Assassin's Creed Valhalla lets you customize the difficulty of various gameplay elements like stealth, combat and exploration, giving you the reins over how easy or hard a time you want to have in its world.
There are three main AC Valhalla exploration difficulty options to choose from – Adventurer, Explorer, and Pathfinder – but the game doesn't give that many details as to what exactly it is they do.
This, in turn, may leave you unsure as to whether or not you picked the right one for your playstyle, which is not something that a Viking should worry about. In our Assassin's Creed Valhalla exploration difficulty guide, we'll clear up what each available option does.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Exploration Difficulty
The Assassin's Creed Valhalla exploration difficulty options alter different elements on the in-game HUD which, in turn, can push you towards having to figure out more stuff on your own.
Adventurer is the most lenient of the three. It always lets you know when you can pick up missions in your vicinity and shows search zones on the map. It also shows more objectives on your compass, as well as the distance between you and them.
Explorer retains most of Adventurer's elements but provides less guidance when it comes to missions that require you to scout an entire area. You'll need to rely more on the hints given by the quest.
Pathfinder is the third and toughest AC Valhalla exploration difficulty options. You're no longer notified of nearby missions, having to keep an eye out for them yourself.
The distance to your objectives is also no longer shown, but your trusty bird companion can help with that. Lastly, you'll find fewer marks on your compass.
There's also a fourth Custom option that lets you alter individual elements. Difficulty options can be changed at will from the Gameplay section of the Options menu.
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