Assassin's Creed Odyssey

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Odyssey cover
Developers
Ubisoft Quebec
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Bucharest
Ubisoft Singapore
Ubisoft Montpellier
Ubisoft Kiev
Ubisoft Shanghai
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows October 5, 2018
Assassin's Creed Odyssey at Wikipedia
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed 2008
Assassin's Creed II 2010
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2010
Assassin's Creed: Revelations 2011
Assassin's Creed III 2012
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD 2014
Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry 2014
Assassin's Creed: Pirates 2014
Assassin's Creed Unity 2014
Assassin's Creed Rogue 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China 2015
Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India 2016
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia 2016
Assassin's Creed Origins 2017
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt 2018
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2018
Assassin's Creed III Remastered 2019

Key points

Includes a built-in benchmark and automatically captures performance metrics for the last 30 seconds of gameplay.
The game does not support Storage Spaces drives, see Game fails to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive.

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Ubisoft Forum General Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Uplay, Denuvo Anti-Tamper, and VMProtect DRM.

Version differences[edit]

The Deluxe Edition includes the Deluxe Pack.
The Gold Edition includes the Season Pass.
The Ultimate Edition includes the Deluxe Pack and the Season Pass.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Some DLC items (e.g. weapons and outfits) are only available for purchase through in-game micro-transactions (not listed below).
Name Notes
Season Pass
Windows
Legacy of the First Blade
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename the video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos.
  2. Delete or rename Amd.bk2 and UbisoftLogo.bk2.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>videos\en or whichever language you use.
  4. Delete or rename Epilepsy.bk2, pc_warningSaving.bk2 and warning_disclaimer.bk2.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Odyssey\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/812140/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Uplay <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\5059\
Steam <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\5092\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/812140/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

Display Menu
Display Menu
Display Menu Continued
Display Menu Continued
Graphics Menu
Graphics Menu
Graphics Menu Continued
Graphics Menu Continued
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are 16:9 pillarboxed. See WSGF topic
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
85-115%
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Governed by the "Texture Detail" setting, no individual tweakable option
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA and SSAA via "Resolution Modifier" setting
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Uncapped
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Unlock cloth physics[edit]

Clothes Physics are not capped to 30FPS anymore but scale with selected graphics settings as of official patch 1.07.
Old fix for those still experiencing issues below:
Edit ACOdyssey.ini
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open ACOdyssey.ini.
  3. Go to the [Options] section.
  4. Change FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS=0 to FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS=1.
  5. Save your changes.

Notes

You may need to add in the parameter manually if it does not already exist.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Sound Menu
Sound Menu
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking

Issues fixed[edit]

Game fails to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive[edit]

The game will fail to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive. This will either cause the ACOdyssey.exe process to get stuck on the splash screen or in the background.
Storage Spaces is Microsoft's new software-based RAID solution for Windows 10, allowing users to create and make use of virtual disk drive(s) that spans across multiple physical drives in a desired RAID configuration.
Move the installation folder to a regular non-Storage Spaces drive[1]
  1. Copy the <path-to-game> folder over to a new appropriate location on a non-Storage Spaces drive.
  2. When the game folder have been copied over completely, open Uplay and select the game.
  3. Click on Properties and then on Uninstall to remove the existing game install folder.
  4. After the uninstall have been completed, click on Locate installed game below the Download button.
  5. Browse to and select the new <path-to-game> folder, then click on OK.
  6. The game will be playable again after Uplay have verified that all game files are present.

Stuttering issues on Windows 10 v1703 or newer[edit]

On some systems running Windows 10 version 1703 or newer, the game can experience constant stutters even when the in-game metrics report a stable framerate.
Check also resources management tune-up by Special K below.
Configure a task for automatic periodic clearing of the standby memory[2]
  1. Download Intelligent Standby List Cleaner
  2. Run the program and click Start and enable Start minimized.
You can manually configure the limits to suit your particular system if desired, leave default if not.

Very low FPS on SLI configurations[edit]

Instruction[3]
  1. Disable SLI at the system level, even if it's disabled on the game's profile. The game tries to use it which severely hits the performance.
  2. Make sure the card for PhysX is the same card that's rendering the game (GPU #1).
  • DO NOT dedicate the second card to PhysX.
  • DO NOT use the second card or the CPU for PhysX.
  • Both of these will either cause massive performance hits, FPS drops, or stuttering.

If you've done both of the above and still have 5-7 FPS make sure to disable these overlays (in this order, depending on what you have installed):

  1. RivaTuner Statistics Server (makes FPS go down to 5-7)
  2. Discord overlay (may crash the game on certain hardware)
  3. Twitch overlay (same as Discord)
  4. UPlay overlay (stupid I know... but it crashes or causes performance hits in some of Ubisoft's own games...)
  5. Steam overlay (if disabling all of the above doesn't work)

If you still need a boost in performance, set process priority to High in the task manager.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

Mods[edit]

  • Nexus Mods - A small collection of mods for the game.
  • Special K - Thread scheduling changes that might help with stuttering/hitches on some systems.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8.1
Processor (CPU) AMD FX 6300 3.8 GHz
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Intel Core i5 2400 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 46 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon R9 285 (2 GB)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
A 64-bit system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/812140/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (812140) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Aemony on 2018-08-31
    Reproduced by moving a working game install over to a Storage Spaces drive
  2. Verified by User:Verrenus on 2018-10-07
    Also confirmed by several other players at the Resetera PC performance discussion.
  3. https://steamcommunity.com/app/582160/discussions/0/2949168687317231469/?ctp=3#c1729837292641412429