Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Exploration mode: Why you should use it, Guide mode, Benefits and More!

We hope to see the return of this realism mode in the next instalment of the series,

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The Assassin’s Creed series has always been known for its fun and thrilling gameplay.

However, a part of the game that is wholly underrated is the exploration.

As fans of the series know, AC has many collectables and secrets hidden in the game, keeping players interested for longer than just the main story.

With the most recent game, Odyssey, we saw the inclusion of the Exploration Mode. This allowed players to change the way they play.

So, what is Exploration Mode? And will it be present in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla?

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Guide Mode

Guide Mode is the standard way you play most Assassin’s Creed games.

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BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES – One great reason to explore the land in Odyssey were the amazing landscapes!

This mode shows all your objective markers and in-depth HUD details including 3D objective markers, and markers on your map.

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This is made for a more casual experience as it is a more accessible version of the game. Luckily this mode is on by default.

Exploration Mode

Exploration Mode is a much more Hardcore experience.

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HIDDEN TREASURES – Make sure you explore every hidden nook and cranny of the map!

In this mode, certain objective markers and details are removed from the HUD and map making the need for exploration greater.

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This also raises the skill cap making the game slightly more challenging, without upping the difficulty of the combat in the game.

This means you need to use more of your in-game utility and scout areas a more thoroughly before entering more dangerous outposts.

You’ll also need to use the map a lot more to navigate your way through the world.

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Rather than using precise markers, you’ll use your exploration skills to work out where you are relative to your surroundings.

Will Exploration Mode be in Valhalla?

The question everyone is asking at the moment is “Will exploration mode be in Valhalla?”.

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STORY OF THE GODS – Will we see Valhalla explore some Nordic Mythology in the same way Odyssey did?

Unfortunately, we have little info regarding the likelihood of this, but we don’t see why this wouldn’t be a welcome addition to the game.

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Exploration mode was very well received by the hard-core fans of the series, meaning it is very likely to be present in the upcoming title.

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