This page of the Assassin's Creed: Valhalla game guide describes what the color dots appearing on the world map mean. They are important in the context of map exploration and reaching important locations.
Dots on the map - what do they mean?
From the very beginning of the game, the map of the currently traversed lands will be marked with different color dots. This is the equivalent of the question marks from the previous parts of the series - the shining dots inform about interesting locations and treasures to visit/acquire.
Luckily, you don't have to guess what a particular dot means. When you approach a dot, it will be replaced by an icon of a location a collectible.
The importance of dot colors
The dots appear in three colors - gold, blue and white. The color indicates what kind of locations or secrets you are dealing with. This also coincides with the information from the lower right corner of the map screen, which informs you about your progress in studying a given region (example in the picture above).
A gold dot may mean that it can be one of the following:
- New weapon or armor (Gear)
- Book of knowledge (new ability)
- Cargo with crafting materials
- Small loot box - these are smaller golden dots on the world map, which are not included to explore a region at 100%.
Blue dots may mean that you are dealing with one of the following:
- Event in the game world (small quest / meeting)
- Offering Altar
- Treasure of Britain
- Legendary Animal lair
- Lost Drengr
- Daughter of Lerion
- Animus Anomaly
- Standing Stones
- Fly Agaric
White dots may mean that you're headed towards:
- Treasure Hoard Map
- Flying Paper
- Rigsogur Fragment
- Roman Artifact
- Cursed Symbol
Information about the locations of individual unique locations and collectibles can be found in our world atlas and in the chapter about secrets.
X on the map - what does it mean?
You can also see black X signs on the world map (example in the picture). Their meaning is very simple. They symbolize the places you have explored, i.e. places where you found unique treasures or completed activities. It simply informs you that a particular activity has been completed.