25 Sep 2020 5:23 PM +00:00

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: How to Assassinate - Lethal, Non-Lethal Takedowns, Stealth & More

Scheduled to arrive on 20 October 2020, Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be a Viking-era game featuring plenty of combat and navigation by sea.

Over the past few weeks, Ubisoft's latest project has dominated headlines in the gaming community.

There is a lot that still needs to be cleared up, but we know that players will need to obtain power in order to level up the protagonist's abilities.

While there's been an unofficial Achievements leak in recent weeks, what is still unclear is how the combat mechanics will differ from previous entries.

Stealth played a huge part in pulling off an assassination in Valhalla's predecessors, so it will likely play a big part moving forwards.

Continue below for our thoughts on the topic.

Assassinating an Enemy

What separates a killing from an assassination? Well... stealth.

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SNEAK LEVEL 100: Stealth has always played a pivotal role in the series

When you first started your journey in Assassin’s Creed Origins, you were only able to perform non-lethal takedowns with your limited weapons.

If you got close enough to an enemy, an on-screen prompt would come up, giving you the option to assassinate the enemy.

READ MORE: Create your own Raider in Assassin's Creed Valhalla


You must be hidden from view to get to this position – either crouching in tall grass, around a corner or just sneaking up behind them.

If you want to kill your enemy in the process, you'll need to slash at them with your weapon or shoot an arrow.

Whether or not Assassin's Creed Valhalla will follow this pattern devise a new method for assassinating an enemy is still unclear.

We will be back with an update once new information is revealed.

What DO we know about the game?

For starters, one of the features confirmed to be coming to the game (on the official Ubisoft website) is the ability to create your own ‘custom raider’.

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TEAMWORK: You will be able to take some of the riches when your raider is used by a friend


While the game will not have a traditional multiplayer, it will let you customize and share a Viking mercenary for friends to hire for raids.

READ MORE: Abilities in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Players will be able to to “reap the spoils” when their raider fights alongside their friends.

Though Ubisoft has confirmed that Valhalla is a “single-player game”, this could be the closest that Assassin’s Creed has come to multiplayer in years.

That's all we have for now, but we will be back with an update when we receive new information!