The sprawling Grecian world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey continues to develop, with free new options, tales and a run-in with “Greece’s most scandalous poet” due this month. On January 15th they’re additionally persevering with their season cross story arc with the second episode of Legacy Of The First Blade. While among the free stuff is undeniably cool (or sizzling, within the case of a volcano-dwelling cyclops), most likely essentially the most helpful addition is a set of latest degree scaling choices to allow you to tune enemy stats. A video overview of the brand new stuff lurks under.
As of an replace on the 10th, gamers will have the ability to tune simply how aggressively the game scales the fight to their degree. There’s no option to flip it off altogether, however on Light and Very Light scaling modes, you’ll typically be combating enemies 2-Four ranges under you. On Normal there’s no modifications, however the ‘Heavy’ degree scaling possibility intrigues me. The official update page says that it makes “all enemies remain at your level”. I’m curious if consists of scaling down to the participant as nicely. Scaling choices are disabled on Nightmare issue, since you’re meant to be struggling in the event you selected that.
Free quest-wise, there’s two Lost Tales Of Greece on the way in which. Ubi describe the primary – Daughters Of Lalaia – as like a Greek model of The Seven Samurai, with you coaching a village to defend itself in opposition to bandits. Not due till late January, Poet’s Legacy guarantees the prospect to get tied up within the “increasingly risque” performances of Greece’s sauciest poet, which feels like a enjoyable time. The new Mythical Creature of the month is volcano-dwelling cyclops Arges, and beating him up (poke him within the eye?) can earn you the Hammer of Hephaistos weapon, which actually sounds spectacular.
As previous updates have elevated the extent cap, January can be including two new tiers of Mercenary enemies to hunt and a brand new high-level service provider who’ll allow you to improve engravings to tiers 6 and seven. Good stuff for gamers that like large numbers that get larger over time, nevertheless it looks as if the brand new degree scaling choices are for many who’d fairly simply take pleasure in their newfound energy to stab everybody. Cosmetic-wise, there’s outfits impressed by Dionysos and Athena on the way in which, with their very own particular weapons, and Aya from Assassin’s Creed Origins unlockable as a Legacy Lieutenant. Just don’t put her and Bayek on the ship collectively or it is likely to be awkward.
Despite a glut of free time over the vacations, I’ve nonetheless solely had an opportunity to dabble in AC Odyssey, and on the price they’re including new quests I’m undecided if I’ll ever catch up. January’s updates start on the 10th, together with the brand new degree scaling choices, with patches persevering with via the month. Check out the full January update notes here. If you don’t have the game but, try Alice Bell’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey review , and if in case you have it and that is nonetheless all Greek to you, try Dave Irwin’s collection of guides.