Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Release Date, PC Specs, Romance, Gameplay, Season Pass DLC - Everything We Know

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the next game in the historic franchise, and we've got all the information you need including release date, protagonist, collector's edition, gameplay, and more.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey is merely a few weeks away from releasing around the world, and we'll be journeying to Ancient Greece for this latest adventure in the franchise. In this Assassin's Creed Odyssey everything we know guide, we'll be walking you through all the details we have so far about Ubisoft's blockbuster game, including the final Assassin's Creed Odyssey release date in October, as well as the complete slate of Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC, set for the months following launch. There's also a complete compilation of all the Assassin's Creed Odyssey gameplay we've seen so far, as well as details on the Assassin's Creed Odyssey characters that'll be leading the game: Alexios and Kassandra.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Release Date

With less than a week to go before E3 2018 back in June, Assassin's Creed Odyssey was leaked thanks to a keychain, of all things. Ubisoft confirmed the game was real shortly after the leak, and also revealed that Assassin's Creed Odyssey would release worldwide on October 5, 2018.

Just below, you can see the box art for Assassin's Creed Odssey, which was revealed back at E3. For a look at the cover art for the other special editions of the game, check out the section the Collector's Edition of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, further down.

The cover that you can see just above actually features Alexios, one of the two protagonists of Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Thanks to a Reddit AMA with creative director Jonathan Dumont, we know that the other protagonist of the game, Kassandra, will feature on a resersible cover of the game, that will ship with all standard editions of Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey PC Specs

Recently in September, the full range of PC specs for Assassin's Creed Odyssey were revealed by Ubisoft. You can check out the full range of specs just below, which include minimum, recommended, and 4K recommended configurations.

Minimum PC Specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only).
  • Processor: AMD FX 6300 @ 3.8 GHz, Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.1 GHz, Ryzen 3 – 1200.
  • Video: AMD Radeon R9 285 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660.
  • Memory: 8GB RAM.
  • Resolution: 720p.
  • Targeted framerate: 30 FPS.
  • Video Preset: Low.
  • Storage: 46GB available hard drive space.
  • DirectX: DirectX June 2010 Redistributable.
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers.

Recommended PC Specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only).
  • Processor: AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz, Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.5 GHz, Ryzen 5 – 1400.
  • Video: AMD Radeon R9 290X (4GB VRAM or more with Shader Model 5.0) or better or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB).
  • Memory: 8GB RAM.
  • Resolution: 1080p.
  • Targeted framerate: 30 FPS.
  • Video Preset: High.
  • Storage: 46GB available hard drive space.
  • DirectX: DirectX June 2010 Redistributable.
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers.

4K Recommended PC Specs:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit versions only).
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 1700X @ 3.8 GHz, Intel Core i7 7700 @ 4.2 GHz.
  • Video: AMD Vega 64, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0).
  • Memory: 16GB RAM.
  • Resolution: 4K.
  • Targeted framerate: 30 FPS.
  • Video Preset: High.
  • Storage: 46GB available hard drive space.
  • DirectX: DirectX June 2010 Redistributable.
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Trailer

The debut trailer for Assassin's Creed Odyssey was unveiled at Ubisoft's E3 2018 presentation on June 11. It shows the story of Alexios, as he embarks on a journey against enemies around Greece.

The war between Sparta and Athens is going to play a central role in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. We're going to play the role of a simple mercenary in the game, and as Ubisoft announced on stage, this is definitely an RPG game.

In the full gameplay demo for Assassin's Creed Odyssey just above, we can see Kassandra (the other protagonist of the game) taking a tour of Greece. The game looks visually stunning, with colors of ancient Greece popping off the screen at you as Kassandra ventured around an island.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Hands-On Preview Impressions

During E3 2018, our sister site VG24/7 went hands-on with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Kirk McKeand sums it up as "it’s as if Origins and Black Flag had a baby, and that baby grew up to land a job at BioWare".

Although Odyssey provides you with a bunch of new tools, like being able to light your arrows in a flaming brazier, or kick enemies off a cliff, your crime is tracked. If you kill too many innocents or steal too much gold, a bounty will be placed on your head. You'll then be hunted down by a mercenary, and you can either pay off a fine, or fight them to the death.

The Adrestia is your ship, and you can upgrade the sails, hull, and rowing power of the boat. You can also recruit almost any character in the world to be a part of your crew, and Ubisoft even recorded a 16th century Spanish galleon to capture the sound of the vessel.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Screenshots

The following screenshots come courtesy of Gematsu, and were leaked online just ahead of Ubisoft's official E3 2018 showcase.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Main Characters

Although it was originally rumored that both Bayek and Aya from Assassin's Creed Odyssey would be returning for 2018's entry, this was proven to be false at E3 2018. The two main characters of Alexios and Kassandra were revealed during the presentation in LA.

At the very beginning of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, we're going to have to choose which character we want to play as. The characters have the same storyline, and it's said that they each have the blood of a Spartan hero in their veins..

Assassin’s Creed Gameplay Details

Assassin’s Creed Origins drastically changed the gameplay from what the series was used to up to that point. It added in a heavier emphasis on RPG elements and a more extensive gear management system. This is all set to continue in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, as Ubisoft continues to move into the established RPG territory.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey was originally leaked via this keyring spotted by Jeux Video

Outside of this, there'll be a big focus on naval combat in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Alexios and Kassandra have a larger map to play with in Odyssey than Bayek had in Origins, and both characters have ties to the first civilisation.

Sokrates, of all people is going to be making an appearance in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. There will also be dialogue options in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, a first for a game in the storied franchise.

In a chat with Game Informer in August, game director Scott Phillips revealed that there would be no multiplayer aspect of Assassin's Creed Odyssey. However, although there aren't multiplayer moments, sea shanties will be making a return to the series, which were last seen in Black Flag.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass DLC

On September 13, Ubisoft outlined the post-launch plan for Assassin's Creed Odyssey for the first time. Included in the Season Pass for the game, there'll be two main story arcs, each comprised of three episodes in total. The first of these story arcs is called "The Legacy of the First Blade", which is set to follow the first assassin to carry a hidden blade.

The second of these arcs is where things get a little crazier. "The Fate of Atlantis" will take us to the fabled underwater city. The first story arc will release in December 2018, and the latter Atlantis-themed storyline will launch in Spring 2019. The three episodes for each arc will be released six weeks apart.

Weirdly enough, Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered will be included in the Season Pass for Assassin's Creed Odyssey. It'll release at some point in March 2019, and will feature both 4K and HDR support on PC, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One X.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Pre-Orders

There are numerous versions of AC Odyssey releasing, and we've got pre-order info for the main four editions just below. First up are pre-order links for the standard edition of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, releasing on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Collector's Edition

Over on the official Ubisoft storefront, there have been various special editions of Assassin's Creed Odyssey revealed. The more expensive Spartan and Pantheon editions of the game will include the following:

  • Early access starting on October 2.
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Standard Edition and additional digital content including: the Deluxe Edition Pack, the Season Pass, which will give players access to all upcoming major expansions, plus the additional mission The Blind King.
  • By Ubicollectibles : The Spartan Leap statue (height 39.5cm) for the Spartan Edition, two statues forming The Nemesis Diorama (height 39cm, width 65cm) for the Pantheon Edition.
  • The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Steelbook™.
  • A 64-page art book featuring the original designs and concept art from the Ubisoft Quebec artists.
  • An exclusive lithograph by Hugo Puzzuoli from Ubisoft Quebec.
  • A printed version of the game’s hand-drawn world map.
  • The selected game soundtrack.

There's also the cheaper Assassin's Creed Odyssey Ultimate Edition, which features the following:

  • Play Early from 2nd October.
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey Game.
  • Season Pass.
  • Digital Deluxe pack.

This marks the conclusion of everything we know so far about Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Rest assured that should Ubisoft release any further details about the game, we'll be sure to post them right here, straight away.

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Comments 5

  • Avatar for docexe #1 docexe 3 months ago
    *Face-palm* I'm starting to hate leakers on principle. Seriously, how many leaks have there been on this freaking E3?
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  • Avatar for benjaminlu86 #2 benjaminlu86 3 months ago
    @docexe What are leakers taking from you, personally? The "joy" of finding out about a release date when the marketing team wanted you to know it? A leak is a mild bummer for a hard-working marketing team that have to scramble to adjust, but that doesn't really affect you and insofar is advertising is evil, can we really say it's a tragedy when they can't optimally brainwash us?
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  • Avatar for docexe #3 docexe 3 months ago
    @benjaminlu86 Thanks for the strawman to my hyperbolic comment. =P

    But don't mind me, I'm just dismayed because the thing I find the most exciting of this trade show we have collectively deemed "the Mecca of gaming" is the chance to learn for the first time of new games.

    The excess of leaks this year has just made the whole thing less fun for me.
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  • Avatar for benjaminlu86 #4 benjaminlu86 3 months ago
    @docexe I have a problem with people stanning for billion-dollar companies and people who believe billion-dollar companies need stans.
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  • Avatar for docexe #5 docexe 3 months ago
    @benjaminlu86 Fair enough. But my comment wasn’t done with the intention of “stanning for the sake of corporations”, even if admittedly, I made it in a very exaggerated and hyperbolic manner. I’m simply tired of people “spoiling the movie” (for lack of a better analogue).
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