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Assassin's Creed Valhalla pays tribute to The Prodigy's Keith Flint

Who fancies a singalong to "Smack my bishop"?

Players running around in Assassin's Creed Valhalla over the last week or so have already uncovered a few Easter eggs here and there: nods to other games like Dark Souls, for example, and even a quest rife with Tolkien references. But our very own guides editor Jake has found one that's much more heartwarming - a tribute to The Prodigy frontman, Keith Flint, who sadly passed away last year.

On your Viking adventures, you can stumble upon a spiky-haired man named Keith, hanging out with a band in Essex (or Essexe), the home county of The Prodigy. Chatting with him starts a world event (Valhalla's version of sidequests) as he invites you to come and dance along to some tunes.

The song played to dear Eivor includes the lyrics "Smack my bishop!" which is just perfect. Jake tells me there's a note nearby with the lyrics to the song Charly as well.

Eivor standing around "The Prodigy" as they sing "Smack my bishop! Smack my bishop!"
I wonder if they taking requests.
The Prodigy world event title.
This will pop up on screen once the world event is over, in case you weren't completely sure this was a Prodigy reference.

There are clearly some Prodigy fans over at Ubisoft, and this is a great reference for other fans of the band to find. Games are a weird yet lovely way to immortalise and pay tribute to the things we love.

If you've yet to jump into this game yet, Alice Bee recommends it in her Assassin's Creed Valhalla review saying: "it's a lively grab bag of all the best bits from Assassin’s Creed games past."

Jake has been hard at work putting together guides for it, too, so if you need any help check out his excellent Assassin's Creed Valhalla walkthrough, as well as Katharine's Assassin's Creed Valhalla performance guide to help you keep it running smoothly on your PC.

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