Here are our Easter Eggs for Assassin's Creed Valhalla on Xbox Series X. The most trustworthy items get the most 'thumbs up' from our users and appear nearer the top!
During the modern-day sections, you can read an email between the protagonist Layla and her brother discussing the COVID-19 pandemic, among other small references to it due to the modern-day sections being set at that time.
In Essex, you can find a small musical group that includes Keith Flint, from the real-world band The Prodigy (which comes from Essex). The group is having trouble with the bishop, which leads to a fight that includes “Smack my bishop!” among the words of encouragement shouted to you. This is a reference to one of The Prodigy’s songs.
You can also find a page of lyrics nearby for a song called “Charly,” another reference to one of their songs.
In addition, when you talk to Keith again, it will unlock a World Event also called “The Prodigy.”
In a building east of Ledcestre, there is a bonfire with a sword stuck into it. You can meditate by the bonfire to restore energy. This is a reference to the bonfires in Dark Souls.
Near Glowescestre, you can find a small village that contains moss-covered homes and resembles Hobbiton from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. One of the homes includes a note with a ring on top of it, and the note says, “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 further suggests that this is intended to be a reference to The Hobbit, with the druid being the wizard Gandalf and the villager who wants to avoid unruly houseguests being Bilbo.
In Asgard, while talking to Ivaldi, he will eventually start listing several people’s names. These names include Gandalf, as well as some of the dwarfs from The Hobbit.
Additionally, some people feel the Lord of Norsexe World Event, in which a man asks you to retrieve a “precious” ring lost under dubious circumstances, is intended to be a reference to Gollum, although the connection here is more tenuous.
There is a cell in the Dunwic area where you will find a group of chickens. If you attack one, they will all turn and attack you as a group, a reference to what happens in the Legend of Zelda series if you attack a Cucco too many times.
The same area contains a note that rambles on about spider legs clicking and telling the writer things related to an unknown world. Since the area is Dunwic, this is most likely a reference to H.P. Lovecraft’s story The Dunwich Horror.
There is a quest to collect the pages of a book, which turns out to be called Fantastic Fish and Where to Find Them, a reference to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from the Harry Potter series.
In Lunden, you can also find a building guarded by a snake, and inside there is a list of items that match up with Voldemort’s Horcruxes.