Assassin's Creed Valhalla: How To Get A One-HIt Kill Attack With The Hidden Blade
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla: How To Get A One-HIt Kill Attack With The Hidden Blade

Lloyd Coombes
16 July 2020

It's back, and deadly as ever.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft's next instalment in the franchise, continues the path started by 2017's Origins and refines the series' RPG-stylings, but will make a change to the Hidden Blade.

While we've known for some time that the trademark weapon is returning after its absence in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, it'll work differently than it did in Origins.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Hidden Blade Guide

While the game doesn't launch until November 17, YouTuber PrestigeIsKey has revealed that the blade will require a short quick-time event when leaping onto a foe. That means it'll be a one-hit kill, but you'll need to get the timing right. Failing to do so will still deal damage, but it won't finish them off in a single blow.

You can see it from the 17:50 mark in the creator's video below.

In Origins, fans were disappointed to find that the new RPG orientation meant that the hidden blade was no longer an instant kill - even if players had snuck up on their target.

For more on Assassin's Creed, be sure to check out the news about the return of romance options, as well as the new way the game will handle side quests.

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