Some Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players are reporting problems with trophies and achievements across both Xbox and PlayStation. While some bugs appear to be connected to cross-platform saves, other achievement-killing bugs have no clear origin.
GameSpot’s Lucy James picked up an achievement bug that seems to have come from swapping between the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions of the game. While cross-saves are designed so that achievements and their related progress doesn’t swap between platforms, it seems that the cross-saves eventually stopped the achievement system from working at all.
Been swapping between AC Valhalla on PS5 and Series X and doing so has meant that… all achievements and trophies have stopped popping. Just tested with the firefly one and pic.twitter.com/prBPNiFPWP
— Lucy James (@lucyjamesgames) November 20, 2020
The only way to get trophies to start spawning again was to:
• Remove my account from Ubisoft Connect (lost all the preorder bonus stuff tho!)
• Delete my saves
• Play offline (you have to be on Ubisoft Connect if your console is online)
Got my 20 hr save on XSX, but 🙃
— Lucy James (@lucyjamesgames) November 21, 2020
A thread on Reddit details a number of people having the same issue with achievements not unlocking on Xbox, but these cases don’t seem to be related to cross-saving. With a number of achievements that should be unlocked during standard moments in the game–such as one for travelling to England for the first time–some players are reporting that their accounts still show zero achievements.
Others say that counters on achievements that require players to complete a set number of tasks have frozen, even once they’ve completed more than the requisite number.
TrueAchievements has also reported on the problem, with a number of players reporting similar issues through their forum.
A number of Valhalla players have also been caught by surprise by the fact that trophies don’t transfer from PS4 to PS5, even though save data can be saved between platforms. For those who have only just got their next-gen consoles, or are still waiting on a pre-order, it means they will inevitably have to play through parts of the game again if they’re looking for a platinum trophy.
While this is an intended feature and not a bug, it’s still causing frustration for players making the transition to the next generation.
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