Colourblind Watch: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

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After my Colourblind and Gaming article a few weeks ago, I’ve decided to keep an eye on games that have or add Colourblind options to games. As part of a new series focusing on accessibility in gaming, I’m introducing you all to Colourblind Watch! Today, the topic is Colourblind Watch: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Colourblind Watch: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – What’s New?

Recently I purchased Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on PC and it’s the first game on the Colourblind Watch list. As usual, the first thing I do it check for any colourblind options.  As usual, when it comes to the majority of games, they change the way icons and health bars etc. are displayed. Before the latest patch of 1.0.4, you can see here, This is what you used to get:

colourblind watch - Assassin's Creed Valhalla original options
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla original colourblind options

With Patch 1.0.4 they have now added:

(A11y) Colorblind filters are now applied correctly to mini-quest log and raid tutorial.

What does this mean? Well, when you see your map, you can see its actually baked directly into the game without any additional options to change:

Colourblind Watch - Assassin's Creed Valhalla new a11y
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla new a11y colourblind options baked into the game

This has also been applied to the compass Along with the top which also shows you the correct colours:

Colourblind Watch - Assassin's Creed Valhalla new a11y compass
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla new a11y compass

Odin is with us colourblind on this one as this is a first for me. Not only have Ubisoft added the usual colourblind options on which is great, but they have also gone a step further and applied A11y colour options to the quest log so that it doesn’t matter what type of colourblindness you have, you can see it no matter what.

I shall be keeping a close eye on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as I feel more may be coming from them to help with accessibility. Stay tuned for more posts on Colourblind Watch very soon!

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