The map for the next title in the popular franchise will be twice the size of its predecessor, Odyssey.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to be one of the biggest games available on Next Gen at launch – with fans eager to see what the new map has to offer.
With the game set across England and Scandinavia, here’s what we know about the map so far.
We got to see the Alliance Map during the Gameplay Trailer at Ubisoft Forward.
You can consult the Alliance Map to see what areas of England you have control over.
We can see all the following Kingdoms on the Alliance Map:
- Cent (Kent)
- Suthsexe (Sussex)
- Hamtunscire (Hampshire)
- Essexe (Essex)
- Oxenefordscire (Oxfordshire)
- Glowecestrescire (Gloucestershire)
- Grantebridgescire (Cambridgeshire)
- East Anglia
- Sciropescire (Shropshire)
- Ledcestrescire (Leicestershire)
- Lincolnscire (Lincolnshire)
- Snotinghamscire (Nottinghamshire)
- Eurviescire (Yorkshire)
It’s yet to be revealed how much of these kingdoms we will see, but expect a few key locations in each area to feature in the game.
Places of Interest
Those could come in the form of various points of interest.
So far we have seen:
- Wincestre (Winchester)
- Medeshamstede Abbey
- Maneis Outpost
- Leah Villa Garrison
- Brugh Castle
- Haervik Shipyqard
- Forest of Denu (Forest of Dean)
- Raculf Monastery
- Stenwege Camp
- Wenlocan Outpost
As for traversing the harsh oceans and dense cities, the sailing mechanic from Black Flag is returning, meaning the Map is expected to be of a grand scale (similar to Black Flag’s titanic map).
Although people were hesitant at first with sailing mechanics in Assassin’s Creed games, this feature has allowed for a more exciting and immersive travelling experience.
Not to mention, the sailing mechanic has been perfected over multiple instalments.
We are still unsure how land navigation will work, but it is expected that horseback will be the preferred method of transport, like most Assassin’s Creed games.
There is no official word on the size of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla map.
That being said, we can always take a look at what’s come before it and make a few informed predictions.
A list online breaks down the sizes of the maps which have come before, and there seems to be a trend. Take a look at some of the titles in comparison:
- AC1: 0.13km2
- AC3: 1.41km2
- AC Origins: 80km2
- AC Odyssey: 130km2
- AC Black Flag: 235km2
With the most recent additions, we can see the size jump up massively, with AC Odyssey coming in at a whopping 130km2!
That’s not to mention the even bigger Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, which topped the scales at a staggering 235km2.
Ubisoft producer Julien Laferriere has now confirmed that Valhalla’s map is bigger than Odyssey’s – with the creation of the whole of England and a part of Norway.