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If you still need a boost in performance, set process priority to High in the task manager.
If you still need a boost in performance, set process priority to High in the task manager.
===Random Freezing for a few seconds===
{{--}} The game freezes randomly for a few seconds until resuming on NVIDIA GeForce cards
{{Fixbox|description=This is a Nvidia Driver bug in driver versions 451.48 and 451.67 (newest one at time of writing). Either downgrade to driver version 446.14 or upgrade to [https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5046 GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 451.85] or later, once available|ref=<ref>[https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/game-ready-drivers/13/387664/geforce-45167-game-ready-driver-feedback-thread-re/ Nvidia driver release thread including open issue 3038632]</ref>|fix=
{{ii}} Unconfirmed, this game is in the list mentioned in the nvidia thread.}}
==Other information==
==Other information==

Revision as of 23:20, 8 August 2020

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Odyssey cover
Ubisoft Quebec
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Bucharest
Ubisoft Singapore
Ubisoft Montpellier
Ubisoft Kiev
Ubisoft Shanghai
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows October 5, 2018
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 84
Monetization DLC, Expansion pack
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency, Infinite spend, Unlock
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world, Stealth
Themes Classical, Europe, Historical
Series Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed Odyssey on HowLongToBeat
Assassin's Creed Odyssey on IGDB
Assassin's Creed Odyssey on MobyGames
Assassin's Creed Odyssey on Wikipedia
Assassin's Creed 2008
Assassin's Creed II 2010
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2011
Assassin's Creed: Revelations 2011
Assassin's Creed III 2012
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD 2014
Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry 2014
Assassin's Creed: Pirates 2014
Assassin's Creed Unity 2014
Assassin's Creed Rogue 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles (series)
Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Origins 2017
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt 2018
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2018
Assassin's Creed III Remastered 2019
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered 2019
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Greece 2019
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2020

Key points

Includes a built-in benchmark and automatically captures performance metrics for the last 30 seconds of gameplay.

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Ubisoft Forum General Discussions


All versions require Uplay, Denuvo Anti-Tamper, and VMProtect DRM.

Version differences

The Deluxe Edition includes the Deluxe Pack.
The Gold Edition includes the Season Pass.
The Ultimate Edition includes the Deluxe Pack and the Season Pass.

DLC and expansion packs

Some DLC items (e.g. weapons and outfits) are only available for purchase through in-game micro-transactions (not listed below).
Name Notes
Season Pass
The Fate of Atlantis
Legacy of the First Blade
Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece Free. Added in September 10, 2019 patch.
A standalone version is also available for purchase.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename the video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos.
  2. Delete or rename Amd.bk2 and UbisoftLogo.bk2.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\en or whichever language you use.
  4. Delete or rename Epilepsy.bk2, pc_warningSaving.bk2 and warning_disclaimer.bk2.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Odyssey\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/812140/pfx/[Note 1]

Crash dumps are stored in <Uplay-folder>\crashes\ACOdyssey*.exe_*.dmp

Save game data location

System Location
Uplay <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\5059\
Steam <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\5092\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/812140/pfx/[Note 1]
Saved games are tied to Uplay account. Save files can be moved or copied between Steam and Uplay versions. Uplay cloud saves must be turned off before copying.

Save game cloud syncing


Display Menu
Display Menu
Display Menu Continued
Display Menu Continued
Graphics Menu
Graphics Menu
Graphics Menu Continued
Graphics Menu Continued

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9. The .exe can be hex-edited, see this WSGF topic for user submitted .exe files, links may be out of date or broken.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Governed by the "Texture Detail" setting, no individual tweakable option
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA and SSAA via "Resolution Modifier" setting
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Disable Fullscreen optimizations

Disable fullscreen optimizations to improve framerate in Windows 10
  1. Navigate to <path-to-game> and locate the executable of the game.
  2. Right-click on the executable and select Properties.
  3. Open the Compatibility tab.
  4. Check Disable fullscreen optimizations and click OK.

Unlock cloth physics

Clothes Physics are not capped to 30FPS anymore but scale with selected graphics settings as of official patch 1.07.
Old fix for those still experiencing issues below:
Edit ACOdyssey.ini
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open ACOdyssey.ini.
  3. Go to the [Options] section.
  4. Change FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS=0 to FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS=1.
  5. Save your changes.


You may need to add in the parameter manually if it does not already exist.

Disable bloom

  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open ACOdyssey.ini.
  3. Go to the [Graphics] section.
  4. Change Bloom=1 to Bloom=0.
  5. Save your changes.



Sound Menu
Sound Menu

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking

Issues fixed

Game fails to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive

The game will fail to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive. This will either cause the ACOdyssey.exe process to get stuck on the splash screen or in the background.
Storage Spaces is Microsoft's new software-based RAID solution for Windows 10, allowing users to create and make use of virtual disk drive(s) that spans across multiple physical drives in a desired RAID configuration.
Move the installation folder to a regular non-Storage Spaces drive[2]
  1. Copy the <path-to-game> folder over to a new appropriate location on a non-Storage Spaces drive.
  2. When the game folder have been copied over completely, open Uplay and select the game.
  3. Click on Properties and then on Uninstall to remove the existing game install folder.
  4. After the uninstall have been completed, click on Locate installed game below the Download button.
  5. Browse to and select the new <path-to-game> folder, then click on OK.
  6. The game will be playable again after Uplay have verified that all game files are present.

Stuttering issues on Windows 10 v1703 or newer

On some systems running Windows 10 version 1703 or newer, the game can experience constant stutters even when the in-game metrics report a stable framerate.
Check also resources management tune-up by Special K below.
Configure a task for automatic periodic clearing of the standby memory[3]
  1. Download Intelligent Standby List Cleaner
  2. Run the program and click Start and enable Start minimized.
You can manually configure the limits to suit your particular system if desired, leave default if not.
Disable "Control Flow Guard" in Windows Defender[4]

Use this instruction and choose executable. Don't turn off CFG globally - it's a major security breach.

If you use another AV software, then you would naturally assume everything Defender related is disabled, and you would be wrong. If you use Defender, you will be brought to the Windows Defender Security Center straight away, but if you don't, you will end up on a Settings page saying that Windows Defender is not available because it's turned off. Click "Turn on Windows Defender Antivirus" - don't worry, your AV software will disable it again straight away.
May lower stuttering and FPS issues on configurations with low RAM and weak CPU.[5]
Restart needed after changes.
Your system will be vulnerable for Spectre and Meltdown.

Very low FPS on SLI configurations

  1. Disable SLI at the system level, even if it's disabled on the game's profile. The game tries to use it which severely hits the performance.
  2. Make sure the card for PhysX is the same card that's rendering the game (GPU #1).
  • DO NOT dedicate the second card to PhysX.
  • DO NOT use the second card or the CPU for PhysX.
  • Both of these will either cause massive performance hits, FPS drops, or stuttering.

If you've done both of the above and still have 5-7 FPS make sure to disable these overlays (in this order, depending on what you have installed):

  1. RivaTuner Statistics Server (makes FPS go down to 5-7)
  2. Discord overlay (may crash the game on certain hardware)
  3. Twitch overlay (same as Discord)
  4. UPlay overlay (stupid I know... but it crashes or causes performance hits in some of Ubisoft's own games...)
  5. Steam overlay (if disabling all of the above doesn't work)

If you still need a boost in performance, set process priority to High in the task manager.

Random Freezing for a few seconds

The game freezes randomly for a few seconds until resuming on NVIDIA GeForce cards
This is a Nvidia Driver bug in driver versions 451.48 and 451.67 (newest one at time of writing). Either downgrade to driver version 446.14 or upgrade to GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 451.85 or later, once available[7]
Unconfirmed, this game is in the list mentioned in the nvidia thread.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Uses RAD's Oodle compression
Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink 2.7a


  • Nexus Mods - A small collection of mods for the game.
  • Special K - Thread scheduling changes that might help with stuttering/hitches on some systems.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8.1
Processor (CPU) AMD FX 6300 3.8 GHz
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Intel Core i5 2400 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 46 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon R9 285
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
2 GB of VRAM
Shader model 5 support
A 64-bit system is required.
Minimum targets 720p at Low graphical preset; recommended targets 1080p (or 2160p for 4K) at High graphical preset.
The game required a CPU with AVX instructions on release.[8] This was fixed in patch 1.0.3,[9] now only requiring SSE4.2.[10] This can in turn be lowered to just SSE4.1 with a fix.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/812140/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (812140) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.