them in an upcoming update. Other bugs such as Photo Mode glitches, quest-breaking bugs, and missing fish in the ocean will also be fixed.

You can check out the full list of fixes below, as well as other known issues that the developers are currently investigating:



  • Fish do not spawn at coasts or in the ocean
  • Photo Mode frames not applied to photos
  • Fishmonger cannot be finished / quest remains in celebrated status
  • Cannot proceed with several quests:
    • A Cruel Destiny / NPCs intervenes during the bossfight
    • Cannot move shelves in The Demon Odor at the Tithe mystery
  • Cannot complete Dobby’s Altar / Cannot find Fabric anywhere
  • Final order member not revealed after defeating all OOA members.
  • Diamond rune slots on gear pieces other than torsos (More details available here)
  • Mythic gear sets are downgraded when redeemed in Vinland
  • Lip Sync / Mouth movement during dialogues since 1.1.1
  • Cannot interact with Tove after completing Carrying the Torch / Tattoo shop



  • Cannot proceed with several quests:
    • A Brother’s Keeper
    • Taken for Granted
    • The Seas of Fate
    • A Rivalry for the Ages
    • A Sword-Shower in Anecastre / Aelfred doesn’t move
    • The Big Finish / Unable to complete the boss fight
    • The Big Finish / Quest objective doesn’t upgrade when delivering the paint
    • Walls and Shadows / Objective not updating
    • Road to Hamartia / Halfdan doesn’t follow player
    • In Absence of an Ealdorman / Quest marker missing
    • In Absence of an Ealdorman / Body missing in Roaring Meg’s Spring
    • In Absence of an Ealdorman / Brooch collected before starting the quest
    • Stench of Treachery / incorrect traitor selection
    • Have You Seen This Man / Petra stuck
    • Clues and Riddles / Unable to interact with door
    • Defensive Measures / Jotuns can pass through shield
    • War Weary / Cannot re-enter quest area
    • Blood from a Stone / Unable to move cargo
  • Final order member not revealed
  • Cannot move shelves in The Demon Odor at the Tithe mystery
  • Fish missing (Flatfish large, Halibut small, Mackerel large, Sturgeon small
  • Avenge quests are nowhere to be found
  • Cannot complete Dobby’s Altar / Cannot find Fabric anywhere
  • Multiple issues with Ubisoft Connect challenges not being properly tracked and stats not displaying the correct information

Back in December of last year, there was a rather infamous bug that kept cropping up after the Yule Festival. During the celebration players can take part in a host of events, with one of them being a drinking contest with a man named Braun. Of course you end up pretty drunk afterwards. Normally, Eivor sobers up within a few moments but if you happen to complete the challenge, keep playing the game as usual and then save, Eivor will spawn in drunk whenever you jump back into the action again. This of course can be an issue if you spawn right before a raid or some other event, because the drunk status severely hampers your combat ability.

If you’re interested in finding out more of the game, read up on our glowing review of the title here, in which reviewer Cameron Hawkins states that “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a combination of everything that made the series great up to this point while cementing all that it needs moving forward.” We also interviewed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Producer Julien Laferriere as he sat down to chat about the team at Ubisoft Montreal and their strive to bring the ultimate Viking fantasy, all while telling a story with compelling characters and an immersive open-world.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla released on November 10th, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Stadia. It then launched in tandem with the PS5 two days later on November 12th.