Free Update for Valkyrie Elysium Adds New Mode and Endgame Content

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Square Enix and Soleil have released a free update for Valkyrie Elysium, which adds the “Hilde’s Vengeance” mode, “The Seraphic Gate” endgame content, and two new difficulty modes. The new update will also come on November 11 on PC via Steam.

Both Hilde’s Vengeance and Seraphic Gate can be played after completing one of the multiple endings available in Valkyrie Elysium.

Here’s an overview of the free update for Valkyrie Elysium:

Hilde’s Vengeance

You play as Hilde herself. She’s on a mission to exact her revenge on the All-Father Odin—and she’ll cut her way through any obstacles in her way. Or more accurately, you will.

Playing as Hilde has a different feel to the main campaign. She’s a very different kind of Valkyrie, with hard-hitting attacks, her signature halberd and a unique skill tree. She doesn’t have any Einherjar to bring into battle, but she does have four Shadow Servants, which can aid her in fights, as well as a wide selection of Divine Arts to equip.

Two New Difficulty Modes: “Very Hard” and “Valkyrie”

“Very Hard” is a new difficulty level that adds even more challenge to the game. You’ll have to use your skills and Einherjar carefully and exploit enemy weaknesses at every opportunity to make it through each battle unscathed.

But perhaps even that’s not enough. If you have the spirit of a true Valkyrie (or you’re just a glutton for punishment), you can take on “Valkyrie” mode. This is the truest test of your strategy, skills and reflexes—good luck!

The Seraphic Gate

This new feature provides thrilling endgame content that will let you test your combat skills against waves of enemies—and against the clock.

You’ll ascend floor by floor, taking on different collections of foes, and some bosses with a fixed selection of skills, Einherjars, Divine Arts and items. Each time you move up a floor, your loadout will change—it’s up to you to work out how to use the tools at your disposal to triumph over each challenge.

This mode will test your understanding of enemies and their weaknesses, and your resource management—knowing when to pop a valuable item, or unleash a Divine Art is key!

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Valkyrie Elysium is now available for the PS4 and PS5.


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