While the Assassin’s Creed series enjoys a newly released entry in “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla”, a pretty neat reference has found its way to the game — which pays tribute to Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions newest IP and PS4 exclusive “Death Stranding”.
As detailed in Kotaku, the secret quest and easter egg involves players having to actually walk and deliver a number of items to a list of people requesting them, much like how Sam Porter Bridges in Death Stranding does. Here’s
Early on in Valhalla you and your clan take over an old settlement. As you play the game, you earn materials that let you upgrade the place, adding new buildings and areas. One of these potential upgrades you can get is a small trading outpost where you can buy and sell items. This is the key to finding the Easter egg and secret Death Stranding questline.Behind the shop, you’ll find a list of four customers on it. Also behind the shop are four different objects that you can pick up and carry. If you take the list to the shopowner, a lady named Yanli, she’ll explain that these people haven’t come to pick up their items. That’s where you come in, as you suggest the option of delivering each item to the correct customer.
Using the list and the information on it, you can figure out where each item needs to go, and then you have to actually carry it there, just like in Death Stranding. The first item I delivered was a stone slab to a farm about 2600 meters away. On horseback, this would be fast. But when holding a heavy item you can’t ride a horse, so I had to walk it there. It took about 15 minutes and a little extra to find the specific farm, but once I did the woman was excited she got her item and paid me some silver.
While the article doesn’t list what kind of reward you get for doing this quest, it’s still a cool nod to Kojima’s new game, which was released a year ago and featured the likes of Norman Reedus, Lea Seydoux, and Mads Mikkelsen starring in it.
Be sure to check out our related feature on Hideo Kojima reflecting on Death Stranding’s legacy here.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is now out for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC.