For those still exploring the vast world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft has added an unexpected, yet touching tribute to The Prodigy’s late frontman, Keith Flint. The discovery was made by Rock Paper Shotgun guides editor Jake Green, who posted the details of the Easter Egg to Twitter.
A screenshot pinpoints the exact location that players will need to reach to discover this small tribute for themselves, which can be found in the Essexe – unsurprising, as Keith Flint was from modern day Essex.
The tribute is littered with references to the band’s iconic discography and fashion, such as Flint’s infamous ‘Firestarter’ hair. A man, going by the name of Keith with spiked hair interacts with Eivor, inviting them to dance, describing him as “a lover of fine music, this is surely an omen!”
There’s a subtle play on The Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” (translated in the world of Valhalla as “Smack my bishop!”). The world event itself is named The Prodigy.
Location for those who wish to run to it immediately 🙂 pic.twitter.com/CuRwIZ6MhY
— Hell+ BLM (@Hell_Plus) November 15, 2020
Keith Flint passed away in March 2019 at the age of 49, fronting one of the UK’s most successful electronic dance acts with hits including “Breathe”, “Omen” and “Warrior’s Dance“.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla topped the UK physical charts, stealing away a crown retained by Call Of Duty for the last 13 years, as Treyarch’s new sequel, Black Ops Cold War came in second.
42% of Valhalla’s physical sales came from the PlayStation 4, whereas the PlayStation 5, Sony’s next-gen successor, accounted for 18% of copies sold.
Then we move onto the sales recorded for Xbox (40%). Ubisoft sold one ‘Xbox’ SKU for all platforms, which included the Xbox One. This makes it hard to pinpoint which platform sold better.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available now on the PS4, PS5, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, S and Xbox One, Stadia, and PC.