Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Incoming Patch to Adjust Controversial DLC Ending

By Sam Quirke, 22 days ago
A community manager in the Ubisoft forums has confirmed that the team are going to tweak the controversial ending of Assassin's Creed Odyssey's latest DLC episode Shadow Heritage, following confusion and frustration from players.

Here's the statement in full:

Hello all,

After hearing player feedback and discussing within the development team we are making changes to a cutscene and some dialogue in Shadow Heritage to better reflect the nature of the relationship for players selecting a non-romantic storyline. These changes, along with renaming a trophy/achievement, are being made now and will be implemented in an upcoming patch.

We’ve also been carefully looking at the next episode, Bloodline, to ensure the paths that players experience mirror the choices they make in game.
What's interesting is that it's not entirely clear how this tweak is going to work in practice. It seems highly unlikely that players that have already completed "Shadow Heritage" will be able to view the new content or revisit the scene to make new decisions in the light of the additional dialogue — unless they have an earlier save. It's also not clear if player agency will be involved in the new scene or if there will just be some expositional dialogue explaining a non-romantic reason to have a child. The more definitive change is the name of the trophy and achievement "Growing Up", which many fans saw as an implicit condemnation of certain lifestyles or orientations.

We will update the community once the full details of this patch are released.

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Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016. He's also been gaming long enough to know what a text parser is. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books and podcasts or trading Pokémon with his wife.