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This Week in Assassin’s Creed Virtual Photography 12 Month Special: 30th - 5th February 2023


7 Feb 2023

Written By:

Edited By:

Ashlea Blackett

Welcome to the new weekly virtual photography roundup hosted by Aaron Young from The AC Partnership Program. 

Every week, we will be picking our top 5 favourite Assassin’s Creed shots and showcasing them on The Ones Who Came Before website, in order to promote virtual photography and talented content creators within the community. 

Aaron is a keen virtual photographer and loves to post his journeys through Assassin’s Creed on Twitter. 

Keep an eye on the site as more weekly shots are added, we are looking for capture across all Assassin’s Creed games. Tag your photos to the #TOWCBWeeklyCapture for a chance to be featured.


This week we have our 12 month special, you will find 1 shot from the last 6 months ranked by myself. There were so many wonderful captures over the months it really was a difficult task picking out 6.


1. Nordic Adventure

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Month: September 2022

The winning shot comes from @_Virtualtourism

This shot resonates with me as I feel it is the essence of Assassin's Creed Valhalla. When looking at this capture all I can think of/hear is Out of the North by Jesper Kyd. That stunning sky takes me back to my first time on the game, memories that I will never forget. I have said it many times before Valhalla has such beautiful scenery. The composition is on point, I am loving Eivor stood atop of the mountain with the hood up and torch in hand.


2. A Hero’s Tale

Game: Assassin’s Creed Origins

Month: August 2022

2nd Place goes to @Jakeste66386991

This is probably one of the best send-off shots you could hope to take. It is my pick for August 2022 because I feel it signifies how I felt at the end of Assassin's Creed Origins. This capture is so gorgeous, the silhouette of Bayek walking off into the sunset is a real delight. I remember at the time being a fan of the border too, as it makes the shot stand out. That sun though is something else.


3. Valhalla Awaits

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Month: December 2022

3rd Place goes to @Petanni

If Ubisoft ever wanted a photo to signal the end of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, it's this one. The colours of this shot are tremendous. I really can't get enough of those autumnal trees. There is something poetic about Eivor walking off into the countryside dressed as an Assassin. No one really knows what's in store for Eivor, but sometimes its best left to the imagination.

4. Outsider

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Month: October 2022

4th place goes to @punkncreed

I love this shot because it resembles both Assassin and Viking. I adore the use of depth of field in this image drawing your focus to Eivor, with the background slightly blurred. The mist and the flickers of light are such small details but add a great deal to the ambiance of this capture. Eivor feels like an outsider here, someone trying to go about their work incognito.


5. Pirate

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Month: November 2022

5th place goes to @PodToGo

Next up we have one of many awesome Kenway outfit shots from PodToGo. I was surprised how well this legacy outfit fits the time period of Valhalla. You have to admire captures like this, they give us insight to what the older games would look like today. Although the outfit looks cool, it's the surrounding area that really catches my eye.


6. Beautiful Countryside

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Month: January 2023

6th place goes to @NoviKaiba23

It feels weird writing about this shot so soon after selecting it for the weekly showcase. This picturesque capture is a complete delight on the eyes. There is a real magical vibe to this shot, mostly brought on by the deep red flowers and the lighting. I think Michael Doyle summed it up perfectly in our previous article, everything together within this shot, mirrors the principles of the brotherhood.


And that sums it up for this week’s Assassin’s Creed virtual photography 6 month special.

A special thank you to everyone who has taken part over the last 6 months, I would not be able to do this without you.

Thank you for checking out this week’s photo collection. This would not be possible without the virtual photographers out there so a huge thanks to them. Until next week keep those shots coming in!


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About the Author

Aaron is a passionate Assassin's Creed fan who joined our AC Partnership Program as an Online Article Writer back in 2022.

After building momentum and interest on TOWCB website for Virtual Photography, Aaron established TOWCB Virtual Photography Team, of which he is now Team Leader. Throughout 2024, TOWCB VP Team will be sharing community captures in dedicated articles, and providing a positive environment on Twitter for gamers to share their shots.

Aaron Young

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