Assassins Creed Odyssey Update Adds New Game + and More

Assassins Creed Odyssey received a new update that has added a New Game + mode, new frames for photo mode, support for next weeks Legacy of the Blade DLC and The Lost Tales of Greece DLC that is coming down the road, and many small tweaks and balances to the game.

The New Game + mode allows you to start a new campaign of the game from the beginning but with the gear, mounts, spear upgrades, ship upgrades, abilities, drachmae, and crafting materials from a previous play through. A bonus being that you can change the character you play with, if you had done a full play through as Kassandra you can play as Alexios and vice versa.

A full list of the patch notes can be found here. Be warned that there is some major spoilage for the Lost Tales of Greece DLC that can be found in these notes.

My Top Three NPCs in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

I’m only 80 hours into the spectacular RPG that is Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, but I’m nowhere near completing the main story. I’ve spent most of my free time completing location objectives, bounties, side quests, and taking screenshots of the gorgeous world. Following Kassandra’s mission to reunite her family and break the Cult’s hold on Greece is great, but so is hanging out with Alkibiades. Without further ado, here are my top three favourite NPCs.


  1. Barnabas


There’s a lot of time spent on the open waters of the Aegean in Odyssey. Naturally, you’ll be spending that time next to your first mate, and it’s a good thing he’s a lovable man. Barnabas is a salty sailor whom the player saves from death in the early hours of the game. He quickly becomes a close friend and ally of Kassandra, constantly encouraging her with his undying enthusiasm. He doesn’t seem to lose his energetic positivity, even under the most dire circumstances. Between his persistent belief in Kassandra’s abilities and his innate alacrity, I can’t help but love him.

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  1. Xenia the Pirate Queen


A royal title such as “queen” brings about the imagery of elegance, grace, and stern beauty. This is precisely the opposite image presented by Xenia. She’s a large, intimidating pirate with scars about her face and muscles to spare. The only thing stronger than her persecuting gaze is her rule over the pirate island of Keos. Despite her gruff demeanor, Xenia is still very helpful to Kassandra in finding her mother. She exudes a kindness after the first interaction between her and the protagonist which warms my heart – to a point. Xenia is still a very tough pirate and deserves all the respect she’s earned, but it becomes clear that she has a heart of gold.

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  1.  Alkibiades


Far from the salty nature of the others on this list is sex-obsessed Alkibiades. He’s a philosopher, a schemer, and apparently very good in bed. I love this man. Interacting with him never fails to be entertaining and his dialogue brings about a sense of whimsy. His lines are full of sexual innuendo and it’s honestly a welcome delight after some of the much darker main story quests.


Alkibiades is the first on my list because of the line of side quests he has to offer. They’re funny, but bring about a sense of suspicion that isn’t resolved until the end of the quest line. While I love interacting with Alkibiades for no reason other than his whimsical nature, I respect him for his personal aspirations and his means of realizing them. It’s also revealed that in conjunction with his comical personality, he’s a good person. He’s a very well developed character with whom I connected.

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There you have it, my current top three Assassin’s Creed Odyssey NPCs. It was very difficult to narrow this down to just three. I’m sure I’ll meet other characters very soon that are just as memorable, but for now, this is it. All of the characters in Odyssey have been spectacular and I’m really excited to see who I meet next.

Ubisoft Reveals Assassin’s Creed Odyssey & Promises More Info At E3!

Ubisoft’s Twitter account revealed Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to the world on May 31st, 2018. The Assassin’s Creed Twitter account posted a trailer on Thursday showing off a cut-scene and logo for the title. Ubisoft said it will make an appearance at E3 2018 with the tagline, “See you at E3!”


Initially, the game leaked on Twitter and its logo and name were revealed. The French video game website, JeuxVideo-Live posted a keychain photograph about the title. The JeuxVideo-Live report claimed the game will be a follow-up to Assassin’s Creed Origins and will be set in ancient Greece, said


In the teaser trailer, we see a character kicking a person off the cliff. We receive the game’s name and E3 2018 text teaser that shows they’ll deliver more news at their event.

Ubisoft’s E3 press conference is on Monday, June 11th at the following times.

  • June 11 – 1 pm PST
  • June 11 – 4 pm EST

You can watch the stream live via local gaming websites.

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