Update: Assassin's Creed Odyssey is getting a Viking-themed "Northern Traveller" item set

By Heidi Nicholas,
Update: The Northern Traveller's armour set is now available as a free club reward in the UbiClub store.


Original story: There's still a bit of a wait until Assassin's Creed Valhalla releases on 17th November, but you'll soon be able to pass the time in Assassin's Creed Odyssey by dressing Kassandra (or Alexios, but obviously Kassandra) up as a lookalike Viking with the Northern Traveler's set:

Northern Traveler's set

It's not referred to as linked to Valhalla, but the helmet and axe in particular, plus the fur/leather look of the armour gives the set a definite Viking-themed appearance. It's described as an item set, so apart from armour and the axe, we might get a themed mount, ship's crew or ship skin as well. Ubisoft hasn't made it clear whether this will be a paid addition to the store or something we can earn for free in the game, but the comment on the Ubisoft forum that we'll get more details on "availability and unlock conditions in the near future" certainly sounds promising for a free update.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla might not release for several months, but we've had a lot of new info to keep us entertained in the meantime. The first Ubisoft Forward digital showcase gave us new trailers and a gameplay overview, and we've since learnt that Valhalla will have the "largest variety" of enemy archetypes in any AC game."

We'll let you know when Ubisoft shares more of their plans for either Odyssey or Valhalla. What do you think of the Northern Traveler's set? Let us know in the comments!
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!