The Assassin’s Creed community has recently become infatuated with a weapon called ‘Nodens’ Arc’ — a futuristic-looking Isu bow that can be found in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Players first got their hands on the bow when an unbreakable rock was discovered on an island in the snowy North of the map. By fiddling with game saves, it was possible to obtain Nodens’ Arc from the rock — although this clearly wasn’t the intended method.
And so players started to investigate the ‘real’ way to unlock the mythical weapon.
As it turns out, all of the necessary clues came with the collector’s edition of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which includes a number of items that feature the mysterious Isu language. Not only did players manage to translate these words, they also began to connect the dots, discovering a series of instructions that would lead them to Nodens’ Arc.
It’s all explained in the above video from Access The Animus.
The gist of it is that the previously unbreakable rock needs to be smashed apart with Excalibur — another legendary weapon that can be found in-game — at a specific time of day (sunset, in this case). It all sounds reasonably simple when you write it down like that, but the fact that the community was able to piece all of this together is seriously impressive.
Will you be tracking this powerful bow down yourself? Eye a suspicious rock in the comments section below.