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How to unlock Wolf companion in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Published: 17/Nov/2020 17:17

by James Busby


Eivor the Wolf-Kissed certainly lives up to their name in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, especially when you manage to get your hands on your very own canine companion. 

While Assassin’s Creed Valhalla allows you to ride through England with your trusty horse or wolf, Eivor can also add a loyal companion to their ranks. Not only does having a pet wolf look incredibly cool, it’s also extremely beneficial to your Viking adventure. This helpful companion can aid you in battle, hunt wild animals, and track down your enemies. 

Being able to dish out more damage is always going to be beneficial, particularly when you’re trying to beat the game’s toughest foes. As a result, claiming this canine companion should be a top priority.

In order to help get your own wolf companion, we’ve put together the guide below. 

How to get Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s wolf companion

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Unlike the wolf mount, this killer canine will aid you in combat.

While raiding and ransacking England with your Viking best buds is incredibly fun, there are times when you just want to hang out with those from the canine kind. Fortunately, you can add Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s wolf to your side by following a few simple steps. 

  1. Load up Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
  2. Travel to Ravensthorpe (your settlement in England).
  3. Talk to Knud in the Longhouse.
  4. Accept A Little Problem Quest.

Once you have done the above, Knud will take you to an abandoned house and explain that the owner has recently died. However, the previous owner has left a wolf trapped inside a cage and it needs to be freed if it is to survive. 

In order to find the key, simply use your Odin Sight and locate the boar that ate the key. Once you’ve slain the boar, head back over to the house and open the locked door. Make your way into the cellar and open the cage. 

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Make sure you choose a name befitting of your new fur-covered friend.

The wolf will run outside and head back into the wild. Meet the children outside the house and follow them back to Ravensthorpe. Upon running back, you’ll encounter an enemy wolf pack. Quickly slay them with the help of the recently released wolf and return to the settlement with your new canine companion.

Once the quest is complete, you’ll be given a new ability aptly named a Man’s Best friend. When used, Eivor will call out for her Wolf and sic them on an enemy. This ability is extremely useful when you need an extra hand killing a particularly tough foe. 

For more Assassin’s Creed Valhalla news and guides, stick with 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


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.