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Horses are invaluable companions in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Aside from fast travel, they're easily the quickest and most efficient way of exploring the gorgeous open world - although they're not without their limitations.
As you may know if you've played through Ubisoft's 2020 adventure, your steed will follow you pretty much anywhere... right up until the moment you reach a body of water. Your horse can't swim, see, which is less than ideal when exploring an open-world game that's filled with rivers and lakes.
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Except of course this doesn't remain an issue for very long. Most of you are probably aware that it's entirely possible to teach your horse to swim through any body of water by heading back to your Viking settlement and upgrading the stables. It's not difficult to do, doesn't take many resources, and is absolutely one of the most useful enhancements you can get.
Unfortunately for Reddit user Llama-Lamp, this upgrade is not something they were aware of until they were 100 hours into Assassin's Creed Valhalla. It's definitely the kind of thing that would've been handy to know about at least 70 or 80 hours sooner, right?
"I feel so stupid," Llama-Lamp confessed over on the Assassin's Creed subreddit. "I've been cursing every time I cross a river only to be thrown off my horse, and only to now realise I can train the god damn thing to SWIM and have more stamina."
They add they're not entirely sure how they missed this or went through the entire game dealing with their horses' nonsense, before concluding that it's better to have found out after 100 hours rather than not at all.
Our hapless hero can at least take some comfort in the fact they're not alone in their ignorance. While the replies to their post suggest that the vast majority were already well aware that horses could learn to swim, a small handful expressed their shock at the news. Hopefully we've all learned a valuable lesson today about paying proper attention to in-game tutorials and messages.