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How to get Assassin’s Creed Valhalla skill points & unlock abilities fast

Published: 11/Nov/2020 15:21 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 11:19

by Alex Garton

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Eivor’s attributes and strengths can be upgraded with skill points as players progress through the game. However, in order to gain these skill points, players will need to collect XP from across the world to level-up. 

Upgrading and leveling up your character is a staple part of any open-world RPG. It’s key players continuously look to improve their character’s attributes and skills so they can progress efficiently through a game’s content.

This is no different for the Viking world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The game uses a skill point system that allows players to choose from 3 separate skill pathways to improve their character; these pathways are wolf, bear, and raven. Each offers beneficial perks for different playstyles, whether that’s the typical hand-hand combat of a Viking or the stealthy gameplay of an assassin.

Let’s check out how to obtain skill points fast and how to upgrade your abilities in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

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Players can spend their skill points on the skill tab located on the in-game menu.

How to get Assassin’s Creed Valhalla skill points fast

For starters, skills and abilities are two separate elements of progression in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Skills are leveled up through collecting XP and spending skill points. Whereas abilities are acquired through quests, exploration, and Books of Knowledge.

For every level Eivor gains, a player will receive two skill points to spend. Therefore, in order to farm skills points, a player will need to maximize their XP gains while playing.

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Make sure to customize your skill tree to fit your own style of play.

There are few methods to accomplish this, one of which is progressing through the game’s story missions as fast as possible. Each of the game’s story missions provides players with a lot of XP, usually enough to gain a whole level.

On top of this, players should hunt for the blue markers on the map which represent activities to complete. These should net you some quick and efficient skill points right away.

Don’t forget to keep an eye for Standing Stones and loot chests, both of which will grant a generous amount of XP.

In terms of abilities, these work a little differently. Players will need to explore the map looking for abilities as well as complete specific quests. Abilities can be unlocked through finding Books of Knowledge that are scattered across the world. If a player finds an ability that is similar to one they have already collected, it will upgrade the existing ability.

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Abilities in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla consume adrenaline.

The best way to collect all of the abilities is to progress through the game and make sure you’re exploring every inch of the world, essentially. Ubisoft has hidden some great loot and abilities in some unlikely places, so if you want to progress make sure you take advantage.

For more guides on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, stick with us here at Dexerto.

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

Published: 25/Nov/2020 18:07

by Alex Garton

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.