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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: How to unlock the gates in A Cruel Destiny

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: How to unlock the gates in A Cruel Destiny

One of the early missions in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla entails raiding Kjotve’s Fortress and getting to Gorm. You will raid a fortress with Sigurd, and make your way to the innermost part of the castle. For two parts of this quest, you need to unlock an inner gate and a final gate, but it can be a bit difficult to figure out how to do it. Here’s how to unlock the gates in A Cruel Destiny in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: How to unlock the gates in A Cruel Destiny

There are two sets of gates you need to unlock for A Cruel Destiny quest: the outer gates and the final gates. 

How to unlock the outer gate

The gates can only unlock from the inside, so you need to scale the wall and make your way to the other side. Luckily, your Viking brethren brought some ladders along to help scale the wall. Climb up the ladder and hop down. There are lots of enemies inside, so get ready for battle.

After clearing a path, make your way to the gates. As you approach the gate, you should notice a large slab of wood barricading the door. Use your melee weapon to attack each side to break down the block. After doing so, you can then interact with the door to open it.

How to unlock the final gate

Next, you need to do something similar and unlock the final gate, the last thing standing between you and Gorm. Head toward the gate, and you will need to take out a Woe-Bringer, which is a man with a long axe. Jump down to the right of the gate, and you can simply climb over the wall. There’s no need to use any special techniques to get inside.

If for some reason it won’t let you scale the wall, there’s a rope leading to the inside from a watchtower. You could also climb up the tower and take the rope over the wall if you prefer. Once that’s done, do the same thing you did for the first gate. This gate only has one side you need to destroy. Destroy it and interact with the gate to open it up.

From here, make your way to the main building and confront Gorm. Be sure to check out all the Wealth Locations in A Cruel Destiny. The first two can be easy to miss!

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