Assassin's Creed Odyssey's year one epic encounters returning for its first birthday celebration
As part of the anniversary event, Ubisoft has lined up a range of activities for players to celebrate the title's first year.
It has been nearly a full year since Assassin's Creed Odyssey released, so to celebrate Ubisoft has lined up a bunch of celebrations to mark the milestone. The headline for the anniversary event is the addition of the Melaina mount, an astounding horse named after a mythological nymph and sporting purple wings, hooves, eyes and a horn. This mount will be coming to the in-game store, later this month.
The other part of the anniversary event will see the return of all of the year one epic encounters, over a period of five weeks. The new schedule for the encounters will see an epic ship or mercenary available to be taken down each day, giving players an opportunity to fill their collections. Furthermore, for each epic encounter players defeat, 15 Orichalcum will be awarded, giving the potential to earn 105 over the course of each week, which is a substantial increase from the usual 40.
For this week, the schedule is as follows:
Abia the Shaded - October 1
Occylos the Successor - October 2
Polycaste the Jilted - October 3
Edonos the Charging Bull - October 4
Shapur the Unforgiving - October 5
Perdix the Wayfarer - October 6
Okaleia the Lotus Eater - October 7
The full remaining schedule can be found on the anniversary celebration post on Ubisoft's blog.
Also shared in the blog post was some interesting community figures. Over the course of the year, over 20 billion enemies have been defeated in the title, as well as a over 645 million hours clocked in cumulatively across all players. Ubisoft also brought some dialogue decision percentages to light that showed 68% of players choose friendly options when possible, with 66% also being truthful when asked.
The statistic that caught our attention most of all stated that 71.5% of players chose to flirt when offered, which was the highest overall percentage differential out of all the shown stats. A few other figures were also announced, which you can find on the same Ubisoft blog page as the epic encounter schedule.