Ubisoft Apologizes, Will Change Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ableist Language

Ubisoft has apologized for an instance of ableist text found in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla after an accessibility advocate pointed out the problematic language. The company has promised it will be addressed with a future patch.

Assassins Creed Valhalla
Assassins Creed Valhalla

Courtney Craven, founder of the accessibility site Can I Play That?, tweeted about the text describing a character named Eorforwine, who suffered from severe burns. The description says she was “horribly burned in a childhood accident” and is now “terrified someone will see her disfigured face.”

Craven said that it’s “absolutely unacceptable to talk about facial differences this way.” She also described the embarrassment of seeing the game representing burns this way while sitting next to her girlfriend, who “is a burn victim and spent many years ashamed of her scars.”

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