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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Of Blood And Bonds Halfdan Glitch: How To Fix

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Almost five months after its release, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is far from being a bug-free game and while devs focus on bringing new content to the table (such as Ostara Festival); one of the most annoying glitches persists; a glitch that is not only game-breaking but it will stop you from completing Of Blood And Bonds quest.

The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Of Blood And Bond bug hunted me for the last five months and kept me away from the game; simply because I wasn’t able to find a fix for it.

Until now, because I finally managed to beat the AC Valhalla story; thus I am ready to share with you guys a walkaround for it.

But first, let me tell you how this AC Valhalla Of Blood And Bonds quest bug or glitch actually affects players and why it is a game-breaking bug.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Of Blood And Bonds Halfdan Glitch

Also known as AC Valhalla Of Blood And Bonds Halfdan glitch this bug can be encountered at the end of the quest named Of Blood And Bonds quest when you (Eivor) have to witness Halfdan’s coronation.

This coronation is taking place in Jorvik and the game tells you that the coronation will only start when Halfdan is present.

Now, finding Halfdan is not hard as he is standing on the walls near the big hall where the coronation is about to start.

The problem here is that Halfdan (pictured below); is not willing to participate in his coronation, because he is dead, drunk, or he is sleeping.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Of Blood And Bonds Halfdan Glitch 

Wake up, fool!

You can take your pick here, but as you can see he is just not going to move. And you can’t make him, because you can’t interact with him.

Basically, you won’t be able to do anything. As funny as this bug is at first, it becomes really annoying later; because without being able to talk to Halfdan, you won’t be able to finish Of Blood And Bonds, thus the associated arc.

Furthermore, this means that you won’t be able to report to Randvi; hence the whole story is going to stop for you.

And yes, all achievements and trophies will remain locked; because Halfdan decided that it’s better to go prone and ignore everyone by sticking his head into the ground.

And that’s the AC Valhalla Of Blood And Bonds Halfdan Bug that kept me away from actually seeing how the story ends.

Ubisoft’s AC Valhalla Of Blood And Bonds Bug Fix

Now, you can imagine how frustrating it is to put up several hundreds of hours into AC Valhalla, just to find Halfdan facing down on a wall refusing to talk, walk or even feed his dog.

So, you may want to know when Ubisoft is going to fix this bug? Because it’s a big one.

Well, the answer here is still unknown because according to UbiExcellent (aka the Ubisoft Support Staff): “At this time, the teams are still investigating this issue but we will continue to keep everyone here informed as soon as updates become available to us.”

This was posted 4 months after the game was released. Yes, 4 months for a bug/glitch that will stop you from finishing the game.

But the good news is that you can focus on finding Easter Eggs; thanks to the new content the devs released. Or you can follow the guide below and force Halfdan to move.

And that’s exactly what I am going to share with you.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Halfdan Glitch Solution

For this bug fix to work, it is mandatory to unlock the Dive of the Valkyries ability, otherwise, you won’t be able to make Halfdan move.

The said ability allows Eivor to launch into the air and come crashing down onto his enemies.  No, you won’t have to do this on Halfdan, if that’s what you are asking.

Next, you’ll need some stamina or at least 2 bars (yellow) filled. Normally you need only one, but let’s assume you won’t succeed the first time.

And now for the element of surprise. Or the cherry on the cake.

What you have to do is to set Halfdan on fire.

But here we have another problem because while next to him you won’t be able to use any weapons. So, you’ll have to find another way.

Open your map, and north-east of your location you’ll see the Multangular Tower. It is in Jorvik, just across Ouse River.

Get there and look for a red barrel or an explosive jar.

You can see two of them in my screenshot below and there are also several enemies you can kill here to fill those stamina bars.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Of Blood And Bonds Halfdan Bug

Get an explosive jar

Now, obviously, you’ll have to carry the jar back to our dead Halfdan. It is a slow journey but definitely worth it. Just make sure you don’t drop it.

When near Halfdan, place the jar next to his body and perform a Dive of the Valkyries close to it. This will make the jar explode and Halfdan will start burning like a torch.

Possible Outcomes

As you can guess, there are several possible outcomes you should be aware of, so I’ll list them below so you know what you have to do:

  • If Halfdan is not moving, go back and get another jar, then repeat the same procedure
  • Assuming you manage to set him on fire, he’ll move to another area and he will drop to the ground. If that’s the case, try to pick up his body
  • If you can’t, set him on fire again
  • On the other hand, if you manage to grab him, take him to the throne room and place his body near the throne
  • Now a cutscene should start and Of Blood And Bonds quest continues
  • If the cutscene doesn’t start, move around and mash the interact button (triangle on PS4/Ps5)

Finally, as you can see in my image below after I set Halfdan on fire, he jumped over the wall, obviously facing the ground.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Halfdan Dead Bug

There you go

The good thing is that I managed to carry his body, and finally finished Of Blood And Bonds quest. Thanks to Xbox user MetSPECIAL, not Ubisoft.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Viking Brawl: How To Win All Rounds, Rewards, Hidden Opponents & Game Crashes

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Viking Brawl activity is back for the Ostara Festival, but with some tweaks, hidden opponents, and obviously some game crashes (as in Error CE-34878-0) that Ubisoft is trying to address as soon as possible.

Before they do that; however, it’s worth learning one or two things about this infamous error as well as how to win all rounds and how to unlock 3 hidden fighters.

The AC Valhalla Viking Brawl, if you don’t remember from the last festival; is a fighting tournament with some really interesting mechanics and a lot of prizes to win.

As such, the Ostara Festival Viking Brawl is a good source for Festival Tokens you can spend and Norvid’s Shop, but before doing this there are several tricks you should know in order to make the most out of this competition.

And I’ll try to cover all of them below.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ostara Viking Brawl

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Viking Brawl Hidden Opponents

The first thing you should know is that the AC Valhalla Ostara Brawl includes three hidden fighters you can unlock.

Obviously, you can win the competition without unlocking them, and there are no penalties for doing this; but it’s more interesting to fight some cool quest-givers.

Because of this, before attempting the tournament you want to complete several small tasks:

Keep in mind that these changes will be permanent meaning that these unlockable brawlers will be your opponents the moment you unlock them.

AC Valhalla Ostara Brawl Rewards

Good so now that you know how to unlock the secret brawlers, let’s see how the AC Valhalla Ostara Brawl Rewards work.

The brawling competition is based on rounds, and after each round; you’ll have to bet your previous earning.

As an example, if you win the first round you’ll get 10 Festival Tokens; then you will be asked if you want to bet those Tokens.

If you agree, you’ll enter the second round, and you have the chance to get an additional 10 Tokens by defeating the next opponent. If you lose, well, you can say goodbye to those 10 Tokens.

However, you also have to chance to step away after the first round, and in this case, you’ll get to keep your 10 Tokens.

One thing worth knowing is that there is a total of 10 rounds in the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ostara Brawl and the maximum amount of Tokens you can win is 140.

Additionally, since the brawlers grow in difficulty; the number of Tokens you receive also increases as you can see below:

  • Rounds 1 & 7 – 10 Festival Tokens
  • Rounds 8 & 9 – 20 Festival Tokens
  • Final Round (10) – 30 Festival Tokens

Now, if we do some math we can see that the total amount is 140 shiny tokens to be won in this tournament; obviously by becoming the champion.

How To Win All AC Valhalla Ostara Viking Brawl Rounds

Brawling in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is not something new, and if you already completed the game, then you most likely know how it works.

Except that for the Ostara Brawl several tweaks have been made. Because of this here are some tips and trick you should know:

  • There are 10 rounds to be won and the final opponent is Goliath. He is the most difficult one
  • Since the first few opponents are easy to defeat; save your rations
  • Always stock up on rations and don’t enter the tournament without them
  • You can’t use weapons but your skills matter; meaning that the higher is your level the better are your chances to win the competition
  • Perfect dodging an unblockable attack is key because it slows down your opponent; allowing you to counterattack
  • After each round, Eivor is healed; so don’t waster rations if your opponent is almost defeated
  • Starting the sixth round you won’t be able to use focus anymore; which means that you can’t target your opponent. Always keep your eyes on him by moving the camera accordingly
  • Stamina is extremely important, so don’t waste it unless you are sure you land a hit
  • To recover stamina, move around the arena but don’t run
  • Finally, most opponents hit hard but they are slow, and this gives you a lot of time to move behind them and land additional punches

Keep these in mind and you’ll become the brawl champion, assuming the game doesn’t crash. This brings us to the next topic.

AC Valhalla Game Crashes & Error CE-34878-0

Ostara Viking Brawl quest caused a lot of problems for players who reported game crashes. This specific Assassin’s Creed Valhalla error is known as CE-34878-0, and it seems that it occurs quite frequently on PlayStation 4, especially between the Viking Brawl rounds.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Crash Error CE-34878-0

If this happens to you, then you should know that Ubisoft devs are aware of it and a hotfix was already deployed on Ubisoft’s servers.

The AC Valhalla crash error CE-34878-0 fix; however, disabled the Ravensthorpe decorations for the Let’s Get Festive quest.

This means, that you won’t be able to complete the said quest until later this week; but the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Error CE-34878-0 should occur less frequently.

Assuming you still get this error, the best thing you can do is to avoid the Viking Brawl competition and wait for the update Ubisoft promised:

“We’re aware of increased instances of crashes in and around Ravensthorpe since the release of Title Update 1.2.0. We’re deploying a server-side hotfix to address a rise in crashing near Ravensthorpe. Settlement decorations will be temporarily removed and Ostara Festival quests involving decorations will not be completable. Thanks for your patience as our team releases a permanent fix soon!”

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Egg Hunt: How To Find All Baskets Of Eggs

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Egg Hunt is the most entertaining Ostara Festival quest introduced by Ubisoft‘s Easter event celebration, and it is worth playing if you want to find 15 Baskets of Eggs and also get several Festival Coins to spend at Norvid’s Shop.

Unlike the Firepits we had to find for Ake as part of the Spiritual Defense quest, the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Baskets of Eggs locations do not appear on your map, and the only ways to find them is by either deciphering a series of riddles or by using a guide such as the one below.

The first method; however, only works for 6 AC Valhalla Baskets of Eggs; because you see, our quest giver below won’t tell you where to find all of them.

Regardless though, I will help you get all Easter Eggs in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla so let’s start our Egg Hunt by meeting Alwin.

All Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Baskets Of Eggs Locations

Now, as usual, in order to make this AC Valhalla Ostara Eggs locations guide as useful as possible; I included a series of screenshots showing where to find the said eggs as well as hints that can help you spot them faster.

Since their locations do not appear on your map, adding additional images won’t help, so make sure you follow the steps below.

Also, even though Alwin provides riddles that can guide you to 6 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Eggs Baskets, you’ll need to find the rest by yourself.

Good, so let’s meet our quest giver and start the Ostara Festival Egg Hunt!

How to Start The Egg Hunt In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

To begin your Easter Egg hunt, head to the Ostara Festival area, east of Eivor’s settlement.

Here, you’ll need to find Alwin who is a very friendly fellow and a time-waster judging by how he spends his free time.

Or simply put, Alwin below likes to do nothing, except for standing in front of his cottage.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Egg Hunt Baskets of Eggs Locations

Hello bored fellow! Show me your eggs!

After you talk to Alwin, he’ll provide a couple of riddles.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Egg Hunt Riddles

To read these, open your inventory, then your satchel, then navigate to the Quest Items window.

There are three new scrolls you should be able to see.

The first one basically gives you an overview of the task at hand, and it reads:

“The hunt is on and the eggs are hidden. For most of them, you’ll need your vision. Six of them will get a clue. The other nine will be up to you. When all fifteen eggs you have found, return them to Alwin, safe and sound.”

The last two scrolls provide the actual riddles for the Egg Hunt. There are 3 on each page for a total of 6:

  • A symbol of conquerors to the greatness they aspired. It stands now in ruin, their rule long expired
  • Old, new, and some long since rotten. Here they lie gone, not forgotten
  • Music merriment and mead abound. But keep your wits, there are eggs to be found
  • With a thunderous roar, I carve the land. Go over me and you’ll find yourself with a fall unplanned
  • Lay down your arms, your battles done. Drink and feast till up comes the sun. A word to the wise, there’s more than one
  • Our door to travel and trade, it is vital to launch and raid

Good, so these are Alwin’s riddles and as said they are quite pointless since they lead you to 6 out of 15 Baskets of Eggs.

So, since the game doesn’t provide additional details, let’s start finding them one by one.

Basket Of Eggs 1 – On Alwin’s House

The first Basket of Egg is quite easy to find because it sits on Alwin’s house.

Simply climb the roof and collect it.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Baskets Of Eggs Locations

Look for the first one on top of Alwin’s house

Basket Of Eggs 2 – Near Norvid’s Shop

For the second basket, retrace your steps to the festival area and find Norvid’s Shop.

He is the guy selling various Ostara Festival items. Look for the basket, outside, behind a wooden table.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla All Baskets Of Eggs Locations

The second Easter Egg Basket is next to Norvid’s shop

Basket Of Eggs 3 – Behind Thyra’s Archery Targets

The next AC Valhalla Basket of Eggs is near Thyra. She is the NPC who allows you to start the Twirling Targets Archery Challenge.

As you can see in my screenshot below, the basket sits under the targets.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ostara Baskets Of Eggs Locations

The third one is near Thyra’s targets

Basket Of Eggs 4 – Near The Large Tree By The Graveyard

Now, head northwest from Eivor’s longhouse and look for the large tree in my image below.

This tree stands by some sort of graveyard (you may remember it from the story) and nearby you’ll also find one of the firepits you have to lit.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla All Ostara Baskets Of Eggs Locations

Close to one of the firepits

Basket Of Eggs 5 – By The Waterfall

Moving on, head back to the settlement, then move north and locate the waterfall where you can release a firefly.

As you can see this Eggs’ Basket is extremely easy to find.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Egg Hunt Locations

By the northern waterfall

Basket Of Eggs 6 – Behind Mayda’s Throne

Moving back to the festival area, you can find the sixth Egg Basket in AC Valhalla, behind Mayda’s throne.

You may remember her from the May Queen quest.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla All Egg Hunt Locations

Behind the Ostara Festival throne

Basket Of Eggs 7 – On The Docks

Good, so now let’s check the docks to find the seventh basket.

This one as you can see sits next to Eivor’s boat. Easy peasy, right?

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Easter Eggs Locations

On the docks, next to your boat

Basket Of Eggs 8 – Behind Gunnar’s House

Several steps away from your current location there is another Basket.

You’ll find it behind Gunnar’s Shop or house.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla All Easter Eggs Locations

Look behind the blacksmith’s house

Basket Of Eggs 9 – Inside Eivor’s Longhouse

Good work Viking! How about you check Eivor’s longhouse next?

The moment you enter, through the main door (opposed to the throne), turn right to see a new Ostara Egg Basket.

AC Valhalla All Baskets Of Eggs Locations

Inside the longhouse

Basket Of Eggs 10 – In The Back Of The Longhouse

From the previous basket, head outside and go around the longhouse.

On the other side look up and you’ll see the tenth basket on a small ledge. You’ll have to do some climbing to get it.

AC Valhalla Baskets Of Eggs Locations

Heads up, Viking!

Basket Of Eggs 11 – On A Catwalk In The Longhouse

Since you are already outside, head to the upper roof, and look for a large window.

Get inside Eivor’s house, then drop on the catwalk where the next Easter Egg Basket is found.

AC Valhalla Ostara Baskets Of Eggs Locations

Check the catwalk in the longhouse

Basket Of Eggs 12 – On Top Of A Roman Pillar

Awesome! Now, go back outside and head to the museum.

Check all pillars and you should be able to spot the hidden Basket Of Eggs in my screenshot below.

AC Valhalla All Ostara Baskets Of Eggs Locations

Climb the Roman column near the Museum

Basket Of Eggs 13 – Next To Reda

Besides the fact that Reda sells some really great items, he also has a hidden Basket Of Eggs nearby.

Again, really easy to find if you scan the area.

Easter Egg Basket Ravenshtorpe Locations Where To Find

Let’s borrow this one

Basket Of Eggs 14 – Near the Brawling Arena

Now, back you go to the festival area where you should be able to spot the 14th Easter Eggs Basket.

It’s sitting on top of a hut near the brawling arena.

Ostara Festival Egg Hunt All Locations Assassins Creed

On top of a hut near the fighting arena

Basket Of Eggs 15 – Close To A Tree In Front Of The Longhouse

That’s it Viking! One hidden Basket Of Eggs left and you can claim your rewards.

For this one, head back to the longhouse and to the main entrance (opposed to the throne). Nearby you’ll see a tree with purple and yellow markings on it. Look down to find the basket.

Easter Egg Baskets Where To Find AC Valhalla Ostara Festival

In front of the longhouse, by a tree

AC Valhalla Egg Hunt Rewards

Congrats, Viking! You found all hidden Baskets Of Eggs for the Ostara Festival!

Now, head back to Alwin who will ask you to show him your eggs!

No, seriously, he does say that. However, before dropping your underwear, make sure you grab the 140 Festival Tokens and spend them at Norvid’s Shop.

Then you can also try and kick Alwin The Egg Collector’s butt in the Ostara Brawl because you just unlocked him.

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