The gods have fallen. Hero’s of legend lay defeated at the feet of Typhon, the evil Titan of Greek mythology. Only you can save the Golden Isle and its inhabitants from the corruption plaguing the land. Become the ultimate hero with our Immortals: Fenyx Rising beginners tips guide. These tips will help you turbocharge your experience, making your adventure worthy of its own epic tale.
5. Collect Everything
The Golden Isle is teeming with collectables, from treasure chests to new weapons. You don’t need to hunt them all down to complete the game’s main narrative, but it’s best if you pick up every glowing flora you come across. Upgrading your weapons will require yellow adamantine shards that can be found worldwide in chests or glowing yellow clusters. Similarly, crafting potions (health, stamina attack and defence) require specific plant types to concoct.
On top of that is a traditional skill tree that can upgrade your basic skills and the godly powers you receive throughout the game. Completing myth challenges will net you Charon Coins that you can use to unlock nodes on the skill tree. Fenyx can’t become over-encumbered, so it’s best to collect everything you come across. You’ll need a lot of resources if 100% completion is your ultimate goal.
4. Complete Aphrodite’s Missions First
Immortals: Fenyx Rising is open-ended in the way you can complete the story. You can go to any region at any time. I recommend focusing on the area called the Valley of Eternal Spring first. Each area is home to a Greek god who requires your assistance, of which this one is the goddess of love, Aphrodite. Completing the Valley before anything else helps ease you into the gameplay by introducing you to its central mechanics. There’s plenty to see and collect in this region, all while keeping the difficulty lower than other areas.
The Valley of Eternal Spring is also home to the Hall of the Gods, your base of operations. From here you’ll upgrade weapons, potions, skills, health and stamina, as well as taking on tasks from Hermes’s Heroic Task Board. Tasks usually involve killing a certain amount of enemies or completing a veritable smorgasbord of other challenges.In order to 100% the game, you’ll be required to complete all 36 tasks. There are also live tasks that you can complete for in-game currency.
3. Don’t Ignore The Vaults Of Tartarus
Almost everything in this game is hidden behind a puzzle of some kind. Puzzles can be as simple as shooting levers with your bow, to moving giant balls around tricky obstacles courses. The Vault of Tartarus put all the skills you’ve learned to the test. Each Vault varies in difficulty, and some can be rather tedious as the game expects you to scan the environment and guess what the challenge requires you to achieve. Some involve fighting hordes of enemies, while others need something more cerebral.
Upon completing each Vault you’ll be rewarded with bolts of Zeus’s lighting. Collect enough of these bolts to increase your stamina meter. The Golden Isle isn’t as large as other Ubisoft games, but traversing can often take time. Thankfully, you’ll get kitted out with a pair of wings early in the story, but your meter will quickly deplete. Getting as many of these Vaults out of the way early on will serve you well once you reach more challenging terrain.
2. Make Use Of The Far Sight Ability
Every region has a focal point statue that towers above everything else. Climbing these stone behemoths will lead to a defogging of the world map, but to find places of interest, you’ll need to scout out the area. Scouting POI is done through far sight, which allows Fenyx to zoom in on the entire region. Moving around the courser will lead to a buzz that grows stronger as you get closer to a POI. Unless you enjoy continually going into the pause menu to look at the map, you’ll be relying on far sight often.
The main map will update when you’ve found POIs through far sight, so it’s difficult to lose your way. However, many chests are hiding in rocky cliff alcoves, so some exploration is very much trial and error. As you begin to tick off tasks, you’ll notice doorways and puzzle answers that you couldn’t find before, so expect to stumble upon stuff long after the main narrative ends.
1. Get Yourself A Mount
Gliding through The Golden Isle is excellent, but have you ever ridden a horse? Stretching your wings and soaring high above the world below is by far the best way to traverse the game-world. Regardless of how peaceful and satisfying gliding can be, it is a finite resource that will quickly run out, especially early in the game. If you find yourself short on stamina and have a long journey ahead, your best bet is to tame mounts. There are 26 mounts to tame in Immortals: Fenyx Rising, ranging from unique mythical creatures to more standard ones like deer and horses.
Taming these animals is simple enough, though there is a knack to it. When you find the desired mount, enter crouch mode. Wait until the horse has its back to you and very slowly approach them. Once close enough, press the button prompt to tame the mount. Mythical creatures will require more finesse; countered by upgrading the Godly Power called Phosphor’s Cloak, making you invisible for a limited time. If you don’t have the time to scour the landscape for mounts, you can buy unique horses with in-game currency. You’re gifted 300 credits when you begin the game, and a fancy stallion with full stamina only costs 200. A good deal if you’re short on time.
There you have it! I hope these five essential beginners tips for Immortals: Fenyx Rising enhance your experience. If you’ve yet to venture into the Golden Isle, check out our review.
Immortals: Fenyx Rising is available on PS4/5, XB1/X, Switch, Stadia and PC.