[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest “A Cruel Fate” Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Part two

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla | How to kill Kjotve

There are two parts to the fight with Kjotve the Cruel, both of which will be fairly straightforward once you understand the patterns. To learn how to kill Kjotve, you will just need to dodge his attacks, then inflict 2 or 3 hits on him until you use up his health bar. Be careful though, as some of his attacks can deal a lot of damage.

At the very start of the fight, whenever you take your first damage, it will knock you unconscious and take you to a cutscene with Odin. Don’t worry, the rest of his attacks won’t deal that kind of damage. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure you have your best armor equipped during combat, as you got a lot of buffs during the early missions that you might not have equipped.

To equip better armor, simply pause the game and enter your inventory. From there, you will be able to select your best armor and weapons for Eivor. Now that you’re ready for the fight, just use the dodge maneuver to dodge Kjotve’s attacks, then rush him to get a few quick hits. I wouldn’t go for the big hits while you’re trying to kill Kjotve because they take too long. Also, remember that you cannot parry the attacks marked in red, only in yellow.

When you have Kjotve the Cruel at half health, he will pick you up and throw you into a pit for the second half of the battle. It’s more or less the same during this part of the fight, but he’ll have a new move where he picks up a corpse and throws it around you, with a Sparta-style foot attack. Watch out for these when you see them coming, as they can deal a lot of damage – but they’re easy to dodge. If your health bar drops too far, there are plenty of berries around the combat zone that you can eat to get a quick boost.

With these tips on how to kill Kjotve, it shouldn’t take you too long. Plus, if you die, you won’t have to start the fight again and the health bar will be close to the same place it was when you died! When you land the final blow, you’ll start another cutscene with Odin and then be able to continue the A Cruel Destiny quest.

A Cruel Fate – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest

After completing the previous Stormy Awakening quest, The Battle for the Northern Way continues with the Cruel Fate quest, where you will attempt to put an end to Kjotve’s actions. While you are still in Nottfall, join your brother Sigurd.

Talk to Sigurd

Follow the quest marker to find Sigurd at the top of a tower. Climb it up to talk to your brother.

After a long discussion, you can choose to kill Kjotve or wait a little longer. After deciding to kill your longtime nemesis (you didn’t miss the urge, right?), You’ll quickly realize that you won’t be the only person who wants to see Kjotve dead. The aspiring assassin Hytham will try to steal your target!

Once the cutscene is over, you will automatically leave for Kjotve’s foyer. Another cutscene will be triggered where you will provoke your lifelong opponent into a duel to the death.

Kill Kjotve the Cruel

The fight with Kjotve will take place in several phases which we will describe to you below. Healing herbs will be scattered around the place of the fight, do not hesitate to recover them to avoid certain death.

  • First phase of combat : Kjotve will rush on you and you will be warned a few seconds before thanks to a glowing halo. As soon as this halo appears, dodge and take the opportunity to attack 2 to 3 times then. Perform this method in a loop until the second phase is unlocked. You can shoot arrows to avoid melee.
  • Second phase : Once the quarter of his bar of life removed, Kjotve will move towards his hatchet, planted in a pole not far from there. His attack will change: he will rush at you with his two axes. Dodge and attack as before, being careful of its glowing halo, a sign of an upcoming attack. You will no longer be able to shoot archery, which will cause you to go melee. We advise you to attack it only once in each assault in order to avoid a retaliation.
  • Third phase : Once at half his health bar, Kjotve will grab you and bring you to another, much smaller battlefield. After witnessing Hatim’s failed assassination attempt, the fight with Kjotve will be essentially the same except for one thing: Kjotve will be able to catch a wolf on the ground to hit you with it! This will be the last phase, the fight will end after this one.

Once Kjotve is killed, you will witness a vision where Odin will lend you his strength.

Once this vision is over, Kjotve’s son Gorm will not accept a surrender from him. You will have to keep fighting to put an end to the terror of this clan.

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest

Unlock the outer door

You will have to unlock the outer door of the village. To do this, climb to the level of the ladders posed by your allies, do a little cleaning up and then go back down to open the doors.

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest
[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest
[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest
[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest

Unlock the last door

Once the first door is unlocked, you will have to do the same with the next one. Perform the same method by passing through the cables allowing you to reach the new row of fortifications, fight then go back down to open the last door. Watch out for the Massacreurs, elite enemy who will try to kill you.

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest
[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest
[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest
[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest

Confront Gorm

After having confronted the father, now you will also have to deal with the son. Follow the quest marker to the temple to find Gorm who will set the building on fire.

Climb through the platforms to avoid dying from the fire and find the exit on the left of the building. Head to the ledge to witness Gorm’s escape.

The quest A Cruel Fate ends after the assault and you will get experience. You will also unlock the new Birth Rights quest.

To discover the rest of the story of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, be sure to take a look at our complete guide.

A CRUEL DESTINY

In this walkthrough of the main story of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, we will detail the complete path to complete the quest “A Cruel Fate” that you will start after looting the village of Nottfall.

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest

Talk to Sigurd

Walk up the hill to reach the tower where Sigurd and Guthorm are. Go up the tower to start a cutscene. Then you can choose between killing Kjotve right away or waiting. You will realize that Hytham will also wish to kill Kjotve. After the cutscene, you will be directly in front of your duel.

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest
[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest

Kill Kjotve the Cruel

This fight against Kjotve will take place in 3 parts. You will find herbs to heal you in the battle arena if you are in difficulty.

First part

Kjotve will run over you and you can see a red halo around him indicating that he is attacking. Dodge it and do two or three hits. You can also shoot arrows at him from a distance.

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest

Second part

After decreasing his health by 25%, Kjotve will use axes and your bow will no longer be available. During its charge, dodge it and continue to counterattack in melee.

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest

Third part

After half of his life is taken away, you will be taken to another smaller arena. Hatim will try to attack Kjotve. During this last phase, Kjotve will be able to take wolves on the ground to strike you with.

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest

After winning the fight, you will witness a cutscene in which Odin will help you kill Kjotve. This will give you the Medallion of the Order of the Ancients and the last element of the whole raven: The Raven Clan Helmet. The cutscene finished, Gorm, the son of Kjotve will refuse to surrender.

Unlock the outer door

You will need to open the village gates from the inside. Climb the ladder that an ally of yours will land on the right of the wall. Get rid of the enemies on the spot and go down to break the two pieces that hold the beam. Open the door with /Y.

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest
[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest

Unlock the last door

Go forward to get on a building which will give you access to a rope. Climb on the rope to reach the other side of the wall to open the door again. You might come across Massacreurs who are stronger enemy soldiers.

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest
[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest
[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest

Confront Gorm

Follow your marker to reach Gorm. This one will set fire to the building, go up on the platforms to avoid the death and exit by the window to see the escape of Gorm. This will complete this Assassin’s Creed Valhalla quest.

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest
[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest

How do I complete the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla quest “A Cruel Fate”?

A Cruel Fate is a quest by Rygjafylke in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (The battle for the northern way ). Your task is to defeat Kjotve and ultimately take back his fortress.

Here is a step-by-step guide to the quest. A cruel fate in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla:

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest

A cruel fate

Part of: The Battle for the Northern Way

Chapter 3: Vengeance and Glory await behind the gates of the fortress of Kjotve the Cruel.

Talk to Sigurd

To get started, talk to Sigurd. Follow the quest marker to determine its location.

He will be at the top of the tower.

[GUIDE] : How to kill Kjotve and complete the quest