Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is getting DLC patch to fix egregious forced narrative

The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey expansion, Shadow Heritage, is getting some story and cinematic tweaks after the controversy it spawned last week. I mean, Ubisoft said they were listening, but nobody expected them to actually do something about it.

According to an Ubisoft Community Manager, they will be making changes to a cutscene and some of the dialogue in Shadow Heritage in order “to better reflect the nature of the relationship for players selecting a non-romantic storyline”. This includes renaming an achievement that some found insensitive and inconsistent with their play style. The next episode, Bloodline, will also be adjusted to reflect the player’s previous choices.


Since the whole reason for the forced romance between Kassandra/Alexios and Natakas/Neema was to preserve their fancy lineage, they probably still have to produce a baby by natural means. That’s just how things have worked for most of human history. Does that mean that now the whole process will just be super awkward for everyone involved if you had previously chosen to spurn their romantic advances? I feel Kassandra would still get a raw deal here, having to actually be pregnant when she could be running about doing rad mercenary things instead.

I’m still holding thumbs for that super gay hookup in Bloodline. Updates to Shadow Heritage will be implemented in a future patch.


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