A new released bit of video from Ubisoft has shown off the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey recruitment system that’s a part of the game, which fills a similar sort of role to the Brotherhood-building mechanics of other Assassin’s Creed games, and which will help both you and your ship in the game.
In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey players play the part of a Spartan warrior who has been chosen by destiny to wield the Spear of Leonidas, a relic that turns out to be the first Piece of Eden that humanity encountered. They are then sent off across Greece to help to free the country from the oppression of Athens.
In order to make use of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey recruitment system, in addition to Assassin skills, you’ll also be given a ship, the Adrestia, which you can crew with both generic Spartan crewmates along with a few special lieutenants, which can be anything from a random soldier to an actual quest character. Each lieutenant will have bonuses that can do things like give your arrows fire damage, increase the damage from ramming, and more.
This can be done by knocking out enemy soldiers or other characters, along with possibly recruiting people who figure into your quests, such as an Athenian commander that you’re supposed to kill but who is expressing remorse for his part in the depravity of his men and has in turn been imprisoned by them for “desertion.”
In addition to them providing bonuses for your ship while sailing, you can also have one particular lieutenant be able to be summoned off your ship and help you in a combat situation, though they will only be available for around 20 seconds, meaning you’ll have to use them either as a distraction or to take some of the heat off you in a fight.
You can learn more about the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey recruitment system from this video, and then learn more when the game comes out for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on October 5.