Ubisoft’s latest installment to the extensive Assassin’s Creed franchise, Valhalla, boasts a vast open-world that’s loaded with Mysteries to uncover – as indicated by the light blue dots on the map.
One of these types of Mysteries, which are littered across the map, are the Standing Stones, with the most famous of them all being a point of interest in AC Valhalla, Stonehenge.
Here, we’re showing you where to find the over 3,000-year-old monument, as well as how to solve the Stonehenge puzzle in AC Valhalla.
What’s the benefit of completing Standing Stones?
You can find Standing Stones in many places, and they’re one of the best ways to increase Power and level up in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Unlike some Mysteries, Standing Stones don’t just give you a chunk of XP.
Instead, they’re one of three kinds (along with Fly Agaric, Treasures of Britain, and Offering Altars) that give you one full skill point regardless of how much experience is needed to reach that next level of Power.
You’ll also earn some XP just for discovering the location, and get one step closer to completing all the Mysteries in a specific region.
Where do you find Stonehenge on the map?
While the real-world Stonehenge is located in modern-day Wiltshire, England, the version in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is found in the region of Hamtunscire. This will likely be the final region you explore in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, indicated by the Suggested Power of 340 for the area.
You can enter Hamtunscire prior to reaching the Suggested Power of 340, but if you’re significantly below that then you’ll be at higher risk of encountering an enemy you can’t defeat. While there aren’t any enemies at Stonehenge, there are locations you may pass on the way that do have them.
If you’re coming in underpowered, make sure to save often and be careful while making the journey to Stonehenge. It’s not hard to spot once you get close, and is located somewhat centrally in the northern half of Hamtunscire.
You can fast travel to one of the synchronization points around Hamtunscire if they’re available, as all are relatively the same distance from Stonehenge. If they aren’t, you can also arrive by river and go on horseback or travel to Wincestre to start your trek.
What is the solution to the Stonehenge Standing Stones?
With all Standing Stones, the challenge is to position yourself in exactly the right spot with exactly the right camera angle to perfectly recreate a specific symbol. Read the central stone at Stonehenge to get a bit of text about this location and see an image of the symbol you’re trying to recreate.
With some Standing Stones, you need to be positioned on the ground. With others, you need a vantage point from atop a nearby stone. There can also be breakable obstacles blocking your solution, but fortunately that isn’t the case with the Stonehenge Standing Stones.
Stonehenge can feel daunting and confusing at first. Not unlike other Standing Stones throughout Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, there are several markings on other stones that don’t correlate to the final solution.
Unlike those other Standing Stones, Stonehenge is just so darn massive. It’s easy to think you need to be atop one of the many stones, but for Stonehenge you actually need a vantage point from ground level.
However, this one is particularly difficult to get into position for. If you look at the above image, you’ll see the exact spot you need to be in to trigger the solution, and the stone directly above the horse is the central stone you read upon arrival to see the symbol.
When the game zooms in, like the image above, that means you’re likely in the right spot but don’t have the camera just right. Make some minor adjustments, and it should finally trigger.
Again, this one is particularly difficult. If you think you’re in the right spot but it hasn’t solved, just inch around and adjust your camera. Eventually it will be just right.
With the solution done, you’ll earn a Skill Point to increase your Power and have completed the Standing Stones at Stonehenge. Enjoy the view, and check one more of the Mysteries in Hamtunscire off your list.