Assassin's Creed Valhalla: 10 New Things To Know

Ubisoft is gearing up for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the latest entry in the long-running Assassin's Creed franchise. Assassin's Creed Valhalla launches two years after Assassin's Creed Odyssey, a game set in Ancient Greece. With Assassin's Creed Valhalla nearing its launch, Ubisoft has started sharing new details on the game, and recently, it even showcased some brand-new gameplay footage that gave us new details on what to expect. While there are many new features that you can find in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, here are 10 of my favorite things about the game so far.

Improved Exploration

Assassin's Creed Valhalla borrows the exploration system from Assassin's Creed Odyssey and doubles down on it. While some objectives in the game will be marked on the map, other quest markers will show up as question marks, encouraging players to explore the area to complete the objectives. 

Horse Training

Unlike previous Assassin's Creed games, you'll need to train your horse in Assassin's Creed Valhalla to improve its stats and performance. You can train your mount at the settlement stable by improving its stamina, health, and swimming capacity.

There Are Many Things To Do At Your Settlement

Your settlement is quite large and you can build a number of structures within the settlement that directly improve your stats. For example, if you want to fish in the rivers of England, you'll need to build a new settlement building called the Fishing Hut to unlock the fishing ability. You'll also be building a stable for your horse, a blacksmith shop, and much more.

Plenty Of Customization

There are plenty of things that you can customize in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, including the looks of your raiding crew members, mounts, longship, and of course, Eivor themselves. There are options to customize your armor and weapons, as well as ink yourself with Viking tattoos.

Rewarding Hunting And Fishing

You can sell the animals that you have hunted down and the fish you have caught for monetary rewards. Additionally, there's a log of legendary animals that you'll need to hunt down for more valuable rewards.

Stealth Is Integral

Unlike Assassin's Creed Odyssey, stealth plays an integral role in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Now that one-shot assassinations are back, it looks like clearing fortresses will be quite fun. Moreover, getting spotted by a single guard doesn't necessarily ruin your stealthy approach, which is an appreciable change.

Deeper Combat

Combat in Assassin's Creed Valhalla will require players to be methodical. The game will allow you to enter combat with single-handed weapons or dual-wield two different weapons, which will dramatically change the feel of the combat. What's more interesting to see is the inclusion of a stamina bar, which will prevent players from smashing buttons, and instead force them to fight tactically. 

Unique Gear Boost

In Assassin's Creed Valhalla, every armor piece will come with a unique perk and a rune slot. Inserting runes in rune slots will further improve the gear's stats and consequently Eivor's overall stats. 

Easy Character Switch

Unlike Assassin's Creed Odyssey, in which after choosing a character you were stuck with the character until the end of the game, Assassin's Creed Valhalla gives you the freedom to switch between male and female Eivor seamlessly at any point in the game. 

Bounty Hunters/Mercenaries

Mercenaries are back to hunt your character in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, but they are now called Zealots. There are plenty of Zealots roaming the lands of England, and they aren't easy to kill. 

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