Evie from Assassin's Creed Syndicate is somehow in 2018's Assassin's Creed Odyssey game, and players can unlock the character to use on their ship - but doing so doesn't exactly involve playing the game. Syndicate released in 2015 and is currently the closest game to the modern day with regards to its time period, taking place during the final years of the Second Industrial Revolution in England. After that, Ubisoft decided to head back to Ancient Egypt with last year's Assassin's Creed Origins title.
And now, they've gone back even further with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which takes place in Ancient Greece during the time of the Peloponnesian War (towards the tail-end of the 5th century BC). It's an iconic period in Greek history, and it's one that Ubisoft decided to exploit to continue the franchise (in the modern day, with the character Layla) while also giving fans something new to try out as well as an intriguing time to explore. But what's interesting is that a character from thousands of years in the future is actually available to be used in a game set in the past. And players don't need to perform too many steps in order to acquire her.
Evie can be unlocked and used as a Legendary Lieutenant aboard players' ships, but while obtaining her is rather straightforward, it may take some time to do so, unfortunately. She is unlocked by completing the Master Assassin challenge in Ubisoft Club - an achievement that is awarded to players who've accrued 7,500 XP points across "all" Assassin's Creed games. Franchise fans who've played recent installments shouldn't have a problem with that number, but newcomers may need to spend some time in this game first before they can cross that threshold.
So, really, all players technically need to do in order to unlock Evie in Assassin's Creed Odyssey is log into their Ubisoft Club account (if they have one; if not, then they'll need to set one up) and play the game until they've obtained 7,500 XP. Once they do, Evie will be able to be collected as a reward in Ubisoft Club and then assigned as one of the Lieutenants on the Asteria (the ship), providing players the following bonuses: 18% damage when the Asteria is low on health, 15% fire Javelin damage, and 9% basic Javelin damage. Until then, though, there are plenty of other things players can do in this installment as well as previous ones.
Furthermore, it's worth noting that Evie isn't relegated to just one system; she can be unlocked on Xbox One, PS4, or PC - all three platforms that this year's title was released on worldwide. It's unclear if Evie will also be accessible on the Nintendo Switch version of Assassin's Creed Odyssey (available only in Japan), though there's no real reason why she shouldn't be. Hopefully, obtaining the necessary XP won't be too difficult; however, it will without a doubt be somewhat tedious.