Assassin’s Creed Origins is an intriguing open-world RPG set in ancient Egypt that reveals the origins of the Assassin Brotherhood. This installment of the Assassin’s Creed series was a turning point in its franchise that introduced RPG elements not seen in earlier titles. Bayek of Siwa is the star of the show in Origins whose seeking revenge against the Order of Ancients for murdering his son. You’ll need to make the most of Bayek’s best abilities and weaponry to survive against the Order. Here are some Assassin’s Creed Origin tips to help you out on Bayek’s quest to avenge Khemu.
Use Fast Travel to Save Game
Some new players will probably be surprised Assassin’s Creed Origins doesn’t include any manual save option. That isn’t a big deal since the game automatically saves with regularity. Nevertheless, it would be better if there was an option available for a saving game just before quitting a play session.
However, there is a way you can force an autosave just before you stop playing. The fast travel feature always automatically saves your game at the location you travel to. So, select a fast travel point on the map to save your game just before you stop. Then you can resume playing from the location you fast-traveled to.
Play Stealthily When You Can
Assassinating is the name of the game in Assassin’s Creed Origins. However, you can only pull off lethal assassinations when enemies aren’t aware Bayek is there. Thus, a stealthy approach to killing enemies is preferable when possible. It’s not always possible to kill everyone quietly but make the most of long grass to sneak up on enemies from behind to pull off assassinations. Cliffs and rooftops also provide good opportunities to assassinate enemies from above without alerting other hostiles.
Level up for Main Quests
Assassin’s Creed quests have suggested levels that highlight how strong the enemies you’ll fight in them will be. Attempting quests that are more than three levels above you will make the game somewhat tougher. So, it’s best to level up by completing side quests to keep yourself within two levels of the main quests. You’ll collect more gear and coins and make Bayek stronger for the main story events by doing so. Don’t attempt any main quest more than two levels above you.
Set Arrows on Fire with Torches
Cities, forts, and camps in Assassin’s Creed Origins are full of torches for providing lighting at night. You can use those torches to light your bows when in combat. Walk up to and point your bow toward the fire from a torch to set it ablaze. Then you can shoot a stronger fire arrow at enemies to briefly set them ablaze.
Infiltrate Camps and Forts at Night
You’ll need to infiltrate camps and forts throughout Assassin’s Creed Origins to kill targets, rescue hostages, or find items. It’s a bit easier to do that at night when it’s darker and some guards will be sleeping. So, wait for the night to set in before attempting to infiltrate a fort or camp. However, you won’t need to wait around if you unlock the Meditate ability with which you can immediately trigger night-time when needed.
Sync Viewpoints for Easy XP Boosts and More Fast Travel
There are 58 Synchronization Points (marked on the map with eagles) you can use to fast travel throughout Egypt in Assassin’s Creed Origins. However, you’ll have to unlock most of them by climbing high to their viewpoints. It’s worth unlocking them because it’s easy to do so, and you’ll get 100-300 XP bonuses for each one. Unlocking lots of them will give you thousands more XP and enable you to level up quicker. Plus, you’ll also be able to utilize more Synchronization Points to get around the map faster.
Destroy Ptolemy Statues for More Easy XP Points
King Ptolemy statues give you another easy way to amass more XP for leveling up. Pharaoh symbols mark those statues on the map. Whenever you see such a statue, pull out your weapon and smash it to pieces. You’ll receive a 150-300 XP bonus for every statue destroyed.
Unlock Enhanced Predator Bow ASAP
Enhanced Predator Bow is a great ability to unlock in Assassin’s Creed Origins. That ability enables you to control arrows fired with long-range predator bows like homing missiles. Such arrow control enables 100 percent shot accuracy from a distance since targets also move in slow motion when you’re guiding the arrow. So, this ability is an invaluable one to unlock for both long-distance combat and hunting.
Burn Enemies with Firebombs
Firebombs are like ancient grenades you can utilize after unlocking the Firebomb ability. That’s a handy weapon to have up your sleeve since you can set multiple enemies ablaze by tossing firebombs. It’s easy to hit targets with them and their fire also inflicts quite a bit of prolonged damage. So, it’s well worth bolstering your arsenal with the Firebomb ability when you can.
Press the Dash Key to Reduce Damage When Falling
You’ll lose health when jumping off higher rooftops and cliffs. If you’re not careful, you might even kill Bayek by jumping off structures or cliffs that are too high.
However, you can reduce the damage Bayek takes from falls by pressing the dash (Space) key just before landing. That can come in handy for preserving health when falling in combat situations.
I hope those Assassin’s Creed Origins tips help you get through the game better. Have fun and enjoy the wonderful world of ancient Egypt.