Welcome to our guide for The Contender mission in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. In this mission, you’ll be taking on the role of Testikles and participating in the Pankration games in Elis. Follow the steps below to successfully complete this quest and continue your journey in the game.
Step 1: Find the Pankration Organizer
- Once in Elis, head to Olympus and make your way to the Sanctuary of Olympia.
- Follow the path through the temple and use Ikaros to mark the target when prompted.
- Proceed down the left path until you reach a man in a robe in front of a playing field. This is the Stadium.
Step 2: Speak to the Organizer
- Approach the man and engage in a conversation with him.
- You can choose to tell him the truth or lie, based on your preference.
- After the conversation, select the option Let’s go to participate in the games.
Step 3: Unarmed Fights
- The next two fights are unarmed and abilities cannot be used.
- However, you can still dodge and parry your opponent’s attacks.
- When your opponent glows red, dodge out of the way, and parry their attacks to create openings.
- Timing your dodges correctly will slow down time, giving you an advantage in combat.
Step 4: Tips for Combat
- Remember that combat relies on three factors: Gear, Abilities, and your own personal skill.
- Make sure you are at a high enough level to face the enemies you encounter. Adjust the difficulty if needed.
- When you successfully parry an attack, follow up with a Heavy Attack to knock the enemy back for crowd control, or use a Light Attack to initiate a single-target combo.
- If you plan on leveling up before facing tough enemies, keep in mind that they will auto-level to two levels below you, so balance the challenge accordingly.
Step 5: Cutscenes and Mission Completion
- After the two fights, you’ll witness a few cutscenes.
- Alkibiades may appear ill as he congratulates the victories, and a member of the Cult of Kosmos will be revealed.
- Once these scenes conclude, the mission will come to an end.
Congratulations on completing The Contender mission in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey! Use this guide to navigate through the steps and overcome the challenges you encounter. Don’t forget to explore further quests and enjoy the rich world of the game. Good luck on your epic journey!