5 things we love in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Brutal combat, drinking contests and recruitable cats all feature in Ubisoft's latest sandbox adventure

We recently went hands-on with Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Here are 5 things we already love about its Viking open world...


Watch the world burn as you pillage and plunder during epic sieges. Attacks come from all sides, so make sure you get Evior's shield up if you're to make it out with your Viking spleen still in tact.


Brace for blood... lots of blood. Combat in Valhalla is utterly brutal but also highly customizable. Wolf, Bear and Raven skill tree abilities let you fight like a savage beast.

Recruit a cat

It's a scientific fact that any game is instantly improved 173% by adding kitties. In Valhalla, you can recruit a cat that's imbued with the spirit of the Norse god Freya. It will even tag along on Evior's longboat.


Side-quests are less obvious in nature and a bit trickier to find than in past games. Referred to as 'mysteries', these cool exploration quests already look intriguing.

Be a debauched Viking

Those Vikings were a rowdy, randy lot. Eivor can take part in lots of optional (naughty) activities, like sexing up a guest at a wedding or chugging a lug during a drinking contest.

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