Ubisoft shared plenty of new details on the next Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, due to go live this month.
The main additions are a new Mythical Creature (the Cyclops), increased level cap (from 50 to 70), the ability to customize how your character looks separately from the actual gear you’re wearing and to customize gamepad buttons for better accessibility.
New Epic Events will appear regularly in the game: either as an Epic Mercenary or an Epic Ship that you will be tasked to hunt down. Defeating those challenging adversaries will reward you not only with Orichalcum to use at the Oikos of the Olympians merchant but also with a new ship design or a new piece of equipment!
Note that these challenges are for players who have progressed to level 30 or above.
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Two new exclusive Packs are coming this month. The Odysseus Pack will include a new gear set, a new mount, and a new weapon. The Odysseus Naval Pack will contain a new ship design, a new crew theme, and a new figurehead for the front of your ship.
All of these items will be simultaneously available in the Store and at the Oikos of the Olympians. Keep an eye out for them near the end of November!
Reminder: The underworld-themed items we released a couple of days ago are already unlockable at the Oikos of the Olympians.
A new Mythical Creature, Steropes the Cyclops, will be waiting for you in his lair on November 13. A new quest named The Lightning Bringer will appear in your quest log and will take you to the one-eyed monster.
Defeating the Cyclops will be a high-level challenge, and should you manage to succeed you will be rewarded with a Legendary Bow. There will be no time limit, so prepare properly and take it down at your own pace!
NEW GAME FEATURES
Thanks to your feedback, we updated the game with new features that will help you have the best experience possible in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
We are excited to share that in an upcoming title update, we will add a visual customization system that allows you to add a visual layer on top of your gear. This will will allow you to combine the stats of one item and the appearance of another into the same slot. So you won’t have to decide between having good stats and looking good in-game!
Later this month we will increase the level cap by no less than 20 levels. This will be available for all players. For our players who have reached level 50, the XP earned before the level cap update will be rewarded with new ability points.
As we mentioned earlier on our official Twitter account, we added a new feature to the game that allows players to auto-craft regular arrows when enough resources are available.
Accessibility for our players has always been an important topic for Assassin’s Creed. This is why gamepad customization is now available to all players on all platforms. You can learn more about accessibility in Assassin’s Creed in our latest interview with Jonathan Bedard here!
We worked on a new balance in order to decrease costs to upgrade gear in-game.
We realize that players want more control over the XP boosters, so with update version 1.0.7 we’re introducing an option to pause and resume any temporary or permanent booster that you own.