Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 50 [1000]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 50-75 Hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: None
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No, you can play on Easy and still earn all achievements
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: Some report that “Old Habits” is glitched if you pick up items as Aya during her missions; others also report that “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is glitchy
- Extra equipment needed: None, though a U-Play account helps

  • DLC: Discovery Tour
    • Difficulty: 1/10
    • Time to 30 ~1 Hour
    • Unobtainable/glitched: None
  • DLC: The Hidden Ones
    • Difficulty: 3/10
    • Time to 210: 3-5 Hours
    • Unobtainable/glitched: None*
  • DLC: The Curse of the Pharaohs
    • Difficulty: 4/10
    • Time to 260: 4-5 hours
    • Unobtainable/glitched: None


Introduction:
Welcome to Assassin’s Creed: Origins! After a two year hiatus, Assassin’s Creed is with an all new revamped RPG style combat and progression system. Set in Egypt in 49 B.C.E., nearly 1200 years before the first Assassins Creed, you play as Bayek, one of the last remaining Medjay. You learn about how he and his lover Aya created the League of Hidden Ones which later transformed into the Assassins Creed.

Step 1: Complete the Story + Side Quests:
First order of business is to complete the story. This is where a lot of your time will be spent, because of the game’s leveling mechanic, you’ll need to be a certain level before you attempt the missions as you progress. As such, you will be completing a fair share of side quests to level up and earn better gear. There are no full synchronization objectives to complete this time around (thank god), so just enjoy the game however you want! In this step, you will earn:

  • First Steps
  • I’m Just Getting Started
  • The Sea
  • The Scarab
  • The Hyena
  • The Crocodile
  • The Lizard
  • The Siege
  • Wake Up!
  • Almost There!
  • The End
  • Seven Farmers
  • The Festival
  • You Still Need 8880…

Step 2: Complete all locations
This is where the game turns into kind of a grind. There are many locations all throughout the map, shown as a white question mark, and you must complete each location’s objective(s). There are multiple different types of locations. In this step, you will earn the following:

  • Old Habits
  • Stargazer
  • Master Diver
  • Words of Wisdom
  • Raider of the Lost Tomb
  • I Know My Land
  • Where’s My Black Flag?

Step 3: Mop-Up:
These achievements can be done at anytime and task you with performing various feats during combat or throughout the open world. You can do these at any time provided you have the skills necessary to do them. This may seem like a lot but in reality you can knock a lot of them out in one session.

  • I’m a Legend
  • I’m Done Learning
  • Overheating
  • For Those About to Die
  • Arena
  • Ben-Hur
  • Road Rage
  • The Harder They Fall
  • Slasher
  • The Arrow Whisperer
  • Circle of Life
  • Shadow of Egypt
  • I Can See My House From Here!
  • Set-up Date
  • Reporter
  • Overdesign
  • Archer of the Month
  • BOOM!
  • Rider’s Licence
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Defy Authority
  • Handy Man
  • Roooaaarrrrr!
  • Smash!
  • Free as a Bird
  • Triathlete
  • Run For Your Life!
  • Elementary, My Dear Bayek
  • Namaste

Discovery Tour DLC

Introduction:
The Discovery Tour DLC is a free update to Assassin's Creed: Origins that allows you to explore ancient Egypt and learn about its history and culture ingame while being free from combat. It is accessed from the main menu and is completely separate from the main game. In it, you can either free roam around the game to simply explore, or you can view one of the many "tours" that educate you on many different aspects of ancient Egyptian life and culture. The latter is all you'll have to do for achievements, and if that's all you're interested in, you can skip the dialogue and get all of the gamerscore within an hour. If you listen to everything on the tours, it'll be closer to 2 hours.

Walkthrough:
If you just want the achievements as fast as possible, upon loading up Discovery mode from the main menu, pause the game, go to the Tours tab, and scroll down to the Daily Life category. There are 20 tours in this category, and you're going to have to view all of them. While doing so, change your character to use 5 different characters during a tour. That's all there is to it. Once you finish all 20 Daily Life tours, that wraps up this completion.

Conclusion:
The Discovery Tour DLC actually offers quite a lot of educational value, and for free. So if you have any interest in ancient Egypt, you'll find a lot of interesting content here. If you just want the gamerscore/completion, you can bang this out in under an hour by skipping the dialogue.

The Hidden Ones DLC

Introduction:
The Hidden Ones DLC is the first story expansion for Assassin's Creed: Origins, and it sees you traveling across the Red Sea to a new region that is being oppressed by the Romans. Here, you'll witness the true birth of the Assassin brotherhood while liberating this region. The DLC comes with 3 new areas to explore, numerous story quests, a bunch of new side quests, a level cap increase to 45, new crafting levels for all equipment, and new weapons. It's a very solid chunk of DLC. To access it, you'll automatically get a side quest to go to a ferry in Memphis that will take you over the Red Sea. Doing so starts the DLC.

Walkthrough:
There are a total of 6 story missions to play through, 2 side quests you'll need to do for achievements, and then a few miscellaneous achievements to grab. Thankfully you'll level up to level 45 pretty naturally while doing each of these things and you don't have to go out of your way to do extra stuff to boost your level for the later story quests.

Upon crossing the Red Sea and wrapping up the first story quest, you'll get a massive 22,500 XP that should immediately boost you up to level 41. If you haven't purchased it already, spend that skill point on the Eagle Harass skill since you'll need it for an achievement. I recommend then doing the "Rise of Shaqilat" side quest right by you at this point, and also grab the "Shadows of the Scarab" side quest since it's nearby too.

After the "Rise of Shaqilat" side quest, you should be able to progress through the story missions and they should level you up enough to always be a high enough level for the next quest. While completing Story quests, stay on the lookout for two things: rebels to free for the "Prison Break" achievement and zip lines to use to assassinate enemies for the "Zip It Off" achievement. Both can be done after all missions are complete, but easier to do them while playing missions.

After finishing the story DLC, if you haven't come across and killed the two Scarabs (bounty hunters roaming the northern and southern areas), track them down and kill them and complete that side quest. Once you've finished all the quests, mop up any miscellaneous achievements you still need and that'll wrap up this DLC.

*While no achievements are glitched, there is a glitch in the story mission "The Setting Sun" that stops you from progressing. Thankfully it is easily fixed. The "Surgical Strikes" achievement solution has more information.

Conclusion:
The Hidden Ones DLC has quite a bit to offer. There is a good story line to follow and some good side quests to complete as well. Just like the main game, it's easy to immerse yourself in the area. The landscape is more rocky and mountainous, so there aren't really any lush environments to enjoy, but it's still a high quality DLC with easy yet interesting achievements and a relatively quick completion.

The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC

Introduction:
The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC is the second story expansion for Assassin's Creed: Origins, and it sees you traveling to Thebes, a new region that is haunted by a supposed curse, where pharaohs are rising from the afterlife and are terrorizing the people. Here, you'll set out on a long quest to figure out where this curse is coming from and how to put an end to it to save the people of the region. The DLC comes with a new, very large map area to explore, numerous story quests, a bunch of new side quests, a level cap increase to 55, new crafting levels for all equipment, and new weapons. It's another very solid chunk of DLC. To access it, you'll automatically get a quest called The Curse of the Pharaohs where you have to travel to Thebes. Doing so starts the DLC.

Walkthrough:
The story for the DLC consists of one long story quest called The Curse of the Pharaohs, which you'll get immediately and will be active throughout the entire story. There will be around 10 or so sub quests within the story that you'll need to complete to progress. Doing all of these quests will likely take around 3 hours or so.

As you play, you'll come across numerous Pharaoh's Shadows in the main world. These guys can be tough, and there isn't really much reward for fighting them other than the crafting materials they give you (Shards of a Star). Instead, when you go to the Afterlife (you will 4 times or so), you'll see giant scorpions. These are very easy to kill, especially while on horseback, and killing them grants you the same epic crafting materials as a Pharaoh's Shadow. So make it a point to kill all the scorpions you see in the Afterlife to get the crafting materials.

As you progress in the DLC, I highly recommend upgrading your bracers to increase melee strength. You'll be doing a lot more fighting and a lot less stealth in this DLC. You unavoidably have to fight a bunch of Pharaoh's Shadows throughout the main game, so you'll want your attacks to be as strong as possible. Because of all the fighting you'll be doing, I also highly recommend getting the following abilities if you don't have them already:

  • Start each fight with full overpower meter
  • Using an overpower attack restores health and removes all status effects
  • Parry, to deflect attacks with

Lastly, depending on how much money you have, you can upgrade one or two of your epic weapons as you progress. It's going to cost a lot of money to upgrade them continually, so I recommend upgrading only one or two at level 50, and then once you reach level 55, upgrade all of your best weapons to level 55.

The longest part of completing this DLC is reaching level 55. Assuming you start the DLC at level 45 after finishing the previous DLC, completing all of the main Story quests will put you around level 50-51, assuming you don't do anything else. This is why you should make it a point to do 2 things while you progress through the story:

  1. Complete all locations you come to as you play
  2. Collect all side quests as you play, when you travel near them

For the latter, by that I mean at least accept the quests. That way, you can open up your quest log when you want more XP and can choose the closest quest to complete. There's also a good chance you'll happen across the location of a few side quests while doing main quests, so it's best to complete them while you're there. You'll need the XP to get to level 55 anyway. Refer to the "Higher Power" for more information on reaching level 55.

Once you get to level 55, assuming you finished the main story quests, you'll then have to complete the 5 Serquet locations. Four of these locations are giant scorpion bosses, which are basically the equivalent of the war elephants from the main game, except the scorpions are much easier. Each one is level 58, so don't bother attempting to fight them until you're level 55. The final Serquet location in the Waset Desert is just a fort you have to complete by killing the captain and collecting the single treasure chest. The "Sting of the Tale" has more information on completing these locations.

Once that's all done, now is the time to mop up any miscellaneous achievements you may still be missing, such as if you didn't kill a mummy with fire or didn't buy Eternal Maw. That'll wrap up this completion.

Conclusion:
Curse of the Pharaohs is another bulky and thorough expansion to Assassin's Creed Origins. It offers another large map area to explore, with tons of quests, crafting, and an interesting story to follow. It also introduces some boss fights that can be a bit of a pain for those used to stealth gameplay, since you'll be doing a lot more outright fighting in this DLC. Still, there's a lot on offer here, resulting in a great end to a great game with a great season pass.

Overall Conclusion:
All in all, Assassins Creed: Origins is a fantastic game that provides players with an immersive and vast assassin experience through the beautiful though tumultuous land of Egypt. The game is not too hard but it can be a grind, just remember to enjoy the experience. Congratualtions, Assassins!

[XBA would like to thank Slaughter. for this Roadmap]

[XBA would like to thank Necrophage33 for the DLC Roadmaps]

Assassin's Creed Origins Achievement Guide

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There are 67 achievements with a total of 1500 points

  • Be equipped with only Legendary equipment.

    Legendary equipment is gold/yellow in color. They are very powerful weapons that deal extra damage. They can have some of the qualities below:

    • Adrenaline on kill
    • Adrenaline on hit
    • Fire
    • Health on kill
    • Cursed - extraordinary damage (kills most enemies in 1-3 hits) but health is reduced to 33%

    Legendary gear is harder to come by at first, but just be patient. You will more than likely find all the pieces naturally via exploration, completing quests, or purchasing them.

    You do NOT need to have all the gear upgraded to max!

    NOTE: You will also need a legendary outfit and horse. Legendary outfits can be purchased from the u-play store or earned from certain side quests, and you can purchase legendary steeds from any stable provided you have the skill that allows you to purchase rarer quality gear.

    Once you have all the pieces, simply equip them all at once and the achievement will unlock.

  • Activate a Master ability.

    Master abilities are the abilities at the end of the trees that can be obtained more than once. For the sake of this achievement, you must only unlock one of these abilities. Upon unlocking any one of the three, the achievement will unlock.

  • Witness raining bugs in the desert.

    If you walk around in the desert for any amount of time, you will experience hallucinations. Raining bugs is one of the multiple hallucinations that can occur. It is completely luck based, so this can take hours or mere minutes.

    If you don’t feel like running around, you can travel to the Great Sand Sea and rubber band the left analog stick to walk forward and eventually you will encounter this hallucination. Once you experience it, the achievement will unlock.

    NOTE: Don’t panic if it doesn’t unlock immediately. It may take a few seconds for it to unlock.

  • Complete all arena events in the Krokodilopolis Arena.

    At a certain point in the story, you will unlock the ability to travel to the Krokodilopolis arena and participate in fights. There are 3 arena challenges that consist of 4 fights (first three fights are 3 waves, and the fourth is the boss). Simply complete all of the available challenges in this arena and the achievement is yours.

  • Finish an arena boss with an Overpower Attack.

    This is obtained in the gladiator arenas (unlocked automatically via progressing in the story). Every section of the arena has three fights that consists of 3 waves and then a boss at the fourth fight. For this achievement, wait until the boss’s health is reasonably low (you’ll fill up your adrenaline meter without even trying due to hitting the boss and getting hit) and then press and at the same time to unleash a brutal unblockable overpower attack that should kill them easily. Upon doing this in any arena challenge, the achievement will unlock.

  • Win the first Hippodrome tournament.

    The Hippodrome is unlocked after progressing in the story. This mode consists of winning war chariot races. You don’t have to get first place in every race, but you must obtain the most points at the end of the three races by placing highly.

    The handling on the chariots is shoddy at best, so a general tip is to hold on the straights and cut across to make hard rights on the curves. Don’t bother braking as it will probably throw you off. Once you win the first tournament, the achievement will unlock.

  • Destroy an opponent in a Hippodrome race.

    To destroy an opponent in a Hippodrome race, you have to ride up next to another rider and hit + or . Once you destroy one opponent, the achievement will unlock.

  • Defeat the war elephants Qetesh & Resheph.

    This boss is located in center part the southern section of Uab Nome.

    First off, don’t bother attempting to fight any of the war elephants unless you are level 40 and have legendary weapons of the same level. Health on hit works best, but any will do. They will destroy you and you won’t do enough damage if you aren’t that level or have extremely good gear to boot.

    The fight consists of two war elephants. One is weaker and hangs close to you while the other keeps his distance. Focus on the one that stays close to you exclusively until you kill it, then kill the other one. The second elephant is harder, so just be careful with the charging attacks and always dodge to the left and hang by its feet, slashing at his ankles while avoiding the arrows, bombs, and stomps.

    Once the fight is completed, the achievement will unlock.

  • Kill 3 enemies with one hit.

    There are many opportunities to get this achievement. An easy way to get this is to go back to one of the starting locations of the game after you are a much higher level. Look around for enemies that are clumped together (it can be humans or animals). Tap to attack all three enemies at once, and the achievement will unlock. For further assistance, refer to the video below. Full credit to CamDeeGaming for the video.

  • Kill an enemy with the predator bow from more than 60 meters while controlling the arrow.

    Before you unlock this achievement, you must purchase the “Enhanced Predator Bow” skill on the Hunter skill tree for two ability points. This enables you to control the arrow midair by holding .

    Once you have done this, find any enemy that is at least 60 meters away (you can use Senu to set an objective marker on an enemy just to be sure) and fire a predator arrow, holding to steer the arrow into him for the fatal shot. The achievement will unlock when he drops to the ground.

  • Complete all hermit locations.

     Refer to "Old Habits" for more information.

  • Feed a predator with a corpse.

    For this achievement, you must kill an enemy and then take his corpse to a close proximity of a predator. There are lots of places where you can do this, but the video below shows the location of where I got the achievement. Credit to CamDeeGaming for the video!

  • Kill 10 enemies in a row without being detected.

    This achievement isn’t too difficult so long as you are familiar with basic stealth mechanics in games. For this achievement you must kill ten enemies without entering conflict. This achievement is easier than it sounds, and there is a way to cheese it.

    If you really must, what you can do is choke enemies unconscious (only works early in the game before you obtain the hidden blade) or beat them up. Either way, once you knock out 10 enemies, you can begin killing them all while they lay on the ground. Just be careful that you aren’t seen while doing this!

    However you go about this, the achievement will unlock upon killing 10 enemies without getting into conflict.

  • Defog the whole map.

    For this achievement you must simply enter all of the different regions of the map. You don’t have to synchronize every viewpoint for this achievement, though it is strongly recommended you do this anyway as it will make your life a LOT easier later on.

    You can technically do this at any time in the game, just note that some of the later regions in the game have enemies that will kill you instantly!

    Once every region on the map as been defogged, the achievement will unlock.

  • Complete a tomb.

     Refer to "Old Habits" for more information.

  • Reach the "Top of the World" in the Black Desert territory.

    This achievement can be obtained by reaching the Ra-Horakhty Mountain Top in the Black Desert territory. It's also a hermit location, so it will help with the "Words of Wisdom" achievement.

  • Bring a tamed lion to a crocodile.

    For this achievement, you need to acquire the skills "Sleep Darts" and "Animal Taming" skills. Once you have these two skills, head to the Sapi-Res territory into the Pyrrhos camp. Equip the sleep darts and fire one at a lion. Walk up to it as it's asleep and press to tame it. It will now follow you anywhere. Take it to a crocodile and they will begin to fight and the achievement will unlock. For further assistance, refer to the video below, full credit to 360GameTV!

  • Take 1 photo in 5 different territories.

    Taking a photo can be done by holding and at once. This will take you into a camera mode. Simply take a photo by pressing while in this mode in any five different regions on the map and the achievement will unlock. This must be in five different REGIONS, not just five different fast travel locations.

  • Kill a poisoned level 35+ enemy with the torch in less than 30 seconds.

    Before you attempt this achievement you will need to unlock the “Poison Darts” ability. From here, equip the poison darts and enter a region that has level 35+ enemies. Shoot the dart at any one and equip the torch by holding . Now, while the enemy is poisoned, run up to him an mash . Once he dies the achievement will unlock. If you need further assistance, refer to the video below. Credit to PowerPyx for the video!

  • Headshot kill an enemy with the bow while in the air.

    Before you attempt this achievement, you must purchase the “Elite Range” skill from the Hunter skill tree for 3 ability points.

    Once you have done this, simply climb up to a high ledge and find an enemy below. Leap off and while you are falling hold to aim your bow in slow motion. Aim for the enemy’s head and once you kill him with the headshot, the achievement will unlock.

  • BOOM!

     

    10

    Kill 30 enemies by shooting a fire arrow at oil jars.

    First off, you will want to get a bow that shoots fire arrows. Once you obtain one, you will need to shoot the red jars that are next to hay while an enemy is standing on one. This will almost guaranteed kill them quickly. There are two excellent places to farm this achievement:

    • Dasos Hideout in Ka-Khem Nome
      • Use Dawn & Dusk to switch to nighttime. This will cause 3-4 enemies to be sleeping in the tent. There is another enemy that wanders around the camp, so kill him stealthily. Grab one of the smaller jars and set it inside the tent. Now, take out your fire arrows and shoot the jar, this will net you 3-4 kills.
    • Kibotos Arsenal in Alexandria
      • This location has red jars everywhere, so just look for enemies standing on the hay and shoot the jar, killing them almost instantly.

    You can alternate between this two locations if you really need to, but to save time I would recommend doing these whenever you can while completing the locations. However you go about this, the achievement will unlock once you kill the 30th enemy in this fashion.

  • Use all types of vehicle at least once.

    For this achievement you must mount all the different types of vehicles.

    • Horse
    • Camel
    • Chariot (doesn't matter what kind)
    • Small Boat
    • Grass Boat

    You will probably get all but the war chariot naturally, but there are lots of opportunities to do this throughout the game. The achievement will unlock after mounting the last one.

  • Complete all locations.

    This is the longest achievement in the game and you will likely unlock every achievement before this one. Locations are shown on the map by a white question mark.

    There are quite a few different types of locations found around Egypt:

    • Treasure - by far the most common, simply open up 1-3 chests to complete. These can also be underwater.
    • Small Military/Medium Military/Fort - kill 1-2 captains/commander and open 1-4 chests. These can also be on ships.
    • Animal Lairs - kill the leader of the group
    • Hermit Location - find a resting spot
    • Align the Stars - rotate the constellation pattern and match it to the stars
    • War Elephant - kill the War Elephant boss. Don't bother doing these until you are level 40.
    • Tombs - more elaborate maze like structures where you must find the ancient tablet or activate the mechanism with Silica at the end.

    Here's some general rules of thumb when going through these locations:

    • Synchronize every viewpoint before you really set aside the time to do this achievement, it will save you a lot of time
    • Use Senu whenever you can. He will mark the locations of the captains/commanders and chests that you must open.
    • Some of the locations are hidden behind side quest markers (took me a long time to find my last location, which was the "Mountain of the Dead Tomb" in the Siwa territory.
    • If you are still having trouble seeing the locations on the map, turn your brightness down in the options menu and then zoom out until the locations are just barely visible. This will make the question mark pop stand out a little more.
    • If you are still unsure, fast travel to each reason and use Senu to fly around and look for the question mark there.

    Now that the general tips are out of the way, here's some specific locations that you might have trouble finding or clearing:

    • Hotep Cavern
      • This location is found right next to the border of the Qattara Depression. For unknown reasons, it is NOT shown on the map with the white question mark.
    • Bureau of the Hidden Ones
      • This location is only accessible once you have completed all the main missions.
    • Eesfet Oon-m'Aa Poo
      • This is located under the Sphinx. To open it, you need to completely align the stars (this will net you the "Stargazer" achievement). This will unlock the room to the mechanism, and to actually unlock the mechanism you need 50 silica. Silica is found exclusively in tombs. Hold to use eagle vision to see where these bright gold crystals are located. Complete this location for the Isu Armor Legendary Outfit.

    Once you have completed all of the locations on the map, the achievement will unlock.

  • Sell 100 trinkets at once.

    Trinkets are small items that aren't used for anything other than to be sold for gold. They are found in chests (all kinds, not just the ones that are tied to location objectives, killing enemies, etc. In the inventory menu (not the gear menu), look to the right and scroll down until you see trinkets. Make sure you have 100 of them before selling them all at once by holding in any shopkeeper menu.

    NOTE: Make sure you have 100 TRINKETS, animal skins and that sort of thing do not count for this.

  • Reach level 20.

    You will definitely get this naturally over the course of your playthrough.

    New to Assassins Creed, there is a level up system that is very similar to any RPG. The enemies have levels as well, so you can’t just go around killing everyone right off the bat.

    Earn XP by completing quests, killing enemies, completing locations, and completing special objectives. Once you reach level 20, the achievement will unlock.

  • Complete all 12 Stone Circles.

    Refer to "Old Habits" for more information.

  • Complete 15 underwater locations.

    Refer to "Old Habits" for more information.

  • Defeat a Phylakes.

    Phylakes are very strong bounty hunters who are much harder than regular enemies. They are spread all around the map and are a fixed level. They will hopelessly out-level you initially, so don’t worry about them right off the bat.

    For this achievement, you only have to kill one (though there is a level 40 side quest that tasks you with assassinating all of them which will unlock very high quality weapons and a legendary outfit at the end). Open up your map and look for a red bull icon (you will have to zoom in a bit for them to appear).

    Upon killing any one of them, the achievement will unlock.

  • Craft 20 items.

    Early on in the story, you will unlock the ability to craft upgrades to your gear: hidden blade, chest plate, bracers, quiver, etc. that will improve the item’s stats such as damage, health, arrow capacity, etc.

    The materials needed to craft such items can be obtained from dismantling gear (best for cedar wood), killing enemies that carry them (wood and iron), hunting animals (by far the most efficient way of getting leathers) or purchasing them.

    Simply craft 20 upgrades and the achievement will unlock.

  • Tame a lion.

     Refer to "Set-up date" for more information.

 

Secret achievements

  • Complete the Prologue.

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Complete Main Quest "Aya".

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Complete Main Quest "Pompeius Magnus".

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Complete Main Quest "The Scarab's Lies".

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Complete Main Quest "The Hyena".

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Complete Main Quest "The Crocodile's Jaws".

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Complete Main Quest "The Lizard's Face".

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Complete Main Quest "The Aftermath".

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Complete Main Quest Dream Sequence.

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Complete Main Quest "The Final Weighing".

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Complete the last Main Quest.

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Complete Side Quest "Seven Farmers".

    This level 26 side quest is located in to the Southeast of Krokoditopolis. The quest isn't hard at all, so simply follow all the objectives and complete the quest for the achievement to unlock.

  • Complete Side Quest "Lady of Slaughter".

    Before you unlock this quest, you must complete the following side quests for the Temple of Sekhmet (you will go here as part of the story):

    • Ambush in the Temple
    • Ulterior Votive

    These quests can be found in the Northern section of Yamu. This will unlock the "Lady of Slaughter" side quest. Complete this quest for the achievement and a legendary outfit.

  • Smash!

     

    10

    Destroy 100 breakable objects.

    Self-explanatory. Just go through a place hitting to break objects such as crates, jars, etc. Upon breaking 100, the achievement will unlock.

  • Defeat 8 Ship Captains.

     Refer to "Old Habits" for more information.

  • Use the eagle for a total of 30 minutes.

    This achievement is cumulative and can be earned at anytime upon unlocking Senu.

    You unlock the eagle Senu very early in the game. Senu can be used to scout enemies and identify objectives in a location, such as who and where the commander/captain is as well as chests that must be opened to complete the location.

    To use him, hold and you will go into a bird’s eye view (literally) and can begin. You will likely unlock this naturally over the course of your playthrough, but however you do it, the achievement will unlock after using Senu for 30 minutes.

  • Swim for 1500m, ride for 40km and run for 10km.

    This is a very self-explanatory achievement. You will likely get this naturally over the course of your playthrough.

  • Run away from 3 fights with a hippo.

    You will find hippos in the wild in swampy areas. They may seem nice at first, but do not be fooled, they would happily charge you down and crush you. For this achievement, purposefully get into conflict with a hippo and then simply run for your life! Run until you hear a sound that indicates that you are out of conflict. Repeat this two more times and the achievement is yours.

    NOTE: This CAN be done using the same hippo.

  • Solve a papyrus mystery.

    Papyrus mysteries can be started by finding the piece of paper in a location that has a riddle on it. Each riddle is a cryptic message that gives a vague hint as to where the loots location is. Refer to the video below for a guide to solve all the papyrus mysteries. Full credit to PowerPyx.

  • Use Dawn & Dusk to make time speed forward 30 times.

    Before you unlock this, you need to unlock the “Dawn & Dusk” skill in the Seer tree. Upon unlocking this skill, hold to turn day time into night and vice versa. Repeat this 30 times and the achievement will unlock.

    You may get a fair amount of these naturally just by playing the game but if for whatever reason you don’t, you can grind this out anytime.

DLC: The Hidden Ones (Store Link)

There are 8 achievements with a total of 210 points

  • Perform a leap of faith from Arsinoe's sundial obelisk between 10 am and noon (The Hidden Ones)

    The Arsinoe sundial obelisk referred to in the description is in the northern region, Arsinoe, and in the northwest of this area. The screenshot below shows exactly where on the map it is.

    Once there, you have to climb up to the top and perform a leap of faith between 10 am and noon. If you use the Dawn and Dusk skill to fast forward time, it'll start you around 6 am at dawn. You'll then have to wait around 10 minutes or so for the game to reach 10 am. The time is indicated by the shadow of the sundial on the lines on the ground. The line sticking straight toward the gateway is noon, and two lines to the left is 10 am. The screenshot below shows the shadow of the sundial at 10 am. Wait until the shadow moves a little farther past the 10 am mark and then jump off toward the noon line to unlock the achievement.

  • Perform 3 Assassinations from a zipline (The Hidden Ones)

    This is a cumulative achievement and does not need to be done from the same zip line. While zip lines are relatively common in this DLC, it's definitely worth making a point to look for zip lines to use each time you come to a fort, new area, etc. There are two good areas to do zip line assassinations:

    1. During the story quest "Where the Slaves Die," which is the first story quest, you'll go to a big enemy encampment in a quarry to assassinate Tacito. There are a ton of zip lines and enemies in this quarry. This is a great place to try for zip line assassinations, both during missions and by returning afterwards.
    2. There is a fort in the northeastern area of the central region called Reaver Canyon. It is just that - a narrow canyon. Both sides have zip lines, making it a good spot to assassinate enemies in the canyon.

    After getting a cumulative total of three zip line assassinations, the achievement will unlock.

  • Free 20 Rebels (The Hidden Ones)

    This is a cumulative achievement, and thankfully rebels are very common. They are typically locked up in wooden cells in various encampments and fortresses. This was actually one of the first achievements I unlocked in the DLC because of how many rebels you can find locked up. Here's where to look:

    • During the "Where the Slaves Die" main story quest (the first one), you'll go to a huge quarry with enemies. There are a ton of locked up rebels on one side of the quarry.
    • During the "Wall of the Ruler" main story quest, you'll go to the Wall-of-the-Ruler citadel. You'll also have to complete this location for an achievement. Inside are always a bunch of rebels locked up.

    I actually unlocked the achievement after freeing rebels in only those two locations. If you still need more, any fort (red icons on the map that are restricted areas) is a good place to look. Additionally, both enemies and rebels will respawn in the same camps. So you can use the Dawn and Dusk skill to fast forward time until the rebels respawn in camps. Just be aware you might have to skip forward a few days until the rebels respawn.

    Once you've freed a cumulative total of twenty rebels from their cells, the achievement will unlock.

  • Kill an enemy with a headshot while they are being harassed by Senu (The Hidden Ones)

    In order to unlock this achievement, you need to have unlocked the Eagle Harass skill, which is in the left skill tree up near the top where it meets the middle tree. It costs one skill point, so if you don't have it already, make sure you use a skill point from leveling up to level 45 during this DLC on it.

    Once you've got the skill, the rest is pretty straightforward: find an enemy, preferably a relatively alone one, switch to flying with Senu and then press when near the enemy to harass him. Now pull out a bow (predator is probably your best best) and shoot him in the head. You can additionally use the slow motion with the predator bow if you have that skill to make this achievement even easier. Once you get the headshot, the achievement will unlock.

  • Complete the Walls-of-the-Ruler citadel (The Hidden Ones)

    The Walls-of-the-Ruler Citadel is a fortress in the central area of the region, and the story mission "The Walls of the Ruler" will take you here to assassinate Ampelius, so it will unavoidably be added to your map as you progress.

    This location has three things to do:

    • Kill the captain
    • Kill both commanders
    • Loot the 6 chests

    These are all very straightforward since you've likely done countless of these while working towards the "Old Habits" achievement in the main game. Just use Senu to locate your targets and the chests. The only thing worth mentioning is that one of the two commanders is the large type of enemy that cannot be killed via assassination regardless of your level. Thankfully he is all by himself in a little arena of sorts. I found it easiest to assassinate him (to do decent damage), then immediately use your special attack (having the skill to start battles with full adrenaline is very helpful here), then whip out your best warrior bow and shoot him over and over until your adrenaline builds back up, use your special again, etc. The warrior bow usually stops him in his tracks, giving you another second or two to shoot again.

    Once you've completed all of these items, the location will be completed and the achievement will unlock.

 

Secret achievements

  • Assasinate Tacito, Ptahmose and Ampelius (The Hidden Ones)

    The three assassinations you need to perform correspond to each of the first three main story quests in the DLC, all of which are unlocked upon entering the Hidden Ones bureau at the start of the DLC. Each quest is detailed below.

    Where the Slaves Die

    Talk to Tahira and she will give you information about your target - Tacito - as well as his location, which is inside a giant quarry filled with enemies all over. He's giving a speech approximately in the middle. Head to the quarry and mark him with Senu. You've got a couple ways to approach this:

    • Using Senu, find the closest mounted crossbow. Take out nearby enemies, then use the bow to shoot him from a distance. Just be aware you'll still have to get to his body afterwards to confirm the kill.
    • Approach silently, taking out enemies along the way. There is a long beam running over the top of the area where Tacito is giving his speech. If you can make your way to this beam, you can assassinate him from above.
    • You could alternately just go in swinging and fight everyone, then kill him in battle.

    Once he's dead, go back and talk to Tahira again. You'll be assaulted by a bunch of Romans. Kill them all (freeing the nearby rebels for help if you want). Talk to the rebel leader to end the mission.

    The Walls of the Ruler

    Follow the objective marker to talk to a woman. She will tell you about your target - Ampelius - and where he can be found - inside the Wall-of-the-Ruler citadel. The catch is that he and a commander are dressed identically.

    Head to the citadel and use Senu to mark your targets. The one that is Ampelius is random, so pick one and approach and kill him. If it's not him, you'll have to go to the other marker and kill him. Like always, you'll have to confirm your kill when done if you kill him in combat instead of assassinating him. Once he's dead, the mission will end.

    The Setting Sun

    Head to the objective marker to meet with a group of men outside a pyramid under construction. After talking to the leader, he'll follow you. You have to climb up and head to the middle of the pyramid and into the entrance in the center to head underground. You will have to kill any enemies on the way so your companion follows you into the cave entrance.

    Once inside, you've got a simple puzzle to solve. Your companion needs to get onto the platform nearest the wall. Once he's on it, you'll have to pick up spools and blocks and place them on the other platform. Once you have 4 items on it, stand on it yourself as well and the platform with your companion will raise up all of the way to the top. He'll go off to the next area. Climb up after him.

    WARNING: In this next room, there is a glitch that can make it impossible to proceed. Read below for what can happen and how to fix it.

    In this room, your companion will automatically go to the lower platform, and you once again have to weigh the other one down to raise him up. What you need to do first is go to the platform he is on and push the tall wooden structure off of it onto the log tracks. Here is where the glitch comes in. If the tall wooden structure isn't aligned with the log tracks, you'll be unable to move it and progress. If this happens, quit to the title screen from the pause menu. Load your game back up and it should be aligned now.

    Once the tall wooden structure is aligned, push it off the companion platform onto the rails. Now climb up the nearby ledges to find more log rails. Break open the wall to find another tall wooden structure. Push it out along the log rail onto the platform. This, combined with your weight, will weigh down the platform and raise up your companion to hop off. Once he's up, follow him up the cliff and into the alcove. What he's looking for isn't there, so time to leave.

    Go up farther to the cave's exit. Kill all the enemies, then talk to your companion. He will give you your next target - Ptahmose - and will tell you where to find him. Head to the objective marker and assassinate Ptahmose however you please, confirming the kill if need be. This will end the quest.

  • Complete Side DLC Quests "Rise of Shaqilat" and "Shadows of the Scarab" (The Hidden Ones)

    As the description says, you need to complete each of the two listed side quests. Both are detailed below.

    Rise of Shaqilat

    Where to find it: inside the Hidden Ones bureau. Go in the back hidden entrance among the bushes and you'll find a guy inside who gives you this quest.

    What to do:

    1. Go to the first objective marker to find an investigation area among some boats. Interact with all of the yellow markers across all three boats.
    2. Head to the second objective marker which is a cave. You have to kill all 3-4 of the guards in the cave, then lead the hidden one out of the cave.
    3. The third objective marker is Shaqilat. Speak to her, then kill the Romans.
    4. Follow her and talk to her until you get to the leap of faith. Perform a leap of faith and the quest will end.

    Shadows of the Scarab

    Where to find it: just west of the Hidden Ones bureau, there is a small boy that gives you the quest.

    What to do:

    1. After getting the quest, you need to kill the two Scarab bounty hunters. There is one in the northern area and one in the southern area, and they are always on your map as red enemy icons, so you can't miss them. They are both level 45, so make sure you are at least level 43-44 before attacking them.
    2. After killing them both, go to the new objective marker in the desert in the south. You'll come to a dead horse in the sand and a blood trail. Follow the blood trail and keep heading in that direction to find another little area with a blue arrow to inspect. From here, head off to the right along the rocky area on the ground to find a small shrine. Interact with the shrine.
    3. You'll now have to fight in hand to hand combat (no weapons), but you can still use your special attack, so make sure to use it as soon as your adrenaline is full.
    4. Once you defeat your opponent, walk next to him while you speak to him. After the conversation is done, the quest will complete.

    After completing both quests, the achievement will unlock.

  • Complete Main DLC Quest "The Greater Good" (The Hidden Ones)

    "The Greater Good" is the final main story quest. There are a total of 6 main story quests in the DLC. The first three are detailed in the "Surgical Strikes" achievement solution. The final three are detailed below.

    No Chains Too Thick

    Head to the marker at the Hidden Ones bureau. After all of the cutscenes, you'll be outside an encampment and tasked with rescuing two people inside. Use Senu to mark them both. There are tons of enemies inside, so best to approach stealthily. One target has to be escorted out to the objective marker, the other has to be carried out to the objective marker. Place the woman you're carrying onto a horse and ride off with her away from the encampment to complete the mission.

    Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Head to the objective marker to talk to Amunet. Hop onto a horse and follow her. You'll come to a village on fire and under attack by Romans. You've got to kill them all. You could make this very hard on yourself by hopping off your horse and trying to assassinate or fight them all. The easy way is to just ride around on your horse and kill them all. If you get knocked off, kill the guy and hop back on.

    After you've finished them off, go talk to Amunet again. She'll tell you about your next target - Rufio. He's on a boat off the coast, and his boat is surrounded by other boats. I recommend taking out enemies on the surrounding ships because if you get spotted they will be firing mounted crossbows at you from both sides and it's a massive pain.

    Once Rufio is dead, confirm the kill to end the mission.

    The Greater Good

    Head to the marker and talk to Amunet. Follow her to the rebel camp to look for your target. Head up the hill and talk to the guy outside the hut to find out your target is at the nearby sunken ship. Head to his location and up onto the scaffolding to trigger a cutscene and a boss fight.

    This boss fight is pretty annoying but it is made much easier with the skill that starts your combat with a full adrenaline meter. How the fight works is you'll square off against him on a platform. He will continually try to hit you with his shield to knock you off the platform. If you can, hit him with your special attack and try to last as long as possible on the platform.

    You'll unavoidably get knocked off at some point. When this happens, swim to the nearby scaffold and climb up it to the mounted crossbow. Hop on and shoot him. He'll release his crossbow and run up to your platform. Once again, hit him with your special if you've got it and try to last as long as possible before he knocks you off.

    Repeat this process over and over until you beat him. Watch the final cutscene of the DLC and the mission will complete, unlocking the achievement.

DLC: Discovery Tour

There are 3 achievements with a total of 30 points

  • Complete one tour

    Refer to the "Archeologist" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete all tours in the Daily Life category

    There are a total of 20 tours in the Daily Life category that you'll need to complete for this achievement. You can't just pause the game and view each station in each tour. You have to go to each tour - hold to fast travel to its start point - and walk through the tour. If you just are after the gamerscore, you can run from station to station, pressing at each one so you can move again. When you get to the last station, you'll have to let the dialogue play out. Once you get the "Tour Complete" message on screen, you can pause and choose the next tour to fast travel to. Completed tours are gold on the selection screen, so you'll be able to see which ones you've done.

    Once you've completed all 20 in the Daily Life category, the achievement will unlock. To save time, make sure you change characters between tours to unlock "Polymorph" along the way.

  • Complete tours with at least 5 different characters

    From the pause menu in Discovery mode, you can go to the Characters tab and change which character you're playing as at any time. Simply complete a tour as 5 different characters to unlock this achievement. Since you have to do 20 tours for "Archeologist" anyway, make sure to change characters between tours to unlock this achievement along the way.

DLC: The Curse of the Pharaohs

There are 6 achievements with a total of 260 points

  • Reach level 55 (The Curse of the Pharaohs)

    This is the longest achievement in the DLC. Assuming you start the DLC at level 45, the previous level cap, you'll need to do quite a lot to get to level 55. Completing all of the main story quests will put you around level 50-51 or so. While completing story quests, I highly recommend completing all the locations that the story quests take you to. Many of them are extremely easy (read the stelae, loot the treasures, etc.) and still give you 750-900 XP just for those simple tasks.

    There are thankfully a ton of side quests in this DLC to help you get to level 55. In particular, I highly recommend obtaining the side quests in each Afterlife location and completing them while you're there. Each Afterlife location has an overarching side quest with 3 sub quests. Each sub quest is a very simple fetch quest that gives you 5000-7000 XP, and then the overarching quest will give you 7000-10000 XP. These are always fast and easy, so take advantage of them when you travel to each of the four Afterlife maps during the main story quests.

    To finally reach level 55, you should expect to complete all of the main story quests, a solid 10-15 side quests (remembering many are small and fast), and a bunch of locations along the way. Many of the forts are worth 1200-2500 XP for completing them too, making them worth it. Once you finally reach level 55, this achievement will unlock.

  • Acquire Eternal Maw for use outside the Afterlifes (The Curse of the Pharaohs)

    To unlock this achievement you'll first have to follow the main story quest until it takes you to the Valley of the Kings and into the Afterlife for the first time, in Aaru. Upon completing the quest by defeating the Nefertiti Shadow, you'll leave the Afterlife. At this point, Eternal Maw, the horse you summon and ride in the Afterlife, will be available for purchase from the stable in the nearby town of Set Ma'at. It'll cost 5000 and will unlock this achievement as soon as you make the purchase.

  • Complete the 5 Serqet locations (The Curse of the Pharaohs)

    There is 1 Serquet location in each of the 4 Afterlife regions, and the 5th location is in the Waset Desert. All five locations involve fighting enemies that are level 55-58, so don't even bother attempting to complete these locations until you're at least level 54.

    For the four Afterlife locations, the Serquet locations consist of fighting a big scorpion at level 58, and then there will be 1-2 additional scorpions at level 55-58. The only thing required to complete these locations is killing the scorpion with the gold crown, so use Senu to mark the main scorpion in each location. These scorpion bosses can take you out in two hits, so don't bother going near them. Thankfully, they are very weak to ranged attacks from your bow. Three of these Serquet locations are actually outside in fields, so you can approach from a distance, mark the boss scorpion, then equip your strongest bows, preferably a predator bow, and you should be able to take out the scorpions very easily. I was level 54 using a level 44 epic Smoke and Mirrors bow and was killing the boss scorpion in 5 or 6 arrows, without even engaging any of the scorpions. If you somehow run out of arrows, the next safest bet is to ride around on horseback and slash at the scorpion as you ride by, but you shouldn't need to worry about that. Arrows take these down very quickly.

    The Serquet location in Duat is inside of a cave like area, so you don't have as much room. In here, I recommend equipping your best predator and warrior bows. Start off with the predator bow, and if the scorpion approaches you, switch to the warrior bow to do a lot of damage. Make sure you charge it up, and you should have no problems taking out this scorpion either.

    The final Serquet location in Waset Desert is actually just a smallish fort. The objectives here are to kill the captain, who is level 58, and loot the sole treasure. Approach this fort like any other fort, trying to assassinate the captain and finish him off with overpower attacks. You can easily run and hide if need be, then come back to kill more enemies and finish him off. Then just loot the treasure to complete this location.

    Once all five are completed, the achievement will unlock.

  • Craft an upgrade using Shards of a Star (The Curse of the Pharaohs)

    To unlock this achievement, you'll have to craft one of the final two tiers of upgrades for your gear. This means you'll have to have already upgraded it to max yellow level in the main game, then crafted the next two upgrades with Carbon Crystals in The Hidden Ones DLC. If you've done that (which you absolutely should have while progressing) then you'll have access to two more upgrade tiers. Crafting the first upgrade in a new tier will unlock this achievement.

    In addition to the usual bronze, stone, pelts, etc., that you need for upgrades, you'll also need a bunch (20-30 for the good gear) of the Shards of a Star. The only ways to get this epic crafting item are either by killing Pharaoh's Shadows, which spawn randomly all around the main map, or by killing the giant scorpions in the Afterlife. The former have varying levels and basically play like boss fights, making them more of a pain. The scorpions are extremely easy to kill, especially on horseback. In Aaru, the first Afterlife region, there are lots of scorpions you can ride around killing. Kill all the ones you see to make sure you get plenty of Shards of a Star. You won't need to farm any scorpions though, since you have to kill 5 or so Pharaoh's Shadows as part of the story and will likely get more Shards of a Star.

    Once you've got enough for an upgrade, craft it and the achievement will unlock.

  • Kill a Mummy by setting it on fire (The Curse of the Pharaohs)

    The trickiest part about this achievement is actually finding a mummy, since it's not obvious which enemies are mummies. They are the big brutish enemies that appear only in the Afterlife regions, and they typically have large blunt weapons they swing at you.

    To unlock this achievement, you have to make sure that fire kills one of these mummies. There are a few ways to do this:

    • Use the epic sword you get from the main game that is always in fire
    • Use the epic bow (Smoke and Mirrors) from the main game whose arrows are always on fire
    • Shoot clay pots near a mummy to set it on fire

    I tried attacking a mummy with my torch, and I swear it died from fire damage but the achievement didn't unlock.

    Regardless of which method you use, you must make sure that the mummy dies from burn damage, not from weapon damage. So damage the mummy continually down to low health and then let the fire finish him off. Alternatively, if he's near something flammable, you can try throwing a torch near him to set the environment on fire and he'll catch fire too, finishing him off.

 

Secret achievements

  • Defeat Tutankhamun in the Afterlife (The Curse of the Pharaohs)

    Story-related, cannot be missed.

    This is the only story related achievement in the game. As far as progressing through the DLC, refer to either a guide by IGN HERE or one by gamespressure HERE if you need help figuring out what to do next, but in general the DLC story quests are very simple and straightforward.

    The only quest I'll highlight is the "A Pharaoh's Shadow" sub quest, where you need to find and defeat Rameses Shadow, since there is no objective marker for it. Essentially all you can do is hope to get lucky - you need one of the randomly-spawning Pharaoh's Shadows to be Rameses, and then you need to defeat it. I defeated 4 Pharaoh's Shadows before it was finally Rameses. I've looked at various guides and there doesn't seem to be a consistent way to get the spawn to be him. Some guides say go to Thebes, some say other things, but unfortunately it seems to be completely random. I recommend just fast traveling to different towns and changing between day and night until you fight Rameses. There doesn't seem to be a guaranteed way to move through this quest easily.

    Tutankhamun is the final boss of the DLC, and defeating him unlocks this achievement. You should at least be level 50 or 51 before attempting this. Fighting him isn't really any different than fighting the rest of the Pharaoh's Shadows. Here is the tactic I used:

    1. Immediately use your overpower attack (assuming you have the skill to start all fights with it, which you should by this point) and then immediately hit him 2-3 more times, then ROLL AWAY. Staying close for too long results in him doing an unblockable grab attack that takes off half of your health.
    2. Now I recommend hanging back and shooting him with your bow. It won't do much damage at all, but it'll build up your overpower meter. Once it's full, use it and attack again like the previous step.
    3. Repeat those steps until you're out of arrows. If that happens, then you'll have to continually dodge with and wait for a brief opening. Strike 1-3 times (don't get greedy!) and then get away before he can destroy you. Do this to build up your overpower meter and use it like before. Repeat until he's dead.

    Once you defeat Tutankhamun, the achievement will unlock but you'll have to do a short bit of quest and dialogue to complete the quest and get your XP.

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