Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Vithrloekr Trapped Man Mystery Guide

A complete collection of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla guides for the trickiest World Events, Mysteries, Collectibles, and more—everything you need to know about the latest Assassin’s Creed video game. AC Valhalla is a 2020 action role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.

The game was released on November 10, 2020, for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Stadia, while the PlayStation 5 version was released on November 12. It was followed by Assassin’s Creed Mirage, released on October 5, 2023.

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Updated November 15, 2023

The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Bears Trapped Man can be found on the southern side of the Vinland region, and you’ll need to help them if you want to complete a new World Event named Ursine Takeover. The Ursine Takeover, however, comes with a choice you’ll have to make, and that choice has an important effect on the Breaking Teeth, Not Hearts World Event.

Basically, you’ll have to choose if you should let the Norse Man trapped by the bears die or if you should save him. Just so you know, there is only one correct answer here, and below, I will explain why.

AC Valhalla Ursine Takeover World Event Location

Good, so as you can see on my map, the NPC is found in the southern part of Vinland. It is just west of Nyhofn. When you approach the location on my map, you’ll find a small camp with three bears that patrol around an injured Norse Man.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ursine Takeover World Event Guide

The NPC will ask you to help him, but obviously, you also have the option to let him die. In this case, the bears will do the dirty job, and the event concludes. But is it the correct choice? Should you save the trapped man instead?

How To Save the Trapped Man (Vithrloekr Chest Key Location)

The first thing you should do when you enter the small camp at Vithrloekr is to check the red tents on the right side, looking for a Torn Bloody Note. This note clearly states that the bears nearby are war bears trained for Gorm and that they escaped their cages.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Torn Bloody Note

The man you need to save has nothing to do with these bears, which means that killing them is mandatory. This is an easy task, especially if you climb on a hill nearby and snipe them down with your bow.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Wart Bears

Obviously, you can also extract the man without killing the bears, but in this case, you won’t be able to get the Vithrloekr Chest Key inside a bear. The moment you do that, he’ll tell you he is a hunter and was separated by the Toothbreakers.

So this NPC is a hunter, and now, since you saved him, he’ll join your hunting party when you play the Breaking Teeth, Not Hearts world event. Although a lot of people will tell you that you should let the bears kill the poor man, the correct choice here is to save him.

A complete collection of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla guides for the trickiest World Events, Mysteries, Collectibles, and more—everything you need to know about the latest Assassin’s Creed video game. AC Valhalla is a 2020 action role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.

The game was released on November 10, 2020, for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Stadia, while the PlayStation 5 version was released on November 12. It was followed by Assassin’s Creed Mirage, released on October 5, 2023.

World Events (Mysteries):

Offering Altars: 

Flyting Duels:

Roman Artifacts:

Books Of Knowledge:

Fly Agarics Mysteries: 

Hoard Map Treasures:

Gear Locations:

Ingot Locations:

Tips & Tricks: 

Ostara Festival Guides:

Wrath of the Druids DLC Guides:

Sigrblot Festival Guides:

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  1. Just to let others know, Ubisoft built in a failsafe for if you choose to complete the event by choosing to let the man die or if you complete it and leave the area without getting the key (as the bears will not respawn). The failsafe is that nearby the Bruhamarr Outpost (East of Vithrloekr) there are actually two keyholder enemies – one that holds the key for the chest in this outpost, and one that holds an additional Vithrloekr Chest Key.

  2. Letting him die is the better option only because if you let him live and save him the quest has a chance at glitching and not completing leaving a mystery slot unfilled.

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