This is a quick guide showing you how to remove the annoying black borders that appear on the left and side of the screen during conversations, story cutscenes, and vendor screens. This AC Valhalla Ultrawide patch will let you enjoy the game the way you should on your screen!

When playing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on an ultra-wide monitor, all cutscenes, story cutscenes, and straightforward conversations, even when dealing with vendors and traders, will add black vertical borders to the sides. This is true for my case with 21: 9 as well as for 32: 9.

This is a method I found on Steam for Mafia: Definitive Edition. The same works for Asssassin’s Creed Valhalla (and Horizon Zero Dawn, for that matter).

This simple step by step guide will help you get rid of black bars on Ultrawide! Be sure to read the notes section first!

How to fix black bars in AC Valhalla Ultrawide cutscenes


Copy your original exe files before starting this operation. There shouldn’t be any issues, but just to be sure, it wouldn’t hurt to have the backups.

I have used this tool to troubleshoot black bars issues for Ultrawide resolutions for Mafia Definitive Edition as well as Horizon Zero Dawn for the past two months before Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launched.

Neither I nor are in any way associated with this tool, its author or its development. I have found the solution for Mafia game on Steam and it works for me on every other title I have tried since.

Depending on when you use this guide, the version of the tool may be different. However, the process should always be the same.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla should not be opened during this procedure.

Some scenes, specifically related to the main storyline, are pre-rendered and will always appear with black bars on the sides. However, they are not too common and nothing can be done to avoid or fix them.

Please note that the video demo is part of the main story in England. It doesn’t reveal anything interesting or important, but I thought I would warn you.

Here are some comparison pictures between the original game with black bars and the fixed version using the HxD tool.

Before the fix:

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Ultrawide with 4 black bars
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Ultrawide with black bars 1

After the fix:

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fix ac valhalla ultrawide
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Hope this guide on how to fix AC Valhalla Ultrawide black bars has helped you. Enjoy your game! The game has no problem supporting all kinds of weird resolutions and I keep wondering why in 2020 the developers keep putting these bars in cutscenes.

Making them appear and disappear so often breaks the immersion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a game designed to let you immerse yourself in this fictional Viking saga inspired by real events.

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