It looks like the tale of Beowulf may be told in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. A mission based on the epic poem is listed as a bonus for season-pass owners – though there are a few caveats that you should be aware of.
Gamesradar noticed the reference to the character on Ubisoft’s German site. There, under the season pass benefits, you can see a listing for a bonus mission, The Legend of Beowulf. In its North American counterpart, the season pass lists “epic new content,” “new lands,” and “new gear,” but makes no reference to the 1,000-year-old poem.
If you didn’t read Beowulf in English class, it focuses on the titular hero, who fights a monster named Grendel (and his mom!), as well as a dragon. And yes, that’s the extremely abbreviated version. You can read it in its entirety here if you’re looking for a productive way to spend your morning. It is, after all, considered one of the most important works in English literature.
Now we’ll have to wait and see how Assassin’s Creed Valhalla handles the source material – after it’s officially confirmed, that is.
For more on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, check out some of our exclusive features, including 25 Things We’ve Learned About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and an interview with creative director Ashraf Ismail. The game is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation, Xbox One X, Stadia, and PC this holiday.