How long does it take to beat AC: Valhalla? Main Story & 100% Completion Time 

How long does it take to beat AC: Valhalla? Main Story & 100% Completion Time 

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is undoubtedly one of Ubisoft’s biggest games of all time, both in length and scale. The game is brimming with content that is sure to keep fans busy for long amounts of time. The huge open world just contributes more to the massive scale of the game. 

The answer to the question “how long does it take to beat the game?” doesn’t have a definitive answer as at the end of the day, it’ll differ from player to player and how they decide to approach the game. But we’ll give you an estimate of how long it takes to beat the game so you can get a better idea of just how big the game is. 

If you want to complete just the main story of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla then it’ll take you 60 hours while completing side missions and the story will take you around 95 hours. For a completionist run of the game, it’ll take you more than 100 hours. 

Completing the game 100% definitely isn’t an easy task but the game has an immersive open world that is gorgeously crafted so don’t rush and just take your time to enjoy the game. There are some factors that can affect your playtime like difficulty but we’re gonna explain that in detail below: 

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1. Difficulty 

How long does it take to beat AC: Valhalla? Main Story & 100% Completion Time 
All Difficulty Settings in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

There are 3 different difficulty settings in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, they are as follows: 

  • Exploration Difficulty:
    • Adventurer 
    • Explorer (Difficult)  
    • Pathfinder 
  • Combat Difficulty:
    • Skald 
    • Vikingr 
    • Berserkr 
    • Drengr 
  • Stealth Difficulty:
    • Apprentice 
    • Assassin 
    • Master Assassin 

All of these difficulties range from easy to hard/very hard but with different names. If you choose to play the game at a harder difficulty, it’s gonna take you a very long time to complete the game so we suggest playing the game at a balanced difficulty, in that way you can focus on both the story and the action. You can always change the difficulty in the Options menu. 

2. Is Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla a hard game? 

How long does it take to beat AC: Valhalla? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Announcement Screenshot – Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla 

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla can be hard for players who want the game to be hard. The game presents you with three difficulty settings before starting your journey so that you have full control over how you want to approach the game, and how difficult you want the game to be. 

That being said, it’s still going to take you some time to be fully used to the mechanics of the game so even if the game might feel hard at the beginning, it’ll eventually get easier as you progress. The game is a tad bit harder than difficult than Odyssey but if you’re familiar with the mechanics, you won’t have much problem getting used to the game. 

3. Is Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla the biggest game in the franchise? 

How long does it take to beat AC: Valhalla? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Eivor Varinsdottir – Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is easily the biggest Assassin’s Creed game to date as its campaign clocks in over 60 hours and is 15 hours longer than the franchise’s previous entry Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, which is now the second biggest game in the franchise. 

Not only is it the biggest game in the franchise, but it’s also the highest-grossing Assassin’s Creed game to date as Ubisoft’s financial report revealed that Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla grossed over USD $1 billion in revenue. So it’s safe to say that Valhalla is one of Ubisoft’s most successful games to date. 

4. How many endings does Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla have? 

How long does it take to beat AC: Valhalla? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Sigurd – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla has multiple endings and there are two main endings that affect the storyline and involve Eivor and Sigurd. The choices you make during your journey with Sigurd will directly affect the ending. If you want to know how you can get the best ending, we have you covered. 

There are also several other endings that tie to different story subplots and there is another secret Isu ending. Here’s a list of all the other endings you can get: 

  • The Asgard Ending 
  • The Secret Isu Ending 
  • The Modern Day Ending 
  • The Anglia Ending 
  • The Order of the Ancients Ending 

5. How many DLCs does Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla have? 

How long does it take to beat AC: Valhalla? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Dawn of Ragnarok | Source: Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is a massive game on its own but it also has DLC expansions too of considerable length. There are four DLC packs for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and they add a lot to an already huge base game. 

The four DLC expansions (in release order) are: 

  • Wrath of the Druids 
  • The Siege of Paris 
  • Dawn of Ragnarok 
  • The Last Chapter 

The Last Chapter is the final DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and it gives a long overdue closure to Eivor’s story. It was released on December 6 for free for all players who own the game. 

6. Is Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla repetitive? 

How long does it take to beat AC: Valhalla? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
AC Valhalla Kassandra flyting

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla can sometimes feel like a chore and can feel repetitive at times. This is because of the fact that there are so many things to do in the huge open world that the game has, that after one point you might grind too much and get burnt out. 

Ubisoft has a specific formula for making their games so it’s natural that after playing Valhalla for many hours, it starts to get a bit repetitive. Some players think that the game is also overly long and bloated with useless side activities while other players seem to enjoy it. At the end of the day, it’s just a difference of opinions.  

7. What is the next Assassin’s Creed game after Valhalla? 

Assassin's Creed Mirage: Cinematic World Premiere | #UbiForward
Assassin’s Creed Mirage: Cinematic World Premiere | #UbiForward

The next Assassin’s Creed game after Valhalla is Assassin’s Creed: Mirage which is slated to release later this year. The game is said to bring the franchise back to its roots and features Basim Ibn Ishaq as the protagonist of the game. 

Baghdad will be your playground and parkour will play a much bigger role in the game. Fans might recognize Basim from Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla as he was the human reincarnation of Isu Loki in the game. There’s no release date for the game but rumors point to it being released in August this year. 

8. All Main Quests 

How long does it take to beat AC: Valhalla? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Eivor in Battle – Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla | Source: Xbox

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is a massive game so it’s no surprise that there are a plethora of main quests to complete. Here’s a list of all the main quests you’ll need to do to progress through the game: 

I. Battle for the Northern Way: Rygjafylke 

  • Honor Bound 
  • Family Matters 
  • A Seer’s Solace 
  • The Prodigal Prince 
  • Rude Awakening 
  • A Cruel Destiny 
  • Birthrights 
  • The Seas of Fate 

II. Battle for the Northern Way: Ravensthorpe 

  • The Swan-Road Home 
  • Settling Down 
  • The Alliance Map 
  • The Kingmaker’s Saga: Ledecestrescire 
  • The Sons of Ragnar 
  • Bartering 
  • Rumors of Ledecestre 
  • The Walls of Templebrough 
  • Tilting the Balance 
  • Heavy Is The Head 
  • Hunted 
  • Report on Ledecestrescire 

III. The Song of Soma: Grantebridgescire 

  • The Great Scattered Army 
  • Orphans of the Fens 
  • Glory Regained 
  • Razing Earnningstone 
  • Unholy Father 
  • Storming Ravensburg 
  • The Stench of Treachery 
  • An Island of Eels 
  • Reporting on Grantebridgescire 

IV. The Tale of Thegn Oswald: East Anglia 

  • Kingmaker 
  • The Measure of a Norseman 
  • A Triumphant Return 
  • Raising Iron 
  • A Fury from the Sea 
  • Wedding Horns 
  • Reporting on East Anglia 

V. The Paladin’s Stone: Oxenefordscire 

  • Brewing Rebellion 
  • Pilgrimage to St. Albanes 
  • Blood from a Stone 
  • Chipping Away 
  • Fiery Ambush 
  • Ringing Cyne Belle 
  • The Saga Stone 
  • Reporting on Oxenefordscire 

VI. The City of War: Lunden 

  • Walls and Shadows 
  • Firing the Arrow 
  • Bleeding The Leech 
  • Smashing the Compass 
  • Reporting on Lunden 

VII. The Book of Dragons: Sciropescire 

  • War Weary 
  • The Supply Line 
  • Ransacking Wenlocan 
  • Bloody Path to Peace 
  • King Killer 
  • Reporting on Sciropescire 

VIII. The Instrument of the Ancients: Cent 

  • The Abbot’s Gambit 
  • Puppets and Prisoners 
  • The Man Behind the Man 
  • A Bloody Welcome 
  • Reporting on Cent 

IX. A Breviary of Broken Hearts: Essexe 

  • An Uncommon Proposition 
  • Childhood Sweetheart 
  • Old Wounds 
  • Taken 
  • Twists and Turns 
  • Reporting on Essexe 

X. The Siege of Portcestre: Suthsexe 

  • Reaver of the South 
  • Arrive Unexpected 
  • Let Them Eat Ashes 
  • Scorched Earth 
  • Severing the Lines 
  • Storming the Walls 
  • Of All That Has Passed 
  • Reporting on Suthsexe 

XI. The Lay of Hunwald: Lincolnscire 

  • A Noble Escort 
  • Homecoming 
  • In the Absence of an Ealdorman 
  • Salve for a Fresh Wound 
  • The Thegn of Lincoln 
  • Where the Stone Falls 
  • A Sword-Shower in Anecastre 
  • Reporting on Lincolnscire 

XII. The City of Greed: Jorvik 

  • The Welcoming Party 
  • Burning the Firebrand 
  • Pricking the Needle 
  • Closing the Vault 
  • Reporting on Jorvik 

XIII. The Sayings of Halfdan: Eurvicscire 

  • War in the North 
  • Honor Has Two Edges 
  • Road to Hamartia 
  • This Son of Jorvik 
  • Honor’s Hubris 
  • Of Blood and Bonds 
  • Reporting on Eurvicscire 

XIV. A Tale of Wicker-Fire: Glowecestrescire 

  • The First Night of Samhain 
  • Clues and Riddles 
  • The Stolen King 
  • A Love Betrayed 
  • The Gutted Lamb 
  • The Burning of the Wicker Man 
  • Reporting on Glowecestrescire 

XV. A Tale of Two Jarls: Snotinghamscire 

  • Old Friends 
  • On Borrowed Time 
  • Adorning the Adorned 
  • Rowdy Raiders 
  • Of Blood and Gods 
  • Under the Skin 
  • Farewells and Legacies 
  • Reporting on Snotinghamscire 

XVI. The City of Faith: Wincestre 

  • The Reeve of Wincestre 
  • Choking the Gallows 
  • Plucking the Quill 
  • Impaling the Seax 
  • Reporting on Wincestre 
  • In the Hall of the Slain: Hordafylke 
  • Where Legends Are Born 
  • A Brother’s Keeper 

XVII. The Prophecies of the King: Hamtunscire 

  • Kingdom’s End 
  • Holy Day 
  • Reporting on Hamtunscire 

XVIII. Asgard Saga: Asgard 

  • View Above All 
  • Well-Traveled 
  • Defensive Measures 
  • Extended Family 
  • Forging a Bond: Part 1 
  • A Feline’s Footfall 
  • Taking Root 
  • Forging a Bond: Part 2 
  • The Big Finish 
  • Binding Fate 

XIX. Jotunheim Saga: Jotunheim 

  • Mistress of the Iron Wood 
  • The Lost Cauldron 
  • A Gift from the Past 
  • A Feast to Remember 
  • The Price of Wisdom 

XX. The Fate of the High One 

  • To Serve the Light 
  • Breaking the Order 
  • A Brief History of the Hidden Ones 

XXI. Vinland Saga: Vinland 

  • In a Strange Land 
  • The Hunting Grounds 
  • Hunter of Beasts 
  • Hunter’s Repast 
  • Reporting on Vinland 

9. All Side Quests 

How long does it take to beat AC: Valhalla? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Cover Art | Source: PlayStation

The side quests are called World Events in the game from which you can gain XP and other rewards. Here’s a list of all the side quests you’ll need to do for a completionist run of the game: 

I. Rygjafylke 

  • The Dreamwalker Warrior 
  • The Plight of the Warlock 
  • The Hunt for Honor 
  • The Silver-Tongued Traitor 
  • Raid Recruit 
  • A Desperate Bounty 
  • A New England 
  • Old Man on the Edge 
  • Comb of Champions 

II. Ledecestrescire 

  • A Skalds Lament 
  • The Last Leaf of Fall 
  • The White Lady of Tamworth 
  • The Twit Saga, Part 1 
  • The Stink-Brew 
  • Sisters of the Axe 
  • Of Fist-Dances and Sweaty Oaths 
  • Leicestershire Sauce 
  • Skal to Your Wealth 
  • The Old Guard 

III. Grantebridgescire 

  • Winchell the Robesfree 
  • Degolas the Beautiful 
  • The Lord of Norsexe 
  • The Doom Book of Cats 
  • The Walloper 
  • The Infinite Noise of Men 
  • The Cult of Saint Guthlac 
  • The Wound-Wands of Friends 
  • The Devout Troll 
  • Path to the Wind-Blue 

III. East Anglia 

  • Hide and Hunt 
  • A Blood Hymn of Edmund 
  • Life-Blood 
  • The Wayward 
  • Freya’s Friend 
  • Edmund’s Arrows 

IV. Oxenefordscire 

  • The Last Raid 
  • Nostalgia 
  • The Anchoress 
  • Permission to Weep 
  • A Dog’s Rescue 
  • Fishing Lesson 

V. Lunden 

  • The Demon Odour at the Tithe 
  • Falling Stars 
  • War of the Collectors 
  • Last Flight of the Gyldan Sparrow 

VI. Sciropescire 

  • Lamb Chops 
  • Paola’s Dream 
  • The Puppeteer 
  • Bewitched 
  • Otta, Son of Slugga 
  • Miracle 
  • King of the Hill 

VII. Cent 

  • Red in Tooth and Claw 
  • The Pardoner’s Tale 
  • Madness of the Stones 
  • Pig of Prophecy 
  • The Lighthouse Twins 
  • The Sky Thief 
  • Winifred 

VIII. Essexe 

  • Take Me a Husband 
  • The Banshee 
  • The Gleewoman 
  • The Boar with the Golden Nose 
  • Devil’s Hole 
  • The Prodigy 
  • Mother 
  • The Riddler 

IX. Lincolnscire 

  • The Twit Saga 2 
  • The Farewell Meow 
  • Stray Naps 
  • The Ignominious Bandit 
  • The False Ealdormancy 
  • King of Shitsby 
  • Little Victories 

X. Southsexe 

  • A Prayer for Vengeance 
  • Rock of Fertility 
  • Eivor the Sheepdog 
  • King of the Hay People 
  • Will o’ The Wisp 
  • Alisa in Wunderlandscire 
  • Tiny Black Market 
  • Aflanc the Terrible 

XI. Jorvik 

  • Silver Wind Elder 
  • Warmth of Winter 
  • Deviled Water 
  • Bridges of Oppression 

XII. Eurvicscire 

  • Art-Scop 
  • Historia de Cordibus Pathetic 
  • Sunken Hope 
  • Dellingr Rabbit 
  • Crushed Dreams 
  • The Village: Jurthgard 

XIII. Glowecestrescire 

  • The Body 
  • Dearly Bee-Loved 
  • The Horn of Ragnar 
  • Lady of the Lake 
  • The Goddess of Birth 

XIV. Snotinghamscire 

  • An Althing for the Half-Grown 
  • The Myth in the Mountains 
  • Stoneman 
  • A Cordial Invitation 
  • The Good Man of Sherwood 
  • An Efficient Cremation 

XV. Wincestre 

  • Aelfred’s Jewel 
  • Asser 
  • Romeo and Aetheflaed 
  • Mildberg the Miracle Legs 

XVI. Hordafylke 

  • Battle Born 
  • The Rekindling 

XVII. Asgard 

  • Hel’s Well 
  • Noble Hearts 
  • Valhalla Bound 
  • Food of the Gods 
  • Njord’s Lament 
  • Milk of Humankind 

XVIII. Jotunheim 

  • Aegir’s Daughters 
  • The Puppeteer 
  • Pit of Slaughter 
  • The Giants of Fimbulwinter 

XIX. Vinland 

  • Flight of Fancy 
  • Breaking Teeth, Not Hearts 
  • A Dead Man’s Tale 

10. All Collectibles 

How long does it take to beat AC: Valhalla? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Eivor’s Different Looks – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla | Source: PlayStation

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla has 782 collectibles which are needed for 100% completion. The 782 collectibles include 388 Wealth, 233 Mysteries, and 161 Artifacts. Here’s a list of all the collectibles you can collect: 

I. Wealth 

  • Ingot 
  • Gear 
  • Ability 
  • Cargo 

II. Mysteries 

  • Cairn 
  • Offering Altar 
  • Flyting 
  • Treasure of Britain 
  • World Event 
  • Legendary Animals 
  • Lost Drengr 
  • Daughter of Lerion 
  • Animus Anomalies 
  • Fly Agaric 
  • Standing Stones 

III. Artifacts 

  • Rigsogur Fragment 
  • Treasure Hoard Map 
  • Flying Paper 
  • Roman Artifact 
  • Cursed Symbol 
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11. About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the twelfth instalment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise developed and published by Ubisoft. It follows the story of a Norwegian Viking, Eivor Varinsdottir, who longs for all the riches and resources available in England. However, when he meets resistance from the Saxons, especially king Aelfred of Wessex, he must carry out what’s necessary to achieve Valhalla in the afterlife.