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Assassin's Creed Valhalla has a hidden League of Legends easter egg

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla includes a hidden nod to League of Legends. Jared Rosen, narrative lead for skins and thematic development at developer Riot Games shared a clip from Ubisoft's latest, highlighting the reference to one of LoL's many champions (via PCGamesN). 

The clip shows Eivor hunting for wild boar alongside an NPC named Bristan. In a quiet moment, the two characters get to chatting, with Bristan extolling the virtue of the pair's mighty prey. In response, Eivor tells the NPC that "I once knew a strong-armed shield maiden who rode a boar into battle! She named it Bristle-Bold."

For fans of League of Legends, that buff boar-rider might sound familiar. Eivor's description matches Sejuani, a fierce warrior-queen who fights on the back of a Druvask - a massive war pig from the LoL universe - named Bristle. In the game's lore, Sejuani hails from the Freljord, a region of ice and snow home to multiple characters inspired by Norse mythology and Viking society.

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In case you think this might just be a coincidence, Ubisoft writer and narrative designer Samantha Webb seems to have corroborated Rosen's findings, responding to his tweet with the words "someone found it!" and a couple of emojis - an egg and a boar.

In a world as large as Assassin's Creed Valhalla there's bound to be more than one hidden message, and players have already uncovered a bunch, ranging from those referencing the COVID-19 pandemic to a cunningly-hidden nod to Tolkein's Lord of the Rings series.

There's bound to be more to find, but help improve your odds by checking out the Assassin's Creed Valhalla map.

Ali Jones

I'm GamesRadar's deputy news editor, working with Ben T across our gaming news articles. I started my journalistic career while getting my degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick, where I also worked as Games Editor on the student newspaper, The Boar. Since then, I've run the news sections at PCGamesN and Kotaku UK, and also regularly contributed to PC Gamer. As you might be able to tell, PC is my platform of choice, so you can regularly find me playing League of Legends or Steam's latest indie hit.