Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will have you raiding nearby settlements, engaging in longship combat, and attempting to recovery plenty of supplies from anyone who dares set up their village nearby yours. Combat is a huge highlight for the Assassin’s Creed series, especially with it coming to the historical Viking era. But, you’ll have plenty to do in your settlement when you’re not busy gathering up useful supplies.
When you decide to put your axes away for a spell, you have the option to return to your settlement for a good round of shenanigans with your fellow clansmen and those who live with you. You can spend time playing drinking games, modifying your main character at the tattoo parlor, hunting animals to use for food or skin for supplies, and fishing.
These activities are ways to kick back with those you go raiding with and become closer to the people who have decided to join your settlement. These activities may have an in-game mechanic tied to them, such as giving your party members a buff before you go on a raid or give you an additional benefit to encourage you to seek these activities out.
You want to spend time working on recruitment, too. If you don’t recruit more fighters for your settlement, you can’t expect your raids to progress well once you make your way back into the world and try to plunder more loot.
While you won’t always find yourself spending time in your settlement, when you do, make sure to make the most of it. It serves as your base of operations and the people who live there actively assist you in combat, on your raids, assaults, and live alongside you. Sharing a drink with them goes a long way, especially during a Viking adventure in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.