Assassin’s Creed Odyssey November Update: Quests, Armor, and a Cyclops
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the fastest selling PS4 title for the franchise, continues to astound players around the world. To build upon their reputation, Ubisoft plans on releasing a ton of new content to keep the game fresh. The first update, which includes two quests and a giant creature from Greek mythology, drops next week.
The free update provides players with a pair of new quests, part of The Lost Tales of Greece. The first quest, entitled “The Show Must Go On,” lets the player take on the role of an actor. Alexios/Kassandra reenacts the Battle of Thermopylae as their ancestor, King Leonidas. Players can stick to the Spartan hero’s words or go off script and make the role their own.
In the second quest, “Divine Intervention,” the hero crosses paths with a mysterious woman. She challenges him to a series of heroic trials to prove himself. The woman’s identity remains shrouded in secrecy, but given the title, she’s likely a physical manifestation of a Greek deity.
After a brief delay, Ubisoft is also introducing Legendary Ships and Legendary Mercenaries to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. These mighty warriors offer players serious challenges and, if they are successful, serious rewards. Players can earn unique weapons and premium currency, which allows them to get some of the coolest gear in the game. That includes the recently revealed Hades pack and the upcoming Odysseus pack.
As cool as all of that is, the star of the November patch is the Cyclops. This new legendary beast hides in its lair waiting for a true challenger to emerge. His club appears to be twice as big as the hero, reminding AC experts of the war elephants Bayek downed in Assassin’s Creed Origins. Once players feel comfortable with their level, they can take on this intimidating opponent for legendary rewards. The Cyclops, along with the two new quests, don’t come with time restrictions. Players can take on the challenges at their own pace.
As a cool new twist, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will release a visual customization system. This allows players to create gear that matches any style without sacrificing strength. It’s a brilliant move that few games have employed previously. Hopefully, it catches on throughout the triple-A scene.
Lastly, Ubisoft plans on raising the game’s level cap from 50 to 70. Players who have already reached level 50 will be rewarded for the experience they earned after maxing out. This accounts for the game’s future content, which includes some exciting DLC. That update came much later for Origins, so it’s a relief to see Ubisoft getting ahead of things for Odyssey.
Unlike some previous “contests,” 2018’s Game of the Year race holds no shortage of contenders. With a commitment to its fanbase and a growing amount of content, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey may just be the favorite. Our editor-in-chief certainly thinks so.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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Drew is a freelance writer for DFTG. He's the former Managing Editor of Haogamers and has been published in the Chicago Tribune and The Paragon Journal. He also edited the novel Three Brightnesses and Artist Journey: Rachta Lin (2016 and 2017 editions).