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Assassin's Creed Odyssey

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Odyssey cover
Ubisoft Quebec
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Bucharest
Ubisoft Singapore
Ubisoft Montpellier
Ubisoft Kyiv
Ubisoft Shanghai
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows October 5, 2018
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 84
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC, Expansion pack
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency, Infinite spend, Unlock, Loot box
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, RPG, 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 (series)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2018
Assassin's Creed III Remastered 2019
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered 2019
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2020
Assassin's Creed Mirage 2023

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a third-person action, RPG, open world and stealth game in the Assassin's Creed series.

General information

Ubisoft Forums
Ubisoft support page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Only available in DACH countries. Contains 6 DVDs.
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition
Epic Games Store
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Deluxe, Gold and Ultimate editions also available
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
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Included exclusively with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
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Deluxe, Gold and Ultimate editions also available
Ubisoft Store
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition.
Ultimate Edition included with Ubisoft+.
Windows (unavailable)
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition
Origin (unavailable)
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Deluxe and Ultimate editions were also available. Is considered unavailable even with an EA Desktop user-agent.
All versions require Ubisoft Connect, 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

Name Notes
Season Pass Includes Legacy of the First Blade, The Fate of Atlantis, Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered and The Secrets of Greece bonus mission.
The Blind King Pre-order bonus mission. Now available via the Ubisoft Club.
Athenian Weapons Digital Pack Pre-order DLC
The Fate of Atlantis Digital expansion
Legacy of the First Blade Digital expansion
Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece Free. Added in September 10, 2019 patch.
A standalone version is also available for purchase.


Type Notes
Boost Drachmae (in-game currency) and Materials (for crafting/upgrading) can be purchased using Helix Credits. Boosts for earning 50% more Drachmae and XP are also available.
Cosmetic Skins for the mount, ship, ship crew and ship figureheads can be purchased with Helix Credits or unlocked via the Olympian Gift.
Currency Helix Credits are a real money purchase. The completion of the prologue for the first time is rewarded with 200 Helix Credits.[1]
Despite their identical name, Helix Credits purchased in previous games, like Assassin's Creed Origins, do not carry over to Odyssey.[2]
Free-to-grind Maps can be purchased using Helix Credits that reveal the location of specific items like Legendary Chests or Orichalcum Fragments.
Infinite spend Drachmae and Material boosts can be purchased again without any limit.
Loot box The Olympian Gift is a loot box which contains a random Epic/Legendary item including cosmetics and unlocks from the in-game store. Players can buy it with Orichalcum Fragments by picking them up in the game world or as rewards for daily/weekly quests.
Unlock Weapons, Armor and Ship Lieutenants can be purchased with Helix Credits or unlocked via the Olympian Gift.
Additional exclusive unlocks are available via the Ubisoft Club.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename the video files[3]
  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

Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings
HUD settings
HUD settings

Configuration file(s) location

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

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

Save game data location

System Location
Ubisoft Connect <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\5059\
Steam <Ubisoft-Connect-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 file format for Uplay and Steam versions are different but can be converted.

Save game cloud syncing


Display settings (1/2)
Display settings (1/2)
Display settings (2/2)
Display settings (2/2)
Graphics settings (1/2)
Graphics settings (1/2)
Graphics settings (2/2)
Graphics settings (2/2)

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9. See the related WSGF post to modify the game executable as a workaround. Reference the following chart for common HEX values.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen also available.
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
Uncapped by default. Can be capped to intervals of 5 between 30 and 90.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

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[4]
  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.


Controls settings
Controls settings
Remapping settings
Remapping settings


Sound settings
Sound settings
Language settings
Language settings
Screenshot showing subtitles with speaker names and text background.
Screenshot showing subtitles with speaker names and text background.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound FX, Voice
Surround sound
Settings for text size, speaker names and background available.
Audio, subtitle and menu language can be set separately.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support

Tobii settings
Tobii settings
3D modes State Notes
Native 3D
Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Tobii Eye Tracking
Supports: Aim at Gaze, Dynamic Light, Enemy Tagging, Extended View - Eye & Head Tracking, Interaction at Gaze, Lock Target at Gaze, Sun Effects

Issues unresolved

Poor framerate and visual quality on Nvidia GPUs

MFAA can cause serious framerate and visual quality issues on Nvidia GPUs.
Disable MFAA[5][6]

Random freezing with Intel 12th CPU or newer

Set processor affinity for all cores[7][8]
  1. Open task manager after run the game
  2. Right-click ACOdyssey.exe in the "Details" tab and choose “Set affinity"
  3. Select All processors


This powershell script sets Affinity for all cores without task manager.

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[9]
  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[10]
  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 Fullscreen optimizations[11]

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 the problem persists, disable these overlays (in this order, depending on what you have installed):

  1. RivaTuner Statistics Server
  2. Discord overlay
  3. Twitch overlay
  4. UPlay overlay
  5. Steam overlay

Romancing the stone garden bug

In this specific quest the quest marker may disappear or become "stuck" and out of bounds.
Make a manual save and reload it[13]

(Nvidia) Random Freezing for a few seconds

This is a known driver issue in versions 451.48 and 451.67.[14]
Download and install the latest Game Ready Driver

Stuttering in cities/high population areas

Enable Ultra Low Latency or Anti-Lag feature in graphics card control panel[15]

Issues with DualShock 4 input auto-switch using Bluetooth

Does no longer let you change between gamepad and keyboard/mouse on the fly.
Disable auto-switch[16]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open ACOdyssey.ini.
  3. Go to the [Input] section.
  4. Change SelectedPad=None to SelectedPad=Wireless Controller.
  5. Change KeyboardMouseEnabled=1 to KeyboardMouseEnabled=0.
  6. Change AutoSwitchEnabled=1 to AutoSwitchEnabled=0.
  7. Save your changes.

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 Video 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) Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz
AMD FX-6300 3.8 GHz
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 46 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon R9 285
2 GB of VRAM
Shader model 5 support
A 64-bit operating 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.[17] This was fixed in patch 1.0.3,[18] now only requiring SSE4.2.[19] 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.


  1. Acquiring Helix Credits - Ubisoft Support - last accessed on 2020-09-18
  2. Helix credits didn't transfer from Origins? - last accessed on 2020-09-18
  3. Verified by User:Waschbär on 2020-09-17
  4. How to Play Assassin's Creed Odyssey with Low-End Hardware - last accessed on 2020-09-14
  5. Important PC Configuration Before You Play - last accessed on 2021-06-24
  6. Verified by User:Northman ast on 2021-06-24
  7. Random freeze - last accessed on 2022-05-19
  8. Verified by User:Nowy on 2023-10-22
  9. Verified by User:Aemony on 2018-08-31
    Reproduced by moving a working game install over to a Storage Spaces drive
  10. Verified by User:Verrenus on 2018-10-07
    Also confirmed by several other players at the Resetera PC performance discussion.
  11. Gained 26fps by disabling Windows 10 Fullscreen optimization : assassinscreed - last accessed on 2020-09-17
  12. Still no SLI support??? :: Assassin's Creed Origins General Discussions - last accessed on 2020-09-17
  13. Romancing the stone garden bug Reddit: - last accessed on 2021-10-04
  14. GeForce 451.67 Game Ready Driver Feedback Thread - NVIDIA GeForce Forums: - last accessed on 2020-09-17
  15. Steam Community - last accessed on 26 May 2023
  16. Dualshock 4 problem ... - last accessed on 2023-08-31
  17. Update on AVX Support | Ubisoft Forums
  18. Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Patch 1.0.3 | Ubisoft Forums
  19. Verified by Mirh from his own crash dump - game requires CRC32 instruction.