Assassin's Creed Valhalla Wincestre Artifact Guide

Published: Thursday, December 24, 2020 - 16:07 | By: Courtney Ehrenhofler
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Ubisoft
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November 17, 2020
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Wincestre, aka Winchester, is the third and final large city that you come to in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Following hot on the heels of Lunden and Jorvik, Wincestre is an Order stronghold that Hytham wants you to cleanout. It has a power level of 250 and is located within Hamtunscire. Of course, we're just here for the artifacts.

Keep in mind when searching for artifacts that the entire city of Wincestre is an area where you are under suspicion — that orange bar at the top of the screen does not go away. So, unless you're willing to slaughter an entire city of guards to get where you need to go, try and plan out your routes in advance. We also recommend making liberal use of teleporting with the sync points when necessary.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Wincestre Artifact

Your first stop will be to the east of St. Peter's Church. This spot is a Cosmetic Scheme, which shows up as a Flying Paper on the map. These appear in the world and when you get close enough, will fly off and lead you on an obstacle course. Chase the paper and grab it at the end when it finally stands still, before it resets back to the starting position and you have to do the run all over again. This one, in particular, is in an area with some ruins and it starts on top of a post jutting out from the top of a pillar.

 
 

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Wincestre Artifact 2

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Wincestre Artifact

North of Witan Hall you'll find yet another Cosmetic Scheme/Flying Paper. This time it starts on top of a pole, but it is very, very close to a soldier outpost. Following the Flying Paper is not preferable with a battalion right behind you and can interfere, so figure out what your preferred way to deal with it is - stealth or mass killing.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Wincestre Artifact

Finally, we get an artifact that's not a Cosmetic Scheme! Here, just to the south of Wincestre Seminary, you'll find a Treasure Hoard Map, my favorite collectibles in the game. This one is actually inside the Seminary itself, though it's a mite tricky to get to. Both doors leading to the hallway containing the map are locked and to be honest, I didn't have the patience to find the key. So, instead, you'll want to break the window on the second floor at the one end of the building and climb through there. It's also worth noting that there is an Ingot in the building that's easy pickings once you're inside. The map you get is the Wincestre Seminary Hoard Map.

Compared to the city at large, the Seminary is a fairly safe place with few, if any, guards around, but we recommend still staying alert.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Wincestre Artifact

 

We get another Treasure Hoard Map?! I'm so excited. This one is a little trickier to get to, as it's located in the Bishop's residence. If you're still at the Seminary from the previous artifact, it's simple enough to leg it over, killing a few guards on the way. Unlike the Seminary, the Bishop's residence has quite a few patrols of guards going around at fairly regular intervals, so stay vigilant. Or pre-emptively kill them all, dealer's choice.

To get the actual artifact you'll need to sneak inside the building, climb up to the second floor and break the door leading to the room with the map, and collect your Wincestre Bishopric Hoard Map. Yeah, we didn't know "Bishopric" was a word either.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Wincestre Artifact

West of the Nun's Minster lies the fifth and final artifact, one more Cosmetic Scheme/Flying Paper to send you on your way. This one starts atop a ruin that's located in the middle of some houses.

 

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A native New Yorker, Courtney loves playing all different genres of games, but if you start talking to her about Trails in the Sky, she'll never shut up.