Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is out now on all platforms, but some players on PC have been experiencing crashing issues right at the beginning of the game. What should you do and why this immediate crash happens?
The main reason for a crash right at the beginning of the game, as soon as you start it up, is that your CPU does not support AVX (Advanced Vertex Extensions), which is a fairly common recent CPU enhancement to speed it up – but crucially it is not available in all CPUS, including a number that are supposedly supported in the game’s Minimum System Requirements. These CPUs include First Generation older Intel Core i3, i5, i7, Pentium G and some Intel Xeon processors.
So what do you do if your CPU doesn’t support AVX, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey keeps crashing on you? There are two options, you’ll have to need a CPU that supports AVX or just wait. Ubisoft are aware of the issue and are working to get the game working for CPUs without AVX, “within the minimum requirements.” So for now, you’ll just have to sit back and play other games.