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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

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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.

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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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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.