Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has an impressive set of weapons hidden and waiting for players all across the game’s Norwegian setting. Be it shields, axes, swords or spears, each weapon adds a range of stats that can, if used right, prove tremendously beneficial in their own unique ways.
But the one weapon whose absence has been felt by fans is the one-handed sword. And now, thanks to campaigning done by the fans themselves, they won’t have to wait very long to get their hands (or hand?) on them.
Jose Araiza, post-launch producer on AC Valhalla, confirmed that one-handed swords are coming to Ubisoft’s viking title in an interview with YouTuber and streamer JorRaptor. “Yes it is coming,” Araiza said, while expressing the Ubisoft team’s surprise at the sheer volume of fan requests for one-handed swords.
With regards to the implementation of it all, Araiza said that Ubisoft wants to “do it right.” He also added that the whole process “will take a little bit of time” because that’s the deal when you’re creating a brand new sword type that doesn’t look and feel like a reskin.
You can check out the whole interview below. The conversation with Araiza begins at around the 2:00 minute mark.
Funnily enough, it’s not like one-handed swords in AC Valhalla is a far-fetched concept. You’ll come across plenty of NPCs that attack Eivor with one-handed swords throughout the game. A redditor has even posted a screenshot of Eivor standing in a barn next to a one-handed sword propped up by a wall.
While Araiza neglected to mention any date or time period of when the swords will arrive in the game, it’s good to know that fans won’t have to wonder, “why do this to us, Ubisoft?” anymore.
This is the second fan-requested feature to be added to AC Valhalla after the recently released and controversially implemented transmog update. The game’s first major DLC ‘Wrath of the Druids’ arrives next month on April 29.
About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Developed and Published by Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the latest instalment in the Assasin’s Creed series launched in November 2020. The action-adventure, role-playing video game is available to play on Playstation 5/4, Xbox One/ Series X/S and PC.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes players back to the Vikings’ glory days around the 9th century through the eyes of a Viking invader from Norway named Eivor. By playing as Eivor, gamers must represent the clan and help fellow warriors in the battle against Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. The game brims with phenomenal main quests along with noteworthy side quests. AC Valhalla will also embrace many new features like dual-wielding of various weapons and armours.