Assassin's Creed Valhalla has quickly become one of the greatest RPG releases of the year, and might very well grasp the top spot if CD Projekt Red decides to surprise us with a 2021 release for Cyberpunk 2077.
By doing just enough to keep the franchise feeling fresh, but not too much to chase away series regulars like myself, it's looking like Ubisoft have successfully incorporated Vikings into the world of The Hidden Ones.
But it's not just the incredible story of Eivor Wolf-Kissed, or even the numerous gameplay styles to choose from that make Valhalla a title worthy of owning. In an age where game developers seem to take pride in leading players through a consistent path of improvement, Ubisoft has taken the road less travelled by linking this improvement to exploration.
And as much as I love this concept of rewarding exploration, it can result in players going an entire playthrough without finding that weapon or ability they've so desperately been looking forward to.
So if you want to avoid this unfortunate situation, or need to beef up your Eivor build after being slain one too many times, you're in the right place, as these 10 early items are sure to give you the edge you'll need to become the greatest assassin in all of Valhalla.
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