Assassin's Creed Codename Invictus - everything we know

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Assassin’s Creed Codename Invictus is the most m mysterious and 'unknown' of the upcoming entries in the behemoth series that we know exists. And while we do know that it exists, we barely know anything about it and no news has come from Ubisoft on it since it was revealed. 

Revealed alongside a host of other Creed games, Invictus is set to be a multiplayer game and as a result, will likely offer quite a different spin on much of the traditions laid down by the best Assassin’s Creed games. We’ve still got a huge amount of information to learn about Assassin’s Creed Codename Invictus, including information as vital as platforms and a release date, let alone all the details about the game's content and story. 

We'll admit right away that information regarding the game is incredibly thin on the ground right now, so we've categorized this page to make the information easy to parse, and digest - as and when it comes in. Currently, we think that Assassin's Creed Codename Jade, Codename Red, and Codename Hexe will come out before Invictus, so it could be a while before we see anything. But, at least we'll have all the information you ought to know in one place when we do receive a little more. 

Assassin's Creed Codename Invictus - cut to the chase 

  •  What is it? An upcoming multiplayer game in the Assassin’s Creed series 
  •  When can I play it? TBA 
  •  What can I play it on? TBA 
  •  Who makes it? Ubisoft 

Assassin's Creed Codename Invictus story and setting

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The Assassin’s Creed Codename Invictus story and setting remain just as big of a mystery as the rest of the game. We don’t know where the game will take place, if it will adopt an entirely new setting like the other projects currently being worked on, or if it will revisit one of Assassin’s Creed’s most popular locations, but once again we expect more information regarding its setting to come to light as soon as we have a trailer. 

That said, with the term Invictus meaning 'unconquerable' or 'undefeated' in Latin, there is some speculation suggesting that the game may be set around the time of the Roman Empire - perhaps close to the time of Assassin’s Creed: Origins. While this wouldn’t be as exciting as the locations we are experiencing for the first time in Codename Red and Codename Hexe, it would still be a fun location to explore in a different way from how it was portrayed in Origins

As for the story of the game, we know it’s a multiplayer game but how exactly that works story-wise will remain unclear until we have a little more information about the game as a whole. Whether each player will take on a different assassin, or if there’s more to it than just a narrative-led adventure game is yet to be uncovered, and there’s not even enough information to speculate about right now. 

Assassin's Creed Codename Invictus trailers

Surprisingly, we are yet to receive a trailer for Assassin’s Creed Invictus, so we haven’t received a single look into what the game has to offer and how it'll separate itself from the numerous alternative projects in the works. It’s been out of the conversation for a while, and with the majority of Assassin’s Creed announcements appearing at Ubisoft Forward, it might be a while before we hear anything about the title in a trailer format. 

However, we don’t expect the first trailer to showcase too much regarding in-game content or even a release date. There’s a lot of anticipation for the multiplayer addition to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, so we wouldn’t be surprised if Ubisoft drummed up as much excitement as possible by drip-feeding information to us. 

Assassin's Creed Codename Invictus gameplay

Much like the story and setting, we are currently completely unknowing when it comes to Assassin’s Creed Invictus gameplay. The core thing that we do know, however, is that it's definitely a multiplayer game - as revealed by Marc-Alexis Côté in September last year to Eurogamer.

However, with no trailer or even teaser for the game, we’re left to speculate what we could see from an entirely multiplayer addition to the Assassin’s Creed series rather than knowing anything for certain. That said, even though it’ll be a pretty pivotal addition to the game, we have received multiplayer modes in Assassin’s Creed games before, which could carry across into this title. 

We’re hoping the game will feature a handful of multiplayer modes to echo the previous multiplayer experiences from AC games, so we’re hoping to see things like Deathmatch, Steal the Artifact, and Assassinate the Target. We also expect a few new game modes or at least some alterations to the existing ones to be implemented into the new title to make it more of a standalone experience. 

However, whether there will be a more long-winded multiplayer experience rather than just a series of in-game matches is unclear. Hopefully, as more information about the ongoing Assassin’s Creed projects come to the surface, we will start to hear a little more about the development of Invictus and what exactly we can expect so we can rely less on speculation exclusively.  

Assassin's Creed Codename Invictus news

Devs from For Honor are making Assassin's Creed Invictus
A small detail that many missed when the project was announced is that Invictus will be made by a team of staff who worked on Ubisoft's multi-player melee action game, For Honor. This was stated in an earnings call in late 2022. With a strong lean on multiplayer action, For Honor features a number of modes and is still a popular game with its own committed fanbase. Having veterans from this game working on bringing back multiplayer to Assassin's Creed not only makes sense but ensures there is some pedigree going straight into Invictus' development.

Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed: Codename Invictus is in development
In autumn 2022, Ubisoft announced Codename Invictus among the 12 Assassin’s Creed projects currently in the works. As a multiplayer addition to the series (as revealed to Eurogamer in September 2022), there’s a lot to look forward to, but development has been fairly quiet since it was initially shared. We haven’t received any sort of in-depth look at in-game content or even information regarding what the game will feature, let alone information on a release window or date.  

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Kara Phillips
Evergreen Writer

Kara is an Evergreen writer at TechRadar Gaming. With a degree in Journalism and a passion for the weird and wonderful, she's spent the last few years as a freelance video game journalist, with bylines at NintendoLife, Attack of the Fanboy, Prima Games, and sister publication, GamesRadar+. Outside of gaming, you'll find her re-watching Gilmore Girls or trying to cram yet another collectible onto a shelf that desperately needs some organizing.