After Eivor and Sigurd arrive in England to establish a settlement, it falls to Eivor to explore the surrounding regions and forge new alliances with both Saxon and Dane leaders. This involves a mechanic that’s all-new to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and it essentially allows players to choose which questlines they want to pursue. Well, sort of. Here, we’ll explain the alliance map in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and offer some advice on where to pledge first.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Alliance Map Explained
As alluded to above, the Alliance Map in Valhalla is designed to offer players the option to choose which questlines they’d like the pursue across England and in which order.
To see the Alliance Map, just go and visit Randvi in the Longroom. You can then choose to “Pledge” to different territories.
That said, it’s a bit limited in the sense that, especially during the game’s first half, you’re more or less restricted to just one or two options. That’s because each region in England has a different Power Level recommendation, and venturing somewhere you aren’t leveled high enough to go would make the experience impossibly hard.
In this way, the Alliance Map serves more as a fun overview to help make clear your objectives and visually represent the Raven Clan’s increasing presence in England more than it truly offers you a choice of which stories to follow.
Where to Pledge First in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Our recommendation is to always go to the next logical location based on your Power Level. For your very first choice, you can actually viably go either north to Sigurd and the Ragnarssons or south the visit the Summer Army Danes. Both areas should be easily within your Power Level.
Beyond that, though, do not try and be clever and go somewhere beyond your Power Level even if the game gives you the option. Take it from us, it’s a bad idea — we went to Lunden way too early and had to cheese and stealth our way through two or hours of story content that we were under-leveled for, which wasn’t fun.
The game makes it pretty obvious where you’re supposed to go next. But to make it crystal, a sensible early path would be:
- East Anglia
That should give you a solid overview of the Alliance Map and where to go first in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. For more useful tips and guides on the game, be sure to check out Twinfinite’s guide wiki.
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