Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – How to Turn off Ikaros Prompts

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is out this week, and while definitely a fun game it can hold your hand a little too much at times. One of the more annoying aspects of the game are the constant prompt messages, particularly for your eagle Ikaros when you get close to your target. Fortunately it’s possible to turn off Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Ikaros prompts, but the game doesn’t make it clear how to do so. We’re here to help.

How to Turn Off Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Ikaros Prompts

Did you know that when you are close to your objective you should use Ikaros? Of course you do, because Assassin’s Creed Odyssey tells you every single time, for every single quest objective in the game. Fortunately just like other UI elements these annoying messages can be turned off in the main menu.

Head to the main menu, select “Options,” then move to the tab labeled “HUD.” You can customize your HUD from here. The very last option is “Tips and Messages.” Turn this off, and the next time you’re approaching an objective you shouldn’t get the Ikaros prompt any more. Just make sure you don’t forget it’s turned off, and accidentally ride your horse headlong into a bandit camp. We did that the first objective after we turned off the prompts…

What are Ikaros Prompts?

Ikaros prompts are meant to be helpful little messages that appear whenever you approach an objective to remind you that Ikaros, your eagle, can be used to tag enemies and important points of interest. It’s a very useful feature for sure, but you’ll instinctively be doing it everywhere, so we don’t really need Ubisoft to tell us to use Ikaros. Apart from being annoying, it’s also more than a little immersion-breaking, especially if you’re playing in the less videogame-y Exploration Mode. It’s fortunate these Ikaros prompts can be turned off, then.