As with every new entry in the acclaimed Assassin’s Creed franchise, there are new features in store for the upcoming Viking epic. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is going to be different from other games in a lot of ways, and that’s a good thing.
There are countless Assassin’s Creed games already, and Ubisoft is always trying its best to introduce a fresh experience with each new entry. For Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the developer is reshaping the way healing works in the franchise.
Fishing for health
There were a lot of details revealed for the game during Ubisoft Forward. The gameplay trailer also showed off a new fishing mechanic that’s more than just an extra feature for the game.
In the next entry in the acclaimed series, player’s health won’t regenerate over time. This means unless players do something, they’ll be stuck with a life bar that’s already depleted. That something that players need to do to refreshen their life bar is simply fishing in one of the many fishing spots in the game.
Since this is a game set in ancient times, there are no such things as fishing rods. Instead, Eivor will simply cast a line in hopes of catching a fish through that method.
How to fish
Once the line is cast in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, players will have to wait for a fish to bite. Once there is one, players will need to mash a certain button. For Xbox players, that button is A. Players can also control the direction of the fish as they try to reel it in. From the look of things, it’s a similar fishing mechanic like the one found in Final Fantasy 15.
Eivor can catch various types of fish in the game. These fish also vary in size, so presumably, the bigger and better the fish, the higher the health it replenishes.
Aside from fishing, Eivor can also replenish his health by foraging for food around the world. In the gameplay footage, we see the player fishing at a village. However, players can also fish while on their boat, so healing is always accessible in the game.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launches for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this Nov. 17. A next-gen version will be available once the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X launches, but we’ve yet to know if players are going to be entitled to an upgrade if they have an older version.
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