Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is hiding a special nod to The Lord of the Rings, it seems. Multiple players have discovered that, upon reaching England, players can find a tranquil little town called Glowecestre, which is filled with moss-covered houses with small doors. You can probably tell where this is going.
Inside one of these houses is a piece of paper with text that references “little folk” and a “druid.” The note sits on a desk–that bears a resemblance to the one in Bilbo’s house–along with a golden ring. The note reads, “One of the little folk asked me to make the door smaller, as he wants to keep unruly houseguests from his house. After the nonsense with the druid last fall, I can see his point.”
This is not the only Lord of the Rings easter egg in Valhalla, it seems. Another video shows a location where the player can swim underwater where they can loot a dead man to find a “Precious Arm-ring.”
“A fine golden oath-hoop. One worthy of a king,” Eivor says upon finding the ring.
The ring, as it happens, appears to be more treacherous than it may seem. You can check out the video below to see how the scene in question plays out, though it might be more fun for Lord of the Rings fans to experience this for themselves in the game.
Valhalla enjoyed a very strong launch for Ubisoft, with the publisher reporting that the game sold through more units in its first week than any other game in the entire franchise.
GameSpot’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review scored the game an 8/10. “It takes a little while to build momentum, but when it hits its stride, Valhalla is a confident Assassin’s Creed title that takes a few narrative risks which, as a whole, pay off,” reviewer Jordan Ramee said.
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