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How to change Eivor’s gender in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Published: 10/Nov/2020 11:51 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 11:27

by Andrew Highton


Gender is a smaller aspect in the grand scheme of a huge, open-world game like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but people prefer to have control over their character and how they are portrayed. This guide will show you exactly how to pick and change it. 

The ability to change gender is an important part of video game modernization. It shows how far we’ve come, and also highlights the need for complete customization of a character we’re going to be spending many hours with.

The good news is that you’re not penalized for any decision that you come to. Therefore, you’re never left with a feeling of “what if?” Ubisoft simply wants to supply players with even more ways of tackling their new game.

How to pick Eivor’s gender

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Lots of people have their own personal preferences and are accustomed to choosing a particular gender when prompted to.

So naturally, you’d like the choice, and we can tell you how to accomplish that.

  1. Start up Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
  2. Hit Story and a cutscene will start up, where you will see Eivor as a child.
  3. Pick one of three options: Male, Female, or “Let the ANIMUS choose.”
  4. Once you have selected Male or Female, you’re still able to switch your character manually during the game.

If the player picks Let the ANIMUS choose, then the game will automatically switch between the genders at various points throughout the game automatically.

How to change Eivor’s gender manually

As we mentioned earlier, if you decide you want to keep things fresh, then you can always alter the gender yourself.

Here’s how to do that.

  1. Pause your game.
  2. Press up on the d-pad.
  3. Choose your character’s gender.

There you go, hopefully, that’s a big help in managing your journey with Eivor.

Will it affect your game?

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Eivor can be whichever gender you want.

This is an adequate question to the game’s gender option, given the path that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey took. Ubisoft‘s previous game allowed players to choose either Kassandra or Alexios, which greatly influenced the narrative.

Thankfully, unlike Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, whichever gender you pick won’t alter the game in any way. Because of how easily you can switch up the genders, it makes sense to not have the unassigned gender as a separate character, which is great as it eliminates the feeling of leaving content out and keeps the story simple.

For more news and guides on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, then check out our Assassin’s Creed hub for all your information.

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3 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla easter eggs you need to see

Published: 25/Nov/2020 18:07

by Alex Garton


Assassin’s Creed Valhalla might not strike you as a game that blends the worlds of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, but if you look in the right place, these easter eggs can be found. 

Ubisoft’s game released alongside the Xbox Series X|S and since launch players have searched every inch of the game’s expansive world. In doing so, a number of exciting crossovers to other major franchises have been found.

Although the world of Valhalla may be set in the age of the Vikings, which is nothing remotely like the grounds of Hogwarts, there are some things you can find that blur the lines.

Valhalla’s easter eggs are spread across various regions of the game’s world.

Best easter eggs in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Harry Potter easter egg

This easter egg is located in Lunden, south-east of St Paul’s Cathedral in a small thatched building.

The building is guarded by a snake and a key is required to unlock the door. Use your Odin Sight and you’ll see a white indicator that marks the location of the key on the balcony of a nearby building.

Players will enter what looks to be Voldemort’s hideout.

Once inside, players will find an eerily dark lit room filled with strange objects. On the table directly opposite the door, there’s a readable note for players that lists each of Voldemort’s Horcruxes from the Harry Potter films. These were, of course, the powerful objects in the Deathly Hallows, which contained a hidden fragment of a wizard or witch’s soul.

Despite the room only containing the ‘Strange list’, it’s a great easter egg to discover. For any fans of the Harry Potter franchise, this is one you can’t afford to skip.

Dark Souls easter egg

It’s hard to find an open-world RPG that doesn’t have a reference to From Software’s legendary franchise. There are no complaints from fans, though, as it’s always exciting to discover a Dark Souls easter egg, especially if it’s the iconic bonfire.

Here’s exactly where to find the Dark Souls easter egg.

The bonfire is located in east Ledecestrescire in the ruins of a building. We’ve seen the same bonfire reference in countless titles and it still never gets boring. Luckily, as long as you remember to save regularly, you won’t be spawning back at the bonfire when you die.

Lord of the Rings easter egg

It would have been a missed opportunity to not include a reference to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth in the world of Valhalla. Lucky for us, Ubisoft didn’t disappoint and even added one of the Rings of Power into the game.

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Here’s exactly where to find the Lord of the Rings easter egg.

The easter egg is located west of Glowecestre on the edge of the river in a small house. Players will need to locate the nearby hidden key with their Odin Sight and enter the building.

Inside there’s a readable note that reads “One of the little folk asked me to make the door smaller, as he wants to keep unruly houseguests from his house.” This is a clear reference to Tolkien’s character Bilbo Baggins.

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It’s amazing Ubisoft actually added a Ring of Power to the game.

Next to the note, the developers have even added a small ring in reference to the Rings of Power. It’s unfortunate that players can’t equip the ring, but honestly that’s probably for the best.