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What will Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s map look like? Locations, more

Published: 14/May/2020 18:44 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 11:26

by Daniel Cleary


The twelfth installment of the popular Assassin’s Creed series has finally been revealed and will be set during the Viking era. Here’s what we know so far about Valhalla’s map, locations, and more.

Since Ubisoft first announced Valhalla on April 29, many fans have been curious as to where exactly the story will take place.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will mark the first time that the series will be set during the Viking Era, and will follow the clan leader Eivor on raids across the nordic seas.

What will the map look like in AC Valhalla?

While little is known about the exact scale of the map, Valhalla is confirmed to take place across multiple countries such as England and Norway, and will likely offer a variety of terrain and areas to explore.

Two of the franchise’s most recent games, Odyssey and Origins, have delivered some of the largest maps in the series so far, leading and you can expect it to be no different in Valhalla.

Ubisoft has also revealed that, although naval warfare will not be as prevalent as it was in titles such as Black Flag, due to the era that Valhalla was set in, players will still have their fair share of sailing to do. This suggests that the map will likely include many large seas and rivers for fans to test out those Viking longboats.

Valhalla players will be able to travel between countries such as Norway and England.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Locations

As Valhalla’s storyline is set in the 9th century during England’s Dark Ages, Assassin’s Creed fans will be able to travel between four major English kingdoms during that time period; Wessex, Northumbria, East Anglia, and Mercia, according to Creative Director Ashraf Ismail.

Specific cities such as London, Winchester, and York will also be included on the map, with smaller towns and settlements scattered elsewhere. It is said that Norway will also play a major role as your character’s homeland in the story and players will be expected to travel between the two countries at some point during the game.

Although Norway and England are set to make up the core of the map, Ismail also shared that Ubisoft still has many surprises in store for AC fans, which will likely be revealed closer to launch date.

What are the settlements and landmarks in Valhalla?

Some popular attractions such as Stonehenge have already been confirmed in Valhalla’s gameplay reveal trailer, however, based on previous AC titles, the final game will have much more iconic landmarks on the map, with Hadrian’s Wall also rumored to be featured.

Similar to Monteriggioni in Assassin’s Creed 2, players will be able to make some of the newly-found locations their own, with Ubisoft introducing a new Settlements feature that will be arriving in Valhalla.

These settlements will allow players to upgrade different facilities around different points of the map and Valhalla dev Ashraf Ismail recently shared the first look at one of the main English settlements for the new Assassin’s Creed.

For more information on the story, characters, trailers, and expected release dates you can check out our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla hub here.

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How to turn your raven into a pigeon in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Published: 17/Nov/2020 17:56 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 18:18

by Andrew Highton


Synin is a pretty cool pet to accompany Eivor on their travels. But haven’t you wondered what it would be like to be shadowed by a pigeon instead? Now you can, here is how to turn your trusty raven into a pigeon in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

It’s not quite Odin’s raven, but Eivor’s is a necessity for the journey. Synin is excellent at scouting locations and covering the area you’re in from up high.

Not only that, but Synin can be customized to suit your preferences of how a Raven should look like. Perhaps like a pigeon? Because that is entirely possible. In the same way that the recent Assassin’s Creed games have featured flaming demon horses and unicorn-camels, Valhalla has a pigeon.

Here is how you can turn your raven into an amusing pigeon in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

How to turn Synin into a pigeon

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Synin is a good friend to Eivor.

This isn’t one of those life-changing alterations that will make you a God at Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but it’s still pretty funny. The mere thought of an ultra-dominant Viking having a pigeon carry out their reconnaissance is a terrific visual.

In order to complete this transformation, you will need Amazon Prime Gaming.

  1. Link your Ubisoft Connect and Amazon Prime accounts
  2. Go to the Prime Gaming page
  3. Claim the Carolingian Dynasty Gear Pack to add it automatically to your game
  4. Load up your saved AC Valhalla game
  5. Head to the nearest horse stable
  6. Equip the pigeon skin

This fantastic costume is now yours to show off to your best Viking buddies.

How to make the most of Synin

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Senu, from origins, was the original hovering hero.

Unlike in Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Valhalla reduces the level of assistance that your furry, flying friend offers. There is no more tagging enemies and essentially plotting your path of destruction. You’ll have to be a bit more tactful with your approach.

That isn’t to say that Synin is completely devoid of use. We do actually have a full guide of how to master your Raven in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: with tips & tricks.

For more news and guides on Ubisoft‘s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, check out our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla hub for all the latest information and help!