Assassins Creed is a well-known open-world gaming series created by the software company, Ubisoft. The company does well with it, and that won’t change in Assassins Creed Valhalla title. While some criticize the game for technical issues and the lack of innovation, others praise the game for graphics and storyline. The company released the game was released for Windows, PS4, X Box One; Series S; Series X, Stadia, and PS5 from November 10th – November 12th. This 22nd release of the game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal.
The real question is, can the game hold up to previous versions, or will it fall to technical issues. Only time will tell if it becomes as epic as we hope for. We look forward to seeing how the game pans out and the epic moments that make Assassins Creed such a great series. That said, there are some good reasons you will want to use a VPN to play the game. Here are some of our favorites that will provide you with the best options.
How to Use a VPN to Play Assassins Creed Valhalla (PC)
Since this game has so many different platforms, we will address the PC version, first. Here, we’ll use ExpressVPN for the example of how to use a VPN service to play Assassins Creed Valhalla online. First of all, you need to download the VPN client. ExpressVPN offers custom apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can also download their mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.
Now that you’ve had a chance to download and install the software it’s time to connect. Launch the ExpressVPN client and select a server location. Here is the step by step process, when using their Windows client.
- Since a lot of gamers like to connect to servers in the US, we used that country for our guide. ExpressVPN has a large network of servers located all over the world. For early access to games, we often recommend connecting to a server in Australia.
- Once you open it up, we suggest you let the client select your protocol. Typically, it is set to auto by default. If you want to test out different protocols then we suggest trying Lightway (UDP) or IKEv2 for the best performance.
- Click the big round connect button. After a few seconds, you’ll see the circle around the button turn green. There will also be a message letting you know the “VPN is ON”
- You now have an IP address in the USA, as far as anyone can tell online. As such, you can reach any site as if you were sitting there. The same would be true if you connected to a server in the UK or anywhere else in the world.
It is just that easy to do. Now that you have an IP address from an ExpressVPN server in the US, you can game, browse the Internet or watch shows as if you were actually there. Connecting to a server in the UK would give you full access to geo-blocked or censored sites there as well. The same is true for any country.
As you can probably tell by now, a good VPN opens access to content around the world. For those outside the US, the service can help you access popular services like Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora. You still need an account for services like Netflix but the VPN will help you watch US television shows and movies on Netflix as if you were sitting in the United States or any other region you would like to access.
How to Use a VPN to Play Assassins Creed Valhalla (PS5, Xbox Series X, and other consoles)
Again, we’ll use ExpressVPN for the example of how to use a VPN service to play Assassins Creed Valhalla on your game console. They are our favorite VPN for gaming because ExpressVPN manages a very large network that makes the service a great choice for gamers.
The first step to getting set up with ExpressVPN is normally to download the client software for your system. ExpressVPN offers free client software for Windows, Mac, and Linux. In addition to free apps for iOS and Android. Obviously, that won’t work for PS5, Xbox Series X, or Nintendo since the game consoles lack native support for VPN. Luckily, there is still a way to encrypt your gaming traffic and send it through a VPN. The answer is running the VPN through your router. Note: if you don’t need encryption you can use the ExpressVPN MediaStramer (Smart DNS) feature without the need to configure your router. It supports a wide range of gaming consoles.
Depending on what brand and model of router you use, it might support third party VPN services. If so you can get the necessary information from your VPN provider to set up a connection through your router. If you plan on buying a new router for that purpose, make sure that ExpressVPN supports it, first. We highly recommend FlashRouters. Their team takes popular, brand name routers and flashes them with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware. That allows the devices to have far more features than they would with the factory firmware installed. All FlashRouters come pre-configured with support for VPN.
Assassins Creed Valhalla Game Highlights
This game promises all the fun of the older versions, but with Vikings. Set in 873 AD, the game puts you in a fictional battle during the Viking invasion of Britain. You play Eivor, a Viking raider, and lead your fellow Vikings against the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of the land. The character is voiced by Magnus Bruun Nielsen, a Danish actor that is known for his work in The Last Kingdom. The female version of the character is voiced by Cecilie Stenspil. You can customize Eivor’s hair, warpaint, clothing, armor, and tattoos. You can also use flails and greatswords for combat. The game has a familiar structure of main scenario quests, as well as side quests to do. However, you can always go around and just do what you want to do.
Vikings are a popular topic and have been for several years. Shows like Vikings, The Last Kingdom, and others have helped to further romanticize the culture and popularize the shows. It is fun to see one of our favorite franchises take on one of our favorite time periods in history. Although the game may lack some innovation, there is a good chance that you will enjoy playing it, no matter which system you use.
While the game released everywhere at the same time, some places will be better than others to play. That is because of the lag and popularity of the game. Unfortunately, that can cause a big issue inside your game world. The way around that is to connect to a VPN in a less busy area. When you do, the VPN provider will re-route you to the area of your choosing. That way, you won’t have to worry too much about lag. Other reasons to connect to a VPN include distributive denial of service (DDoS) attacks. If you are not aware, those can quickly shut down any gaming you plan on doing. Since those are server-based, you can escape those that want to cause chaos on the different servers.