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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with a Gaming Assistant

If you are into gaming and also love the Vikings series on Netflix, there is no way you are not super-hyped for Ubisoft’s upcoming title, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Furthermore, this probably means none less than HEAVEN to you as well.

Here at Fridai, we are generally focusing on titles with repetitive tasks, that a lot of times require the players to step out of the game, go on the internet to search for information they cannot find within the game, or simply they would have to put a lot of time and effort to get that information.

Since there are tons of collectibles, places to discover, etc. in AC games, we can easily pick stuff we can build a skill around. However, we think there are different aspects of Valhalla’s gaming experience that could benefit from a voice-based gamer assistant integration. 

Background stories & lore

We love Viking lore and literally cannot wait to learn more about it while raiding old England. 

While reading stone carvings and paintings in a beautiful scenery is fun, sometimes you just want to learn more about certain characters on the go (maybe on a horseback), without having to stop or go to the menu to look things up. 

Lore and background stories can be the bread & butter of Fridai, since this intelligent gaming assistant can share more information on certain characters and mythical creatures (or basically anything) anytime the player needs it. Want to learn more about Viking lore? Just ask Fridai! 

For example: “Hey Fridai, who is Loki?”

Lore & additional background information, on-demand by Fridai


Whenever there is a new Assassin’s Creed game, Ubisoft introduces new gameplay mechanics. Let’s be honest: they are doing a pretty good job of this as well, BUT as every player that just cannot wait to jump into the action, we tend to skip some tutorials…occasionally. This leads to getting stuck at some point. Awkward & frustrating.

For example I remember in Assassin’s Creed Origins, I could not recall how to change Day into Night, and after multiple search attempts within the game, I ended up doing what I hate the most while playing: searching the internet…

One of the greatest things about Fridai is that every information you need while playing is on-demand, just an ask away. For example in my situation, I could have just asked: “Hey Fridai, how can I toggle between day and night?” No searching on the internet = immersion saved.

As Valhalla seems to be packed with cool new stuff, an on-demand tutorial/ onboarding Fridai skill will definitely come in handy. 

Ability & item prices

As we discussed in the intro part, Fridai can also help out with a lot of repetitive tasks within the game. Great examples for this are the ability & item prices. Nobody can keep it in their mind, how much an ability or a certain item costs. As Ubisoft stears more and more towards RPG-s with every new installation of Assassin’s Creed, keeping everything in mind can prove trickier to the players. 

Need a new mount to get you faster to your destination? Maybe you want a new shiny hammer to crush through enemy lines without dying 10 times?

You either go to an NPC that sells these, or you need to stop the game, navigate to the specific menu, and search for it. With Fridai, it is just an ask & answer situation. No need to pause because Fridai will tell you instantly how much certain things cost. 

Item prices & tips by Fridai, on-demand

There is a pretty good chance that Valhalla will beat every Viking game known to gamers so far and we think that by integrating Fridai, we can amplify the level of immersion even more.  

By the way, with Fridai’s Spotify skill (don’t forget to connect your Spotify premium account first), you can already listen to the soundtrack for Valhalla, just say “Hey Friday, play the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla playlist”. 

How to get Fridai?

  1. Go to or search for Hello Fridai in the Microsoft Store 
  2. Download & signup & login
  3. Check out the My Fridai menu to learn more about Fridai’s skills
  4. Have fun playing your game without having to leave it

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Red Dead Redemption 2 with Fridai

When I started Red Dead Redemption 2, I didn’t think I’d be putting as much focus into the hunting aspect as I ended up doing. I would randomly run into an animal, skin it, and move on with the story. If you already player Red Dead 2, you know that hunting is so freaking deep and enjoyable, you can end up putting hours into just wandering in the wilderness.

Then Red Dead Online came along. In the online mode, money is harder to come by and hunting is one of the most lucrative methods for sure. Also, there’s just something so relaxing about hunting animals in a living breathing world where the person next to you might run off to rob a train…

Even though Rockstar explains the hunting mechanics very well, it’s hard to retain all information in mind. It was annoying to look away from the game to look up animal locations, which weapons to use on which animals, etc..

Using Fridai for Hunting

Whenever I hunt, I prefer my horse to a hunting wagon. I know that I can stow a lot more on the wagon, but the speed of the cart kinda keeps me away from using it. The issue with sticking with my sturdy horse is that I need to be very picky on which animal I go after… Would be cool if someone could tell me which animal is worth the ride, wouldn’t it? 🙂

I was just finishing up my elk hunt in the north area of West Elizabeth when I came across a pack of wolves. Fortunately, my bolt action rifle did the trick, and all four of them met their end in a minute.

Now I knew my perfect Elk pelt probably worth a lot, but I needed to check if leaving the pelt for a perfect wolf carcass would worth it.

I just said “Hey Fridai, how much is a wolf worth?” Fridai told me that I can get $5,25 for a perfect one. So I went ahead for a quick check “Hey Fridai, how much is the Elk pelt?”

Elk pelt & part prices by Fridai

Fridai quickly told me that for just the perfect pelt of en Elk, I can get $6,50, plus the Antler and Venison worth $2,15. Another cool thing: Fridai also shows me the pricing table, so I can check out my options.

So my Intelligent Gaming Companion just reassured me that I should not leave the Elk pelt and parts for the Wolf. This was so much more convenient than using my smartphone or alt-tabbing out and googling the values. Thanks, Fridai 🙂

After selling the Elk materials to the Butcher in Strawberry, I’ve decided it’s time to hunt a cougar.

Learning from my previous experience, I choose not to google anything, but just simply ask Fridai: “Hey Fridai, where is a cougar?” Fridai told me immediately that South of Blackwater or North of Tumbleweed is a great place to look for them. It’s been a long time since I rode to Tumbleweed anyways, so I decided to visit the iconic town one again.

As Fridai said, I found the Cougar North of the town. After landing a perfect shot to its head, I realized that the animal itself was only a good quality one, and not a perfect one. I saw some pronghorns nearby, so I asked Fridai how much I could get for them. A perfect one would be $6.50… So should I drop the good cougar and just go for a pronghorn?

“Hey Fridai, how much is the cougar?” As Fridai showed me on a pricing table, I can still get $8,10 for a good cougar carcass, so I decided to run back to the butcher in Tumbleweed, and make the quick sell.

Cougar carcass & parts prices by Fridai

Once again, this was so much faster and more convenient than searching for the information on the internet. I can get animal locations and also the butcher prices without leaving the game. I don’t think I want to play Red Dead Online without Fridai ever again :).

How to get Fridai?

When you’re ready to play some Red Dead Redemption 2 without needing to go on fifty different ad-filled websites for information, just 

  1. Go to or search for Hello Fridai in the Microsoft Store
  2. Download & signup & login
  3. Run Red Dead Redemption 2 (Fridai understands which game you are playing at the moment, thus finding the right context is instant) 
  4. Ask things like“Hey Fridai, where is a Cougar?”  or “Hey Fridai, how much is the Cougar?” or “Hey Fridai, how to kill the Cougar?” 
  5. Have fun playing your game without having to leave it