Equine Attack achievement in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Equine Attack

Assassinate an enemy from your horse

Equine Attack-65.4
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How to unlock the Equine Attack achievement

  • Metal CrusherMetal Crusher569,046
    10 Nov 2020 10 Nov 2020 16 Nov 2020
    14 0 11
    This achievement can easily be unlocked very early in the game.

    You can unlock this achievement as early as in the beginning of the story mission “Rude Awakening” in Fornburg, Norway at the beginning of the game. This is where I unlocked it.

    Rude Awakening is the first opportunity you are able to assassinate an enemy from your horse as assassinating enemies is introduced to you in the story mission "The Prodigal Prince" which is directly before it.

    - Call your horse by holding cn_left on the directional pad.

    - Mount your horse by pressing cn_Y.

    - Press cn_B to crouch on your horse.

    - Silently approach an unsuspecting enemy and the “Assassinate” prompt will show up.

    - Press cn_RB to assassinate from your horse.
    The achievement should unlock immediately after.

    There are some practice dummies in Fornburg, Norway (close to the docks) that you can use to assassinate from your horse.

    This is a video of how it is done:

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    Scotty x360a@Petals4Armor me too, done this loads of times, even on dummies but it won't unlock.
    Posted by Scotty x360a on 15 Nov at 11:06
    PunkSXEThis is also not unlocking for me. The only bugged achievement so far
    Posted by PunkSXE on 20 Nov at 21:25
    BookewormFor the bugged achievements in this game, including this one, I found clearing the system cache worked. I tried this probably 20 times and couldn’t get it to unlock, cleared the cache, and then it popped on the next attempt. So I’ve taken to making a save each time I expect an achievement top pop or track, and if it doesn’t I clear the cache and do it again and it’s working fine. Seems to be something on the Xbox side because of the quick-resume feature.
    Posted by Bookeworm on 23 Nov at 08:23
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  • Maka91Maka911,188,988
    10 Nov 2020 11 Nov 2020 11 Nov 2020
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    Most easily done on your settlement once reaching England.

    Mount your horse (hold dpad left to call it), and then press B to crouch on top of the horse. You can do an assassination from this position on any of the practice targets around the settlement. Just make sure its a killing blow for it to count. You can weaken the practice dummy with a melee or ranged attack.
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    Chief0fZombiesAnother good spot to get this is in England during the Bartering Quest in Ledecestrescire. Upon reaching Tomasradir and talking at the Gate, the settlement will be passive. However the Fighters are still showing Red. Simply crouch on horse and assassinate any of them and reload save to be passive again.
    Posted by Chief0fZombies on 21 Nov at 10:04
  • TheWelshHuntTheWelshHunt806,617
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    Do NOT utilise quick resume for this game as it seems doing so somehow glitches the achievement out!! Completely quit out and go back into it!

    So this is a relatively simple achievement, and I say relatively because it would be potentially tricky to do with a human enemy.

    So there are 2 points in the game you practise assassinating training dummys. One is early on in Fornburg when Basim is "Showing you the way of the assassins".

    The other is when you get to England and set up your settlement...
    What you need to do here is unlock "The Hidden Ones" guild and you will have a chat with Hysham and a small mission (Learn how to perform Leap Of Faith).

    After this, the dummys appear.
    So call your horse by holding the cn_left on dpad.
    Jump on using cn_Y.
    When you are next to a target, press cn_RB until its health bar has a small fraction to go.
    Next, press cn_B to go on top of your horse.
    Then, as long as you get the "Assassinate cn_RB" prompt showing.. by all means press RB and the achievement should unlock.

    Hope this helps!

  • joely84joely84479,045
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    To add to the other already useful guides below is where I achieved this achievement:

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    There is a camp here (where my arrow icon is, not the marker). This is the North of East Anglia. Heading in from the back. There's a video below with the method I used.

    First call your horse by pressing and holding cn_left and cn_Y to mount the hose. When on the horse press cn_B to crouch on top of it, from here walking close to an enemy facing away from you press cn_RB to assassinate.

    (FYI this is a direct capture from the Xbox so it doesn't show the achievement popping, but the video is from when I received the achievement).

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