Released on 10 November, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes the long-running franchise to Scandinavia and the British Isles. Taking on the role of the fearsome Viking Eivor Wolf-Kissed, traversing the beautifully rendered frozen Fjords or the eery English country can be full of dangers.
To help prepare you for this journey, we have all the Valhalla controls for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC gamers right here.
With a few changes to the combat dynamics and other aspects from previous Assassin’s Creed titles, you can find all of the default controls and a few tips to hit the ground running in your new Norse life.
In this Assassin’s Creed Valhalla controls guide, the analogues on either console controller are shown as L and R, with the buttons on either d-pad denoted as Up, Right, Down, and Left. Pressing down on either analogue to activate its button is shown as L3 and R3.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Default console controls
Whether you’re playing on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or either of the next-gen consoles, these are default settings for the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla controls.
|Action||PS4 / PS5 Controls||Xbox One / Series X Controls|
|Sprint / Gallop||L3||L3|
|Odin’s Sight||R3 (Hold)||R3 (Hold)|
|Dismount||O (Hold)||B (Hold)|
|Climb Down||O (Hold)||B (Hold)|
|Dive Underwater||O (Hold)||B (Hold)|
|Parkour||X (Hold)||A (Hold)|
|Swim Up||X (Hold) while underwater||A (Hold) while underwater|
|Roll||Square (Hold)||X (Hold)|
|Assassinate||R1 (Enemy must be unaware of your presence)||RB (Enemy must be unaware of your presence)|
|Call Mount||Left (Hold)||Left (Hold)|
|Quick Actions Wheel: Disguise Torch Use Horn Call Longship Meditate Call Mount||Down (Hold, R to Select)||Down (Hold, R to select)|
|Photo Mode||L3 + R3||L3 + R3|
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Default PC controls layout
Here are all of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC controls that you need to know, including when you’re on land, at sea, or in the skies.
|Navigate||W, S, A, D|
|Sprint / Lunge / Gallop||Shift|
|Follow Road / River / Auto Movement||Z|
|Camera||Up, Down, Left, Right|
|Lock Target||Mouse Wheel Click|
|Odin’s Sight||V (Hold)|
|Dismount / Release Object / Dive Underwater / Drop Down||C|
|Parkour / Swim Up||Space Bar|
|Dodge / Roll||Alt|
|Left Hand Action||Q|
|Aim / Ranged Abilities||Right-Click|
|Heavy Attack||Left-Click + Shift|
|Swap Weapons||Shift + T|
|Quick Actions Wheel:||G|
|Call Long Ship||J|
|Whistle / Call Mount||X / X (Hold)|
|Tobii Eye Calibration||F12|
Valhalla Raven PC Controls
|Navigation||W, A, S, D|
|Place Marker||Left Click|
|Remove All Markers||C|
|Stationary Mode||Right Click|
Valhalla Longship PC Controls
|Navigation||W, A, S, D|
|Open / Close Sail||Space Bar|
How to customise and remap controls in Valhalla
If the default controller layout isn’t to your liking, you can completely customise the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla controls by mapping each button.
To do this, simply head to the Pause Menu by pressing Options/Menu, and then pressing Left on the d-pad will take you to the Main Menu. From here, select Options and navigate to the Controller Tab using R1/RB, scroll to Customise Controls under the Controller section, and this will enable you to remap the buttons to suit your preferences.
How to manually save and load games in Valhalla
Saving Assassin’s Creed Valhalla whenever you want is very easy. Just head to the Main Menu from within the pause screen, and then select the ‘Save’ option.
To load a previously saved game, again, head to the Main Menu, select ‘Load’ and then choose the saved progress that you wish to load.
How Stamina works in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The latest battle mechanic to enter Assassin’s Creed is Stamina. In Valhalla, your Stamina is represented by a bar on the HUD.
Keeping your Stamina up during a fight is paramount: depleting the bar will cause you to lose your ability to dodge attacks and protect yourself with your shield. Stamina depletes as you dodge or block enemy attacks with your shield. Performing unsuccessful light, heavy, and special attacks also consume Stamina.
Over time, your Stamina will replenish, but performing successful light attacks will increase the speed at which it refills. Using Abilities will regenerate all your Stamina.
As you can tell, the newly introduced Stamina mechanic will force a more tactical and methodical approach when it comes to engaging enemies of all levels, so be sure to manage the bar wisely.
So, you’re now all set for your journey through the wild Viking world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla!