Google has announced that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be available free to play on Stadia between February 24 and 28 as part of the platform’s Free Play Days initiative. While you can play as much as you’d like between these dates, to continue playing, you’ll have to purchase the game as it’s not available for free as part of the Stadia Pro subscription.
With games costing as much as they do nowadays, paying the full price for a game isn’t very appealing for many. With Free Play Days, however, you’ll be able to hop on a Chrome-based browser or other Stadia hardware and begin taking a look at AC Valhalla; this offer is even more beneficial if you’ve not checked out the game before as you’ll now get a chance to play.
While it’s definitely recommended that you check out this free offer while you have the chance, it’d be wise to consider again whether Stadia is the best place to buy the game. Earlier this month, we reported that the consumer version of Stadia has been deprioritised by the firm so it makes you wonder how long Stadia purchases will be available for in the future.
If you’ve never used Stadia before, you will need to sign up for the service with a payment card but you’ll initially begin a free trial. You can then cancel the trial and after the trial period ends, you’ll lapse onto a free account that lets you carry on playing games, just without the Stadia Pro perks. There are even some games on there available for free on a permanent basis so it’s nice if you’re a casual gamer without dedicated hardware.