Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – January Update

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Ubisoft has just unveiled that January series of updates for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and they’re very exciting! Here’s the recap:

Legacy of the First Blade – Episode 2: Shadow Heritage 

Continuing the story arc from the first episode, Hunted, in the second instalment you get to investigate a blockade initiated by the Order of the Ancients around the port city in Achaia. You’ll discover a group of stranded citizens whose lives are being threatened by a fierce naval commander, the Tempest, who is in charge of the blockade. Steal the Tempest’s top secret weapon, help the citizens escape, and destroy the blockade once and for all…with your ship! An epic maritime battle awaits you at the Aegean Sea.

Shadow Heritage will be available starting January 15. To start Episode 2 you need to complete the first episode, Hunted, complete the Naxos questline in Chapter 7 of the main story, and be at least level 28.

The Lost Tales of Greece

Two new stories from The Lost Tales of Greece have been revealed, The Daughters of Lalaia & Poet’s Legacy.

The Daughter of Lalaia

The Eagle Bearer will venture to a village where the men have left for battle, leaving the townspeople and their children defenseless. Responding to their request, you’ll train them to prepare for incoming danger. This is no easy task, as you will be confronted with choices that will determine the survival of the village. Travel to the Phokis Region after reaching Chapter 5 of the main story path, in order to get started. The first quest is called A Gathering Storm, and it is recommended that players are at least level 13.

Poet’s Legacy

In Poet’s Legacy, you’ll meet Greece’s most scandalous poet. During this questline you’ll learn that she isn’t quite what she seems as you become increasingly involved in her risqué performances. Reach Chapter 5 of the main story and make your way to the Boetia region, in order to get started. The first quest is called Praxilla’s Admirer and it is recommended that players are at least level 34.

Cyclops – Arges

Behold, the mighty Arges will soon rise! Face the legendary Cyclops known as the Bright One, and get your chance to win his legendary weapon, the Hammer of Hephaistos. He resides on a Volcanic Island in the Angry Caldera of Arges which you can fast travel to with the additional markers added to the map in the 1.1.1 Title Update. This is an endgame challenge, so it is recommended that that players are at least Level 50 when attempting to face Arges.

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Aya – Ubisoft Club Reward

The Legendary Aya of Alexandria from Assassin’s Creed Origins will be joining the ranks of your Adrestia as Legacy Lieutenant! Keep an eye on the Ubisoft Club social pages later this month to ensure you don’t miss the arrival of the Egyptian Assassin.

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Dionysus and Athena Packs

With Dionysos’ Character Pack you’ll become the most stylish misthios, dressed to impress for any occasion. The Dionysos Character pack contains a gear set, mount, and a legendary dagger. Later this month you’ll be able to get your hands on the Athena Character and Naval Pack. Like Phidias’s grand statue of Athena, this pack really impresses a crowd.

New Mercenary Tiers

Many of you already proved yourself victorious over dozens of Mercenaries and successfully claimed the prize for fighting your way to the top. Are you ready to defend your title? Good! Two more tiers have been added to the Mercenary Ladder, which will reward you with new benefits worthy of a demigod…if you can conquer them!

Hephaistos’s Workshop

With the next Title Update, we’ll be adding an all-new vendor to the game. You can expect the following services from him:

Learn – View all existing engravings, and purchase more engravings with Drachmae.

Upgrade – You can upgrade your gear to Engravings Tier 6 and 7.

Engrave – As you would expect from any blacksmith, you can also engrave gear at Hephaistos’s Workshop.

If you’d like to pay him a visit, Hephaistos’s Workshop can be found in the Myson Cave in the Malis region. Should you be in an emergency-engraving kind of situation, you can fast travel to the nearby Ruins of Artemis location. As Markos always says “Everybody benefits!”

Level Scaling

One of the most community-requested features since launch is coming this month. With the next update you will be able to adapt enemy scaling settings to your preferences. As soon as the update hits on January 10, visit the options menu and find the Level Scaling setting. From there you’ll be able to customize how drastically the enemies will scale to your level:

Default– Content will be set according to selected difficulty level
Heavy – Content will stay at your level.
Medium – Content is around two levels below your level.
Light – Content is around four levels below your level.

Please bear in mind that this option won’t be available in Nightmare Difficulty Mode in order to maintain that mode’s challenging nature.

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