In this Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Region Battles Guide, we will guide you on a new and important mechanic introduced in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which are region battle or also known as conquests. You will help the attacking or the defending party to gain control of regions in these battles. These battles are an important part of the game and will eventually decide which of the two fighting armies emerge victorious at the end.
Since Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set in Peloponnesian War, both Spartans and Athenians are at war with each other and they are always attacking each other to gain control of regions in the gain. Since you will be playing as a mercenary, you can choose any of the two side and help them to win. It does not matter if you help Athenians in one and Spartans in the other one, you can pick a unique side for every battle.
Region Battles Guide – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Our Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Region Battles Guide details everything that you need to know about region battles and nation power over the various regions on ancient Greece.
Region Battle Basics
Every region in the game is controlled by one of the two major factions present in the game, which are the Spartans or the Athenians. The control over the regions are not permanent and opposing faction will always try to take the region back under their command so this creates a very volatile situation over the lands.
Since we are a mercenary, war means rewards for us. If we decide to take part in these conquests, we will get a handsome reward if we are successful in either attacking or defending. It is our own decision, which side to choose in every battle. Upon arrival on a region, Ikaros will help you scout the region, which will eventually reveal which faction is controlling that specific region.
On the world map, if you go to the specific region, you will be able to see which faction if controlling a region. Below the faction’s name, you will see three bars, which show how strong the control of the faction is on this specific region. If all three bars are full, the faction has full control and is well fortified in the region. It will have very high defenses and chances to overthrow their control will be extremely difficult.
There are various ways to lower down a faction’s control in a region. You can kill their soldiers; destroy their weapons and rations, burn war supplies located in forts, military camps and leader’s house or steal from their treasuries. As you keep lowering down their control in a region, opposition will get ready to attack on this specific region.
Once the control is lowered to all empty bars, leaders will be left with zero to minimum guards and you can them assassinate them easily. This will make the opposition ready to move in. This will make battleground markers appear on the map and thus you can begin a conquest. You can pick the attackers or the defenders to begin the fight. Picking attackers is more rewarding but it is also more difficult to complete. Defenders battle is easy but yields less rewards.
Once the side has been chosen, head to the commander at the battleground and join the fight. This will begin the battle and you will arrive at the ongoing battle instantly. Kill as many enemy soldiers during the battle once it begins. The top of the HUD will show you the strength of both factions. Two bars represent each faction’s strength.
As more soldiers are killed, the bars will continue to deplete for each side. Your goal is to deplete the opponent’s bar. Once the bar for any faction is empty, they will lose the war and the other faction will win the war. To help your faction, you must hunt down their elite soldiers. Killing elite soldiers depletes the bar quickly than normal soldiers.
As you deplete your enemy’s bar, your own will gain in strength. Sometimes the opposing faction will also have a mercenary with them. If there is one, make the mercenary your priority. Killing a mercenary greatly reduces the opposing faction’s bar.
Once your side has won the battle, you will win a random epic gear according to your level in the game. Supporting the attacking side will grant you with two gear pieces while supporting the defenders will grant you with one piece of gear. The winning faction takes over the region and they will have a new leader for this place.If you get bored of the new faction, you know what to do.
This concludes our Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Region Battles Guide. If you want to add anything to this guide, feel free to use the comments section below.