Assassin's Creed Odyssey Celebrates Anniversary With New Mount And Epic Encounters

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey is all set to celebrate its first anniversary. The game was first released back on October 5 last year and since then has grown into a big community thanks to its seemingly endless supply of free content updates. As a way of giving thanks, Ubisoft said that a special anniversary gift is coming for everyone along with the final title update, which is Patch 1.5.1.

As part of the anniversary, Ubisoft is giving all Assassin's Creed Odyssey players a new mount for free. The mount is Melaina, which is named after the playful nymph. Expect this horse to turn any misthios into a flamboyant hero. Players can expect to get this new mount within the month.

Looking Back

Ubisoft revealed that over the past year, players have:

  • Sent over 20 billion enemies down to Hades
  • Accumulated a total amount of 645+ million hours of playtime
  • Taken more than 48 million photos

In addition when faced with dialogue choices, players decided to go with these options:

  • Friendly (68%) vs. Aggressive (32%)
  • Lies (34%) vs. Truth (66%)
  • God (57%) vs. Human (43%)
  • When offered, players chose to flirt 71.5% of the time

Overall, a total of 1.25 million hours was spent with players seeing Ancient Greece through the eyes of their loyal pet bird, Ikaros. Finally, players have dismantled more than 107 billion weapons

Epic Encounters

As part of the special anniversary event, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is releasing a new schedule for epic encounters. The schedule for this month is:

  • Week 1
    • October 1: Abia the Shaded
    • October 2: Occylos the Successor
    • October 3: Polycaste the Jilted
    • October 4: Edonos the Charging Bull
    • October 5: Shapur the Unforgiving
    • October 6: Perdix the Wayfarer
    • October 7: Okaleia the Lotus Eater
  • Week 2
    • October 8: Delos
    • October 9: Palaityros
    • October 10: Old Neurus
    • October 11: Piraeus
    • October 12: Keta's Wrath
    • October 13: Lakedaimonia
    • October 14: Salaminia
  • Week 3
    • October 15: Ariathate the Winner
    • October 16: Astarte the Swamp
    • October 17: Aretos the Aid
    • October 18: Harpina the Heavy-Hitter
    • October 19: Testiklos the Nut
    • October 20: Hygieia the Sword
    • October 21: Laches the Eternal
  • Week 4
    • October 22: Black Wind
    • October 23: The Tyrant
    • October 24: Shadowed Nymph
    • October 25: Hekate's Grace
    • October 26: Glory of the Law
    • October 27: Fly Ikaros
    • October 28: Lakonia
  • Week 5
    • October 29: Iaeira the Overcomer
    • October 30: Narkissos the Babbler
    • October 31: Nanno the Abacus
    • November 1: Nester the Great
    • November 2: Thaleia the Talon-Hand
    • November 3: Auxesia the Spawn of Chaos
    • November 4: Damais the Not-So-Indifferent

During the event, Ubisoft is also going to make a substantial increase to the Orichalcum earnings. Thus for each day, defeating an Epic Mercenary or an Epic Ship results in 15 Orichalcum, giving players a total of 105 instead of the usual 40 per week.

November Epic Encounters are going to return to their weekly schedule.

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