You can grab Assassin's Creed Valhalla free with select Ryzen CPUs, including the new...

midian182

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Why it matters: Good news for those considering a Zen 2-based PC upgrade this year: AMD is running a promotion that gives buyers of select 3rd-gen Ryzen processor or Ryzen-equipped PCs/laptops Assassin’s Creed Valhalla free.

AMD’s 'Equipped to Win' bundle is running now up until October 3. To claim your free copy of the next AC title, you’ll need to buy one of the following CPUs: Ryzen 7 3700X, Ryzen 7 3800X, Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen 9 3950X, or the new Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 9 3900XT (not the Ryzen 5 3600XT).

The offer also includes desktops powered by Ryzen 3000-series chips and laptops containing Ryzen 4000 H-series processors: Ryzen 7 4800H or 4800HS, and the Ryzen 9 4900H or 4900HS. The offer is available from participating retailers, just look for the Equipped To Win bundle badge.

We don’t know exactly when Assassin’s Creed Valhalla releases, beyond “this holiday season.” If you do buy one of the CPUs/desktops/laptops that are part of the deal, you’ll have until November 7 to redeem the free game by visiting AMD’s Rewards website.

Thirty minutes of AC Valhalla gameplay recently leaked, though a lot of the videos have now been removed. It looks quite demanding on the hardware, which is probably why AMD’s offer only applies to its high-end processors. No word yet on the game's minimum PC requirements.

It's interesting to note that two of the new Ryzen 3000XT chips are included in the deal. We recently reviewed the refreshed processors, calling them a pointless addition to the Zen 2 lineup and advising people to buy one of the cheaper, non-XT Ryzen 3000 chips instead. The most sensible option, of course, is to wait for the upcoming Zen 3 processors.

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Burty117

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New Ryzen CPU bundles come with free copy of Assassin's Creed Valhalla
A good incentive?
Nope, no one cares about Assassin's Creed anymore. It's gone way beyond beating the sh*t out of the dead horse at this point.

I built a custom PC a week ago with a Ryzen 5 3600 in and that came with a free copy of Horizon Zero Dawn, now that's much more of an incentive.
 

Jon Tseng

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Could you sell the code on ebay and use the money to buy the Witcher 3?

It's basically the same game, but better..
 

Burty117

Posts: 3,771   +1,637
Could you sell the code on ebay and use the money to buy the Witcher 3?

It's basically the same game, but better..
Nope, to get the reward you sign up to AMD's reward website then you download a hardware checker to prove its the correct hardware :(
 

Porkous

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From the leaked footage, this game does not look like assassin creed style of gameplay. Where is the assasin? Where is the status surrounding him? It should be the same as a spy, as a special agent. All I have seen is blunt force of a trench warrior. If they don't have ideas of environments, just do each notable city in history... From Prague to Berlin, etc. We need the status surrounding the assassin ways and whereabouts. The issue with this style, so far, might be that there is no much to do as an Assasin, so the game developers stretch too much on the IP. You need big buildings and big cities to inflintrate and get stealthy