A Cruel Destiny
Welcome to the guide for the quest A Cruel Destiny in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. A Cruel Destiny is a pivotal mission in the saga of Eivor, where strategic combat and key decisions await. Follow this guide to raid Nottfall, confront Kjotve, and pursue his son Gorm.
Step 1: Speak with Sigurd
- At the beginning of the mission, you’ll find yourself in Forli.
- Your first task is to locate and converse with Sigurd, marked by the teal objective on your map.
- Navigate to the small fort tower, ascend it, and engage in dialogue with Sigurd.
- After expressing your determination to defeat Kjotve, you’ll witness a significant cutscene and regain control of Eivor, ready for the battle ahead.
Step 2: Battle Kjotve
- The confrontation with Kjotve will test your combat skills.
- As the fight commences, remember that if you fall, Odin himself will revive you, allowing you to resume the battle.
- To effectively challenge Kjotve, dodge his lethal red attacks, block the orange ones, and either parry or dodge his standard strikes.
- Focus on reducing his stun bar, but don’t overly rely on stun attacks as they only deplete a quarter of his health.
- After he tosses you into a pit, watch for a new attack where Kjotve charges at you with a dead body.
- Overcome this and you’ll be rewarded with another intriguing cutscene.
Step 3: Raid the Village
- Following Kjotve’s defeat, you’ll need to raid the village.
- The front entrance will be inaccessible, so veer left and scale a small cliff to find a wheel mechanism.
- Use it with the X/A button to utilize an adjacent rope for lifting.
- Proceed forward and descend behind the gate using a rope slide.
- Destroy the door’s lock and open it, allowing your crew to infiltrate.
Step 4: Open the Final Gate
- Your next task is to unlock the final gate.
- Head toward the sole visible objective on your screen and break the door’s two locks.
- Engage with the door by pressing Triangle/Y to fling it open, signaling a surge of enemies you must defeat.
- Following the skirmish, you’ll need to locate Gorm in the village temple.
Step 5: Pursue Gorm
- Venture inside the temple and clamber up.
- Then, leap out of the window situated to your left (when facing the rear of the building).
- This will trigger a cutscene where Gorm makes his escape.
- Descend and report back to Sigurd to conclude the mission.
Now that A Cruel Destiny has been completed, proceed to the next quest in your adventure, Birthrights, as you continue to explore the rich world and story of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.