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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

So It Begins

Scott Peers

The main story begins from the perspective of Ikaros, an eagle companion to your character, with a panoramic view of Kephallonia, the home Isle of Alexios / Kassandra. Your first objective is to defeat two opponents sent by Cyclops. You should have no trouble here; simply follow the combat hints as you get to grips with the system.

Once you have defeated the messengers of Cyclops you will encounter your first experience of dialogue. Note that you have multiple options in each interaction. The choices you make will not always impact the progression of the story, but they may have consequences related to how you are perceived by specific characters, including bounty hunters later on in the game. For the most part, dialogue options reflect either a compassionate or merciless response to your situation.

Consider carefully which dialogue options you choose. Note icons to the left of dialogue, such as the swords displayed here, to get an idea of the expected response.

Once you have decided what to say to the messengers, you will be prompted to collect your armour from a chest at the top of your house. Open the chest and equip the armour by entering the inventory. With the armour equipped you can now make your way to Markos in the southern part of Mount Ainos. As you do, be sure to explore some of the undiscovered locations along the way to earn XP and gather loot.

As you approach Markos’ vineyard you will automatically explore the region and earn 30 XP. At this point you can summon your eagle, Ikaros, to gain perspective of the lay of the land. Use Ikaros to identify the precise location of Markos, and then continue on to him. When you reach Markos a cut scene will initiate, ending in the opportunity for you to choose one of three horses. At this point they are different only in appearance, though he claims that they are bred for specific purposes.

Once you have chosen the horse that you want the quest will complete and a villager will appear, leading on to the next quest, ‘Debt Collector’.

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  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    28 October 2018
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Scott Peers

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The year is 431 BCE in Ancient Greece. The Peloponnesian War is under way, with Athens and Sparta fighting for supremacy in the Aegean. Command the story of Alexios or Kassandra, two powerful figures with crucial roles in the events at hand.

This guide features an ideal chronological order for experiencing the main events of the game, informing the player about the consequences of their actions in specific quests, while directing them through the world by highlighting quests, objectives and points of interest to ensure that they do not miss any of the most captivating content in the game world.

Included in the guide:

  • Complete walkthrough of the main story
  • Guides to the most relevant and difficult side quests along the way
  • Reference to important points of interest and historical context
  • Useful tips regarding game features and mechanics

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