Assassin's Creed Odyssey Uses the Same Button for 'Interact' and 'Assassinate', Chaos Ensues

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Uses the Same Button for 'Interact' and 'Assassinate', Chaos Ensues

I didn't choose the assassin life, the assassin life chose me.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey offers up a beautiful tour around Ancient Greece. It’s a tour filled with wildlife, mountains, oceans, and accidentally stabbing innocents in the throat by pressing the right button at the wrong time.

In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, there are two main functions for the Triangle/Y button: one press is to ‘Interact’, which will have you either rifling through a chest or bag, looting it in a split second, or talking to a character, but the other function of the button is to assassinate. As you might have guessed from the title of the game, assassinations feature pretty heavily in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

You might see where I’m going with this. Idly strolling around a camp in Ancient Greece, I was hitting the Y/Triangle button repeatedly, to quickly loot a few bags that had been left lying on the ground. In a split second, and before my brain could react to the change, Kassandra had instead focused her attention on a guard that happened to be stood incredibly close by. In that split second, she had stabbed the guard straight through the neck, which his comrades weren’t too pleased about.

Instantly, the entire camp of Spartan soldiers were coming at Kassandra with deadly force. It’s a bit like a scene from Pulp Fiction, where John Travolta’s character accidentally shoots a man in the face when their car goes over a bump in the road. But unfortunately for Kassandra, there’s no Winston Wolfe on hand to clean up her mess. Instead, there’s plenty of Spartan guards in the vicinity with spears and shields, all suddenly very angry with one woman for mistakenly stabbing a camp guard.

From there, my only option was to hightail it out of the Spartan camp, as rapidly as possible. Once you’ve stabbed someone in the throat in the middle of a camp, it turns out their friends aren’t so quick to forget about said stabbing, and Kassandra was faced with swords, spears, and flaming arrows the next time she attempted to enter the camp.

In the future, I think I might need to be a bit more mindful of how freely I use the ‘Interact’ button in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and I suggest you are as well.

Hirun Cryer

Staff Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

Related articles

LA Noire VR Devs Say They're Working on a New VR Title for Rockstar

Could Rockstar be throwing its weight behind a triple-A open-world VR title?

Xbox Sets a Date For Its July Game Showcase

Xbox's next big stream has a day and time.

Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat Out of Evo Online Over Recent Allegations [Update]

As more withdraw from Evo Online, two major players won't be present.

Ubisoft CEO Promises "Profound Changes" at Company After Accounts of Systemic Abuse

Yves Guillemot says Ubisoft is "not looking for a quick fix" to its reportedly toxic culture.

You may also like

Axe of the Blood God: How the Original Xbox Helped Usher in Gaming's Modern Era

The Console RPG Quest looks back on the console that brought PC RPGs to the living room.

What Game Would You Like to See As a TV Show?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | With the new Fallout TV show announcement, let's dream up other game adaptations.

Madden 21's Devs Have Heard Fan Outcry and Are "Bolstering Plans to Support Franchise"

"We see your fix Madden Franchise tweets and we understand your frustration," executive producer Seann Graddy says.

Evo President Goes On Leave as Wave of Abuse Allegations Hit Fighting Game Community [Update]

In light of the past day's events, some top players are also stepping away from Evo Online.