Assassin's Creed Valhalla issue with players unable to progress in 'The Queen's Gambit' as Richardis won't leave cave to get fixed this fall

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is one of the best games to come out in 2020. The game won 5 titles at the Canadian Game Awards including the Game of the Year award.

The game is set between 872-878 AD and lets players explore the world as Vikings during their expansion in the British Isles.

Since its launch in November 2020, Ubisoft has released two DLC’s called Wraith of the Druids and The Siege of Paris.


However, The Siege of Paris DLC was bugged when it was launched last month. Many reported that they were getting a “Failed to Save Game Progress” error every few minutes.

Now it looks like players have found out about another bug. Before proceeding, you should know that there are some spoilers ahead.

According to reports, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players are unable to progress in “The Queen’s Gambit’ mission when playing the campaign of The Siege of Paris DLC.


Same issue, playing on pc. Tried fast traveling, verifying files even going back to England and back to France, same issue no matter what. When queens gambit starts she waltzes right back into the cave and stays there. Such a shame because I was actually really enjoying this DLC so far.

Hello, After rescuing the queen, going outside the cave and having the conversation with queen Ricarda, the character instead of getting on the horse goes back into the cave and doesn’t move from there, so the mission can’t continue. I tried everything, I loaded the game and did the mission several times, but it always ended up the same.

I even went to the place where I was supposed to accompany her, but it’s impossible, the story doesn’t continue. What can I do?

Many say that Richardis does not leave the cave and remains stuck no matter what they do. Ubisoft developers had acknowledged the issue a while ago and said that they were working on a fix.

Hey there, Sorry to hear that you have trouble with the queen getting stuck. The video you provided is very helpful. I can confirm that this is currently under investigation, when we have an update we will let players know by our news section of the forums.

Now, it looks like the developers have found out a fix for the issue. They also said that the issue where Valhalla players are unable to progress in “The Queen’s Gambit” mission will be fixed in the TU 1.3.2 update.

However, the developers did not share an ETA on when it will be out, just that it will be fixed in Fall 2021.


In the meantime, players can try playing Rebel missions since some have reported that the Queen reaches Lisieux sometime after completing 5-6 Rebel missions.

We will update you once the fix comes out, so make sure you keep checking this space for further updates.

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.