*UPDATED* What Side Activities can you do in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla? War Chief, ‘Rap Battles’, Drinking games, Hunting and more

From the era-accurate to just plain fun, what side activities can you do in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla?

by Ramzi Musa
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So what side activities can you in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla?

With later instalments in the series rammed to the brim with extra activities for players to sink their hidden blades into, it’s a very valid question indeed!

Thankfully Ubisoft Forward has given us a deep dive into all of them! Keep reading to check for all the new information!

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What Side Activities can you do in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Let’s dive straight in – here are some of the fun activities you can get stuck into.

War Chief Consultations

Arranging a consultation with your trusty War Chief can be part of your extracurricular activities in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

We imagine conversation could revolve around everything from where to raid, how to raid, and which people to raid with!

Rap Battles or ‘Flyting’

One seemingly bizarre, but historically accurate side activity is ‘flyting’.

Flyting is a Viking ‘rap battle’ for lack of a better phrase. People would exchange insults between each other, but put a poetic twist on them.

It sounds like a hilarious addition to the game, which could spawn countless uploads of players ‘spitting their best Viking game’ with various NPCs.

We got to see this in action, and it’s…interesting. You have to respond from a number of different options to your opponents rhymes.

Pick the best one, and make sure you do it in time, for the ultimate Viking respect.

What Side Activities can you do in Assassin's Creed Valhalla
PASSETH ME THE MIC: The historically accurate battles of wit will surely go down a storm with players

Hunting & Fishing

Accurate to the time, hunting and fishing were very much a daily part of life. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gives players the opportunity to take part in this too.

What kind of animals can we expect to hunt? Historically they ate many animals like cows, pigs, ducks, and more.

We saw everything from fishing, to hunting legendary animals which net you a special reward.

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Drinking Games

Ah yes…the drinking games.

Always fun to see your character stumble around after throwing down their hard-earned coin on a few gallons of ale.

Drinking games are mini-games where you alternate downing some potent Viking alcohol. The great thing is, you’ll get to take part in archery games, while under (somewhat dangerous) influence!

Of course, it will be far more difficult than when sober in the game.

What Side Activities can you do in Assassin's Creed Valhalla
FINE, I’LL STAY FOR ANOTHER: We don’t know what to expect with the in-game drinking games, but they may be dangerous!

Dice Playing

If all the rap battles, hunting of deadly prey, and drinking games have worn you down – there’s always a friendly game of dice.

We don’t know what type of dice game it is, but it could well be another historically accurate recreation. Very interesting indeed.

Let’s not forget that the last two games were so well researched, they introduced an in-game educational tour option.

There’s truly something for everyone.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set for release for 17 November 2020. It’s coming on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Google Stadia. A release date hasn’t been confirmed for PS5 and Xbox Series X as of yet.

For everything and more on the upcoming game, be sure to check back in with us.

Ramzi Musa

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