Many next-gen owners have reported screen tearing issues on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Update 1.0.4. released yesterday and one major inclusion was “improved experience on Xbox Series S | X consoles including screen tearing.”
Many had hoped this patch would rectify the issues as previous reports from some users said it was so noticeable, it was hindering their enjoyment. However, since the update has dropped, multiple users have stated that very little has changed, with Eurogamer’s news editor, Tom Phillips, and The Verge’s senior editor, Tom Warren, both seemingly affected.
It’s worth mentioning that some users have reportedly had the issue eradicated and both reports have experienced minor improvements, however, it seems the issue is still fairly widespread.
Throughout this entire issue, it’s been unclear what actually causes it, although, it appears having a TV with a variable refresh rate seems to completely eliminate the problem (as discovered by Digital Foundry). Unfortunately, such TVs are expensive and many don’t have access to such features.
Have you been affected by screen tearing on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla? Has the patch fixed the issues? Let us know in the comments below.