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The Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Easter egg LoL fans shouldn't miss

The hidden Easter eggs in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla just keep on coming, now a month after the game's release. References to popular movie franchises, gaming memes, and anime characters are just a few of the gems that have been found so far. Now eagle-eyed gamers can add League of Legends to the list.

During the main storyline, Viking protagonist Eivor can begin the mission to find allies in Essexe on the Alliance Map, which is located in the settlement of Ravensthorpe. In Essexe, Eivor will meet Birstan, an avid hunter who asks for help with his marital difficulties. Once the mission is nearly completed, Birstan will invite Eivor to go hunting with him for boar. This will trigger a conversation wherein Eivor mentions the tale of a Shield Maiden who rode a boar into battle called Bristle-Bold.

This is a reference to League of Legends character Sejauni, the "Fury of North" who also bears Viking-like characteristics and rides a massive boar named Bristle. Sejauni leads the Winter's Claw clan and brandishes the weapon True Ice, a flail which allows her to freeze her enemies. Writer and narrative designer Samantha Webb, who wrote for Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, retweeted a clip of the interaction provided by user Demon Apologist on Twitter with the caption: "Someone found it!" Fans were thrilled with the discovery, and Demon Apologist even admitted wondering if the connection was just a coincidence, and perhaps Sejauni was based on Norse mythology. This is not the case, however, and it seems that the League of Legends nod was deliberate.

A month after its release, players of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla have continued to find a seemingly endless number of Easter Eggs throughout the game. Among these players can find references to One Punch ManDungeons and Dragons, Winnie the Pooh, and even Lord of the Rings, as well as nods to other games like Death Stranding, Portal, and Dark Souls. With the game reportedly taking up to 80 hours to complete, it's likely that gamers can expect to find many more Easter Eggs still hidden away — and there may be even when the upcoming DLC expansions like Wrath of the Druids and The Siege of Paris arrive in Spring of 2021. These expansions take place in Ireland and historic Francia, and with plenty more lore to be introduced, it's very likely that there are even more hidden gems for players to discover.