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What Is AC Valhalla? A Brief Overview and Guide

#AssassinsCreedValhalla is the twelfth main installment in the Assassin's Creed series developed by Ubisoft. In the game, the player takes control of Eivor, a Viking who fought in the Norse invasion of England.

Set in 873 AD, players take on the role of Eivor as either a male or female character who's appearance and gender can be changed during gameplay as well. The game retains the dialogue choice and NPC relationship elements from Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, with new elements such as forging political alliances with NPC clans. Every choice and decision of the players affects the world of the game in real time. Players can travel from the cold shores of Norway to England.

Make Good Use Of Manual Saves

As your choices matter in AC Valhalla, it is best to save before you make certain decisions in game. Although the game Auto-saves frequently, these save files get overwritten after sometime. Try to make a manual save file after one or two missions!

Eivor is able to equip themself with an assortment of weapons, and dual wield many of them; Eivor can also use their Hidden Blade in combat, which has not been used since Origins. Assassin's Creed Valhalla has changed its approach to handling weapons and armor. Unlike Odyssey and Origins, you will only find limited unique sets of gear as you explore and trade - but each weapon and armor can be upgraded and enhanced multiple times to increase their capabilities.

Eivor can develop their own settlement and build and upgrade structures such as tattoo shops and barracks, they can also recruit new members of their clan and can train their own army for raids or other missions. While some weapons and armor can be bought, many of them are found be exploring tombs and other treasure holds across England and beyond. Some gear comes already enhanced, but most must be upgraded by Eivor using certain resources, and enhanced to allow for more upgrades by visiting the Blacksmith in your settlement.

In Assassin's Creed Valhalla, all armor gear comes in a full set that includes a cloak, chest, gloves, pants, and head. Each piece of gear is aligned to one of the three trees, and wearing two and five of the same set will give you enhanced bonuses. The lighter your gear, the more Stamina that you can use to unleash a flurry of attacks. However, the tradeoff is that your defense is likely to be lower than that of heavier armor sets. Tinker with your equipment and determine which ones are better for your playstyle.

The player will be able to build a raiding party by recruiting non-player characters to assist with these. Though the use of naval transport has returned, naval combat has been dialed back. Eivor's longship will act more as a means of travel when performing raids and for escaping after land combat, rather than being used in combat with other naval vessels. Players can take part in activities like drinking games, hunting or traditional Norse games such as flyting. A player will be able to create a Viking mercenary that can be recruited by other players, acting as a non-playable character within those games; the player will gain additional in-game rewards for successful missions.

Heavy Attacks Breaks Enemy's Defenses

When fighting extremely large enemies or ones with shields, it is recommended to use Heavy attacks to break through their defenses. Follow up with a combo then back off, then rinse and repeat.

Stunning Enemies Makes Battles Easier

Try to stun your enemies during battle by parrying their attacks, dealing damage using heavy attacks and hitting their weak points with bow and arrow. Stunned enemies can't do anything, which opens up more damage opportunities. However, attacks or combos that comes after a red light cannot be blocked or parried. Stay away and dodge the attack to avoid damage. For more tips on this check the vid below from #SamPhamTipsandTutorials

Interested in the game? Take a look at this first impressions video from #ZDEyE and #JorRaptor after the jump

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