Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Players Are Using the Story Creator to Farm XP, and Ubisoft Is Having None of It

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Players Are Using the Story Creator to Farm XP, and Ubisoft Is Having None of It

You're gonna have to work for those levels.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey players won't be getting (virtual) money for nothing anymore. After an influx of player-created levels that were little more than currency farms, Ubisoft is cracking down on the creators who are peddling these boons.

In a post on the Ubisoft forums, the Odyssey team says it's "working on fixes and adjustments" to reduce the impact of these farming quests and changing the Story Creator mode's terms of use to prevent further attempts.

"These exploits risk jeopardizing the overall quality, integrity, and purpose of Story Creator Mode and results in less visibility for the creative, interesting and frankly fantastic community stories that have been published," wrote a community manager for the team.

If you're curious how they worked, you would find a level active somewhere in the world and drop in, and suddenly loads of XP and drachmae into your coffers. You could repeat the quest ad nauseum, effectively power levelling your character. (Coincidentally, Ubisoft also sells permanent XP and drachmae boosts.)

Player reactions were mixed, but considering this is a largely single-player, solo experience, it only affected your personal enjoyment of the game. Ubisoft says it will be "sanctioning" those who continue to use the Story Creator tool to make these levels and ensure they don't appear in the automatic recommendation system, as well as implementing "further solutions" with upcoming updates.

Considering how cool and malleable the Story Creator tool could be in the right hands, it's fair that they're at least clamping down on this aspect so folks making honest levels can surface. Just make sure those XP and drachmae rewards are kept in line.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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