The story of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set to continue next week, when Ubisoft releases the next Post-Launch Story Arc DLC, The Fate of Atlantis.
Episode 1 – Fields of Elysium will release first, with players exploring the gorgeous paradise of Elysium, in an effort to unveil its sinister secrets, all while dealing with the threat of the Isu. See it all play out in the launch trailer for The Fate of Atlantis. (You fight the freaking Cerberus!)
Fields of Elysium will debut on April 23, 2019 and include all-new Ability enhancements, which modify existing abilities to alter their function, giving players the opportunity to further fine-tune their playstyles. Ability enhancements are divided into each branch of the skill tree, Hunter, Warrior and Assassin, and several will be introduced in each episode, starting with Ares Bull Charge, Might of Artemis, Kronos Time Warp and Ares Madness in Fields of Elysium.
Shortly after Episode 1 – Fields of Elysium is released, Episode 2 – Torment of Hades and Episode 3 – Judgment of Atlantis will follow, thus completing the second story arc.
The Fate of Atlantis is part of the $39.99 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass, but players without it can still purchase the DLC for $24.99, which seems steep but considering you’re getting 3 episodes it’s actually a fair price.
Once you own The Fate of Atlantis, Ubisoft has detailed two ways to play the post-launch story arc:
- Following the main game, players will have to complete the questline Between Two Worlds, the mythological main game story arc, and Heir of Memories, the Lost Tales of Greece questline that is available after completing the former questline. Finally, they must have reached character level 28 or above.
- Otherwise, players will be able to use a shortcut created specifically for those who would like to play The Fate of Atlantis and who do not fulfill all the above conditions. Thanks to this shortcut, players will enter Greece level 52 with preset Abilities and resources enabling them to start their adventure into the afterlife with the Lost Tales of Greece questline Heir of Memories. They will also have the opportunity to choose their hero. However, contrary to the previous option – players’ progression using the shortcut will not carry over to the main game save, and they will not be able to obtain achievements.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – The Fate of Atlantis debuts on April 23, 2019 with Episode 1 – Fields of Elysium.