Ubisoft have released the usual monthly video and blog catching us up on all things Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and what we can look forward to for the rest of February.
We already know about the new Lost Tale of Greece, which added a new quest and made a new achievement available yesterday. Elsewhere in the update we learned more about the New Game Plus system that was teased last week. The additional details don't mention whether enemies will be noticeably harder on a second run, nor whether there's a plan to add a new difficulty mode to make things interesting. However you will get to experience all of the paths you didn't take in this choice-heavy RPG — including which sibling players choose to be at the beginning. Naturally, all gear, lieutenants, ship upgrades and experience will carry over to the new game.
To complement the option of a second run, players will now be able to level up all the way to level 99. Three more Engraving tiers will be added to Hephaistos' Workshop as a result, and there will be another level of upgrades available on the Adrestia as well.
Here's an odd update but for me, a welcome one — a patch this month will also add 22 more Fast Travel points to the game, allowing better access to trickier spots. Crucially, it will add spawn points that put Alexios or Kassandra in much better proximity to a ship call point. This should really help players sailing around after those underwater locations and sub-regions.
Two new tiers will arrive to the Mercenaries tab, allowing players to beat up even more tough guys out in the wild in order to earn an increased drop rate for epic items. Photo Mode continues to get improvements, this time in the form of Photo Frames to add a bit of class to players' snaps. The team have made welcome improvements to accessibility too, in the form of subtitle backdrops that can be adjusted by the player.
What else? Oh — you will be able to dress up your character and your horse like a wild boar or shark skeleton, if that's your thing. These new costume packs, along with the rest of the listed updates, will be arriving over the course of February.
We've got the full list of Assassin's Creed Odyssey achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
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