assassin's creed odyssey dlc episode 2 ending

The second episode for Assassin's Creed Odyssey: The Legacy of the First Blade dropped yesterday (at the time of writing), and within hours, the DLC had pissed off many a player. We won't go into all the details here for spoiler reasons, but be sure to check out our article on the matter if you want to know more (it also contains a non-spoiler explanation).

The gist of it is that Episode 2: Shadow Heritage forces your hero, either Alexios or Kassandra, into a situation that many believe betrays the game's focus on player choice. At the end of the DLC, you're locked into a relationship that cannot be altered. It gets a little more complicated than that, but again, no spoilers here.

Anyway, Ubisoft has responded to the backlash, which still rages across forums and social media. In statements to Eurogamer, the publisher writes: "We strive to give players choice whenever possible in Odyssey and apologise to those surprised by the events in this episode." Yeah, surprise is one way to put it.

It continues: "Without spoiling it, you will engage in an important relationship as part of a set story. The motivation behind this relationship is yours to explore in game and will be reflected in your character's story arc. There is one episode left in Legacy of the First Blade which will tie your character's actions together."

The second part of this statement suggests that there may be some answers in the third and final DLC episode, which is due out in March.

So what's your take on all this? We'll have a review of Shadow Heritage for you very soon, but until then, grab another mercenary contract in the comments section below.