Posted July 9, 2020 by David Latham in Feature
 
 

New HD Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Map Reveals Two Kingdoms


Yesterday we spent a lot of time calculating just how large we believe the map will be (the blue circle is yesterday’s map), but today we have been blessed with a HD Assassin’s Creed Valhalla map showing two of the four 9th century English kingdoms. We based yesterday’s calculations off a tiny pocket of East Anglia and threw in a few bits of knowledge for your next viking themed trivia night.

Today we can confirm that what we reported yesterday was 100% accurate in that it showed one third of the width of East Anglia. This is exciting news for people who like big maps because this one is shaping up to be huge.

Click here to read what we expect to see in the Ubisoft Forward event this weekend.

Check out the HD Assassin’s Creed Valhalla map from the latest leaked footage:

HD Assassin's Creed Valhalla Map

As we can see, East Anglia is roughly one third of the width of England, with Mercia split up into two different zones for the game. Beneath these kingdoms lies Wessex, the heart of England, while to the north is the Kingdom of Northumbria, home to York and border wars with the Scots.

If you look down towards where Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia all meet, you’ll see a small border line above a faded word. Yep, that’s London.

Now we should stop here and remind ourselves that Wales is not included in the base game. We can see a clear border where the Welshmen would be parading about with their bows and arrows. Will they be included in an expansion? Perhaps. Did they also control Cornwall around this time? Yes. This means the southern Kingdom of Wessex might not be as big as you would imagine. It might be missing a large part of its western coastline.

The Kingdom of Northumbria is the same. We only see a smidgen of it in this HD Assassin’s Creed Valhalla map. Will it stretch all the way to the Tweed or will it stop at the Tyne? Will Scotland be an expansion (doubt)?

Either way, we’re growing more excited for this Assassin’s Creed game every day. Check out this other HD Assassin’s Creed Valhalla map still we grabbed showing Theotford (Thetford) Forest:

HD Assassin's Creed Valhalla map

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is expected to launch at the end of 2020, possibly as a launch title for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, however it will also be available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For more information, head to the official website.


David Latham

 
David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Group of Eight university, but only uses his very unique set of skills writing about video games. By day he's a stay-at-home dad, by night he's literally Batman. Where does he find the time?