[Updated] Assassin's Creed Valhalla Balor boss immortal or undefeatable bug troubles many, Ubisoft aware
Here’s the crux of the article in video form:
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on August 10, 2022) follows:
Set in 9th century England, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is an action role-playing video game. It is the twelfth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series developed by Ubisoft.
This single-player video game is available on various platforms like Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows, and so on.
Every time Balor is defeated, the ‘stun attack’ animation starts to play which appears hitched after Eivor lands. Balor then lies dead while continuing to talk.
He also starts attacking without the sword sometimes. We’ve added a few reports below for reference:
@UbisoftSupport @Ubisoft @Ubisoft_Spain @UbisoftLatam @assassinsspain The battle against “Balor” from AC Valhalla, from the “Wrath of Druids” is bug, can’t die. We’ve been waiting for a fix for 6 days! I’ve paid for something I can’t have! In the end I ask for a refund of the dlc
In the boss fight with Balor in the children of Danu, after I defeat the boos, nothing happens, he drops down, and nothing.
I shoot the arrow inside of him, he wakes up and he doesn’t have his sword and he doesn’t get any damage and I also don’t get any damage of him, I changed my weapons, I reload the game and it did not fix the issue, please help me, thank you.
An affected gamer took to the Ubisoft discussion forum to raise the issue where Balor starts swinging his sword that’s invisible even after being technically defeated.
Official acknowledgment and potential workarounds
Fortunately, Ubisoft’s support team took immediate cognizance of the issue where Balor is undefeatable. The team further assured the players that it is working towards a resolution.
Thank you for adding your report, we are aware of instances of this occurring on multiple platforms.
Moreover, we came across a workaround that might help players defeat the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Balor. It involves reloading a previous save and not completing the mission until the update comes out.
Another almost similar workaround requires gamers to load the game where they previously last saved it.
I can’t get past the bug either but what u can do so you can play the game is when it was you to continue or w.e on the open screen go to load and load a save right before the save where your stuck fighting him. That way you can continue playing the game and when they do fix that bug you can just load that saved game.
Rest assured, we will be updating this space when Assassin’s Creed Valhalla developers fix the issue where Balor is undefeatable or invincible.
Update 1 (August 10, 2022)
06:57 pm (IST): Ubisoft has confirmed that the team is working to resolve this issue. However, they didn’t provide any ETA for the fix.
Hey there Dravakin, we are sorry to hear that you are unable to defeat Balor. We don’t have an estimate date on the fix, however the teams are doing their best to get it resolved as quickly as possible. (Source)
Update 02 (August 19, 2022)
06:02 pm (IST): Ubisoft has recommended a workaround for this issue where players need to reset the boss fight and try again.
Wonderful, we recommend reloading the previous save to reset the boss fight and try again. Please let us know if you encounter the bug again. (Source)
Update 03 (August 22, 2022)
06:00 pm (IST): Ubisoft support has suggested another potential workaround for the Balor boss glitch. You can check it out below.
Update 04 (August 29, 2022)
06:14 pm (IST): Ubisoft support has confirmed that a fix for the Balor boss bug will arrive with an upcoming patch. However, there’s no ETA for the same.
We have a fix planned for an upcoming patch! If you see this issue continuing once the patch is implemented, please do let us know. (Source)
Update 05 (August 31, 2022)
06:04 pm (IST): In a recent acknowledgment, Ubisoft support has confirmed that they will post the patch notes on the official forum once a fix for the Balor boss issue is ready.
Hopefully you continue to have a mostly problem-free playthrough. Once we have a fix for the Balor issue ready, we should be making a patch notes post on the discussion forums here! (Source)
Update 06 (September 05, 2022)
06:29 pm (IST): Below is a workaround that might help you resolve the Balor glitch. You can try and see if it helps.
Workaround: Oh my gosh after many attempts I replaced all my weapons and armor with one’s that had no ruins ( don’t know if that made the difference) and some how it worked. Yay. (Source)
Update 07 (September 07, 2022)
06:02 pm (IST): A Redditor has suggested a workaround where players need to constantly move the camera in all directions once the boss and the player character get stuck after attacking them with a sword.
Doing this repeatedly sometimes will activate the cutscenes. You can check this workaround in detail in this video. Moreover, this solution appears to be working on v1.60 patch.
Update 08 (September 12, 2022)
12:08 pm (IST): Here’s a YouTube video that shows steps to defeat the Balor boss. You can try this as a potential workaround and see if it helps.
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