Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Chapter 1 and 2 Main and Side Quests Gameplay Preview

Ubisoft is allowing early video previews for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, so we’ve been working on a few to share to show off the game’s world and new open-ended quest structure. In this gameplay preview, a few main quests and a side quest from the game’s first two chapters are shown off in detail. No spoilers are revealed, so you will be safe watching them if you want to get an early look at how the game plays.

The first preview is of a side quest that takes place during the game’s first chapter. The quest is called, “In the Footsteps of Gods”, and it tasks you with hunting down an ancient spear in an underground cave system.

The second preview is for one of the final main quests during the opening chapter of the game. It’s called, “The Big Break”, and it involves you saving a ship captain who is being tortured by the Cyclops, who is a gangster-type enforcer that controls business dealings on the game’s first island. The end of this mission kicks off the proper introduction to the game, and leads you into its second chapter.

The third preview features a two-for-one mission that you must complete during the game’s second chapter. The two missions featured are, “The Athenian Treasure Trove” and “Crumble and Burn”. You can complete these missions at the same time, and by doing so you’ll also make major progress towards completing the second chapter’s main mission of taking out an Athenian leader. These two missions essentially require you to weaken the Athenian forces by stealing their gold, and burning up their weapon caches. These acts help to reduce the leaders Nation Power, which when eroded makes the leader more vulnerable so you will have an easier time taking them out.

The next preview is of a follow up mission for the two featured above. After you reduce the Athenian leader’s power over Megaris, you are tasked with taking him out. This mission in turn shows how you can take him out. I had eroded all of his Nation Power, so he ran from his stronghold and hid out in the open with only two guards, so he was rather easy to take out.

The final gameplay preview is of the last mission in Chapter 2, which is the first Conquest Battle you fight. Conquest Battles take place after you’ve taken out a Nation’s leader, and they require you to either defend or attack the enemy’s advances. The play out as massive skirmishes in which you must chip away at a meter by killing enemy forces and leaders. After you wipe out their bar you will win the battle. Attacking is harder than defending, but it rewards you with more epic gear, so outside of this first Conquest Battle, you can choose how to engage with the rest.

Hopefully you enjoyed our gameplay preview for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s first two chapters. Make sure to stay tuned for our other early looks at Assassin’s Creed Odyssey by following the #AssassinsCreedOdyssey tag linked below.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set to release on October 5, 2018, pre-order now!


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