You can unlock this secret Isu weapon in Assassin's Creed Valhalla just by whacking a pile of rocks

A secret is hiding in this pile of rocks
(Image credit: JorRaptor / Ubisoft)

Check out our full guide to the Assassin's Creed Valhalla Nordens Arc bow for details on how to unlock the isu weapon featured in this story, which was discovered by a canny Assassin's Creed Valhalla player who discovered you can unlock a powerful isu bow just by whacking a pile of rocks.

As demonstrated in this video by JorRaptor, players should head up to Northumbria and visit Brunson Turret. In the nearby lake, you'll find a small island – and here's when the magic happens.

I can't even begin to understand how someone might have accidentally stumbled upon this, but if you whack the rock a few times – noting that, unlike other piles of ore, it doesn't break up – quick save, and log out, eventually you'll respawn in front of a broken pile of rocks and then see the secret Nodens' Arc bow unlock, popping up as a newly acquired item on your screen (thanks, Kotaku).

Right now it's presumed this is either a bug or, in the very least, a cheese, so it's possible Ubisoft might move quickly to prevent more players gaining the powerful weapon so easily, so head up to Eurvicscire sooner rather than later if you fancy grabbing the bow yourself. 

ICYMI, Assassin's Creed fans have finally translated the secret Isu language. Used by the first civilisation in the Assassin's Creed series, clever fans have now deciphered what the god-like figures known as the Ancient Ones throughout the Assassin's Creed series are saying.

From verbs to adjectives and numbers, Access the Animus comprehensively explains how to translate the Isu language, which has its own "complex grammar, alphabet, and a set of rules of its own". They were even able to work out verb tenses, conjugated words, grammar cases, and sentence structures. 

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