How to Start River Raids in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

In the Title Update 1.1.2 for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ubisoft has added a new game mode called River Raid. This game mode allows players to explore new parts of England which they can raid for new items and equipment. To learn how to start River Raids in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla consult our guide below.

Build the Barracks in Your Settlement

Image showing the Barracks in Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

The A River to Raid quest has a Suggested Power of 131. It also has the requirement of having the Barracks built in your Settlement. If you haven’t done this already you will need to build this building to advance the quest. The cost of the Barracks is 400 Supplies and 30 Raw Materials. Once the building is built you will gain access to the Jomsvikings feature which is used for part of the River Raid game mode.

Talk to Eydis and Make a Jomsviking

Once you have the Barracks built your next step is to speak to Eydis at the Barracks. This character will be marked with a quest marker and should be found in or around the Barracks building. Speak to Eydis and make a Jomsviking (if you haven’t already done so). When you have a Jomsviking available to you the next quest step will unlock.

Meet the New Arrivals at the Old Dock

Leave the Barracks and head to the east to reach the Old Dock. Here you will encounter a group of new arrivals. Approach the group to meet the new characters including Sunniva and Vagn. After the first cutscene is over you will unlock a new settlement building called the River Raid Dock. This building allows you to access the new game mode, River Raids.

Speak to Vagn to Start River Raids

Image showing Vagn in AC Valhalla.

Once the River Raid Dock is built speak to Vagn. He will be around the new building. Talking to this NPC allows you to set sail on a River Raid activity. This new activity allows you to raid ne locations for supplies, gear, and cosmetic schemes. When you are ready to start the mode tell Vagn “Yes, let’s go raiding.” This will trigger the River Raid activity.

Upon completion of the A River to Raid quest you will be able to trigger River Raids whenever you wish by speaking to Vagn. Triggering a raid will open a map allowing you to select different rivers to raid. You will also receive a trio of side quests to find specific loot.

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