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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla mini-game, Orlog, is getting the board game treatment

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s most notable mini-game, Orlog, is getting a dedicated board game that’s due to hit the market in 2021.The dice game, which you will have most likely encountered if you’ve booted up the latest game in Ubisoft’s open world series, tasks players with depleting their opponents’ health tokens by stealing dice, firing arrows, and hurling axes. As mini-games go, it’s quite a good one.Wanting to capitalize on the success of the mini-game, Ubisoft has revealed a collaboration with collectibles company PureArts, with the companies planning to bring a physical edition of Orlog to the real world in 2021 (thanks,…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Essexe Traitor | Is Gerhild or Lork the traitor?

As Eivor continues to forge alliances around England in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, they travel southeast to play matchmaker in Essexe. But as their cunning plan comes together, another traitor threatens to scupper the whole ruse. To take Ealdorman Birstan’s estranged wife Estrid back to her homeland of Francia, the Wolf-Kissed enlists the help of a Dane captain, Rollo. But after whisking him out from under the nose of the King of Wessex, you return to his camp to find it in ruin. The survivors have narrowed the betrayer down to two: Gerhild, Rollo’s shield-sister, and Lork, a supposedly-faithful warrior pledged…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had the biggest release week in franchise history

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 20:06 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is doing rather well for Ubisoft.Today, the company announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sold-through more units in its first week than any other Assassin’s Creed game sold during the same period.It is also the top-selling Ubisoft PC launch ever, driven by all-time record Ubisoft Store sales performance.Alongside the news, Ubisoft shared some player stats.Since its release, players have covered more than 4 million kilometers, and have unlocked more than 55 million buildings since launch.Over 3.5 million games of Orlog dice have been won and over 1.8 million players have won…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has weird glitch featuring massive children

An unnerving new glitch has children towering over gruff Viking warrior, Eivor, in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been impressing since its launch, but a new bug may leave players a little intimidated. Players are reporting that a glitch in the game is changing children into adult-sized versions of themselves.The Assassin’s Creed franchise is no stranger to glitches. From faces with… well, no faces in Assassin’s Creed Unity to a slew of other famous visual glitches, the series is never far from serving up something unintentionally funny, or potentially terrifying.Today, we are in the ‘potentially terrifying’ column. It appears…

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Achievements are coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on PC, Ubisoft insists

Ubisoft has confirmed that standalone achievements are indeed coming for PC players of Assassin’s Ceed Valhalla after a few days of mixed messages from the publisher.After players noticed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was missing an achievements page on the newly-launched Ubisoft Connect – and Watch Dogs Legion wasn’t – some curious users asked Ubisoft why the former seemed to be singled out.Over on the Ubisoft forum, a Ubisoft support spokesperson mentioned that the game missing achievements “was unintended”, and that the publisher was “actively working to enable achievements”.As reported by PC Gamer and Eurogamer, Ubisoft changed its mind two days later. “Achievements…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla | Should you take the resources from Styrbjorn?

While it could seem innocuous, the decision whether to steal resources from Styrbjorn is one of the first in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to have real consequences.Kjotve the Cruel is defeated, and with the remaining Viking kingdoms falling into line in service of King Harald, it doesn’t look like there’s much left in Norway for Eivor and Sigurd.With their decision to set sail for pastures new in England made, now comes the time to gather allies and supplies.But doing so means leaving home – possibly for good – and starting a new life will be difficult across the ocean. To help,…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Lost Drengr | How to beat Erik Loyalskull

When it comes to Viking honor, there’s no greater compliment than to be called “Drengr” – a brave and powerful warrior, ready to dominate any battlefield. In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, there are 6 Lost Drengr scattered throughout Norway and medieval England. These ultimate soldiers are bannermen of a great King Ragnar Lothbrok, who dispersed after their liege was executed in a pit of snakes by King Ella of Northumbria. However, to reach Valhalla, a Drengr must die in battle, and so the great fighters ask Eivor to do them the honor of a glorious death. But they’re not going to…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review roundup – All the scores

By Alex Calvin, Monday, 9 November 2020 16:48 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s release is just a knife’s edge away, so we’ve rounded up all the reviews for Ubisoft’s latest huge open-world action-adventure to see what the critical consensus is.Having headed to Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, this new Assassin’s Creed title is set around the Viking invasion of Britain, with players taking on the role of either a male or female Eivor as they – as all series heroes do – become tangled in the war between Assassins and Templars.Our review isn’t live just yet, but will be going up…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: day one update, pre-load times, file size, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 November 2020 20:46 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive a day one title update for all platforms.Ubisoft has detailed the day one title update for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, along with the full game size, and when you can start pre-loading the game.Title update v1.0.2 will fine-tune the balancing of the game, address various quest-related nuisances, include miscellaneous bug fixes, and provide improved performance and stability.It also adds content such as additional localized audio packs, and the Codex.Here, the Animus Database will return with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as “Codex”. The Codex has two parts, the Database, and…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla video shows off nine minutes of Xbox Series X gameplay

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 November 2020 17:56 GMT Here’s a nine-minute look at Assassin’s Creed Valhalla running on Xbox Series X.Ubisoft has released a gameplay walkthrough of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla running on Xbox Series X.The video is around nine minutes long and shows off your settlement, river raids, fighting, exploration, stealth, and it also touches upon mythology.In the game, you play as Eivor who is torn between brotherly duty and a personal quest for glory.Eivor’s clan is looking for more in the land of England, as they are driven from Norway by war and dwindling resources. Here, you will…

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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is hosting an Odin’s Hootenanny stream this week

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 18:05 GMT An Assassin’s Creed Valhalla variety show will be hosted this week, and it’s called Odin’s Hootenanny.The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla show will be streamed on Friday, November 6, and hosted by cast member Danny Wallace, who portrays Shaun Hastings in the Assassin’s Creed series.The stream will also feature Magnus Bruun, the Danish actor behind male Eivor. It will also cover an extended BAFTA Guru feature with narrative director Darby McDevitt which explores the storytelling of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.You can also expect an extended gameplay segment showcasing the game on Xbox Series X,…

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Check out the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla TV spot

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 30 October 2020 15:09 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is out next month, and to get you pumped, Ubisoft has released the TV spot for it.In this Assassin’s Creed Valhalla CGI spot for television, it shows how Eivor’s mission is to settle in the kingdoms of England on a permanent basis.This new CGI trailer shows a little bit of a Viking raid, giving you a small taste of what to expect.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla releases on November 10 for PC, current-gen, Stadia, Amazon Luna, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5.On the new Xbox console, you can expect 4K resolution at…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla post-launch content revealed: seasons, story DLC, new skills and more

Ubisoft is planning a lot of post-launch content for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has a stacked schedule of content players will get to play in the weeks and months following launch. Ubisoft today offered a high-level view of what you can expect this year and next.For starters, Valhalla has a season pass that offers two expansions, and one exclusive quest. The first expansion, titled Wrath of the Druids, is due for release in spring 2021. This add-on is set in Ireland, centred around a druidic cult and featuring Gaelic myths.The Siege of Paris is the second and final expansion,…

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Take a deep dive into Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with this trailer

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 20:07 GMT Learn everything you need to know about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in this deep dive trailer.In the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla video, it shows how to grow your settlement, customize your Viking, and journey to new lands as you “expand your clan’s influence” throughout England.The game finds you in the shoes of Eivor torn, between duty and a personal quest for glory.Eivor’s clan is looking for more in the land of England, as they are driven from Norway by war and dwindling resources. Here, you will come across the Hidden Ones, Saxon kings, and…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC specs feature six different configurations

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 17:47 GMT The PC specs for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla have been provided by Ubisoft.The November 10 release date for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be here soon,  and if you want to play it on PC, you might want to look over the six different configurations suggested by Ubisoft.Below you will find the specs for minimum, recommended, 2K, and 4K configurations.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC SpecsMinimum Configuration – Low preset 1080p 30 FPS Processor (AMD / INTEL): Ryzen 3 1200 – 3.1 Ghz / i5-4460 – 3.2 Ghz RAM: 8 GB (Dual-channel mode) Video Card: AMD…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer takes a look at the story

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:41 GMT A new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer has been released, giving you more insight into the story.In the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer, you will see Eivor torn between his duty to his brother and his personal quest for glory. There’s also a bit of fighting with the Saxons thrown in for good measure.Eivor’s clan is looking for more in the land of England, as they are driven from Norway by war and dwindling resources. Here, you will come across the Hidden Ones, Saxon kings, and the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok.You will also…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla release date moved to November 10 for Xbox Series X launch

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 14:31 GMT Ubisoft has moved the release date of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to coincide with the launch of Xbox Series X.Previously set for release on November 17, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will now release on November 10.This is the same day Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will launch.On the same day, the game will also be made available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, through the Epic Games Store and on Ubisoft Store for PC, Stadia, and Uplay+.It will be made available on PS5 when the console launches.With the Xbox Series X, you…

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You will trip balls on magic mushrooms in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 7 September 2020 15:19 GMT If there’s one thing we know about Vikings, it’s that they loved tripping balls on hallucinogens.Some research points towards your typical Viking warrior getting off their head on special herbal tea before battle, pushing them into that ‘berserker’ state that inspired fear in so many of their enemies.Other research suggests that the same combination of drugs they took to psych themselves up for war also treated and cured many of their physical ailments – the Vikings were efficient people!Well, to reflect that, it looks like Ubisoft will be letting us get…

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Three Ubisoft Collector’s Editions will not include a disc on Xbox in the UK

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 22 August 2020 15:41 GMT Collector’s Editions of three Ubisoft games will not include physical copies of the titles in the UK for Xbox.Collector’s Editions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Watch Dogs: Legion will not include a physical copy of the game on Xbox. According to an update on the Ubisoft Support Page for the UK, those who purchase these editions will instead receive a digital key to redeem, instead of a physical disc.Collector’s Editions for PlayStation will still receive physical game discs.A reason for the lack of a physical edition of the…

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“You will soon like Layla as well,” says Assassin’s Creed Valhalla narrative director

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla narrative director Darby McDevitt recently stated that fans of the series will soon be given reason to like Layla again. For those unacquainted with the overarching story of the Assassin’s Creed series, Layla Hassan is a member of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. She investigates Kassandra’s memories in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and later receives the Staff of Hermes from her after exploring the Lost City of Atlantis.By the end of Odyssey, Layla becomes the “Heir of Memories,” having used the Staff of Hermes to make contact with Aletheia.Anyway, according to McDevitt, “[Fans] will soon like Layla as well.” Check…