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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey Lets You Pay For Permanent XP Boost

Here's what you can spend real money on in the PS4, Xbox One, and PC game.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, like many other AAA games, allows players to spend real money on various microtransactions. With the game now available, we've learned all about the items you can purchase using the franchise's Helix Credit system.

You can purchase Helix Credits in five different packages:

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  • Base Pack -- 500 Helix Credits ($5 USD/$7.55 AUD/£4.29 UK)
  • Small Pack -- 1050 Helix Credits ($10 USD/$14.95 AUD/£8.59 UK)
  • Medium Pack -- 2400 Helix Credits ($20 USD/$29.95 AUD/£16.99 UK)
  • Large Pack -- 4600 Helix Credits ($35 USD/$52.95 AUD/£29.99 UK)
  • Extra Large Pack -- 7400 Helix Credits ($50 USD/$75.95 AUD/£41.99 UK)

There are loads of different things you can buy with Helix Credits. Starting off, you can purchase a number of "time-saver" bundles with Helix Credits, including various allotments of the in-game currency, Drachmae, as well as packs that come with materials like wood and pelts that you would otherwise find in the world.

You can also purchase permanent XP and Drachmae boosts that offer 50 percent more XP and Drachmae than normal. The permanent XP boost costs 1000 Helix Credits, while the bundle that gets you 50 percent boosts for XP and Drachmae costs 1500 Helix Credits.

What's more, you can purchase maps that reveal the locations of things like legendary chests, ancient tablets, and more.

There are also microtransactions specific to ships in the form of various different designs for sails, figureheads, and outfits for your crew. You can also purchase various gear packs for your character, as well as skins for your horse that turn it into a unicorn or even a pegasus (but it doesn't appear to be able to actually fly). Additionally, you can buy swords, spears, and staffs individually or through sets.

You can visit Odyssey's store to see everything there is to buy with microtransactions. GameSpot's Assassin's Creed: Odyssey review scored the game an 8/10.

"Assassin's Creed Odyssey's ambition is admirable, which is reflected in its rich attention to detail for the era and its approach to handling the multi-faceted narrative with strong protagonists at the lead," reviewer Alessandro Fillari said. "While its large-scale campaign--clocking in at over 50 hours--can occasionally be tiresome, and some features don't quite make the impact they should, Odyssey makes great strides in its massive and dynamic world, and it's a joy to venture out and leave your mark on its ever-changing setting."

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Eddie Makuch

Eddie Makuch mainly writes news.

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