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The Ones Who Came Before: Plans for 2021


29 Dec 2020

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Edited By:

Ashlea Buckley

2020 is nearly over, and it's been a crazy year for everyone. Although we were all limited due to restrictions, we here at TOWCB tried to make the most of it. The new year is almost here, so in this article we will be outlining some of our plans and goals for 2021.


Huge thank you to everyone who has supported TOWCB this year, and especially to those who have been shopping via our Amazon links, helping to keep the site running and ad-free.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Review 

Look our for our review for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which was delayed due to the sheer size of the game, and time required to complete.

By pushing our review back, we have given our fans a window to explore the game for themselves, and make up their own minds. It also gave fans who received the game for Christmas a chance to play without spoiler-related discussions appearing online. 

Here's a sneak peak:

"There's never a dull moment whilst exploring the world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, as it continues to find ways to surprise the player at every turn. It's the first game in the series to properly fill the open world, making it feel dynamic and life-like"

Anti-Spoiler Filter Removed

We will also be removing our Anti-Spoiler filter in January, meaning we will finally be discussing plot points and other elements that we have not yet covered.

It's a great opportunity to dive into some Isu lore and dig our teeth into the real history that inspired the game. With the help of our Partnership Program team, we will be covering fresh aspects of the game that we have not yet explored.

More opportunities and giveaways

We were recently invited to join The Mentors Guild, an official community program that bridges the gap between community members and developers.

So far, Ubisoft has so far arranged two giveaways (Valhalla codes) along with constant social media support, creating numerous opportunities for members of the AC community.

We are looking forward to working closely with Ubisoft in the new year on the program, and strive to make the most of our new position.

Wedding Prep!

Ash and Col from the admin team are getting married in November! 

As you might expect, the wedding may have one or two Assassin's Creed related elements!

Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates, or check out the Rally The Creed podcast 

Reboot The AC Partnership Program

In 2021, we are looking to do a soft reboot of our AC Partnership Program, a community initiative that provides a platform for content creators to shine.

We are always looking out for the next wave of passionate AC fans who are creating content on a regular basis, and we hope to discover new talent in 2021 to join us.

If you are interested, simply message our social media channels and send some of your projects our way.

Fundraising projects

2020 was our biggest year so far for fundraising projects, and we would like to recognise the efforts of Ashlea Buckley and Lisa Zaman who helped raise over £500 for The Italian Red Cross!

These efforts provided resources for Italy in it's time of need, and brought the entire community together.

We will be doing even more fundraising in the new year, and Ashlea, who is now our Charity Project Coordinator, will be taking charge of these efforts.

Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates.


We hope that you enjoyed our last article of 2020!

As you can see, we have a lot planned for 2021, and we can't wait to get started! 

See you all in the New Year!


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About the Author

Col is one of the UK's leading Assassin's Creed Community members, and is best known for establishing both 'The Ones Who Came Before' fan community and 'Isu_Network' content creation program.

As Team Leader for The Ones Who Came Before, Col was officially recognised by Ubisoft, becoming one the UK Assassin's Creed community ambassadors in 2016. He has attended many events after spending a decade in the AC Community, and has worked on countless projects, all of which you can find here on TOWCB website.

He is also a former Ubisoft Star Player and member of The Mentors Guild, two recognisable community programs which opened doors and took his status within the AC Community to the next level.

Colum Blackett (Col_96)

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