Ubisoft’s latest open world action-adventure game, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, is finally here, allowing players to take control of Eivor during England’s Dark Ages. Since the series has slowly transitioned over to a more RPG-like experience, knowing how to perform certain maneuvers during combat will help you stay alive longer. Here’s how to block in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
How to Block in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Blocking attacks in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla can only be done when you have a type of shield equipped in your inventory. You’ll receive a shield in the opening section of the game once you play as adult Eivor and that’s when you’ll be prompted to equip it in the equipment menu.
Once you have a shield on you, all you need to do is hold L1 (PS4) to block attacks or the equivalent button (LB on Xbox, and X on PC). As long as you’re holding this button down, your character will hold up the equipped shield, blocking you from damage. However, each time you get hit with a weapon while your shield is up, your stamina bar will decrease.
If it depletes, your shield will no longer be able to be used until your stamina goes back up. You can also press the L1 button right when the enemy is about to hit you, and you’ll perform a parry move, allowing you to deflect the hit and go in for a counter-attack of your own.
And that’s all you need to know about how to block in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. For more on the game, you can search Twinfinite or check out our dedicated Guide Wiki.
If you have any questions, feel free to shoot us a comment down below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Have fun out there, assassinating and stuff!
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