Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Story and Settings – AC Lore

When does Assassin's Creed: Odyssey take place?
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Here’s everything to know about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey game’s story and setting. We also added info on the chronological order of the games.

Assassin’s Creed is one of the longest-running franchises in Ubisoft’s arsenal. With more than 13 mainline entries in the franchise, the series seems like it will only get bigger in the future. There are also novels, short films, and a Hollywood adaptation of the video game series.

Release Date:October 2, 2018
Platforms:PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft Windows, Stadia
Developer:
Ubisoft Quebec; Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Singapore, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Kiev, Ubisoft Shanghai
Publisher:Ubisoft
Genre:Action, adventure, RPG

The series revolves around the millennium-long battle between the Assassins and their eternal enemies, the Templars. The titles in the franchise invite us to assume the role of the most iconic members of the Assassin Brotherhood.

From Ezio Auditore to Arno Dorian, the order has many members who have influenced the most significant events in human history. But Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is different from other games as it does not follow a member of the Assassin Order. But when and where does the game take place and how does it connect to the other titles?

When does Assassin’s Creed Odyssey take place?

Unlike other titles in the series, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey does not focus on the Assassin Order or its certain member. The action RPG follows a Greek mercenary and his/her adventure throughout Greece instead.

And the game takes place in 431 BCE, 384 years before the foundation of the Hidden Ones (the precursor group of the Assassin Brotherhood). The successful entry of the franchise has the earliest setting in the lore of the Assassin’s Creed timeline.

Does AC: Odyssey take place before AC: Origins?

Yes. While Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed: Origins before Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, the story of the game takes place approximately 380 years before Origins.

Odyssey invites players to take the role of Kassandra (or Alexios) as she fights against the Cult of Kosmos. While there is not a direct correlation between the Templars and the Cult, the official collection confirms that a Cult of Kosmos is a proto-Templar group.

Both groups aim to seize control of the world as they have their hands in war, diplomacy, and politics. And considering that Kassandra fights against their brutal actions, she can also be considered one of the pioneers of the Assassin Brotherhood.

Assassin’s Creed Games in Chronological Order

Ubisoft’s popular video game series combines history with fiction and depicts the millennium-spanning story of the Assassin Order. With more than 13 mainline installments and 10 spin-off titles, the franchise offers a long adventure throughout history.

From the seas of Ancient Greece to the Industrial Revolution, here’s the chronological order of the Assassin’s Creed games. Those who want to experience the franchise based on their timelines should follow the list below.

  • AC: Odyssey (2018) (Ancient Greece, 431 BCE)
  • AC: Origins (2017) (Ancient Egypt, 49 BCE)
  • AC: Valhalla (2020) (Norway and England, 872-878)
  • AC (2007) (Holy Land, Third Crusade, 1191)
  • AC: II (2009) (Rome, Italy Renaissance)
  • AC: Brotherhood (2010) (Rome, 1500)

  • AC: Revelations (2011) (Constantinople, 16th century)
  • AC: IV Black Flag (2013) (West Indies, Golden Age of Piracy)
  • AC: Rogue (2014) (North America, Seven Years’ War)
  • AC: III (2012) (Boston, New York – American Revolution)
  • AC: Unity (2014) (Paris, French Revolution)
  • AC: Syndicate (2015) (London, Industrial Revolution)

How long is Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s main story?

Provided that you focus on the main story, Ubisoft’s open-world RPG takes about 44 hours. Though with side hustles and quests, this time can extend to more than 80 hours. If you are a full-on completionist though, prepare yourself to give in more than 100 hours to its extra content.

Does Assassin’s Creed Odyssey have a story mode?

Navigate to Options > Gameplay from the main menu. Toggle the Story Creator Mode set to On. Now you have built and saved a quest in Story Creator Mode, you can test it in-game by clicking on My Stories in the main menu.

What is the correct order for AC: Odyssey DLCs?

Normally, you might think about jumping into the DLCs after the main story in some other game. Though we recommend you follow a different playstyle in AC: Odyssey. The action RPG comes with two downloadable content packs, Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis.

We suggest you start Legacy of the First Blade before you finish the main story. Level 35 is the perfect way to start this DLC.

  • Legacy of the First Blade > Base Game Main Story > The Fate of Atlantis.

After completing it, you can focus on the main story and complete all the family-related quests as well. And the ultimate finale to the game would be The Fate of Atlantis.

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