If you’re hoping to get the jump on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla by getting in a last-minute pre-order and pre-loading the game, you might want to think twice: technical issues with Ubisoft’s online store mean you may face up to a 24-hour delay before the game you pre-order shows up in your Ubisoft Connect library.
You can pre-order the digital download of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for another seven hours or so, and doing so grants you the free The Way of the Berserker bonus mission. In theory, it also meant you’d be able to start pre-loading the game in order to be ready to play the new Viking game as soon as it unlocks, but that may not be possible right now.
Ubisoft says it’s currently seeing delays in delivering digital content purchased through the Ubisoft Store, and that it could take up to 24 hours for your freshly-purchased game to actually appear in your Ubisoft Connect account library. This reporter found that out the hard way earlier today – after buying the Gold Edition on the Ubisoft Store and receiving the customary confirmation email, I headed back to the Games tab to start the pre-load. Unfortunately, there was no Valhalla icon waiting for me, which means I couldn’t start the 45GB download.