Overdesign II achievement in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Overdesign II

While on fire during a fight, kill 3 hard difficulty soldiers without breaking their shields

Overdesign II-2.8
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How to unlock the Overdesign II achievement

  • iTz SiNZ v2iTz SiNZ v2569,605
    26 Nov 2020 26 Nov 2020 27 Dec 2020
    151 6 86
    I have a much easier method for this Achievement.

    You'll want to unlock the skill called "Missile Reversal". You'll find it down in the Raven Tree (Assassination Tree / Yellow Tree).

    You'll want to make sure that you're low enough level so that the enemies in the area have a red skull. You'll want to head to the area Werham in South West Hamtunscire and proceed to the northern entrance as shown in Powerpyx's guide. This area is great as there's a lot of Standard Bearers there. Hamtunscire is a Level 340 area, so make sure you're no higher than Power Level 300.

    Next, all you need to do is aggravate the Standard Bearers, then go to a nearby thatched roof and set it on fire. Stand on the thatched roof and the Standard Bearers will start throwing spears at you. Simply press the LB when the Spear is about to hit you and Eivor will grab it and throw it back, doing a considerable amount of damage whilst being on fire from the thatched roof.

    It really is that simple.

    *EDIT 06/12/20202*

    Credit to @Danny Bizz & @Kleptojack

    Some people have had success doing this achievement as 3 separate fights (Kill one, go hide, kill another etc.) instead of killing 3 of them in one go. Other people have had to kill more than 3 (anywhere up to 10 or so). This Achievement is definitely temperamental so keep persevering.

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    YaIrishMick96What do you do if you're already max level? I didn't realise there was this achievement and now no enemies are "hard" to count for this achievement
    Posted by YaIrishMick96 on 05 Apr at 18:57
    NewbieKenobi@YalrishMick96 just remove a bunch of skillpoints in your skilltree so you are 40 pts below an area recommendation. That way they will be Hard. Just did this in a 90 area, I was power 76. I removed 16 skillpoints and lowered my power to 50 and bam!
    Posted by NewbieKenobi on 10 Apr at 11:04
    YaIrishMick96Ah I didn't know you could respec I must have missed that. Thanks!
    Posted by YaIrishMick96 yesterday at 14:43
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  • Apostle92627Apostle92627452,600
    27 Nov 2020 14 Nov 2020 24 Mar 2021
    33 17 54
    UPDATE: There's a glitch where if you play Orlog and wait until after the coin flip, you can fast travel and the enemies won't see you. You can then go to Werham and get the achievement. I know this works because I personally tested it. Try killing a guard close to the fire to make it more likely you kill him before you burn out.

    Video that shows this and the assassinate 10 enemies one working:

    (NOTE 1: I take no credit for this video.)

    NEW UPDATE: Neo Yggdrasill says:

    Apparently this wasn't patched in December but it was patched with the 1.1.2 update in February. If you haven't played the game since before the update and therefore haven't updated it you can still go offline first and play on the older patch. I'll try to do this later, I'm still on 1.0.4, I've spent hours on this already back in November and even with this glitch I wasn't able to do it. Hopefully it works this time.

    NOTE 2: I'll leave the legit way up in case you want to get it legitimately.

    I found this video:

    Credit: Powerpyx

    NOTE 3: You actually need to see the fire debuff above your health bar in order for the kill to count.

    According to Powerpyx, you need to be at least 40 levels below. You can drop their health really low, then set yourself on fire. Kill three in one battle while you're on fire to get the achievement. You don't need to worry about the fire going out; as long as you're on fire when you land the killing blow, you should be fine.
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    Apostle92627I've updated my solution giving Neo Yggdrasill credit.
    Posted by Apostle92627 on 24 Mar at 14:59
    Neo YggdrasillWell, turns out you can't just get achievements offline like that, I didn't know that was a thing on the Xbox one. The achievement can still pop later if you go online and start the game but that requires updating obviously. It didn't pop for me when I updated but I just got it legitimately immediately afterwards and I only had to kill 3 guards. Might be a coincidence but maybe they fixed something? No clue.
    Posted by Neo Yggdrasill on 24 Mar at 19:13
    Apostle92627Glad you were able to get it legit!
    Posted by Apostle92627 on 24 Mar at 19:41
  • Fristi61Fristi61241,025
    25 Nov 2020 26 Nov 2020 01 Dec 2020
    12 4 6
    A bit of an easier solution than the existing video guide, which makes things more difficult than it needs to be.

    Let's get a few things straight first:
    -You do NOT need to kill the 3 soldiers in a single fight. In fact, I got it across multiple days, with my game and xbox being entirely shut off in between.
    -Any shield-bearing enemy will do, so long as you don't break the shield prior to killing them. Shielded ceorls that put their shields on their back to switch to a two-handed weapon they picked up from the ground will still count, so they are your easiest targets due to their vulnerability to ranged attacks.
    -Your in-game difficulty setting doesn't matter, you can get this achievement on easy (skald). The only thing that matters is that your power level is low enough that the enemy in question is displayed with the red skull next to their health bar. You can always lower your power level by unassigning your skill points.
    -The most difficult thing is simply being on fire while dealing the finishing blow, since the fire effect disappears quickly. The best thing is to just stand on a perpetually burning area so you will constantly be reignited.
    Setting a thatch rooftop on fire and climbing on top of it to kill enemies with your bow is probably the best way, since the rooftop burns for a really long time and gives you some room to move around.

    In summary, the method is as follows:
    -Go to a region of which the recommended power level is sufficiently high compared to your own power level that it displays with a red skull on the map. Lower your current power level by unassigning skill points if necessary.
    -Find a village with thatch rooftops and shielded enemies. (The location in southern Hamtunscire used in Powerpyx's guide works, but there should be many villages in high level areas that work just as well)
    -Do yourself a favor and (temporarily) switch the difficulty to easy, because you will likely take a bunch of damage whilst derping around to set yourself on fire.
    -Weaken the shielded enemies first without killing them or breaking their shields. This can be done using abilities or by dodging around them and attacking from behind.
    -Climb on top of a thatch roof, drop a torch on it to set it on fire, wait until you catch fire yourself and try to finish off the enemies with your bow. It is annoying to kill a shielded enemy at range while on fire, and some of your kills might get stolen by the fire damage over time your arrows will also inflict.
    -Restock on arrows and rations, then rinse and repeat in the next village until the achievement pops.

    NOTE: The achievement can still be glitchy/fussy even when done seemingly correctly and it may take more than 3 kills to get your achievement.
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    thEhiRtEIn addition to above mentioned, a good place to this: harbor Glowecestrescire (220) right next to the longhouse is a circle of roman columns. Here i found four shield bearer plus some adds.
    I was at lvl 160 when i did the achievement here. However i noted that i needed to do three of them in a single fight and more importantly it only counted when i was fully covered in flames. Camp fires or those fire bowles u might find there everywhere didnt work for me. Therefore i have burned down the roof of the hut right next to it and finally it worked and achievement popped.
    Hope that helps anybody.
    Posted by thEhiRtE on 30 Nov 20 at 10:08
    Fristi61@thEhirtE Thanks. All I know is that for me, on the Xbox One version, I launched the game to pick up trying for the achievement where I left off the day before, and I only killed 2 people since launching the game before the achievement popped.
    So I don't think it has to be 3 in a row (it also doesn't indicate that in the achievement description at all, and other people have reported getting it without doing it in a single fight as well).
    I think more likely it's just extremely finicky/buggy with when it counts an enemy as being a successful kill and it will often just not register, making it seem like there's a hidden extra requirement of some kind when it is probably just kind of random.
    Posted by Fristi61 on 01 Dec 20 at 09:58
    Crescent EagleIs anyone seemingly currently unable to unlock this achievement? I definitely did this correctly, on fire the whole time, against 3 shielded standard-bearers, never broke their shields. Try 4 separate times and it still won't unlock.
    Posted by Crescent Eagle on 03 Dec 20 at 06:30
  • oneEyEstang22oneEyEstang221,020,152
    03 Dec 2020 03 Dec 2020 06 Dec 2020
    5 0 4
    Ok here is what I did and it was super easy go to Werham in Hamtunscire (bottom left) as stated in the other guides this is a great place to do it. Make sure you see the soldiers with the big shields and make a manual save. Now hit them to lower their stats if you to make it faster or just go to a straw roof top and set it on fire while you stand on it. You will be burning and you can now just shoot arrows at the soldiers with the big shields and kill them. I did drop my skills down to 175 so that I had the red skulls showing on the soldiers.

    Also you can use a predator bow with guided arrows if you are breaking the shields, thanks to Frostblade468 for this info.
  • TheWelshHuntTheWelshHunt859,727
    27 Nov 2020 28 Nov 2020 28 Nov 2020
    5 5 3
    So at this particular moment in time, there is a glitch which enables God mode making this achievement 8264284 times easier... (If it gets patched i will delete this.)

    (I know this isn't the intended way and some people may not like it but this is up for those who struggle with this or other bosses.)

    So what you need to do is go to a place where you can play orlog (The dice game) and this is available after you beat story arcs and your people are settled there.

    You will get the chance to choose heads or tails, pick one AND AS SOON AS YOU SEE THE COIN FLIP ON SCREEN, PAUSE AND GO TO YOUR WORLD MAP!!

    Go to literally any viewpoint in the world and fast travel there.
    When you load up, if your hud has disappeared that means it's worked!

    So now, no enemy can kill you or even acknowledge your presence (Ignorant shits haha)

    Anyway, next head all the way north to Hamtunscire.
    On the map there is a main village and just below that with a viewpoint is where you need to go to get this.

    Make sure your level is at least 40 levels below this area (Making sure the enemies have a red skull next to their name).
    Obviously legit, you would need to weaken them first, then they can throw fire bombs at you to get on fire to get the final kill in.

    With god mode on, they walk around but don't attack, so you can either set something on fire, whistle next to an enemy to lure them to your location and with one or two heavy attacks they die.
    The best method seems to be, plenty of thatched (hay) roofs about.. find an enemy with a shield (this can be any enemy btw, as long as they have a shield).. set it on fire so your constantly burning, then either jump down and heavy hit them, or keep hitting them with your bow after weakening them first.

    Either way, this achievement for the time being just got a little easier.

    Apologies for the long explanation, so here's a potato... 🥔

    12 Dec 2020 12 Dec 2020 12 Dec 2020
    0 2 0
    I got this last night it just has not registered on the site yet because I went through all of my scans. After 3 hours of this not registering for me I used the godmode glitch with the dice player. I came back To the final South village In Hampton and I did one of the guys by the church. There is a Hay barrel there that I threw a torch in, got caught on fire and then used my arrow to head shot him. I then went back by the gate and lit one of those wood stacks directly to the right side of the gate if you are looking at the back of the enemies from the inside. As soon as I got caught on fire, I used my ability that lets me slow down time and shoot 5 arrows and I shot them each in the head and it popped right away.
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