Assassin's Creed Odyssey

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Odyssey cover
Developers
Ubisoft Quebec
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Bucharest
Ubisoft Singapore
Ubisoft Montpellier
Ubisoft Kiev
Ubisoft Shanghai
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows October 5, 2018
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 84
IGDB 88
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC, Expansion pack
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency, Infinite spend, Unlock, Loot box
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 Forums
Ubisoft support page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Only available in DACH countries. Contains 6 DVDs.
Windows
Amazon.com
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition
Windows
Amazon.co.uk
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition
Windows
Epic Games Store
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Deluxe, Gold and Ultimate editions also available
Windows
GamersGate
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition
Windows
Origin
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Deluxe and Ultimate editions also available
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe, Gold and Ultimate editions also available
Windows
Uplay
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition.
Ultimate Edition included with Uplay+.
Windows
All versions require Uplay, Denuvo Anti-Tamper, and VMProtect DRM.

Version differences[edit]

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.
Windows
The Blind King Pre-order bonus mission. Now available via the Ubisoft Club.
Windows
Athenian Weapons Digital Pack Pre-order DLC
Windows
The Fate of Atlantis Digital expansion
Windows
Legacy of the First Blade Digital expansion
Windows
Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece Free. Added in September 10, 2019 patch.
A standalone version is also available for purchase.
Windows

Microtransactions[edit]

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[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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[edit]

Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings
HUD settings
HUD settings

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Video[edit]

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
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
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)
85-115%
Windowed
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
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Unlock cloth physics[edit]

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.

Notes

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

Post-processing[edit]

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.

Input[edit]

Controls settings
Controls settings
Remapping settings
Remapping settings

Audio[edit]

Sound settings
Sound settings
Language settings
Language settings

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Tobii settings
Tobii settings
3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
vorpX
Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Devices Native Notes
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 fixed[edit]

Game fails to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive[edit]

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[5]
  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[edit]

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[6]
  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.

Very low FPS on SLI configurations[edit]

Instruction[8]
  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

(Nvidia) Random Freezing for a few seconds[edit]

This is a known driver issue in versions 451.48 and 451.67.[9]
Download and install the latest Game Ready Driver

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

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

Mods[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Windows
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.[10] This was fixed in patch 1.0.3,[11] now only requiring SSE4.2.[12] This can in turn be lowered to just SSE4.1 with a fix.

Notes

  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.

References

  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. Verified by User:Aemony on 2018-08-31
    Reproduced by moving a working game install over to a Storage Spaces drive
  6. Verified by User:Verrenus on 2018-10-07
    Also confirmed by several other players at the Resetera PC performance discussion.
  7. Gained 26fps by disabling windows 10 Fullscreen optimization : assassinscreed - last accessed on 2020-09-17
  8. Still no SLI support??? :: Assassin's Creed Origins General Discussions - last accessed on 2020-09-17
  9. GeForce 451.67 Game Ready Driver Feedback Thread - NVIDIA GeForce Forums: - last accessed on 2020-09-17
  10. Update on AVX Support | Ubisoft Forums
  11. Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Patch 1.0.3 | Ubisoft Forums
  12. Verified by Mirh from his own crash dump - game requires CRC32 instruction.