Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is available on PC but there is no way to play it on older processors without AVX support, and now Ubisoft has confirmed that they are looking into it.
When Assassin’s Creed Odyssey received a system requirement for the PC version, the processors listed were modern but there was no specific mention of the AVX support being a mandatory requirement.
Today, Ubisoft has finally shared a long official statement on this matter and confirmed that they will look into it. They didn’t share an ETA on when it can be fixed.
We’ve been actively monitoring player reports about PC crashes and want to take a moment to provide you with an update on this.
First and foremost, we want to thank everyone who got in touch with us via the various channels to provide additional information. Thanks to your support, we were able to identify the common cause of a few instances of reported crashes: the impacted CPUs didn’t support AVX – more details below.
We heard your feedback and are now actively working on a solution to extend the supported CPUs for our players to be able to run Assassin’s Creed Odyssey without AVX support, within the minimum requirements.
As this is an ongoing process, we are not able to provide an ETA just yet, but rest assured this is a high priority for us and we will keep you updated on the progress.
In the meanwhile, you can refer to our guide on the PC version to get more details on how to optimize and run the game on your hardware.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is available now for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.