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MrSnow995
10-06-2018, 05:35 AM
After first speaking with Perikles i only receive the other 2 quests and when i go to where Metiochos usually is i cant interact with him at all, is there a way to fix this or progress in the story without the mission otherwise i'm gonna have to restart and i really don't want to do that

Ubi-Baron
10-06-2018, 02:00 PM
Hi MrSnow995,

Did you complete the other two missions and now can't progress past it? Did you meet/speak with Metiochos before you spoke with Perikles?

Thank you

MrSnow995
10-06-2018, 10:30 PM
I didn't meet/speak with Metiochos before speaking with Perikles but i did synchronise with the nearby viewpoint hours beforehand, im unsure if i ran past his building during the couple of hours before i decided to continue the storyline and speak to Perikles. But after speaking with Perikles i only received the other 2 quests.
I was level 27 before i spoke with Perikles but Ill give a bit of information on what i have done to try to get past it before i restarted the game
- I tried reloading to before speaking with Perikles but i still only received the other 2 quests
- I tried finishing the other 2 quests but the Road to the symposium quest just dissaperars from my quest log
- I tried interacting with Perikles again after speaking with him the first time, but you cant before and after finishing the other 2 quests
- I tried finding Metiochos by myself and hopefully trigger the quest but i cant interact with him, hes just standing in his courtyard leisurely while screaming about snakes and to save him but after killing the snakes i still cant talk to him
- I tried loading the "Last Episode 1" save but i still dont get the quest
After all that i figured it had to do with getting to Athens ages ago but not continuing the quest straight away or perhaps accidentally walking by Metiochos house as i was doing other things.
I made a post on reddit about the same time as i made this thread and i know there is at least another person who has also experienced this and its not just me.

shabushabu12
10-07-2018, 04:07 AM
same thing happened to me, im like 10 hours further in because i thought i failed the quest and the npc suppoesd to be dead or smth, cant interact with him as well after killing the snakes.

Ubi-Baron
10-07-2018, 08:45 AM
Thanks for those details, MrSnow995

shabushabu12,

Just to confirm you didn't get the quest, but Metiochos was tied up with the snakes? Just to confirm you can't move over to untie him?

shabushabu12
10-07-2018, 09:20 AM
In my case he even was not in the room with the snakes, he simply stood like a normal npc outside of the room in the garden.

I assumed I failed the quest because first time I could not interact with him it was greyed out in the questlog, after I loaded few saves later the quest was simply gone.
Now I can not progress further in the mainstory since I can not talk to Perikles :s

The things that would follow up existed as well already ( the snakes in the poor district, the snake seller at the camp ) but couldnt interact with .

MrSnow995
10-07-2018, 09:21 AM
Didn't get the quest and Metiochos was standing in his courtyard area yelling about snakes but wasn't tied up.

Nollsy057
10-07-2018, 09:22 AM
Same thing happened to me.i didn't receive the quest despite receiving the other two and when i went to his house to see if i could trigger something he was just pacing around his house screaming. I killed the snakes but couldn't interact with him

Nollsy057
10-07-2018, 09:37 AM
by the way it also refers "Welcome to Athens" as a related quest instead of "A Venomous Encounter"

Im not sure if that helps in any way but there it is

AnUb1sKiNg1
10-07-2018, 10:32 AM
Thanks for those details, MrSnow995

shabushabu12,

Just to confirm you didn't get the quest, but Metiochos was tied up with the snakes? Just to confirm you can't move over to untie him?

The guy isnít tied up, he is just standing in the courtyard that you have to jump down into to get to the snake infested room.

DynamicJoJo1984
10-07-2018, 10:35 AM
Restarted Chapter twice! I've never had a game breaking bug before...First time for everything. AAA you say? The Road to the Symposium gives 2 quest not including A Venomous Encounter and I've restated everything over and over tried different saves nothing works you don't get the quest. It becomes a sandbox game with no way to go on with the story!!! First I had a cultist spawn in a unreachable location and now this...

How is it possible to get this past QA?

shabushabu12
10-07-2018, 10:54 AM
Until patch fix , is it possible for the pc version to enable dev console and reset quest or smth similar? the sotry was picking up, quite a bummer atm :/

Ubi-Baron
10-07-2018, 02:19 PM
Thank you for the extra details guys.

Could you please quickly, if you haven't in your posts already, let us know the following:

Platform
Level
Did you speak with Perikles the first time you went to Athens? If not did you leave and come back?
If possible a video of the conversation with Perikles and and then afterwards where it shows you with the pop-up for the two missions and not the third.

shabushabu12
10-07-2018, 04:21 PM
pc , level 25 , spoke to perikles first when arrived

DynamicJoJo
10-07-2018, 06:05 PM
Platform: PS4
Level: 28 On my first play through then on the second time I was 23. Both had the same result. A Venomous Encounter doesn't start.

I've never spoke to Perikles before this moment and I've never been to Athens either. Both times I made a b-line to Perikles. I've tried using a different route loading the game future back but all have the same result.

I'm on PS4 so I can't send you video of this. Maybe someone on PC would upload one to youtube?

Rip_Tha_Ripper
10-07-2018, 10:32 PM
I'm in the same boat! The only reason I figured out I even have a game breaking bug is because I've played past the Road to the Symposium guests in my first play with Alexios but I restarted a new game because I like Kassandra better. Otherwise I would be running around this game for HOURS with no clue what to do to progress the story.

Platform: Xbox One
Level. currently 20 when I realized my game is broken. but must have been around 14 to 16 when talking to Perikles. That was around 10 hours of gameplay ago!!
When I arrived in Attika for the first time I believe I went to the viewpoint first then straight to Perikles.

Everything that everyone else is saying lines up with what i'm experiencing as well. At the time I didn't realize I didn't receive the quest, I just went about completely the other two and then whatever other quests that were showing on the map. after about 10 hours of playing I realized there's no more quests on the map and The Road to the Symposium Chapter doesn't show up in my quests log right now even though I have not done A Venomous Encounter.

I just reloaded "Last Episode 1" went to Attika again. After talking to Perikles and then checking the quests log, Only two quests (Escape From Athens and Ostacized) show up under the Road to the Symposium chapter.

MrSnow995
10-07-2018, 11:37 PM
Not sure if it helps but from what i can remember before i talked to Perikles i had already gotten the Athens viewpoint aswell as completed the Blind King mission and Killed the Namien Lion, i also visited Andros, Keos, Hydrea and Seriphos and defeated some cultists (The Chimera, Harpalos and Asterion) and in most of the places i went to i also got the viewpoints. Maybe some of the other people have also done some of these causing the bug but im just putting out as much info as i can remember to get this solved.

I have already started a new game and basically never left the regions where the storyline was and went straight to Perikles without getting the viewpoint and recieved all 3 quests as intended.

Nollsy057
10-08-2018, 12:20 AM
PS4 level 17 and spoke to him when i first arrived at Athens

Nollsy057
10-08-2018, 12:25 AM
and not sure if this helps.but it worked on my first play through. i ended up restarting to undo a decision i had made and on my second play through the game wont let me progress past Athens

hdflhtcu
10-08-2018, 02:54 AM
Xbox One X

Second play through, after making bad decision in the first.
During the first Play through the quest was assigned fine and I proceeded as I should have.
In the second play through I was level 15 when I first talked to Pericolis. and was not assigned the third quest. I saved right before speaking to him and no matter ho many times I reload I can not get the quest.

archangel12309
10-08-2018, 05:09 AM
I guess you all guys play as an Alexios?

archangel12309
10-08-2018, 05:10 AM
Because when I first time play as Kassandra quest appears and I completed.

Rip_Tha_Ripper
10-08-2018, 05:41 AM
I don't think it has anything to do with who you play as because I didn't have this bug playing as Alexios. But when I started a new game as Kassandra... can't get this guest..

archangel12309
10-08-2018, 05:57 AM
It's strange that everyone who started play for a second time has this nasty bug me as well. I also recognized that my conquests points also won't show up. Maan I hook into this game discovered all locations and completed all quests and now this bug appears.

TheAssassin10
10-08-2018, 06:42 AM
Same Problem for me, Second Playthrough on Xbox One and Iím level 27 with Kassandra in Athens completed the other two quests ostracized and Escape from Athens but venomous encounter doesnít show up and the drop down questline for the main story is no longer in my quest tab under odyssey

archangel12309
10-08-2018, 07:05 AM
are you going to start again?

MrSnow995
10-08-2018, 08:42 AM
FYI it was my 2nd playthrough as well, i didn't like Alexios so i restarted

Nollsy057
10-08-2018, 09:55 AM
So based on that information I'm guessing just restarting wont fix the problem and we'll just have to wait for a patch

shabushabu12
10-08-2018, 09:57 AM
I wonder if it has anything to do with the ubisodt store and weekly missions going live, before that everything was working perfectly for me ( early access ) Come to think of it, I had other side quests bugged as well on my second playthrough in Megaros.

Hopefully it gets fixed soon and it applies on the affected saves, I dont know if I can go through it all again since I played like 15 hours further in with other quests and exploration :s

Sophos171
10-08-2018, 10:30 AM
Just encountered this game breaking bug as well.
Platform: PC, lvl 18, spoke with Perikles first after arriving in Athens, did nothing else in Athens. Also, this is my second playthrough. On the the first one, the quest worked as intended.

After speaking to Perikles I received only two of the three necessary quests to progress. The Snakes are in Metiochos house, but he is not tied up and is either standing in the corner or sitting on a bench and does not respond. After completing the two available quests, the main quest itself disappears from the quest log, making it impossible to progress further.

As stated, this is my second playthrough, where I encountered a similar bug with Dolios in Megaris, who also did not grant his quest, but there it was still possible to continue the main quest. On the first playthrough none of these bugs occured, so starting a second/new playthrough seems to be somehow responsible for these bugs.

This should be a top priority fix, since I suspect more and more people will encounter these bugs once they start a new playthrough, making it impossible to finish the game.

Rip_Tha_Ripper
10-08-2018, 10:43 AM
Just encountered this game breaking bug aswell.
Platform: PC, lvl 18, spoke with Perikles first after arriving in Athens, did nothing else in Athens. Also, this is my second playthrough. On the the first one, the quest worked as intended.

After speaking to Perikles I received only two of the three necessary quests to progress. The Snakes are in Metiochos house, but he is not tied up and is either standing in the corner or sitting on a bench and does not respond. After completing the two available quests, the main quest itself disappears from the quest log, making it impossible to progress further.

As stated, this is my second playthrough, where I encountered a similar bug with Dolios in Megaris, who also did not grant his quest, but there it was still possible to continue the main quest. On the first playthrough none of these bugs occured, so starting a second/new playthrough seems to be somehow responsible for these bugs.

This should be a top priority fix, since I suspect more and more people will encounter these bugs once they start a new playthrough, making it impossible to finish the game.

This is nearly word for word exactly what I have experienced! I kept playing after the Dolios quest bug but this one in Athens is game breaking, and it needs to be addressed ASAP.

DynamicJoJo
10-08-2018, 11:31 AM
Same as you guys. Second play-through...worked fine with Alexios.but I didn't like him so I restarted with Kassandra. I can't believe this is normal...How can anyone defend a multi billion dollar company that releases things like this? Massive oversight. I also don't see anyone talking about it so it must be something to do with restarting. Does this happen often with Ubisoft products?

DynamicJoJo
10-08-2018, 12:09 PM
Just trying everything here I don't have a lot of faith in Ubisoft

DynamicJoJo
10-08-2018, 12:59 PM
Here is a pic showing I don't receive the quest....

https://ibb.co/d6H7R9

Librawest75
10-08-2018, 01:40 PM
Here is a pic showing I don't receive the quest....

https://ibb.co/d6H7R9

I am having same issue for last three days have started two new games reinstalled, did all of there troubleshooting tips, still nothing. I'm glad I'm not the only one because support person said they'd mention it but haven't seen any other cases on this.

Nollsy057
10-08-2018, 01:44 PM
It is a bit ridiculous. here's hoping they fix it soon

bmw594
10-08-2018, 07:33 PM
Iím here as another victim of the same bug. I started as Kassandra and then restarted as Alexios. The quest worked the first play through but it doesnít appear as Alexios. And to be specific, itís ďA Venomous EncounterĒ that wonít appear.

bigtex234
10-08-2018, 07:41 PM
yep got another one. Just started a new play through got to athens and what do you know can't continue did first 2 quest but a venomous encounter never showed up im on pc

xeroexia2
10-08-2018, 09:04 PM
I have a video of the bug and what it's doing for me in ps4, it's pretty crummy... I bought this game for the branching stories and I can't even progress the story anymore, all because I switched from Alexios to Kassandra and on the Alexios save before it got overwritten I didn't have this problem
https://youtu.be/x45BSvuqISg

Librawest75
10-08-2018, 10:48 PM
Has there been any announcement of a fix incoming soon?

Tejbir94
10-09-2018, 12:15 AM
also happened to me. I'm playing on the same account as my brother on a different save. the quest doesn't show up for me.

i play on ps4, level 20.

M1kko1989
10-09-2018, 06:24 AM
Playing on Ps4 and I have restart new game two times already and it still occur. Tried on level 15 and level 20. Both Kassandra and Alexios but can't get
a Venomous Encounter no matter what and cant progress the game. Fix this fast Ubisoft! We paid for gameplay not for posting threads!

IDolanc
10-09-2018, 09:15 AM
Thank you for the extra details guys.

Could you please quickly, if you haven't in your posts already, let us know the following:

Platform
Level
Did you speak with Perikles the first time you went to Athens? If not did you leave and come back?
If possible a video of the conversation with Perikles and and then afterwards where it shows you with the pop-up for the two missions and not the third.


Same problem here as everyone else. Hope this info helps:
-On PS4, venomous quest wont start
-Second playthrough (restarted to switch my character to Alexios), already had completed the quest on first save/ no issues.
- Talked to Pericles and completed the other two quests (where you rig the banishment vote and the other where you escort the sculptor out of the city). Then realized when the game wouldnít progress I never got the one to save the guy from the snakes in his house
-When to Metiochosís house to try and jumpstart the quest. The snakes were in his house and he shouted asking me to save him, but he was in the courtyard instead of tied up in the house. Killed the snakes, but canít free or talk to Metiochos to start/progress.
-Went back to see if Pericles was still at the place where you first talk to him and he and the other guy are addressing the crowd. He wasnít but there was still some crowd shouting at the stage as if they were still speaking.
-Attempted to find Pericles to speak to him again but could not find him and canít remember where his house is.

Vashadowsedge
10-09-2018, 10:21 AM
i deleted all my save files from my system(pc) started again got to Athens and a venomous encounter showed up so i am thinking it might be a multiple save games issue just a thought in other words play Alexis for 1 hour then switch to Cassandra might make the quest glitch out

OrangeFr3ak817
10-09-2018, 11:52 AM
i deleted all my save files from my system(pc) started again got to Athens and a venomous encounter showed up so i am thinking it might be a multiple save games issue just a thought in other words play Alexis for 1 hour then switch to Cassandra might make the quest glitch out

Where are the save files located?

M1kko1989
10-09-2018, 01:18 PM
Hi PS4 players. Found a solution. Delete all your save files from your PS4 and start new game. This will trick the game think you are playing the game first time and it fixes the bug for the quest. It also fixes Dolios Side mission bug. PC version has a same solution. This means at the cause of the bug is most likely too many saves.

Tried this and it works. Hope it helps others.

HALODUDED
10-09-2018, 02:06 PM
Level 15, Xbox one S. This is my second playthrough as Kassandra after completing the game as Alexios. I got to Athens talked to Perkilies and received the two other quests but not the quest A venomous Ecounter. I found and went to the guy home where you have to kill the snakes and he does say help me the snakes are going to kill me, but once I kill the snakes the guy is no there.

Librawest75
10-09-2018, 02:47 PM
Deleted all my saves deleted everything restarted everything and still no quest. So I cannot fix it :/

archangel12309
10-09-2018, 08:31 PM
Guess what guys yes it's true, to fix a bug you must delete all the saves and start over again. I know its sounds painful but for now its the only solution is how to fix bug. I personally deleted all my saves on PS4 and started play over again. Once I reached Athens,and spoke with Pereklies the venomous encounter quest appear.

Nollsy057
10-10-2018, 12:14 AM
Guess ill just delete my save data. though I'm still pissed this happened in the first place and that I have to delete my level 33 Alexios, at least i can finish the story now.

Thanks for letting me know

archangel12309
10-10-2018, 04:36 AM
Make sure you delete directly from ps4 not in the game

ItsAchiIIes
10-10-2018, 01:58 PM
Did anyone ever get it fixed on XB1 without deleting the save files? Patch 1.03 came out and didnít fix the quest bug

shabushabu12
10-10-2018, 06:10 PM
can anyone confirm if t the new patch fixed this on affected saves on xbox/ps4??

ItsAchiIIes
10-10-2018, 06:16 PM
can anyone confirm if t the new patch fixed this on affected saves on xbox/ps4?? Still the same for me bro. I have no clue about the others though.

Kipin2018
10-10-2018, 06:41 PM
You have to load a save that say welcome to anthem and the quest venous encounter will appear and another one that say something about a minotaur and you have to have the update for the game to work (ps4)

shabushabu12
10-10-2018, 07:42 PM
so what u r saying is that only starting a new game will ifx it,urgh this is ridiculous

Deadshadow2014
10-10-2018, 09:09 PM
can anyone confirm if t the new patch fixed this on affected saves on xbox/ps4??

You have to load a saved that say welcome to anthem mine work because the update fix it (ps4) then you will get poisonous encounter and other one the say something about a minotaur

fferreira5
10-11-2018, 07:23 PM
patch fixed the venomous encounter quest bug for me on PC

SaxeGod
10-12-2018, 01:10 AM
patch fixed the venomous encounter quest bug for me on PC

How because I'm lvl 45 and really dont wanna start over for the 3rd time

MedicinalMedina
10-12-2018, 03:48 AM
I have done a lot of side questing and discovering ALL the hidden question marks on the map. I would like to progress through the main story, but I had to create another character hoping to just do the main story with my other account. Nonetheless, the same problem occurred the quest "venomous encounter" does not show up on neither character. When I talked to Perikles for the quests he only gave me two and not venomous encounter. When I try to talk to Metiochos who triggers venomous encounter quest line, he's just in his courtyard standing there like an NPC. I had to YouTube search the quest. I'm sorry Ubisoft but if I can't progress the main story at all I'm going to have to move on to something else because I spent $100 with the season pass, and I'm fairly disappointed that I can't finish the game at all.

mozguz
10-12-2018, 01:36 PM
Hello , me too i have 2 other quest but don't have A Venomous Encounter , i'm totally stuck now :'(

pc lvl 20 i speak pericles first and kleon after . i do sidequest before but when i want to back in mainquest i see the quest disapear

shabushabu12
10-13-2018, 11:39 AM
please bump 1.03 bug still not fixed ( here on pc )

max432367
10-13-2018, 10:00 PM
Im level 40 and ive finished most of the game besides the main campaign (because of this bug) i have the exact same issues as everyone else here and i refuse to restart just to finish this game after i spent 150$ and 40h on it fix this bug please.

shabushabu12
10-17-2018, 03:11 PM
any updates on this....anything? -_-

dsm2ps4
10-22-2018, 06:34 PM
I noticed my ships sail I obtained latr in my first playthrough was on my ship when I started my second playthough. So it seems this is causing the bug in this thread. Playing on a ps4 pro

MikeWeld0324
10-31-2018, 01:16 AM
Any update for the Xbox one? Will show me the mission but once the house is searched everything disappeared and it doesn't say anything under current objectives for a venomous encounter. First time playing through and it sucks to know I can't finish a game I paid good money for.....

shx0047
11-01-2018, 03:54 PM
Any update on this? Can anyone confirm patch 1.0.6 fixes this issue?

SkyBlueSD
11-03-2018, 11:17 PM
Any update on this? Can anyone confirm patch 1.0.6 fixes this issue?

My game is still broken. Iím in the Venomous Encounter mission and for whatever reason I still canít see Metiochos. After seeing some YouTube clips, heís supposed to be outside sitting down but heís no where to be found in my game..... this sucks....

S.F.C_25
11-04-2018, 05:16 PM
After first speaking with Perikles i only receive the other 2 quests and when i go to where Metiochos usually is i cant interact with him at all, is there a way to fix this or progress in the story without the mission otherwise i'm gonna have to restart and i really don't want to do that

Hi MrSnow995 and enyine else out there this pertains too,

With the Venomous Encounter quest I ran into the same issue. Perikles gave me two tasks, not three. You finish the first two and what I did was go to Metiochos' house and killed the snakes, went to the water-logged part of town and killed the bandits that's tried to attack you and killed the snake man. After doing so I cleaned up the side tasks in the town and as if by magic, the quest to the symposium appears. So the bug in the game may only be a time lapsed issue if you go and finish what would be the quest at hand. I hope others have found this out and have passed it along to those in need.

Asht0n16
07-22-2019, 04:11 PM
I play on Xbox and am looking into this venomous encounter quest for my brother. You described the exact same problem he has. Have you found a solution yet?

Ubi-Keo
07-23-2019, 05:42 PM
I play on Xbox and am looking into this venomous encounter quest for my brother. You described the exact same problem he has. Have you found a solution yet?

I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing this issue.

This issue was resolved in a previous update (1.0.7) that was released. Please ensure you have the latest update (1.4.0) installed.

If you have the latest update already installed then could you please confirm the following:

. Which platform you play the game on?
. Are you playing a normal or NG+ game?
. What was the name of the last quest you did?
. What level is your character?

Can you also provide a screenshot of your quest log screen to show what quests are available.