[Update] The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey servers have been rocked at launch due to a large scale DDoS attack. Confirmed by Ubisoft at 12:30pm EST, the publisher made the following statement:
“We’re currently experiencing a series of DDoS attacks, which unfortunately are a common occurrence for almost all online service providers. This may impact connections to our games as well as server latency, and we are taking steps to mitigate this issue.
Hello everyone. We’re aware of an issue currently affecting connectivity and are working towards resolving this. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience. Please be sure to check this thread for future updates.”
This doesn’t just apply to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey but other games too, including Rainbow Six Siege. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we know more.
[Original Story] Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launched today (October 05, 2018) and it appears the storm of new players is too great for the servers to handle. The online services are affected on PS4. While there is no Multiplayer Mode in AC Odyssey, there are other social features and microtransactions that are currently down:
- Microtransactions / Time Savers purchased with Helix Credits via Ubisoft Store cannot be used. This includes things like purchased maps. Because the server cannot connect to check if your account owns the purchased item, it cannot be used. So if you bought a permanent XP boost or other time savers they will be useless until servers go back up.
- Photos on World Map are disabled. Just like the last game AC Origins, you can take photos and they will be shown to other players on the map (you can also filter by pictures that your friends took). Any pictures you take in photo mode won’t get uploaded. Likewise, you can’t view the photos of other players right now.
People are greeted with this error warning:
Online Services error: A problem occured while trying to communicate with a Ubisoft online service. Please try again later. Visit http://support.ubisoft.com if the issue persists (0x70000002).
The bigger problem is obviously how the microtransactions are linked to your Uplay account. If you already paid for them you can’t use them until online services are restored. And with XP boosters that cost $10 in real money, this is not exactly a best practice.