Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay footage seemingly leaked before Ubisoft Forward

By Heidi Nicholas,
Around 30 minutes of Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay footage seems to have leaked, purporting to show "work in progress" of the game.

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Most videos have already been quickly removed by Ubisoft, but mirrored copies are still doing the rounds on Reddit. The footage — which states clearly that it's a work in progress — hasn't been officially confirmed or denied by Ubisoft yet, so it's well worth taking it with a pinch of salt. It shows Eivor making her way through a settlement, where we see building work, fortifications, and huge defensive walls. We get a look at the surrounding countryside and at combat as Eivor is attacked by wolves. We see more large-scale combat against armed soldiers, as well as dialogue, cutscenes, quest discussion, and a starry skill tree a little reminiscent of Skyrim's.

It does look to be quite early footage. The game doesn't launch until the holiday period, so there's still a long way to go yet. It's not been confirmed where this footage came from; it could even be an earlier version of the game, and it's possible we'll be shown another side of Valhalla at Ubisoft Forward. Nevertheless, if real, this footage gives a longer look than we've yet had of Valhalla, including any possible differences or improvements from Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Either way, we'll find out more at Ubisoft Forward this Sunday, July 12th, at 12:00am PDT / 21:00pm CET / 20:00pm BST. In the meantime, if you're looking for more Valhalla details, we've written about the game's loot system, character, and Viking "rap battles" as well as the return of social stealth and every improvement we want to see when it comes to Xbox Series X.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!