Secret weapon, bugged achievement discovered in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Players have found a secret and powerful bow hidden with in Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

You can find by hitting the right pile of rocks enough times, which is clearly a glitch.

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This isn't the correct way of getting the bow, but it certainly works as a way to bypass the as of yet unknown correct method.


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Fans have rallied behind each other to help unlock a specific bugged achievement.

That means dying on purpose in a specific location, which fans are doing en masse.

According to Eurogamer, the achievement "Hall of the Slain" requires you to avenge the death of 10 players.

It's bugged, however, as Ubisoft itself has stated that avenge quests are difficult to spot.

Players are instead dying in a special location to help others trigger the achievement pop, with various ways they've lined out doing so.

If there were ever a case of gamers working together to pass on good will, it's certainly this one.

You can find out exactly where to go to help test the avenge system and to make progress toward that achievement via the Ubisoft support forums.


Where to find the Isu Bow

To get this powerful secret Isu bow, you'll need to find a nondescript pile of rocks in the northern area of the main map of Valhalla.

The rock pile, which looks like a standard iron ore rock node, is found on a small island in the middle of a lake.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Isu Bow
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Currently the rock glitch is the only known way to get this bow

Hitting the rock won't break it, but if you hit the rock a few times, save your game, and then reload it. Nothing will happen the first time, but if you keep repeating this tactic - hitting the rock, saving and reloading, it will eventually drop.


It's obviously a bug, but currently it seems to guarantee that you can get the weapon.

The video below from content creator JorRaptor shows the process in action, as well as covering how the bow performs versus others.


More Secret Weapons Confirmed

After the video was posted to twitter by JorRaptor, the narrative lead of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Darby McDevitt has confirmed that it is a "clever brute force hack" and that there is a legitimate way of getting the bow.

The twitter thread sparked a conversation between the McDevitt and the fans, with many of them asking whether there was a way of getting the bow.


Without revealing anything concrete, McDevitt has said that "you should be able to get it legitimately" and that at the moment there is at least one person who "almost has".

The above video details that there are a handful of weapons present in the game that haven't been found yet, which suggests there could be similar mysterious ways to find them too.

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