Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Players Find Lord of the Rings Easter Egg
Over the past few weeks, Ubisoft buffs were diving head-first to the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Having a huge map to research using lots of places like Saint Albans Abbey that hold many secrets, players will probably be finding hidden treasures and Easter eggs for a very long time to come. It appears that a few eagle-eyed Assassin’s Creed gamers have found an Easter egg that gives the nod to classic fantasy show The Lord of the Rings.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players can locate this Easter egg for themselves by journeying to Gloucester (Gloucester). There, players will discover lots of houses covered in vegetation. One contains a strange note accompanied by a ring, which reads, “One of those tiny folk requested me to make the door smaller, as he wishes to keep unruly houseguests from his house. After the nonsense with the druid last autumn, I can see his point.”
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This appears to be a reference to Lord of the Rings, with the noted author being none other than Bilbo Baggins. The druid in question refers to Gandalf, together with the”crap” being the events that began The Hobbit. This nod goes much farther, based on Eurogamer’s Emma Kent, who said it is believed that J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings were inspired by a trip to Lydney Park in Gloucestershire in 1929.
This isn’t the first time the worlds of Assassin’s Creed and The Lord of the Rings have collided. In 2017, players found an achievement/trophy in Middle-earth: Shadow of War called What’s Permitted, a reference to the term”Nothing is true; everything is allowed” from the characteristics of the Assassin’s creed.
Assassin’s Creed players have found several Easter eggs throughout their time in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Players that have researched London will know there is a cottage that also includes a note in it. The note is a strange collection of seven things that Harry Potter fans will comprehend as Voldemort’s Horcruxes. The cabin has four distinct banners: red, green, blue, and yellow, representing the four houses of Hogwarts.
Fans have also discovered the latest Assassin’s Creed game has many nods to other games in the franchise, including that the Assassin order wearing clothing that appears extremely similar to Altair from the first Assassin’s Creed. It seems that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has something for everybody in its long effort, so long as players are ready to put in the time to locate them.