Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Puts Epic Mercenary Events On Hold

Ubisoft has once again canceled its planned Epic Mercenary event for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and has now suspended the feature indefinitely while it works out the kinks. As a make-good, the company is offering additional Epic Ship events and a discount on a Legendary item.

In a statement on its official forums, Ubisoft said that it discovered a bug that was causing the Epic Mercenary events not to appear properly for most players. «It wasn’t satisfactory to have an event available to only a portion of our players, so we decided to temporarily remove the Epic Mercenary Events from the game altogether until the issue is resolved.»

Ubi says it hopes to provide an ETA as soon as possible, and it currently plans to bring a fix later this month. Epic Ship events will take place each week moving forward for the time being, and Ubisoft will be discounting Sargon’s Legendary item by 80 Orichalcum next week.

The Epic Mercenary events are part of the live events package Ubisoft has planned for Odyssey to keep it going well into the long-term. This particular mercenary was supposed to be Damais the Indifferent, and it was first scrapped weeks ago. Ubisoft described its post-launch plans as the «biggest and most ambitious» in the franchise’s history, intended to keep players engaged as Ubisoft takes a year off from creating a new main Assassin’s Creed game in 2019.

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