Assassin's Creed Odyssey walkthrough and guide

Learn about everything from controls and mechanics to quests and treasure hunts in our complete collection of guides for Assassin's Creed Odyssey.


Assassin's Creed Odyssey, the latest entry in Ubisoft's history-bending saga, sees players taking to the mean streets of Ancient Greece and doling out justice the only way assassins know how. As with past games in the series, there are a lot of interrelated mechanics and systems in play here, and coming to terms with all of them is no small feat. Fortunately, Shacknews is here to help with a host of different strategies, guides, tutorials, and more.

How-to guides and tutorials

Essential tips and tricks
Use these tips to avoid some of the more painful lessons players must learn in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

How to fast travel
If you don't want to walk or ride a horse, here's how to fast travel in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

How to pass time by meditating
Assassin's Creed Odyssey players can pass time to different parts of the day simply by meditating.

How to craft arrows
Learn how to craft Normal Arrows while playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

How to use Photo Mode
Capture the essence of scenic vistas or glorious battles by taking and editing images with Assassin's Creed Odyssey's robust Photo Mode.

How to defeat the Kalydonian Boar
Ideal abilities and strategies to kill the Kalydonian Boar in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

How to Defeat the Erymanthian Boar
Ideal armor, weapons, and abilities to defeat the Erymanthian Boar in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Xenia treasure map quests and locations
Earn some easy loot and unlock the Pirate's Life For Me achievement by following Xenia's treasure maps to the location of each hidden artifact.

How to get Pegasus and Unicorn skins for Phobos
Drop into Ancient Greece in striking mythological style with the Black Unicorn, Rainbow Unicorn, and Pegasus horse skins.

Ainigmata Ostraka puzzles and locations

A Finger Tip Ainigmata Ostraka
Follow A Finger Tip's clue phrase to locate the Ainigmata Ostraka reward hidden on Ground Mount Parnassos.

Ashes to Ashes Ainigmata Ostraka
Solve the riddle on the Ashes to Ashes Ainigmata Ostraka to claim this loot in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Backstage Pass Ainigmata Ostraka
Follow the Backstage Pass Ainigmata Ostraka clue phrase to the reward hidden within the Theater of Dionysos.

Bottomless Lake Ainigmata Ostraka
Go for a swim in the Bottomless Lake and solve the Ainigmata Ostraka riddle.

Estate Envy Ainigmata Ostraka
Follow the Estate Envy Ainigmata Ostraka from the western shore of Mykonos to a lavish house overlooking the southern beach.

Fatal Attraction Ainigmata Ostraka
Locate your reward after finding the Fatal Attraction Ainigmata Ostraka in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Hound Docked Ainigmata Ostraka
Follow the Ainigmata Ostraka riddle to locate the Docked Hound and claim the reward.

Marbled Morale Ainigmata Ostraka
Track down the Marbled Morale Ainigmata Ostraka reward from the depths of the Porphyrion Cave to the quarry in southern Mykonos.

Record Sunshine Ainigmata Ostraka
Here's how to use the Record Sunshine tablet to locate the Ainigmata Ostraka reward.

Stone Cold Ainigmata Ostraka
The Stone Cold Ainigmata Ostraka points players to a reward hidden in the outskirts of the Valley of Judgment.

Stubborn Mule Ainigmata Ostraka
Follow the Stubborn Mule Ainigmata Ostraka from the Cave of Mt. Zas to a reward hidden on an island within Zeus Cove.

War Eagle Ainigmata Ostraka
The War Eagle Ainigmata Ostraka points players to an engraving hidden on the Isle of Salamis.

Cult of Kosmos guides and locations

Eyes of Kosmos locations and guide
Locate and eliminate The Eyes of Kosmos from The Cult of Kosmos in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Silver Vein cultists locations and guide
Locate all members of The Silver Vein wing from the Cult of Kosmos in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Gods of the Aegean Sea locations and guide
Prepare for intense naval combat as you track and eliminate the Gods of the Aegean Sea cultists.

Delian League cultist locations and guide
Locate and eliminate all Delian League members while working through the Cult of Kosmos.

Peloponnesian League cultist locations and guide
Locate and kill all Peloponnesian League cultists in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Miscellaneous guides, trivia, and extras

Assassin's Creed Odyssey review: A familiar history
Our Assassin's Creed Odyssey review discusses how Ubisoft brings a lot of familiarity to the table with its latest open-world installment of the franchise.

Shacknews interview with Assassin's Creed Odyssey Director Scott Phillips
The Shacknews crew speaks with Scott Phillips, game director for Assassin's Creed Odyssey, to learn more about the game's dual-protagonist approach and focus on RPG elements.

Shacknews interview with Assassin's Creed Odyssey Senior Producer Marc-Alexis Cote
The Shacknews crew sits down with Marc-Alexis Cote, senior producer on Assassin's Creed Odyssey, to learn more about bringing Ubisoft's revered series to Ancient Greece.

How long is Assassin's Creed Odyssey?
How long will it take to beat Assassin's Creed Odyssey? A better question might be: How much vacation time do you have?

Key bindings and PC controls
Master the realm of Ancient Greece with our essential guide to PC controls and key bindings in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

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