Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes the series traditional action-RPG trappings and puts them into yet another new historical setting: northern Europe in the age of Vikings. While it’s mostly recognizably similar to recent Assassin’s Creed games Origins and Odyssey, Ubisoft has made some notable changes. Not only that, but the setting itself has led to new game systems such as settlement-building. Here are some things you should know when you’re just starting out on your Viking journey.
Collect Gear Resources
Valhalla isn’t as loot-heavy as Odyssey, so you probably won’t need to constantly swap out new weapons and armor pieces. Instead, you’ll have a handful of armor that you can upgrade using resources to improve their stats and increase their number of rune slots available. So to get the most out of your armor, be on the lookout for resources everywhere you go. Hunting animals generates leather and mountainous regions have rocks that hold ore. You can scan an area for available resources using your assassin vision, or get a bird’s eye view (ha!) of resource deposits with your crow.
Watch Your Power Level And Use Disguises
Always keep an eye on your current power level and try to stay in areas where you match or exceed that number. It’s very easy to wander into areas that are well past your level, which are significantly tougher to survive in due to the presence of more powerful enemies. Plus, some areas are just plain unfriendly toward Vikings. If you find yourself in such an area, put on your cloak to blend in and pass through unnoticed.