Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is an insanely massive game. If you enjoy playing a game for hours upon hours upon hours on end, this is the kind of game that will send you on a thrilling and extensive journey.
This game has so many to offer to its players. There are also a ton of hidden things in this game many will miss if they disregard being extra attentive. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla not only adds to the franchise’s deep lore but also presents its players with a couple of interesting details you will surely appreciate if you stumble upon them in the game.
10 Collecting Fireflies
One very odd, yet very welcome feature in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla not that many people know about is that you can actually collect fireflies in the game. As you explore England in this game, you will often encounter tiny glowing critters flying around during night time. You can actually chase these little fireflies in order to catch them.
Once you’ve done that, you can go back to your settlement, go to the lake beside Valka’s hut, and release the firefly you’ve collected. You’ll earn an achievement for doing so.
9 An Affair With Randvi
Randvi is one of the side characters you’ll encounter constantly in the game. She is also Sigurd’s wife. You’ll meet with her from time to time whenever choosing an alliance option in your effort to further your influence and alliances throughout England.
Eventually, you’ll get the conversational option to ask her how she’s doing, instead of simply asking to see the alliance map. If you push this further, it will lead to a side quest that takes you and Randvi on an adventure, and will even give you a chance of romancing her, which feels… wrong, given that she’s married to the man Eivor considers a brother.
8 References To Fairytales
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla loves its fairytale references. There are quite a few in this game seen in various World Events, and they range from incredible to humorous.
There’s a reference to Rapunzel in this game located in Ledecestrescire, where you’ll encounter a woman trapped inside a tower, although it is a darker twist on the fairytale you’re familiar with. There’s also a World Event where you’ll meet a boy living in a house similar to that in the Hundred Acre Wood, he even has a bear, a donkey, and a pig friend to boot. If that’s not enough, there’s also a hooded archer in Snotinghamscire with a storyline that closely resembles Robin Hood’s.
7 Desmond’s Dilemma
Desmond Miles is a highly beloved character in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Although his character has long been deceased in this world, he makes an initial reappearance in this game via a message left on Layla’s computer.
Left as a recording of a conversation between Desmond and Shaun, Desmond talks about his experience as an Assassin. Although he eventually felt right about the task imparted to him, he ponders whether the endeavor would feel more meaningful for him if he had been given a choice, rather than being placed on the path he was on forcibly.
6 The Genesis Of The Templar Order
The powerful organization that looms over this game as the ultimate villain of England is the Order of the Ancients. This organization turns out to be the precursor to what would later become the Templar Order.
Throughout the game, you are constantly assisted by an enigmatic figure calling himself the Poor Fellow Soldier of Christ, as you rid the world of more Order members. After you’ve wiped out every single Order member, the Poor Fellow Soldier will then ask to meet you in person. This figure turned out to be King Aelfred himself. He claims he wanted the Order wiped out because he found their beliefs to be blasphemous and he wants to start another order, one that would religiously follow Christian beliefs, the Templar Order.
5 The Shroud Beneath Eivor’s Visions
In the game, you are given the opportunity to visit the magical world of the gods, Asgard itself, albeit in the form of a potion-induced vision. During the vision, you’ll get to play as Odin himself, taking the form of Eivor.
You’ll get the chance to see a lot of Norse mythological stories play out, including Odin’s discovery of his fate and how he so desperately does everything he can to avoid it, right up to the events of Ragnarok. As it turns out, everything that happened in the vision did indeed happen, but the mystical aspects of it were just Eivor’s beliefs and comprehension manifesting itself into the vision. In actuality, Odin and the other gods were just Isus trying to avoid their extinction, an event fans of the franchise are surely familiar with.
The implications of COVID-19 is nothing short of disastrous. Everything has been halted and it has made 2020 one of the most memorable years for everyone for the worse. As it happens, the effects of the pandemic have impacted the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as well.
If you go through Layla’s laptop, you’ll find an email of her mentioning that she doesn’t have COVID and that she’s well isolated. Good thing there are only three of them in that cabin.
3 Reda’s Immortality
The Assassin’s Creed franchise has no shortage of mysterious and mind-boggling characters. However, there’s probably no one more mysterious than the founder of the Thousand Eyes merchant guild, Reda.
Those who played Assassin’s Creed Origins will first meet Reda on that game. Surprisingly, he also makes an appearance in this game. Now, that wouldn’t be surprising if you neglect the fact that both games are sent hundreds of years apart and Reda hasn’t aged a day. Perhaps he’s an immortal, a demon, an escaped Isu, whatever the case, his plotline is surprising, to say the least, something we hope will be touched on in the future games.
2 Halfdan Ragnarson Is Thor’s Reincarnation
If you’ve completed the game, then it is already apparent that Eivor, Sigurd, and Basim are Odin, Tyr, and Loki’s reincarnations, respectively. However, there is one other major side character in the game that’s also a reincarnation of a Norse god.
This revelation isn’t so subtle either. When you first meet Halfdan in the game, he holds out his hand and catches his hammer that someone throws to him offscreen, a nod to Thor’s ability to recall his hammer. Halfdan and Thor also have the same character model and voice actor.
1 The Jotuns Are Roman Isus
Because Eivor doesn’t know about Isus yet, nor is he able to comprehend their existence, the Jotuns he sees in his visions are actually the Roman gods or Isus those who played the previous games have already met before.
The Jotun noble triad you learn about in Jotunheim are actually the Capitoline Triad. Suttungr, Hyrrokin, and Gundlodr, are actually Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva, respectively. The Father, the Mother, and the Sacred Voice. We also know that Angrboda is actually Aletheia, the Isu within the Staff of Eden.
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Rhett Roxl is a freelance content writer and an avid video gamer. When he’s not writing, or playing video games, or writing about video games, he makes and plays music at local bars.
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