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'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' PC Players Are (Kinda) Stealing Premium Store Items

'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' PC Players Are (Kinda) Stealing Premium Store Items

Well, looting’s in the spirit of the game, so…

Mike Diver

Mike Diver

Players of Assassin's Creed Valhalla on PC have found, I guess, a loophole that's enabling them to acquire premium gear and items from the in-game store, for free. Which, NGL, makes sense to me in a game that's a lot about robbin', lootin' and stealin'. But I don't suppose this is going down all that well with the game's makers at Ubisoft.

As covered here by Eurogamer, players are using memory scanning software, Cheat Engine, to gain access to outfits that you're supposed to pay for, or that were only provided in premium editions of the game. These include the Berserker, Draugr, Huldufolk and Valkyrie packs. Eurogamer's Emma Kent was able to use the software herself, to verify that, yep, if you're playing Ubi's acclaimed open-worlder on PC, you could get yourself some new loot, for nowt.

Now, nobody - especially not us - is condoning this kind of behaviour. But if in-game spend and/or a whole lot of grinding and collecting really isn't what you're into, this is an option. For as long as it remains valid, that is.

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But there's more. The same Eurogamer report reveals that some very naughty PC players have gone further still, and used the Cheat Engine software to get their virtual hands on content that hasn't even been released yet. These include an Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood-inspired outfit for ACV's protagonist, Eivor, and a version of the game's gigantic wolf mount, Hati, which appears to be straight out of Hell. Or, I guess, Hel, one 'l', if we're sticking with the Norse mythology take on the fiery place down below.

Whether or not Ubisoft will take action to stop all of this premium item pinching remains to be seen. Honestly, what with it sort of being in keeping with the game's themes, I think they should leave it as it is. You wanna take the risk with the software on your computer? You go ahead. Whatever happens, it's surely less painful than a Dane's axe to the noggin.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is out now - and pretty much the whole GAMINGbible team is enjoying it, quite a lot. A rarity, given our wildly diverse tastes. And on these very pages, you can read about why it's the best Assassin's Creed game since Black Flag, and why the game's side-quests are the stuff of legend.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed Valhalla