Ubisoft details Assassin's Creed Odyssey's February Monthly Update
Another month, another major update to Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Besides another free ' Lost Tales of Greece' episode, this month's highlights include a New Game + mode which allow players to keep their level and gear if they want to replay through the story. Also included in this month's update are some font accessbility options that can enhance readability of the game's subtitles and dialogue choices.
To get a refresher on Ubisoft's post-launch content plan and pricing, go here.
We have the video below, as well a text overview of the updates as found on Ubisoft's blog.
THE LOST TALES OF GREECE
A BROTHER'S SEDUCTION
In A Brother's Seduction, you will encounter a waylaid poet who will lead you to the Port of Kechries where you must help two brothers deal with their father's recent passing. Unfortunately, your presence inspires some brotherly rivalry as they compete for your affections, and it falls to you to untangle this family drama.
Remember that you'll need to have reached Chapter 5 in Assassin's Creed Odyssey's main path to access all Lost Tales of Greece. Make your way to the Korinthia region and watch out for a quest named "Prodigal Son's Return."
A Brother's Seduction will be available on February 12.
Check out some of the previously released Lost Tales of Greece in our January Monthly Update.
Title Update 1.1.4 will be coming later this month with some highly requested features.
NEW GAME +
We are very excited to announce that New Game + will be introduced with our next Title Update!
As you may expect, this feature will allow you to start a new game while keeping all your hard earned gear, upgrades, abilities, drachmae, mounts, etc. that you've gathered in your previous play through. This is your chance to discover how a different choice can influence your path... or change a story choice to see a different outcome.
To access New Game +, you need to have completed the main Story Arc. A new option in the menu allows you to copy your eligible save game as a New Game +.
Oh and in case you were wondering, of course, you'll be able to choose the main protagonist. ;)
LEVEL CAP INCREASE
We will increase the Level cap to 99. With the level increase, you'll also have access to three additional Engraving tiers that can be upgraded at Hephaistos's Workshop and an additional set of Ship improvements.
NEW FAST TRAVEL POINTS
To allow you to traverse Greece faster than ever, we'll be adding an additional set of 22 Fast Travel points to the game. Many of them will be situated near ports to make accessing the Adrestia easier.
ADDITIONAL MERCENARY TIERS AND BENEFITS
Two additional tiers will be added to the Mercenary Ladder. Climb these new ranks for rewards including sweet loot, loads of drachmae, and two additional benefits: 10% more Orichalcum and a higher drop rate of epic gear.
PHOTO MODE FRAMES
To make your pictures fancier then ever, you'll be able to apply frames to your photos as soon as the update drops!
You'll now have a total of 10 frames including an Athenian Theme, a Spartan Theme, the Assassin's Creed Odyssey logo and crest, and more!
This month we continue our efforts to make Assassin's Creed Odyssey as accessible as possible by adding two more accessibility features in Title Update 1.1.4.
You will be able to alter the background behind dialogue to semi-transparent black, coming with three options:
- Off: This will disable the background for subtitles and dialogue.
- Subtitles: This will enable a background only for subtitles.
- On: This will enable a background for subtitles and dialogue.
In addition, players will be able to change the subtitle size.
WILD BOAR PACK
Charge ahead no matter what with the Wild Boar Character Pack! It contains the Wild Boar gear set, a new mount, and a new legendary weapon.
Alongside the Wild Boar Pack, the goddess of the hunt Artemis as Legendary Lieutenant skin for the Adrestia is now available.
Are you ready to show your wild side? This all-new Shark Character pack will let your adversaries know that they would be fools to underestimate you, when it launches later this month!
It contains the Shark gear set, a new mount, and a new legendary weapon.
If customizing the Adrestia is your kind of thing, the Shark pack contains a new crew theme, the Teethers, a shark-style figurehead, and a new ship design that will cleave opponents' ships, leaving them helpless in the water!