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AC Valhalla: Update for the problematic Yule Festival will be released today

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AC Valhalla: Update for the problematic Yule Festival will be released today

As Ubisoft announced via Twitter, the new update 1.4.1.2 will be devoted to the Yule Festival right on time for the beginning of the year. But this does not mean that you can suddenly dust off new rewards or even attend new competitions. The update is only intended to fix the bug that many players do not even see the Yule Festival.

If your Viking village has been one of the grumpy parties up to now, it is worth visiting after today’s update. Because you still have until January 27, 2022 to earn the rewards anyway .

As last year, the Yule Festival has started in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and is redecorating your home village into a fairground. There you can collect so-called Julmarks to take part in special events, such as drinking games, fistfights and smaller missions such as shooting competitions.

You can exchange these Jul tokens for rewards, for example weapon sets and armor parts – at least in theory. In practice, the Yule Festival apparently does not even come out of the starting blocks for many players and simply does not appear . In addition, the rewards are often identical to the items from the previous year, which also causes annoyance.

What does the Yule Festival in Valhalla bring?

How long does the Yule Festival last? The event will officially run from December 16, 2021 to January 6, 2022. It is not yet known whether there will be an extension due to the problems.

Where does the celebration take place? Before you search the huge game world for festive activities: The Yule Festival takes place solely in your home village. If you don’t see any signs of a party there, you are most likely also affected by the bug.

What can I do at the Yule Festival? At the festival you have several options to get the coveted Julmarks:

  • Brawls: Real Vikings pound each other contemplatively on the face. Face your opponents in the ring and send them onto the boards.
  • Drinking competition: Put as much mead as possible behind the bandage and in the end be the last to stand to win here.
  • Archery: Hit as many targets as you can with the bow in a tight time frame.
  • Quests: Two different quests that start in your village also provide a lot of tokens.

What rewards do I get for this? You can choose from a special armor set and a powerful weapon. There are also hairstyles for Eivor and some winter decorative elements for the settlement.

There will be a lot more new content for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in the coming year. Then a new giant DLC will appear with Dawn of Ragnarok.

Annoying bugs and no known solutions

The problem with the Yule Festival is that it often doesn’t even take place in the first place – and if so, then only with false rewards or other bugs. The complaints of affected players are increasing on Reddit. There are no official solutions yet, here is a list of the known problems:

  • The Yule Festival does not take place: Of course, you could not try the classic restart of the game. Also, make sure you have already set foot on English soil and completed one of the earliest story arcs, as this appears to be a requirement for the festival to show up.
  • The same rewards as last year: If your festival is taking place and you want to exchange your hard-won July stamps for rewards, it is possible that you will be offered the same pieces of armor as last year. You can buy it again, but it won’t do you any good. It can even happen that your existing set parts are weakened as a result.

Ubisoft has now also responded and made it clear via Twitter that they have noticed the problems and are now investigating. An update can therefore be expected shortly – we will inform you at this point as soon as there is news to report.

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Lst Ark: Servers are shutting down today to allow more fans to play

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Lost Ark: Tier 1 Island Route

On February 11th the new MMORPG Lost Ark was released in its Free2Play version for all people who just want to try it. That’s a lot though, which is why the game is still struggling with server issues. That should change now.

Update 8:05 a.m.: The servers are now down.

When will the servers shut down? As announced by Amazon via the Lost Ark official website, the servers will go offline this morning, that is, on February 13, at 8 a.m. GMT.

The downtime affects all European servers equally and you will not be able to log into the game in the meantime.

How long will they stay offline? The maintenance work is planned for about 3 hours. So if all goes well, you’ll be able to return to the world of Arkesia at 11 a.m.

We’ll keep you up to date in the live ticker when the servers return and if there will be any delays again.

Lost Ark’s last scheduled server maintenance was scheduled for 4 hours, but ended up lasting over 10 hours, leading to some negative reviews on Steam.

Why are the servers going down? Since Lost Ark was released, the new MMORPG has been struggling with long queues and server problems. At the prime time on February 12, more than 1.3 million people played the action game at the same time.

This also meant that some servers had to be completely closed to new players. Especially the server Asta, on which many German players gather, is affected by long queues.

Sometimes the fans have to wait up to 6 hours just to log in. Incidentally, this only works if you already have a character on the Asta server. New players were completely denied access until the evening hours of February 12th.

To address this situation, Amazon is working with Smilegate to increase server capacity. At this point, however, they are not telling us exactly how this is supposed to work.

Are the queues gone then? No, probably not. In the blog post, the publishers emphasize that they only want to create the basic framework for further updates and more server capacities during the downtime.

We, therefore, do not assume that you will be able to continue gambling directly at 11 a.m. without queues, even if that would be desirable.

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Lost Ark: An exact time when the servers will go online

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Lost Ark: Tier 2 Island Route

Today at 6 p.m. the Lost Ark servers should (re)open to all players after the scheduled maintenance. But nothing will come of the official Lost Ark Launch! The launch is delayed due to “deployment issues”.

An exact time when the servers will go online again has not yet been announced. “We hope that this problem will be fixed in a few hours,” the announcement simply says.

We’ll keep you posted on updates here!

Unfortunately, the launch has been delayed due to deployment issues. We hope this will be fixed in a few hours.

Your patience is appreciated and we will update you soon.

Restart Lost Ark Client

We have received important information from the Community Team. Waiting in the server screen doesn’t seem to help. The server list does not appear there automatically. So a reboot is required.

Waiting at the server screen won’t help, as it will require a fresh launch of the client as far as I’m aware.

You can read our guide for Lost Ark here.

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New pioneer package with server change in Lost Ark

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Lost Ark has been better received than many thought. Even Amazon did not expect this rush. And so there were long queues on some servers, as was the case with New World. Since a real server change is not possible, many players simply created a new character on a new server. However, some of these players have already redeemed their pioneer package on the first server and thus used it up unnecessarily.

As Amazon has now announced, we will get an additional set of exclusive items on the new server. These items are bound to the character and thus cannot be traded. They can soon be redeemed on every new server.

During the Head Start period for Lost Ark, a massive number of heroes arrived in Arkesia. While we are thrilled to have so many players joining us, we also recognize that this has brought about large queues on our more popular servers, leading to a less than ideal experience for these players.

In an effort to improve the player experience for those who have faced queues, we will be taking several steps to put preventative measures in place ahead of our full launch tomorrow morning, in addition to addressing some of the outstanding issues surrounding Founder’s Pack claims.

Founder’s Pack Redemptions

Players have let us know one of the reasons they are reluctant to switch to lower population servers is because many of them have already redeemed their Founder’s Packs on another server. To help combat this and make exploring new servers a more reasonable choice, we will be granting ALL Founder’s Pack purchasers that redeem their pack by 12 PM PT (8 PM UTC) on Monday, February 14th with an extra set of the exclusive items from the Founder’s Pack they redeemed (e.g., the Founder’s Exclusive Pet and Founder’s Title from the Bronze pack; see full list below) as well as some additional Royal Crystals for Silver, Gold, and Platinum Pack purchasers. These items will not be tradeable, and will be delivered to a player’s Product Inventory so they can be claimed on a new server. Your original Founder’s Pack will not be affected by this, and will remain on the initial server where you redeemed it (or in your Product Inventory, if you have not yet redeemed it).

We are currently working to get these item grants ready to go, and will update players when they are ready to claim — these will be claimable on any new server you choose, so in the meantime we encourage you to find a perfect server to call home.

Bronze Pack
Founder’s Title*
Founder’s Exclusive Pet (Untradeable)

Silver Pack
150 Royal Crystals
Founder’s Title*
Founder’s Exclusive Pet (Untradeable)

Gold Pack
500 Royal Crystals
Founder’s Title*
Founder’s Exclusive Pet (Untradeable)
Northern Lawmaker Skin (Untradeable)

Platinum Pack
1,000 Royal Crystals
Founder’s Title*
Founder’s Exclusive Pet (Untradeable)
Northern Lawmaker Skin (Untradeable)
Founder’s Platinum Skin (Untradeable)
Founder’s Exclusive Mount (Untradeable)
Platinum Welcome Crate (Untradeable)

Founder’s Exclusive Wallpaper*
Founder’s Exclusive Structure
Legendary Rapport Gift Selection Chest
Launch Limited Card Pack
*If the Founder’s Title or Founder’s Exclusive Wallpaper are used on the same Roster where a pack has already been redeemed, you will not be able to use these items.

Please note that this is a one-time grant, and we do not have plans to continue to make additional grants of items available to players in the future. For example, there will be Starter Packs available for purchase at full launch tomorrow (more details to come), and we highly recommend only redeeming them once you settle into your permanent home server.

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