- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 50 
- 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
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
- 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
- For Those About to Die
- Road Rage
- The Harder They Fall
- The Arrow Whisperer
- Circle of Life
- Shadow of Egypt
- I Can See My House From Here!
- Set-up Date
- Archer of the Month
- Rider’s Licence
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- Defy Authority
- Handy Man
- Free as a Bird
- Run For Your Life!
- Elementary, My Dear Bayek
Discovery Tour DLC
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
- Complete all locations you come to as you play
- 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.
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.
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]