If you're just starting out in Immortals: Fenyx Rising, here's how to get started on the right (sandaled) foot.
Immortals: Fenyx Rising presents a vast open-world inspired by Greek mythology, filled with ancient beasts and monsters and deities. If you're just getting started, the huge open-world can be daunting. Making your created hero into a powerhouse is a long journey but we can get you started on the right path.
We've compiled a list of beginner's tips to help you get started. For more, check out our picks for the best abilities and godly blessings to get first, and read our Immortals: Fenyx Rising review.
Climb the Four Statues
This is an open-world Ubisoft game, so naturally, you'll need to do some climbing. In this case, it's the four statues of the gods, representing their respective regions on the maps: Aphrodite, Ares, Athena, and Hephaistos. Each has a special sync point at the top that de-fogs that portion of the map. And while you're up there…
Use your Far Sight (Scan) Ability
While climbing the statues will remove the fog in an area, it doesn't reveal points of interest. For that, you have to manually scan the landscape with your Far Sight ability, mapped to holding R3. You can use the statues as a good vantage point to look around the map and when you find a point-of-interest like a Vault of Tartaros, you can Reveal it with a button prompt. Spend some time Revealing at the top of each statue. You can use Far Sight anywhere in the world, as well, so if you just want to know what's close-by you can check.
Visit All Four Gods
Climbing a god's statue will prompt a quest icon to where you can find that god, which will begin their story quest and, shortly after, unlock their first Blessing ability. This is the main meat of the story campaign, doing tasks for each god to help them regain their powers and to help you defeat Typhon. You'll probably need to skip around completing quests for each of them in turn, rather than finishing any one god's full questline. So revealing each of them to start gives you a foothold, as well as fast travel points in the region.
But Visit Aphrodite First
Aphrodite is the closest god on the map when you first begin the game, and probably not coincidentally, her first Blessing is among the most useful in the game. Aphrodite's Embrace is granted soon after you start her quests, and it gives you an automatic revival if you fall in battle (with a 20 minute cooldown time). This is extremely useful for subsequent quests involving heavy combat, so just aim for getting it first.
Get the Glide Boost ASAP
Since much of the game centers on traversing the open world, one of the most useful abilities in the game is Glide Boost. It helps you glide faster and use less stamina, letting you go further with each glide. Just climb to the highest point and make reaching your next location a breeze. (For more recommendations on skills to invest in first, check out our Abilities and Blessings guide.)
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Gather Absolutely Everything
You'll find the ancient Greek landscape teeming with wild flora and fauna. Grab it all! These materials are necessary for crafting potions at Cauldron of Circe locations, which can give you healing and combat buffs. If you see a plant, grab it. (And consider investing in the Telekinesis Gathering ability to help it go faster.)
The Many, Many Upgrade Materials
Immortals is absolutely filthy with types of upgrades, so it's important to understand how you gain each type of upgrade material if you're aiming for a certain type of enhancement. Ambrosia upgrades your Maximum Health, while Zeus's Lightning upgrades your Stamina. Ambrosia is found scattered around the world, usually in places that are difficult to reach like high cliffsides. Zeus's Lightning is only found by completing Vaults of Tartaros, the bespoke dungeons that are marked by glowing red holes in the ground.
Your Abilities (Skills and Godly Powers) are upgraded with Coins of Charon, which are awarded by completing Myth Challenges. You can find these marked with golden icons when scanning your map. They come in a few varieties, like Navigation or Lyre challenges. Chests scattered around the world have Golden Amber, which can be used to upgrade your Potions. Again, these chests can be marked by scanning with Far Sight.
Finally, your various equipment is upgraded through four types of colored Adamantine Shards. Each color can be found in clusters around the world, but otherwise, they all have unique discovery methods. Yellow (Potion and Arrow storage upgrades) are found in chests, Blue (Weapons, Armor, and Helmet upgrades) are gained by defeating common enemies, Red (Weapon upgrades) are found by defeating stronger unique enemies and inside guarded chests, and Purple (Armor and Helmet upgrades) are found in epic chests.
Visit the Hall of the Gods Often
With all of these upgrade types, you might think you can just enhance your abilities or weapons on the fly. Nope! To upgrade absolutely anything you need to visit the Hall of the Gods, found in Aphrodite's Valley of Eternal Spring. This is your hub area for different upgrade tables, as well as changing your cosmetic options. If you've been out exploring the open world for a while, chances are you've gathered enough material to upgrade something without even realizing it. Visit the Hall of the Gods and enhance your hero before moving on with the next phase of a major story quest. This is also the home of the Hermes Heroic Tasks Board, which gives you resource and gear rewards for completing quests like killing a certain number of monsters or opening Tartaros chests.