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  • locked topic_solved [RESOLVED] "Man's Best Friend" ability not unlocked after completing "A Little Problem" | POST HERE

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    ubisoft:x-posts, 102

    @asbel-lyhant Same problem here. But you can find the book of knowledge to unlock the ability anyhow. The bad news are, that you will not get it to the second stage unfortunately. I think when you get the book of knowledge first and afterwards complete the quest you will get it to 2nd stage. But thats just an assumption.

  • jonmohr
    ubisoft:x-posts, 2

    I completed A Little Problem this afternoon and wasn't rewarded with the Man's Best Friend ability. While escorting the kids back to the settlement, the wolf de-spawned and was not there when the quest completed; which I believe is the cause of the bug. I did not have a save which would let me do the quest again to check, however my experience matches those in this reddit thread. This happened on PC.

  • phantamlord
    ubisoft:x-posts, 2

    So I have been playing Valhalla for quite a while now and there is a bow ability Man's Best Friend which we get through completing the mission A Little Problem. I have completed that mission successfully and had progressed through the game for quite a while now and have not yet received the ability. I was not aware during the mission that we get the ability by completing the mission. Now that I have went through various forums I realized this and saw that many people have faced the same issue and the only fix I got through those forums for this was to do the entire mission which is not enjoyable for someone who had already progressed quite a amount . The ability is pretty cool and also very useful at times. I wanted to know whether there is any other fix for this issue.

  • phoenixash2001
    ubisoft:x-posts, 10

    I have the same issue.

    I did the quest. Freed the wolf. Gave it a name (Mouse)...went back to the settlement and the quest showed it was finished. The dog is now in the settlement

    I didn't even know you were supposed to get an ability until a friend told me an hour ago he was using it.

    I checked but the quest doesn't appear in the "completed" list. Yet the dog is there and I greet it, by the name I gave it, when I see it.

    Very unfortunate because 25 in game hours have passed since...and I cleared quite a few regions of their collectibles as well as a few quest lines.

    I very much hope there will be a fix.

    Because I really don't want to have to replay all of that. At all.

  • Iamrobocop34
    ubisoft:x-posts, 4

    Did the mission "A little problem" and the quest didn't give me the "Man's best friend" ability. Tried to reload but my all my saves are either from really long ago or after the mission. Please Help!

  • Musawar2
    ubisoft:x-posts, 1

    When completing Man's Best Friend quest, you arrive at the longhouse with the kids before the wolf gets there. This causes the man's best friend ability to not get unlocked. You can find the wolf at the longhouse but the ability remains locked and the Codex shows a new entry marker, but no new entry so you can't clear it.

  • Ubi-Baron
    Ubisoft Support Staff ubisoft:x-posts, 798

    Hello everyone, thank you for reporting this to us. We have had this issue reported to us previously, and attempts at reproduction are underway.

    To help us look into this, there's some information we'd like to gather:

    • A video of the Wolf in your settlement, and showing the ability has not been unlocked.
    • What was the last quest you completed before accepting this one?
    • Did you run into any issues with the Quest itself?

    Thank you.

  • Iamrobocop34
    ubisoft:x-posts, 4


    I can't actually find the wolf in my village and when i escorted the kids back during the mission, the wolf ran off somewhere.

    The last quest i completed before accepting this one was "Have you seen this man"

    During the quest as i escorted the kids back to the village I saw the wolf just run off . I believe he went to hunt or kill some deer i think but i believe this is why i didn't get the ability as he was not there when i made it back to the village with the kids.

    Any chance you can make this unlock for this ability retro active?

    Thanks for the quick reply

  • n3xx-
    ubisoft:x-posts, 1

    @iamrobocop34 I have the same issue, the wolf can be found in your room in the Longhouse but you cant interact with it to get the skill.

    Its definately a bug.

  • mythheart
    ubisoft:x-posts, 1

    I also have this issue however didn't realise I was supposed to get something from it until quite a while after doing the quest. I've actually seen the wolf hanging around outside the longhouse but it seem to have disappeared since.

  • BlondeZombie18
    ubisoft:x-posts, 1

    There's a side quest "a little problem" I think, where you follow a panicked child from your settlement to a well where it turn out there's no real trouble. Just a wolf stuck in a cage underground. Release the wolf and escort the kids back home. Get attacked by more wild wolves along the way. Saved by the new wolf we're all a happy family and name said wolf. Continue to the settlement with kids and wolf in tow. Completetion marks and words show up and I leave and children are chattering on about thanks.
    Turns out you should receive an ability that allows you to summon the wolf to attack enemies in combat. I didnt receive the ability (assuming that's because I didnt listen to the kids after returning home) and upon returning to the settlement I can't interact with the kids in any way....so how can I unlock the ability?

  • Blackdrengr
    ubisoft:x-posts, 4

    did the quest. Freed the wolf. Gave it a name (Mouse)...went back to the settlement and the quest showed it was finished. The dog is now in the settlementI didn't even know you were supposed to get an ability until a friend told me an hour ago he was using it.

    exact same issue and same method of realisation, there is no way to know that you're even meant to be an ability for it! 40 hours later I'm quite annoyed.

  • Blackdrengr
    ubisoft:x-posts, 4
  • Blackdrengr
    ubisoft:x-posts, 4

    Making another post because this one keeps getting swept under the rug.

    Completed the quest and the ability did not unlock.

    Didn't know you were even meant to get an ability until I saw it elsewhere.

    Please fix it.

    I'm really wondering how much else I might have missed in this game in this way too...

  • matchstickct
    ubisoft:x-posts, 7

    I have the same issue.

  • HardCobra3053
    ubisoft:x-posts, 4

    i finished the berserker quest and did not get the wolf and i finished the side quest for the mens best Friend ability but did not get it

  • Infamous5114
    ubisoft:x-posts, 1

    I completed the quest to gain the wolf pet ability then the game glitches. I restarted it and now the quest is still showing complete (wolf walking around settlement) but I no longer have access to the ability.

  • R6Viper
    ubisoft:x-posts, 16

    This happen to me too, sadly the only way to fix it is replaying the mission loading an early savegame and not go far from wolf when he is returning to the camp with the kids

  • DedePrado
    ubisoft:x-posts, 5

    I am also having this problem. 80h+ of game and definitely going back. Such a shame I can't use it, hope they hear us and fix it.

  • NetQvist
    Original poster ubisoft:x-posts, 37

    @dedeprado Hah probably meant "definitely NOT going back", at least there is a book to get the level 1 version of the ability but you'll never be able to get 2/2 currently. I'm kind of holding off on the book also because who knows what the fix will be if Ubi decides to fix it....

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