We all know the hype around a Ubisoft game once it releases. The depth of the story and the attention to detail is unmatched when it comes to the Assassin’s Creed Franchise. Today, we’ll be talking about all the endings in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which is one game with a lot to offer to the fans. With references to the original storyline and hints at new beginnings, this game gives great detail to the storyline and its different endings.
In this guide, we’ll be going over the 100 hours of gameplay and all of its endings for those who don’t have the patience to exhaust the choices and experience them for themselves. So, buckle up, grab some popcorn, and let’s get into the thick of it!
Note: Since this is an article on the different endings of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, there are story spoilers. If you do not want to spoil the ending of the game, then you should not read further. If you have completed the game and are wondering about the other endings that you can potentially get, then you can read on.
All Endings In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The following are all the different endings in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and what you need to know about them.
The Good Ending
As we know, Assassin’s Creed always comes up with surprises and plot twists; we can’t assume the good ending to go smoothly. In Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, the plot twist is Basim being revealed as a traitor hidden in plain sight. What’s more, is that he becomes the final boss that the brothers need to fight. After which, they have a chat that leads to the ending.
If you’ve been paying attention, then you already guessed that Eivor’s fate lies in the opinion that Sigurd has of him. This is why a number of trials were thrown at Eivor during the gameplay to see which fate he carves out for him.
There were basically 5 major defining moments of the game. First off, which was leaving the materials of Sigurd’s father in Norway, avoiding romantic advances from Randvi, refraining from attacking Sigurd or Basim back in Oxenefordscire, giving Dag his axe back when defeating him, and accepting Sigurd’s ruling in the Gudrun v. Holger case.
Eivor’s fate now heads in either of two directions. The first one is Sigurd returning to Ravensthorpe with Eivor, making him the new jarl. You end up getting this ending if you made 3 out of 5 decisions mentioned above in Sigurd’s favor. However, if you make 3 out of 5 unfavorable decisions, then you’ll need to separately ask Sigurd to return to Ravensthorpe instead, which is still a good ending but takes a little more effort.
The Bad Ending
As mentioned above, there are a total of 5 major defining moments in the Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla gameplay. Finding what Sigurd wants is important for Eivor as he would latter need him to return to Ravensthorpe in order to relinquish the throne. However, if you end up making the opposite of the 5 decisions mentioned above, then Sigurd won’t agree to return with you to Ravensthorpe, and the throne remains empty.
You start with an introduction to Basim as this good friend that supports you no matter what. Throughout the game, he’ll be eager to support Eivor in every possible way that he can, and if you’re clever enough, you’ll start to notice this odd behavior from the start of the game.
Either way, you end up finding out Basim’s true motives and intentions when he becomes the final boss fight. However, before that happens, you get a major hint at Basim’s plans when he invites Layla to the Isu temple.
As we all know, Basim’s been a student of probability for a long time. So, when he’s inviting Layla to the Isu temple, what he’s really doing is decreasing the intensity of the Isu machine in which he is trapped. This way, he aims to release his mummified body right onto the Staff of Hermes, which results in his restoration.
All along, Basim though of himself as the reincarnation of Isu Loki and imagined Sigurd to be the reincarnation of Odin. This gives all the explanation you would need to understand his true motives all along. This is why, moving forward, the antagonist or the protagonist role definitely falls on him as the Assassin’s Creed franchise progresses.
Layla seems to be the supporting role in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, that links stories. This is similar to what Desmond was for in the previous Assassin’s Creed games.
Her story does not seem like a long one, and it’ll be surprising if she’ll get a mention in the follow-up games. This is because she hardly makes a mark in the story throughout the game. All you get from her is an interesting event at the beginning and the end of the game. The former occurs when she claims to have found Eivor’s skeleton, and the latter happens when she accidentally traps herself when freeing Basim by entering the Isu machine.
Eivor is one game character that has many endings that are far away from each other, and the two major points of view that clash inside his mind is the prophecy that leads to betraying Sigurd and the other visions of Odin that convince him to choose glory over honor.
In the game, following Odin’s commands leads to a bad ending, so all kinds of whispers are leading him that way. The final one he faces by the end of the game at the Isu Simulation is when he tries to take all the credit for Eivor’s victories but soon realizes that all Odin is, is nothing more than a false god.
However, throughout the game, the visions of Odin do hint at one thing, and it is that Eivor is the reincarnation of Isu Odin. This means Sigurd was always meant to be betrayed, whether intentionally, through choosing the bad choices, or unintentionally, when Eivor takes up the position as the new jarl.
Sigurd has been a non-playable character throughout the game; what future he carves out for himself is just an unfolding of the story and not based on your choices.
You start with an emotionally charged Sigurd, proud and honorable in his decisions. However, this slowly but surely drifts to Sigurd becoming this ego-fueled person that considers himself above humans. His obsession with finding Valhalla only increases when he starts imagining himself as the reincarnation of Odin.
However, crushing reality falls on him the moment he reaches the land of the Norse and realizes his true motivations that came from a feeling of powerlessness. All of this soon leads up to him being rescued by a former friend, which gives him the eye opener and makes it easy for him to give up the jarl position to Eivor.
King Aelfred and the Beginning of Templars
In the start, we’re met with King Aelfred, and he immediately seems like an antagonist on first impressions. However, as the story progresses, Eivor & Aelfred both receive a message from a Poor-Fellow Soldier of Christ, alarming them of a common enemy known as The Order of the Ancients.
Through strange circumstances, Aelfred & Eivor start to work on the same side against the Order of the Ancients. While Aelfred is worried about England being snatched away from him, Eivor is out to get the members of the Order. This, however, does not result in their friendship, but Aelfred does try his best to convert him to Christianity.
As the game progresses, we get to the point of meeting the Poor-Fellow Solder of Christ, and it turns out to be Aelfred. This first plot-twist begins to unwind a series of plot twists that reveals Aelfred’s real plan, which is the renewal of the Order. This order then leads to the founding of Templars, whom we get to meet in the former games.
This is a breakdown of all the different endings in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. You can also check out our guide on how you can get the good ending in the game. For more content, check out our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla guides hub.