Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Spiritual Defense is another Ostara Festival quest you can play during the Easter celebration prepared for us by Ubisoft but unlike Twirling Targets, this is a one-time-only mission; meaning that you can’t repeat it once you’re done finding all firepits.
Yes, firepits. That is what you have to find for the AC Valhalla Spiritual Defense quest, and although this mission is not as bugged as Let’s Get Festive, a lot of players reported various glitches related to it.
From firepits not appearing on their maps to not being able to interact with them, the Ostara Festival Spiritual Defense quest is far from being bug-free.
Hence, below we will go over all Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Firepits locations, and I will tell you where to find them and how to light them up.
All Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Firepits Locations
In order to make this guide as useful as possible, it’s worth knowing how to start the Spiritual Defense quest, and what you have to do.
Furthermore, for each AC Valhalla firepit, you have to find, there will be two screenshots.
Those on the left side show you the on-map locations of all firepits, while those on the right side show you the actual in-game firepits you need to light.
Obviously, I have added a series of hints to help you find them faster.
So first let’s see how to start the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Spiritual Defense Ostara Festival quest.
How to Start Spiritual Defense In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
To trigger the Spiritual Defense mission, first, you’ll have to find Alvis or the quest giver.
If you open your map you should be able to spot him next to a small lake, north-east of Ravensthorpe.
Head to the icon’s location, and look for a stone like the one pictured below.
Now, depending on when you arrive there; the game may prompt you to wait for nightfall; so a bit of meditation is required if the sun is still up.
Press and hold down on your D-Pad and select Meditate to fast-forward the time, if you can’t interact with the stone by the lake.
If you’re playing this during nighttime, simply interact with the said stone and you’ll trigger a cutscene introducing Ake.
Without going into details on who is Ake, the idea behind this quest is simple. You have to find and lit 8 firepits, then return to him.
So let’s do just that.
Firepit Location 1 – Behind Ake
The first firepit location doesn’t need an on-map screenshot because it’s quite easy to find.
In fact, Ake shows it to you during the cutscene. As you can see in my screenshot it’s just behind our fat quest-giver.
Get to the stone in the lake and interact with the firepit to light it up. You can also use a torch if you want, but usually, these firepits are set on fire simply by interacting with them.
Firepit Location 2 – Close To The Graveyard
The second firepit is a bit difficult to find because the game doesn’t mark its location.
If this happens to you, use the screenshot below which shows my character standing close to the graveyard north-west of Ravensthorpe.
The firepit is found close to a rather large tree which is impossible to miss.
Firepit Location 3 – By The Docks
The next firepit you have to find is close to the docks, or west of them.
As you can see in my screenshot you’ll find it near the path leading towards Eivor’s longhouse, on a small hill.
Firepit Location 4 – Along Nene River
Moving on, we have another AC Valhalla firepit, southeast of the docks.
This is also a bit tricky to find especially because Synin seems to suffer from some sort of blindness.
Regardless, you’ll find it on the southeastern shore of the Nene River, and you can actually see the docks in the second screenshot below.
Firepit Location 5 – In The Southeastern Woods
From your previous location, move northeast and you’ll find the fifth firepit.
It is located in the woods, on top of a hill overseeing the village.
To locate it faster use the icon on my map below.
Firepit Location 6 – North From The Stables
North of your stables you can find the sixth Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Spiritual Defense firepit.
As you can see in my second screenshot it’s located by a wooden bridge and you can also see Eivor’s stables in the distance.
Firepit Location 7 – On Top Of The Waterfall
Also north of your settlement, is the seventh firepit you have to lit.
Simply look for it on top of the waterfall overseeing Ravensthorpe.
Firepit Location 8 – Across Nene River
And finally, we have the last firepit location which is by far the hardest to find, because, again Synin is partially blind.
To find it, you’ll have to cross the Nene River and head to the hill south of your village.
The location is well known because it’s basically the same hill where Eivor learns the Leap of Faith.
How To Finish AC Valhalla Spiritual Defense Quest
Good, so now that you found all firepits around Ravensthorpe, it’s time to return to Ake who has one last task for you.
The next part is pretty straightforward. Simply follow Ake to a hill nearby and you’ll have to interact with a totem.
Again, this event can only be completed during the night, so meditate if needed.
Once you interact with the totem, you’ll trigger a small fighting sequence against some sort of ghosts. Defeat them, then the quest ends.
Ake returns to his daily duties and you’ll receive 140 Festival Coins you can spend at Norvid’s Shop.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Viking Brawl: How To Win All Rounds, Rewards, Hidden Opponents & Game Crashes
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 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:
- Win Thyra’s Twirling Targets Archery Challenge by scoring over 1200 points and you’ll get the chance to fight Thyra the Sharp Shooter during the fourth round
- Complete the Egg Hunt quest and find all Ostara Baskets of Eggs to unlock Alwin the Egg Collector. If you do this he will replace the random fighter during the seventh round
- Finally, finish the AC Valhalla Easter Brawl competition at least once, and defeat the Goliath during the 10th round to unlock The Sparring Siblings. They will replace the random fighter during the fifth round
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.
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!”
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Egg Hunt: How To Find All Baskets Of Eggs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.