Assassin's Creed: Valhalla combat will reflect the grittiness and brutality of the Viking Age while stealthy players will get to feign death, manually use their hood and blend into crowd with social stealth feature.
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla promises a lot of upgrades and changes over its predecessors and it is safe to say that fans of the franchise have been pretty excited about some of these new additions. Ubisoft have shared a couple of new details about the game's combat and stealth, both of which have been criticised in previous games.
In the latest interview, the publisher confirmed that the popular features social stealth is back in the game for the first time since Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. Players will have the ability to manually use their hood ,nearby people and situations to blend into the crowd.
On top of this, there are some new features such as feign death ability, making its debut in the series. The hidden blade is also back as revealed earlier and will one-shot kill enemies if the timing of the assassination is perfect. This sounds pretty interesting and suggests that enemies will probably have weak spots just like earlier speculated.
For those who prefer straight on action over sneaking, Ubisoft have a lot of improvements in store. They say that the combat will reflect the grittiness and brutality of the Viking Age and the feeling of impact during visceral combat. This is something that received a lot of attention from Ubisoft and it is also reflected in both ranged and stealth approach.
You can read the full interview here.