Thanks to those with early access to Assassins Creed Valhalla, future owners of the game can begin preparing for their trip back to the ancient times with newly revealed maps of playable areas of the open-world RPG – including the game’s mythical locations, Jotunheim and Asgard.
The third entry in the Assassin’s Creed series’ new direction, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set in action in Norway amidst the age of Vikings. Eivor, the lead character who can canonically either be male or female, ultimately attempts to venture past his homeland onto England and other countries, as well as several realms beyond where no man can usually go and live to tell the tale.
The name Valhalla surely provides an indication that Eivor will be encountering several mythical characters, and the game does indeed appear to lean towards the same fantastical confrontations as Assassins Creed Odyssey and Origins.
Ubisoft is never one to disappoint with postponements during a console release which is why they have prepared editions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as next-gen launches on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
On the newer consoles, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is pledging 4K 60FPS gameplay and faster load times compared to the current-gen editions. The PlayStation 5 edition of Valhalla is also said to support the console’s Tempest 3D Audio, which allows players with headphones or high-quality speakers to hear every sword and arrow hurled in any direction.
Whether players pick the next-gen or current-gen edition, Powerpyx has already leaked a set of maps that will assist players to plan out their journey around Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This includes Norway (where players will spend the first hours of their journey), the main island of England, and the smaller locations of Jotunheim, Asgard, and Vinland.
Of the three smaller locations, Vinland is an undefined historical location where Vikings were known to live, while Jotunheim and Asgard are Norse mythological locations where Eivor is destined to meet and fight with the gods.
Looking at the leaked maps, players can get a clue of the kind of missions they can expect in the new Assassin’s Creed game. The vantage points are represented with the same eagle symbol from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, while the pawprints usually represent hunting challenges. Main quests also share the same stylish diamond symbol as the last game, and a couple of new icons waiting to be explored by players.
Ubisoft recently revealed that it would use lesser icons on the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla map, replacing them with dots that encourage discovery. Icons overload is one of the reasons players get frustrated on open-world games, so it’s a great strategy that fans can witness in play here.
Between the recently released Watch Dogs Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, players who love what Ubisoft brings to the table will have a lot to play on the next-gen consoles in the coming weeks.