The 6 Coolest Things We've Done So Far in Assassin's Creed Origins

Published 6 months ago by Andy Farrant

Stalk like an Egyptian

History experts agree there was less cool stuff to do in the past on account of how skateboards hadn't been invented, and yet even though Assassin's Creed Origins is set farther into the past than any Assassin's Creed game so far, there's as much cool stuff to do as there is sand in everyone's shoes. We've been playing in a sizeable chunk of the game's open world and are here to report back on the six coolest things we've done so far.

First off: raiding tombs. In another little known history fact, Pyramids weren't just built to look cool, sometimes they had dead bodies inside them as well. I know, right? Gross.

Assassin's Creed Origins is set in the Ptolemaic period, around the year 49 BC, over two thousand years ago. That's about two and a half thousand years after the majority of the pyramids were built, so these imposing triangley structures are as ancient to Bayek as he is to us.

Taking that into consideration, it seems entirely fair for us to break in and loot everything that isn't 1. nailed down, or 2. a canopic jar full of old pharaoh guts.

Pyramids in Assassin's Creed Origins serve as optional side missions, similar to the assassin's tombs of previous games. These pyramids mostly offer a puzzle or acrobatic skill test for you to beat, and they are also guarded by evil spirits, where by evil spirits we mean evil spiders.

And once you're done raiding a pyramid, it would frankly be rude not to climb all the way up to the capstone and do what we've all dreamed about doing since we first saw a pyramid: slide all the way down it. Just watch out for crocodiles at the bottom, those things are everywhere.

Assassin's Creed: Origins comes out on release date 27 October 2017 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Previously on Outside Xbox: Assassin's Creed Syndicate DLC Last Maharaja Turns Into a Royal Punch-up

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Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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