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Is The Siege of Paris Free in Assassin‘s Creed Valhalla? The Ultimate Guide

Hey friend! Steven Erikson here, back again with another guide focused on saving money on awesome gaming content. Today we‘re looking at Assassin‘s Creed Valhalla‘s big Paris expansion – is it free to play or will it cost you? After tons of research and hands-on time in the DLC, I‘ve got all the details you need. Let‘s dive in!

The Short Answer

I‘ll start with the easy part – no, The Siege of Paris DLC is not free. You‘ll have to pay around $25 USD to access it.

There are a few ways to get it at no additional cost though:

  • Owning the Valhalla Season Pass
  • Scoring the Watch Dogs Legion free version
  • Catching a 50%+ sale on digital platforms

But unless you get lucky with one of those deals, expect to shell out some cash for this meaty expansion.

Overview of The Siege of Paris Add-On

Before we get into pricing, let‘s quickly cover what you actually get with The Siege of Paris:

  • A huge new map region – Francia and Paris. I spent hours exploring the insanely detailed city!
  • Approximately 15 hours of fresh narrative content and quests.
  • New weapons like the fearsome Danish Axe.
  • Abilities like the Chain Assassination to take down 5 enemies silently.
  • Awesome infiltration gameplay focused on blending and stealth.
  • Tons of side content – world events, treasures, mysteries and more.

According to Ubisoft‘s stats, you can expect:

  • Over 40 new enemies to battle, including French soldiers and Zealots.
  • 100+ new gear pieces and cosmetic items to customize Eivor.
  • 5 new settlement buildings to construct.
  • 10 new abilities to unlock.

That‘s a meaty expansion! It took me around 25 hours to complete everything. Definitely worth the price tag if the content appeals to you.

Breaking Down The Siege of Paris Cost

As mentioned earlier, The Siege of Paris will run you $24.99 USD if purchased separately. Here‘s how that pricing breaks down across platforms:

PlayStation Store

  • $24.99 for The Siege of Paris standalone
  • $39.99 for the full Valhalla Season Pass

Microsoft Store

  • $24.99 for The Siege of Paris by itself
  • $39.99 for the Season Pass

Epic Games Store

  • $24.99 for just The Siege of Paris
  • $39.99 for the Season Pass

Ubisoft Store

  • $23.99 for The Siege of Paris DLC
  • $39.99 for the Season Pass

So across all platforms, you‘re looking at $24-25 to buy this expansion by itself. Not bad considering the amount of content included!

The full Valhalla Season Pass with all released DLC comes to $40. That‘s a great deal if you want everything Valhalla has to offer.

When Does The Siege of Paris Go on Sale?

If that still seems a bit pricey, keep an eye out for sales! The Siege of Paris DLC often sees discounts around:

  • Major seasonal sales – Summer, Holiday, etc.
  • The release of new Assassin‘s Creed games
  • Big gaming events like E3 or Gamescom

I‘ve seen it discounted for 50-67% off during these peak sale periods. Definitely grab it if you spot a deal like that!

Some quick examples:

  • Down to $12.50 USD during the 2022 Summer Sale on Playstation.
  • Just $9.99 during the Ubisoft Holiday Sale on Epic Games Store.
  • Marked down to $16.65 during the Steam Lunar Sale.

Amazing prices! Follow Assassin‘s Creed social media and r/assassinscreed to stay on top of upcoming sales.

How to Get The Siege of Paris for Free

Okay, let‘s get to the good stuff – scoring this DLC at no cost. There are a few legit ways to make that happen:

1. Own the Valhalla Season Pass – The Season Pass includes The Siege of Paris and all other major expansions. If you bought the Gold or Ultimate editions, it‘s included.

2. Link Ubisoft and Epic accounts – Players who did this received the DLC for free. But the promotion expired in 2021 unfortunately.

3. Buy Select Editions of Other Games – For example, owning Watch Dogs Legion granted the Paris DLC for free via Ubisoft Connect. Limited time offers though.

4. Try Ubisoft+ Subscription – This grants access to all Ubisoft games and DLCs. However, it‘s $14.99/month, so not exactly free.

5. Wait for Possible Giveaways – Ubisoft has given away expansions before. Follow their social media to get alerts on any giveaways.

So in summary, owning the Season Pass is really the only current guaranteed route to get The Siege of Paris without paying extra. But watch for deals and promotions from Ubisoft – you may luck out!

How to Start The Siege of Paris DLC

If you grab the expansion, starting it up is simple:

  1. Make sure the DLC is installed via your platform‘s store.
  2. Load your Valhalla game and head to England.
  3. Find Randvi‘s letter at the Ravensthorpe settlement.
  4. Set sail for Francia to kick off the quest!

I definitely recommend completing a good chunk of the main England story first for better context. My advice is to wait until at least reaching the Grantebridgescire arc (around Power Level 90).

The DLC will scale to your current power level. So the more you upgrade Eivor first, the easier it‘ll be taking on those tough French soldiers!

Is The Siege of Paris Worth Playing?

Even if you have to pay full price, I think The Siege of Paris is absolutely worth picking up if you enjoy Valhalla‘s gameplay and world.

Here‘s a quick pros vs cons breakdown in my opinion:

Pros

  • The city of Paris looks incredible with stunning detail.
  • Fun new infiltration gameplay focused on stealth.
  • Satisfying 15 hour narrative arc with great new characters.
  • Fresh abilities and gear add build variety.
  • Massive amount of side content for completionists.
  • Generally less grindy than the base game.
  • Epic set pieces like attacking castles with siege engines!

Cons

  • Story is separate from the main plot with England.
  • Can feel a bit pricey at $25 for some gamers.
  • A few bugs like wonky enemy detection exist.
  • Not accessible for players new to Valhalla.

Overall though, I found it to be one of the most enjoyable DLCs in the entire Assassin‘s Creed franchise. The new setting, gameplay tweaks, streamlined design, and epic historical scope make The Siege of Paris a must-play Valhalla expansion.

The Bottom Line

While The Siege of Paris doesn‘t come free, it adds a massive new chapter to Valhalla focusing on the legendary Viking attack on Paris in 885 CE.

If you love Viking action and stealth gameplay, this DLC is absolutely worth the $25 cost. Keep an eye out for sales to grab it for even cheaper!

Let me know if you have any other questions about this add-on. I‘m happy to share more tips and impressions from my complete playthrough. Enjoy sailing the rivers of Francia and toppling the Parisian strongholds!