Assassins Creed Valhalla guide: Everything you need to become a true Viking

Our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla guide is a vital companion to have by your side as you make your way through this viking-themed epic, because boy is there a lot to do. No doubt you’ll have plenty of questions throughout the entire game – we sure did when we started playing – so make sure you keep referring back to this page for links to all of our other guides, such as how to play Orlog, how fishing works, numerous story decisions and the consequences explained, and more.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review


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First up is our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review, if you’re still on the fence about whether to pick the game up or not. There’s 100+ hours of content here with the large majority taking place in a version of England filled with luscious green fields and Saxon towns. What’s not to love?

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla tips


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Next are our general Assassin’s Creed Valhalla tips. This covers a wide range of stuff from how to best use your raven and one absolutely crucial skill to unlock to the best upgrades and smashing glass. A must-read if you haven’t played an Assassin’s Creed game for a while.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla length

Assassin's Creed Valhalla length

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How long is the game? It’s a simple but very valid question because time is short these days, but the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla length (opens in new tab) is absolutely not. Have a read of our guide before you buy the game to see if it’s worth sinking the time into.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla map

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There are a number of regions to explore in the game, but England is the main one, which we have covered in our guide to the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla map. 13 counties, three walled cities, and a lot of points of interest to discover.

How to earn XP in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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From the very get-go, you’ll be wondering how to earn XP in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and level up fast. There are plenty of ways you can do it and of course, progressing through the game will help, but we’ve got some tips for earning XP quicker to unlock more skills.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla best skills


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The skill tree in this game is utterly gargantuan, so you should know what skills to go for first. Luckily, we can help! Our guide to the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla best skills covers all the skills you need depending on your playstyle.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla romance guide

Assassin's Creed Valhalla romance guide

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Unless you want to play the entire game as an abstinent Eivor, you’ll want to know who to chat up in our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla romance guide. There are plenty of options, some of whom are easier to find in the game than others, and our guide has everything you need to know.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla settlement guide

Assassin's Creed Valhalla settlement guide

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When you eventually settle at Ravensthorpe in England, you’re given the opportunity to erect a myriad of buildings, from a shipyard to a barracks. But what is the most worthwhile to invest in first? Our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla settlement guide tells all.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla silver

Assassin's Creed Valhalla silver

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Silver is the main currency in the game and while you can find a few here and there from looting pots and smashing crates, knowing how to get more Assassin’s Creed Valhalla silver is important if you want to go on mass spending sprees. We’ve got some top tips for you in here.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla carbon ingots

Assassin's Creed Valhalla carbon ingots

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla carbon ingots are the primary method of upgrading your weapons and equipment, especially in the early game, and  our guide has the full explanation of how they work and where to find more.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla resources

Assassin's Creed Valhalla resources

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On top of silver and carbon ingots, you’ve also got Assassin’s Creed Valhalla resources. These are vital when upgrading your settlement, so read our guide to find out how you get more and what to do with them.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla opal

Assassin's Creed Valhalla opal

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Alongside all of the above, there’s also Assassin’s Creed Valhalla opal. You start picking these colourful gems up at the very start of the game but they seemingly have no use. At least, not yet. Check out our guide for information on exactly what opal is used for.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla arrows

Assassin's Creed Valhalla arrows

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Alright, this guide on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla arrows is absolutely simple and is basic stuff. Thing is, Ubisoft has changed how arrows work in this game compared to recent instalments, so don’t be ashamed if you’re confused on how arrows work this time around. You’re not the only one.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Orlog guide

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Orlog guide

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Orlog is the game you’ll play to take a breather from killing Danes and Saxons, when you’re just chilling in town, much like Gwent in The Witcher 3. This game uses dice instead of cards though and our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Orlog guide covers absolutely everything, from the basic rules to tips for winning.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla legendary animals

Assassin's Creed Valhalla legendary animals

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There are plenty  of tough beasts, known as the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla legendary animals, to kill through Eivor’s journey. Handing the trophies in to Wallace at Ravensthorpe will net you some neat rewards, but the legendary animal locations aren’t easy to find. Our guide has all of them so you don’t have to spend ages exploring.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Grantebridgescire Fly Agaric

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Grantebridgescire Fly Agaric

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There are plenty of Fly Agaric puzzles to be found, but the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Grantebridgescire Fly Agaric is proving to be tricky for a lot of players. Thankfully, our guide has the solution, so you can tick this trippy mushroom experience off your list.

All of the guides from here onwards have minor spoilers, so proceed with caution!

Don’t scroll past the comic book art if you don’t want any spoilers! We’ve done our best to keep the copy here spoiler-free, but the names may give some things away.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla / Vinland Saga crossover

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla comb

Assassin's Creed Valhalla comb location

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When exploring Rygjafylke, you’ll stumble upon a woman named Bil. She wants you to find her comb and in return, she’ll offer you some extra curricular activities for just the two of you. Check out our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla comb guide to save yourself searching for ages.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla cargo

Assassin's Creed Valhalla cargo decision

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When you’re speaking to Sigurd in the longhouse at Fornburg, after defeating Kjotve, you have an option; take Kjotve’s riches to England for yourselves, or leave them in Norway for your father. It’s the first major decision you’re presented with, so take a look at our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla cargo guide to help you decide whether to take or leave the resources.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gorm

Assassin's Creed Valhalla kill or banish Gorm

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At the end of the prologue to the game, when you’re still in Rygjafylke, you’ll need to decide the fate of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gorm. Should you banish or kill him? It’s not an easy decision, but our guide has the information you need to make a choice.

Assassins Creed Valhalla Leofrith

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Leofrith spare or kill

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On a similar note to the above, you have an important decision to make regarding Leofrith when you complete the Ledecestrescire arc. Only look at the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Leofrith guide if you’ve reached that point to prevent spoilers, but we can help you pick the right option.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla traitor

Assassin's Creed Valhalla The Stench of Treachery traitor

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During the Grantebridgescire arc, you need to accuse one of Soma’s three closest friends of betraying her. But who’s the correct pick? Our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla traitor guide tells all.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla unseal the well

Assassins Creed Valhalla unseal the well solution

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Much later down the line, you’ll be given a quest to unseal the well. You’ll know it when you get to it. Unfortunately, this is a puzzle that plenty of players are tripping up on so check out our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla unseal the well guide for the solution.

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