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Easter Eggs You Missed In Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla has so much to explore, and at times it may seem a bit daunting. As Eivor, the player can travel across Britain of the Dark Ages, raiding monasteries and securing alliances with Saxon kings, all while taking down members of the dark Order. In between important missions, Eivor has plenty to keep them occupied — fishing, hunting, playing dice, and challenging NPCs to a flyting match (aka Viking "Rap Battle").

It's highly unlikely that anyone would get bored playing this game with so much to do. However, for those who really know where to look, there are a number of hidden Easter eggs that are worth checking out in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. Players will have to dig deep for these finds, searching every corner of the map and interacting with every NPC — or you can just check out the list below.  

Here are just a few of the Easter Eggs players can find in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.

Death Stranding Deliveries

The 2019 Kojima title Death Stranding may have felt like one long fetch quest for some, but gamers and critics alike hailed it for its unique concept and engrossing story. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla takes the concept of the game and shrinks it to a manageable side quest. Within the Viking settlement is an unlockable trading post run by a young woman called Yanli, and she has some work for Eivor delivering packages to her customers. Seems easy enough, except that these packages are very heavy, and the player can only deliver them on foot or by boat.

The quest harkens back to Death Stranding's main mechanics, in which protagonist Sam Porter Bridges carried supplies over miles of rocky terrain on foot. The game had players contending against various enemies and inclement weather conditions, all while keeping deliveries intact. Luckily, Eivor doesn't have to struggle to keep their balance or risk having their package lost or destroyed. It's just a long, arduous trip. 

This Easter egg is a fun callback for fans of the glorified "walking simulator" game.

One-Punch Man

While exploring Grantebridgescire, the player has the chance to meet an NPC dubbed The Walloper, whose status as a literal one-hit wonder may be familiar for anime fans. The Walloper bears a striking resemblance to Saitama, the superpowered hero from the anime series One-Punch Man. Like the anime character, the NPC has a bald head and yellow duds, although he is much older and sports a long gray beard. Also like Saitama, he is "cursed" with a "mighty wallop" that will take out opponents with just one punch. 

If Eivor decides to challenge the Walloper, the NPC will reluctantly agree, and a round of fisticuffs soon follows. The Viking's only chance is to avoid the old man's blows, or else they will be knocked out flat. However, if Eivor successfully dodges the warrior's punches and lands a few good hits of their own, the Walloper will rejoice at his own loss, and even appears to be relieved that someone has finally bested him. "I feel liberated of my legacy," the Walloper celebrates. "Now I can live the normal life that has forever eluded me."

The cake is still a lie

One of the most popular memes in its day, this Portal reference made its way into Assassin's Creed: Valhalla via a tongue-in-cheek quote from Eivor. When the player comes across an NPC called Chad the Bewilderer in Essex, they can choose to take on his riddle challenge. Chad even offers cake as a reward, which apparently is an irresistible draw for Eivor. But then, who doesn't love cake?

Chad the Bewilderer then proceeds to quiz the player with three head-scratching riddles, although the clever-minded gamer should be able to answer each one without much of a problem. However, the promise of a delectable treat as a reward turns out to be a bust, as Chad confesses that he doesn't actually have any cake. "So the cake was a lie?" Eivor responds sullenly. The riddler master then consoles the player by offering a reward "more worthy of your talents," in the form of silver coins.

Voldemort's secret Lunden hideaway

Fans of Harry Potter will find an homage to the series when they encounter a mysterious house in Lunden. The entrance is guarded by a snake, and players may understand why once they venture inside.

Within the house Eivor can find a "strange list," which reads 1. Diary, 2. Ring, 3. Locket, 4. Cup, 5. Diadem, 6. Snake, and 7: ??? This is a callback to the horcruxes Voldemort used in the Harry Potter books and films to divide his soul. These items can be found on a table nearby, along with something that looks awfully similar to a magic wand. A YouTube video from TheRoyalGorilla also pointed out the four banners on the wall. Each one a is different color, representing the four Hogwarts houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw.

Players could possibly speculate that the snake outside the house was Voldemort's beloved Nagini, but what the Dark Lord is doing in Ninth Century England is an enigma. Maybe he got his hands on a Time-Turner? Fanfic writers, do your thing!