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Assassin's Creed Valhalla: How to upload a Viking raider for your friends

Assassins Creed Valhalla Barracks Location
Assassins Creed Valhalla Barracks Location (Image credit: Android Central)

While the Assassin's Creed games haven't brought back the multiplayer mode that defined the early online days of titles like Brotherhood, there is a way for you to aid your friends online in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Once you progress far enough, you can create a Viking raider, or Jomsviking, to upload online. From there, your friends who are also playing will eventually see your raider and be able to bring them in. Here's how to upload a Viking raider for your friends.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: How to upload a Viking raider for your friends

First off, you can't make a Jomsviking until you arrive in England. This will take at least a couple of hours of progressing through the main story, longer if you choose to do side content in Norway first.

  1. Once you've arrived in England, work on the Settling Down quest.

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  1. Continue this quest until you've built a Blacksmith shop for Gunner.
  2. Now, go to the Docks. You'll find a signpost for building a barracks.
  3. Build the Barracks for 400 Supplies and 30 Raw Materials.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla online raider Creating and uploading a Jomsviking

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Now that your Barracks is built, Speak to the old woman with a ledger near the Barracks. She'll discuss setting up a right-hand warrior. Once you do so, you can customize your Jomsviking, selecting from pre-determined faces, choosing whether they are male or female, and altering the weapons and armor used.

Make sure you're happy with the chosen sex and appearance of your raider because, unfortunately, these can't be changed after uploading. There's also currently no way to delete your Jomsviking. Hopefully this is something Ubisoft changes moving forward. Once you're sure you're happy with the selection, press Assign and you'll be all set.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla online raider Recruiting a Jomsviking

Unfortunately, you can't directly recruit your friends' Jomsvikings, and getting them to show up isn't an exact science. What you'll need to do is periodically check around the Barracks. From time to time, different raiders will appear and eventually, you'll see the Jomsviking your friend uploaded, which will be noted on the recruitment menu. Once they've shown up, just pay the 100 Silver and they'll be available for your raiding party.

Raid and plunder

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a sprawling RPG where choices matter as you lead your clan to victory in England. Editor Jennifer Locke wrote in her Assassin's Creed Valhalla review that "though the story seems unnecessarily long, it's a fun Viking tale mixed with the series' own flare and sci-fi elements."

If you find yourself struggling at any point, make sure to consult the tips and tricks needed for beginners.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on PlayStation on Android Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert