The guide for Assassin's Creed Odyssey will show you all the secrets and collectibles hidden in Ancient Greece. Our walkthrough contains descriptions of all side activities, such as solutions to Ainigmata Ostraka (ostracons) puzzles, exploration of the tombs or fights on the Arena. Also, here you can find descriptions of all main and side quests. Check our maps if you want to see everything that ancient Greece has to offer.
A guide for such huge game like Assassin's Creed Odyssey requires a detailed walkthrough. Here, you can read about all the main and side quests, including side activities like tombs. This means that our guide will not only help you complete the entire story campaign and complete the most difficult quests, but also learn all the secrets of the newest Assassin's Creed game. Our walkthrough also includes important choices done in certain quests. The most important choices and their consequences have a dedicated page.
The best tips are another part of our guide that will help you with the game. Assassin's Creed Odyssey is full of content and it offers complex gameplay mechanics. Starting tips is a good place for the beginners - there you can learn about the combat, exploration, stealth, winning Conquest battles or travelling around the world with your ship.
Secrets and collectibles chapter contains a long list of the collectibles along with locations of the biggest and most challenging secrets. Check out this chapter if you want to beat Assassin's Creed Odyssey in 100%. This section is full of useful pictures that will help you find even the most well-hidden secrets.
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey in a nutshell
- 10 quick starting tips
- Difficulty level
- Important choices
- Secrets, Tombs and Ainigmata Ostraka documents
- Frequently asked questions
- Trophy Guide and achievements
- Controls and system requirements
Assassin's Creed Odyssey in a nutshell
This particular installment in Assassin's Creed franchise, developed by Ubisoft, takes place in ancient Greece. Odyssey introduces a lot of new features, i.e. players can choose their character's gender, they can make in-game decisions etc. The latter is what really distinguishes Odyssey from other installments.
We can play as either Alexios or Kassandra - they are both grandchildren of king Leonidas. During our journey, we will meet with, i.e. various historical characters such as Herodotus, Hippocrates or Socrates. The gameplay is now closer to an RPG game - it's a sandbox with character development system, experience levels and choices.
10 quick starting tips
1. Try to collect as much loot as possible - pick up gold (drachmae), resources, new weapons and pieces of armor. You can sell useless items or dismantle them to get crafting materials. Try travelling during nighttime - items are easier to spot during this day time (they shine). Revelations skill is also useful because it allows you to "scan" areas. Items can be collected even when you are riding on a horse. Keep pressing the interaction button when you are riding on your horse to collect all nearby treasures.
2. Don't get attached to your gear. In Odyssey, an item's level is its most important stat. Even a rare purple or gold item can become useless when your character gets a few levels. Upgrades at a blacksmith are expensive so try to limit them only to your main weapon. In other cases, you should focus on getting gear from quests and exploration. For example, a blue level 20 item can make you much stronger than a purple or gold level 15 item. Rare and the best items or truly important in the endgame part.
3. Use every opportunity to kill wild animals. You can get a lot of Soft Leather, one of the most important crafting materials. The game has an interesting mechanic where the bigger animal you hunt, the more skins you get. Another advantage of hunting animals is that killing predators and destroying their nests rewards you with XP.
4. Forts, camps and military facilities should be infiltrated during a night. Odyssey, just like Origins, gives you the option to speed up time by pressing one button. Enemies have a reduced field of view during the night which is helpful when you want to sneak around them. What is more, some of them will go to sleep. You can go around them or use this opportunity to kill them in sleep. Try to complete all mission objectives while you are infiltrating forts and enemy bases - you will get more XP or additional rewards. You should also look for war supplies. Steal their content before you burn these chests.
5. Spend your first few skill points on active abilities. AC: Odyssey gives you an opportunity to unlock a few powerful active abilities during the first few hours. Check out Bull Rush (unblockable charges), Sparta Kick (knocks a target back - stand on a rooftop or near an edge to get the best effect), Predator Shot (a much more powerful attack with your bow) and Second Wind (spend adrenaline to heal during a fight). Once you get all four of them, you can think about unlocking a few passive skills, i.e. those that increase Assassin or Hunter damage.
6. Grey items should be dismantled, blue and purple should be sold at a blacksmith. Don't carry any grey items to a blacksmith, these items are worth only a few or a dozen of drachmae. It is better to dismantle them in your inventory. Sell only useless blue and purple weapons and pieces of armor. Every item from both of these categories is worth a few hundreds of coins.
7. Visit all the discovered tombs. They are unique locations that can provide you with extra skill points. Explore them to level up faster without the need of waiting until you reach a new level.
8. Check a level of every enemy you want to attack. You can have problems if their level is higher than yours. Here, your best solution is to run away and go back here once you level up. Remember, that in AC: Odyssey enemies' levels scale up with yours. It is impossible to have an advantage of 5-10 levels. This means that you have to update your gear to match your current level.
9. Not all question markings are displayed on the map. You should be familiar with them thanks to Origins but this time the game won't display them all when you visit a new region. The best solution is to ride on your horse through an entire region. The game adds new question markings when you get closer to those locations (you have to be about 400 meters away from them). Try to check all the markers. Only then the game will display the list of activities available in that location (i.e. killing a commander, finding chests, destroying war supplies). Locations that can provide you with loot or a huge amount of XP are your priority.
10. Not every assassination end with the death of your target. AC Odyssey features even more resistant enemies than Origins who can survive an assassination or a shot from a bow (even when you aim at their head). You can check an enemy's level even before you attack them - when their health bar isn't entirely in red then it means that this enemy will survive an assassination. Invest in abilities (active and passive) that will give you access to more powerful attacks.
Complete the prologue (during which you play as Leonidas) to be able to choose your difficulty level. The game offers four levels. Normal is recommended for your first playthrough. Hard and Nightmare require you to use the right abilities and to take care of your gear (weapons and armor). A difficulty level can be changed at any point of the game. Another good information is that the game doesn't have any trophies/achievements related to the difficulty level. You can get the Platinum trophy by playing on the easy.
Besides difficulty level, you also have to choose between Exploration and Guided Mode. In Exploration Mode the game won't show you a marker with a new objective. Instead, it will give you a few hints on where you should be heading (i.e. a fort located south, near a village). This mode still allows you to use Ikaros. Also, the game gives you the option to switch between the modes.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the first game in the series that features a mechanic where players can make their own choices and see their consequences. The game has several key moments where players can make choices that will have an impact on the in-game world. We have prepared a page dedicated to these choices - there, you can quickly learn about alternate paths and consequences.
Important choices in chapter 1 - Check this page to, i.e. learn about the first choice done during the prologue, about the choice regarding the fate of Talos and the choice done during the meeting with Odessa.
Important choices in chapter 2 - Check this page to, i.e. learn about the choice of killing or sparing the Wolf of Sparta. This choice determines whether you will meet an important character later or not (you can get access to an additional series of quests).
Do important choices have a significant impact on the gameplay in Assassin's Creed Odyssey?
This is not a question that can be easily answered. Some important choices in the game have long-term consequences and may, for example, bring you closer to a specific ending of the game or provide you with a chance to start side quests. On the other hand, the main storyline in AC Odyssey has a top-down course, which does not change drastically as a result of different decisions.
- Throughout the game, you have to make about a dozen of important decisions, which bring your hero closer to one of the good or one of the bad endings of the game (AC Odyssey has 9 endings in total). The first important choice of this type is to kill or leave an important NPC alive at the end of the second chapter. Decisions may also have a different impact on the further stages of the game. For example, not killing a person from chapter 2 opens his or her unique quest line later.
- All other decisions from the main and side quests do not have a significant impact on the further campaign. Choices in these tasks can affect the type of rewards you receive, the availability of new side quests in your region, or the hero's relationship with the NPCs you meet.
We have prepared various high-resolution maps from which you can learn where to find quests, secrets and collectibles. These maps will also help you find side activities. On our maps we have marked important collectibles: tombs, Ainigmata Ostraka documents, lookout towers (eagles - synchronization points), stone tablets and even romances. Thanks to them you will easily find yourself in the vast world of Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Our World Atlas is an important part of the guide - use it wisely.
- Kephallonia Islands Map - the map of the first location in the game. We have described the most important places in Kephallonia Island such as Itaka or Odysseus's Palace. We did not forget about Sami Village. Kephallonia Island is also the first place where you will find three collectibles, Ainigmata Ostraka documents - Marko'ss Vineyard, Melissani Cave and Odysseus's Palace. Also here you will discover your first stone tablet and start an affair with Odessa.
- Megaris - Megaris is the second island you will visit. Here you will learn about the mechanics of conquest, attack the fort and visit the first tomb in the game. Our Megaris map shows all the most important activities.
- Phokis - Phokis is the third island, and at the same time much larger than the two previous ones. That's why the Phokis map will be useful during exploration. We marked here, of course, a tomb (Tomb of the First Pythia), two Ainigmata Ostraka documents and 4 stone tablets. In Phokis you will also start 3 romances: with Auxesia, Lykaon and Daphnae.
- Abantis Islands map
- Andros map
- Argolis map
- Hydrea map
- Keos map
- Lokris map
- Malis map
- Melos map
- Neksos map
- Paros map
- Seriphos and Lestris maps
Secrets, Tombs and Ainigmata Ostraka documents
Our guide for Assassin's Creed Odyssey also contains descriptions of the in-game secrets and collectibles and unique locations. Here, you can find tips on how to unlock them all. Learn how to find ostracons (Ainigmata Ostraka), they replace the papyruses from Assassin's Creed Origins) and learn solutions for the puzzles found on ostracons. Our guide will also help you with exploring the tombs - their descriptions can be found on separate pages (paths that lead to them as well as their locations are all marked on the maps).
Guide to Ainigmata Ostraka documents contains all the collectibles you can find in AC Odyssey:
- Kephallonia Islands - Locations of all ostracons on Kephallonia Islands along with solutions for their puzzles.
- Megaris - Locations of all ostracons on Megaris along with solutions for their puzzles.
- Phokis - on Phokis Island you will find ainigmata ostraca documents: Pressed for Time and A Specific General.
- Malis - on Malis Island you will find one Ainigmata Ostraka document - Hearth and Earth.
- Lokris - in Lokris you will find one Ainigmata Ostraka document: Red Aroma.
- Abantis Islands - there are two Ainigmata Ostraka documents on Abantis Islands: Everything for Freedom and Beneath Theseus's Dreams.
- Attika - five Ainigmata Ostraka Documents ware waiting for you in Attika: Backstage Pass, Killer View, Elbow Greece, Geat's Gruff and War Eagle.
- Korinthia - Rock and Roll and Stone Cold are two Ainigmata Ostraka documents in Korinthia.
- Argolis - in Argolis you can find three Ainigmata Ostraka collectibles: The Floor Is Lava, Two of Clubs and An Arm and a Leg.
- Naxos - on Naxos Island you can find only one collectible - Stubborn Mule.
- Pirate Islands - Pirate Islands consist of two islands - Seriphos and Keos. You can find two Ainigmata Ostraka documents here: Blue Eyed Beauty and Smoke Signal.
- Obsidian Islands - Upon Typhon's Crown is only secret you can unlock on Obsidian Islands.
- Arcadia - Arcadia is a vast region. Here you will find 4 documents: Strange Disease, Hobby Horsing, Farming Coin and Sweet Tooth.
- Abantis Islands - on those two islands (Eubea and Skiros) you will solve two ostraca riddles: A Deal for Freedom and Beneath Theseus's Dreams.
Tomb Guide to Assassin's Creed Odyssey consists of all tombs found in the game. We've delivered a walkthrough for each task helpful to visit the tombs:
- Megaris - Locations of all tombs on Megaris along with descriptions that will allow you to reach Ancient Stele.
- Phokis - Tomb of the First Pythia.
- Argolis - Agamemnon's Tomb and Pheidon's Tomb.
- Abantis Islands - Artemision Tomb on Eubea Island.
- Attika - Tomb of Eteokles and Mycenaen Tomb of Ajax.
- Naxos - Giant Heroes Burial Ground.
- Paros - Alkaios Tomb.
- Arcadia - Waterfall of Styx and Tomb of the Daughter of Atlas.
- Southern Sporades - Tomb of Polybotes.
- Silver Islands - Tomb of Brizo.
Frequently asked questions
Check the questions listed below if you want to know more about Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. There, you can find a lot of tips and answers to key questions regarding the game. More topics can be found in the FAQ chapter.
How to get crafting materials? - Resources are important. Without them, you won't be able to upgrade weapons or armor. This page contains lists of all crafting materials along with their locations.
How to heal your character? - In Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, your character can't heal themselves during battle (at least not by default). Read this page to learn how to deal with this problem (i.e. by purchasing a special ability that allows you to replenish health).
Which abilities should I buy first? - AC Odyssey has a few extremely useful and helpful abilities. This page contains our suggestions regarding abilities that can be unlocked after a few hours in the game.
How does the crime system work in the game? - Breaking the law can have serious consequences. This chapter contains tips on how to avoid being detected while you are committing a crime and what you should do when someone has caught you red handed and you are chased by bounty hunters.
How to unlock engravings and how to place them on weapons and armor? - Engravings can give bonuses to your items. This page contains information on how to unlock engravings and how to apply them by visiting a blacksmith.
Can I use a shield in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey?
No, there are no shields in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. The game features multiple enemies with shields but your character can't use these items. Instead, the developers have introduced a parrying mechanic. You can use this move by pressing L1+R1 (PS4) or LB+RB (XONE). Use parry when your enemy has started their attack. A successful parry interrupts an enemy's attack and makes them vulnerable to yours. Also, the game informs you about the correct use of this move by showing sparks (see the picture above). Always use a chance to attack vulnerable enemies.
Note - Parrying doesn't work on unblockable attacks which are signaled by a red aura around an enemy. Here, the only solution is to dodge.
How to change the time of the day?
It is very simple - hold the button that allows you to speed up time (the touchpad on PS4 and the Options button on Xbox One).
You don't have to buy any abilities to speed up time. You can also switch between night and day (you can do that as many times as you want). However, this option can only be used when you aren't fighting with anyone and when you are outside of a restricted zone (indicated by the red color on the top of the screen).
How to leave the ship's helm?
During your time on seas you can decide that you want to leave your ship's deck even before you reach a port or other interactive location. There is a way to do that - press Triangle on the PS4 gamepad and Y on the Xbox One. This option is useful when, i.e. you can't find a port on an island or you have just discovered an underwater location and you want to explore it.
How to reset the skills?
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey allows resetting the skills at any point of the game. You don't have to visit any NPC to do that. Just open the skills tab and then press and hold the left analog stick (L3). You will hence reclaim all skill points and will be able to spend them again.
Only reset the skills if you're playing on a higher difficulty, where having exactly the right skills is crucial. On low and normal difficulties, it's better just to wait until getting to the next level to buy a new skill. You can always save the game before buying new skills. If you don't like what you get - reload the game and reconsider.
Can you pet a dog in Assassin's Creed Odyssey?
No, Assassin's Creed Odyssey unfortunately doesn't offer the option of petting dogs or other domesticated animals. AC Odyssey offers the opportunity to purchase a beast master skill, which allows you to tame wild animals and rely on their support during combat. The technique of taming wildlife is described on the page Can animals be tamed? in the FAQ chapter of our guide.
How to mount a horse in Assassin's Creed Odyssey?
It is very simple to do. Approach a horse and press the interaction button - Triangle on PS4 and Y on XONE. You can even mount horses that don't belong to your character.
You can also get on your horse automatically after you call it. Press and hold the button to call your horse (down on the d-pad). Hold this button until your character mounts their horse.
How to dismount a horse in Assassin's Creed Odyssey?
There are two possible ways to dismount a horse:
- Hold the circle button (PS4) / B button (XONE) / E key (PC) - you should use this standard way of dismounting in most situations.
- Use a combination of buttons L1+X (PS4) / LB+A (XONE) - it allows you to jump from your horse. This is useful if you want to start running right after you stop the horse. Also, you may quickly jump to a nearby opponent.
Can my horse die permanently?
- Your horse can die when you fall from great heights. However, you won't lose your horse permanently. Wait about one minute (you can keep walking on foot) and then press the button that allows you to call your mount. The horse should appear shortly. The "new" horse will be the same as the previous one - you won't lose the animal's cosmetic items.
How to perform the Sparta Kick?
The Sparta Kick is probably the most recognizable move in the game. It's the famous kick of Leonidas from the movie 300. Good news is that the Sparta Kick can be unlocked right at the second level of experience. This is one of the starting skills for the Warrior category.
The Sparta Kick has to be assigned to one of four buttons on the pad. This can be X, which gives you the combination L1+X on PS4 and LB+X on Xbox. In order to perform the Sparta Kick, you need at least adrenaline bar filled. Adrenaline is generated simply by hitting enemies.
The Sparta Kick is most useful to throwing enemies off rooftops and high ledges. Activate it, when an enemy is standing near an edge. Falling from a considerable height can kill even a powerful enemy. This makes it the perfect skill for killing difficult enemies. You can also exploit this ability. Just provoke the enemy by hitting them with an arrow, or simply revealing yourself to them. Then, lure them to a high spot and try to kick them into the abyss.
Important note - Sparta Kick won't throw an enemy off of a rooftop or a ledge if their level is higher than yours (the difference of 2-3 levels or higher). The ability will only push that enemy backward. The enemy will stay with you on the same rooftop/ledge.
Is there a hidden blade in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey?
No, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey doesn't feature a hidden blade. The first hidden blade was used in the assassination of Xerxes I. This means that this blade wasn't used during the time of Alexios' and Kassandra's journey. Instead, the heroes are equipped with the Spear of Leonidas which is used for, i.e. assassinations. The story of the first Hidden Blade will be featured in the upcoming DLC for Odyssey called "Legacy of the First Blade" (set to be released on December 2018).
Are there microtransactions in Assassin's Creed Odyssey?
Yes, Odyssey does feature an online shop and microtransactions. Real money and Helix currency can be spent on, i.e. boosters (such as getting XP or resources faster), maps, new outfits, mounts, weapons and sets.
Does Assassin's Creed: Odyssey feature a multiplayer mode?
No, Odyssey doesn't feature a full-fledged multiplayer mode. The only multiplayer function is a set of screenshots on the world map. These screenshots are related to community mechanics. Move the cursor over a special icon to see a picture and the name of the player who took that picture. You can click on the like icon and... that's it. The game gives you the option to change filters for the pictures - you can browse through, i.e. the most popular photos of the week or pictures made by your friends.
Does Assassin's Creed: Odyssey take place before Origins?
Yes, the new game takes place before the events in AC: Origins, 400 years before Bayek's adventure. Odyssey is set during Peloponnesian Wars. Players can align themselves with one of the sides of this conflict - Athens and the Delian League or Sparta and Peloponnesian League. The precise date is 431 B.C.
Is Assassin's Creed: Odyssey available on Steam?
Yes, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is available on Steam, although the game also requires Uplay client and a Ubisoft account.
Is Assassin's Creed: Odyssey available on Nintendo Switch?
Yes, Odyssey will be available on Switch. However, this won't be a normal release. Odyssey on Nintendo Switch is available through streaming. The game will require a fast and stable Internet connection. Odyssey will run on Ubisoft servers. You will only receive the picture. Because of that it is probable that Assassin's Creed: Odyssey won't be as responsive. The first game that was released like this on Nintendo Switch was Resident Evil VII: Biohazard - this service wasn't available outside Japan.
How long does it take to beat Assassin's Creed: Odyssey?
It depends. The main storyline takes 30 or more hours. However, Odyssey has a lot of high-level areas which means that you will have to develop your character by grinding. The game offers microtransactions that speed up various processes (faster XP, resources and gold gain, maps). Without them, the game seems almost too grindy.
What size is the game world of Assassin's Creed Odyssey?
The world in AC Odyssey is gigantic. The size of the map in the game is 16x16 km, what equals a surface of 256 square kilometers. However, it is worth mentioning two important things:
- A large part of the world map is filled with the sea. In Odyssey you spend much more time on the water than in Origins, and swimming around the game world is associated with a variety of attractions in the form of naval battles with other ships or discovering and exploring underwater locations.
- About 7% of the world map area is not available in the game. We are talking about its upper left corner - these are the regions of Fokida, Malis and Macedonia (the picture above). Other areas of the map can be freely explored. The game doesn't block access to them even for a low-level character, although a weak hero can have huge problems with defeating enemies and wildlife.
Is Assassin's Creed Odyssey an RPG?
AC: Odyssey is an action RPG open world game. Odyssey continues the changes made in Origins but it also adds, i.e. a simple system of dialogs and choices. Our character has multiple stats (level, health points, defense). Items have their own stats and abilities. Odyssey sometimes resembles Skyrim but you should keep in mind that this game is still an action game set in an open world.
Are there any DLCs for AC Odyssey?
Yes, bigger DLCs will be available after the game's release. The first DLC, called "Legacy of the First Blade", will be available on December 2018. The second, "The Fate of Atlantis", will be released in 2019. The DLCs can be purchased separately or in the season pass. Besides that, players can also purchase smaller DLCs like new outfits, mounts etc.
Are there any templars in AC Odyssey?
No, there are no Templars. However, Odyssey features their precursors called Cult of Kosmos. They have similar views and methods of dealing with problems as the Templars found in previous installments. Their elimination is important in the later part of the campaign.
Which version of AC Odyssey should I get?
There are 7 different versions of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, some of them are available only in Europe or on Uplay:
- Standard Edition doesn't have any bonuses except The Blind King quest which is available for pre-orders.
- Deluxe Edition has a few bonuses: Kronos Gear Pack, Herald of Dusk Gear Pack, XP boost and extra Drachmae, Capricornus Naval Pack and The Blind King.
- Gold Edition, besides all the aforementioned DLCs, includes Secrets of Greece mission, Season Pass, Steelbook for PS4 or Xbox One and grants you early access to the game (3 days before the release day).
- Ultimate Edition has all the content from Gold Edition excluding a Steelbook.
- Medusa Edition contains: early access to the game (3 days before the release day), The Blind King quest, The Secrets of Greece quest, Kronos Gear Pack, a physical map of the game's world, official soundtrack on CD, artbook, a unique box and Fallen Gorgon statue.
- Spartan Edition is a physical collector's edition available on PC and consoles, includes ALL DLCs including the Season Pass and all physical gadgets. The included statue is different - it features Spartan Leap Statue and an exclusive lithography.
- Pantheon Edition is a physical collector's edition available on PC and consoles, includes ALL bonuses offered in Spartan Edition and it has a unique statue - Nemesis Diorama.
Trophy Guide and achievements
Our trophy guide will help you get all the achievements and unlock the platinum trophy in AC Odyssey. Check the full list to see which trophies/achievements you are lacking but and how to unlock the more challenging ones. The guide will also include descriptions of hidden trophies/achievements.
- List of trophies/achievements available in Assassin's Creed Odyssey
- Hero for Hire
- Make It Your Own
- Master of the Hunt
- Ramming Speed
- You Work for Me Now
- Stink Eye
- Legacy Restored
- Fashion's Creed
Controls and system requirements
Assassin's Creed Odyssey runs on the engine known from AC Origins. However, the developers have improved the graphics. The controls have also received a few tweaks. Read this chapter to learn what PC configuration is necessary to run the game smoothly. This part also addresses problems such as what you can do when the game doesn't run, what can be done when Odyssey is stuttering or has frame drops. We have examined the graphics settings and drivers - check our tips on how to improve the game's performance.
About Assassin's Creed Odyssey Guide
Author : Grzegorz "Alban3k" Misztal & Jacek "Stranger" Halas & Natalia "N.Tenn" Fras for gamepressure.com
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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey Video Game
- genre: RPG
- developer: Ubisoft
- publisher: Ubisoft
- platform: PC, PS4, XONE, Switch
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