Assassin's Creed Valhalla: How to build your settlement

Assassins Creed Valhalla England Settlement
Assassins Creed Valhalla England Settlement (Image credit: Windows Central / Jared Eden)

Assassin's Creed Valhalla brings the experience of raiding medieval English shores straight into the hands of the player. When you're heading into new, dangerous lands it's usually a good idea to have a type of base camp. In the case of Eivor, this means establishing a settlement to start a brand new life in this strange land. What once was a bandit infested ruin will become a large bustling hub of trade and life in England. Use these handy tips to help your settlement grow quickly.

Where do I find my Settlement?

Assassins Creed Valhalla Ravensthorpe Settlement Map

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It will take a couple of hours or more before you can start your settlement, depending on how long you want to stay in the first area before sailing off to England. Once you arrive in England, you will quickly arrive at your new home. Rid the bandits in your new settlement and get settled in. Check over your gear, upgrade some items, and get ready to travel the rivers of England.

How do I build and upgrade my Settlement?

Building your settlement is quite simple. You will have multiple buildings in your new little town that provide different services and benefits. From shops, blacksmithing, a stable, to even having a shipyard, there is a lot to build. All buildings do require two types of materials though. You will need both supplies and raw materials, acquired by raiding and looting chests.

Assassins Creed Valhalla Settlement Building Upgrade

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There are only a limited number of buildings at the very start. Your settlement will need to level up to access more varieties of services and buildings. There are six levels of upgrades for your entire settlement. To level up your town, build new services and forge alliances with new territories. Forging alliances with territories is the natural quest progression for the game itself, so it will coincide with your settlement.

Where do I find upgrading materials?

Assassins Creed Valhalla Raiding Gold Chest Raw Materials

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Raiding and pillaging is an easy way to obtain supplies and raw materials to upgrade your settlement. Using your longboat, take to the rivers of England and raid large towns along the river banks. These settlements provide a decent amount of rewards but are always heavily guarded.

Be careful that you do not venture into higher-level territory during your raids, too. Some towns sit on the border territory that could be out of your level range. Double-check the map before you start the raid. Look for a golden icon near the edge of the river, or docks of a town to conduct a raid. You can also look on the map for the icon that looks like a red, double-crossed ax to verify that it can be raided.

Assassins Creed Valhalla Raiding Rivers Edge

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There are also bandit outposts and villages that are perfect for a quick pillaging. Small towns are usually scattered between the larger English settlements and don't usually provide a large number of resources. Even though they may be smaller and provide less, they are very quick and easy to conquer. Keep in mind, you won't be able to conduct raids on these small villages and bandit outposts. You will have to go in solo, wreak havoc and take the loot or sneak in silently.

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