September 10, 2019 The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Discovery Tour is upon us.
If you didn’t get enough time to explore ancient Greece during the improbably lengthy story of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, here’s some good news: the history-focused Discovery Tour is live right now. As with the Egyptian Discovery Tour before it, this is a combat-free chance to explore the history of the setting, and it’s available either as a free update if you own the base game or a separate, standalone purchase.
The Odyssey Discovery Tour features 30 different narrated tours of Greece, spread across the categories of Famous Cities, Daily Life, Battles & War, Politics & Philosophy, and Art, Religion, & Myths. You can either fast-travel directly to them, or find them by exploring the environment – either way, you’ll find no enemies or other gameplay obstacles to keep you from that historical goodness.
You’ll also find behind the scenes insights on how Odyssey was made, as well as historical details on various points of interest within the game. You’ll unlock new avatars to play as while you explore, and mounts to ride ranging from unicorns to the flaming Abraxas.
Origins’ discovery tour was considered by some to be such a potentially powerful augment to learning that it has been used in schools – but only, with ironic historical inaccuracy, after its statues’ naughty bits were censored.