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Assassin's Creed

16 Oct 2020

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Stealth isn’t essential, but it does give you some awesome combat abilities

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Stealth isn’t essential, but it does give you some awesome combat abilities

The latest Assassin's Creed is nearly upon us, so let's go over the return of stealth in the franchise!

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Stealth is… optional?

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Adrenaline Tokens

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Boss Fights just levelled up

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Where and When can I become a Viking too?

In somewhat of a U-turn from the previous two titles, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will see the reintroduction of stealth.

However, players will not be forced into using this option, but its usage will see player’s rewarded with exciting benefits.

With Eric Baptizat stating that “it’s a strategy you can use”, let’s take a look at what stealth in Valhalla will look like!

Stealth is… optional?

OK, poor puns aside, the return of the game mechanic does not change the Viking-screaming war-mongering game one bit.

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Whilst it has been said that not using stealth can make certain parts of the game more difficult, it won’t be impossible.

However, for those willing to take the quieter path, stealth eliminations will grant a new in-game resource called Adrenaline Tokens.

Adrenaline Tokens

For players who aren’t worried about taking things slowly, the rewards will be plenty.

With assassinated enemies dropping Adrenaline Tokens, which you can then use for powerful abilities.

In order to use these abilities, players must first assassinate sufficient enemies, and have enough Tokens, to trigger them in the first place!

Boss Fights just levelled up

With the tweakable settings revealed earlier this month, we saw that all enemies, even harder ones, are subject to guarantee assassinations.

However, there is also a specific skill in the game which will enable you to eliminate any opponent in one hit.

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This skill will trigger a mini-game with incredibly difficult timing, but we’re sure stealth-oriented players will love mastering it.

It remains to be seen how this skill will tie in with the tweakable settings, but we’re excited to get back to our assassinating roots.

Where and When can I become a Viking too?

With the recent news that the latest Assassin's Creed title has gone gold, let's take a look at when we can play it.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be available on November 10, across all current-gen consoles and the Xbox Series X/S.

However, for PS5 fans, the game will be available on November 12 (NA/AU) and November 19 (EU).

The game will be £51.99 for a standard edition, or the Gold Edition can be purchased for £79.99.