Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may have taken some of the spotlight, but Assassin's Creed Odyssey is still out there being enjoyed by many players. With the launch behind them, the team at Ubisoft are focusing on further story content and other additions. Today, Ubisoft detailed what fans could expect from Assassin's Creed Odyssey in November.
High on my list, but at the end of Ubisoft's list of additions, is a new visual customization system. Right now, players wear armor for the specific stats it provides, not the aesthetics. This leads to players looking one way, when they'd prefer that their version of Kassandra or Alexious sport a different outfit. The new system will allow players to use a difference appearance on top of their armor.
"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," says Ubisoft.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is getting new story content as the Lost Tales of Greece kicks off. The update will add two new questlines that can be accessed once you've reached Episode 5 in the main story campaign. Completing the quests will offer up new rewards. The level cap will be raised to "no less than 20 levels," and any experience earned before the update will offer ability points.
Players can also tackle a new mythical creature. A quest called The Lightning Bringer will appear in your quest log on November 13, leading you to Steropes the Cyclops. Finishing off the Cyclops will reward you with a Legendary Bow.
The monthly updates are rounded out by a number of smaller additions. The Odysseus Pack and Odysseus Naval Pack will offer new items at Oikos of the Olympians. Auto-crafting for arrows becomes an option, which makes new arrows if you're out and have the resources available. Gear upgrade costs have been decreased. Gamepad customization finally lets players change their keybindings.
What will be missing for most of November are the Epic Mercenary live events. Odyssey was supposed to have two Epic Mercenaries by now, but neither launch worked properly for all players. Instead, Ubisoft is working on getting the system up and working. Epic Ship events, which were planned to run alongside the Epic Mercenaries, will go live once each week.
"Two weeks ago, when we attempted to launch the first Epic Mercenary Event with Damais the Indifferent, we discovered that the content didn't properly appear for a majority of our players. It wasn't satisfactory to have an event available to only a portion of our players, so we decided to temporarily remove the Epic Mercenary Events from the game altogether until the issue is resolved. We are working on a fix and are hoping to introduce them later this month. We will provide an updated ETA as soon as possible," said an Ubisoft community manager on the official forums.
The first episode of Assassin's Creed Odyssey's downloadable content, Legacy of the First Blade, is expected to launch some time in December.