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Assassin's Creed Origins guide to becoming a God of Ancient Egypt

Assassin's Creed Origins guide

This Assassin's Creed Origins guide contains a ton of useful tips and pointers to help you save Egypt. From the basics to resources, hidden mechanics, Easter eggs and plenty more. This was the the first Assassin's Creed installment in ages to completely overhaul the series and as a result there's a lot of new stuff to learn. From an (at the time) new RPG progression system and world leveling up system, to just the sheer scale of an Egypt you can pretty much explore freely from the start, there's plenty to get to grips with. There's puzzle to solve, secret armor to find and even a unicorn mount to get because who doesn't want that? To aid in all these mummified adventures, we've gathered together this essential Assassin's Creed Origins guide to speed you on your way through the sands. 

Basic Tips

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How to level up fast

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An RPG system means you're going to care about XP while running around with a hidden blade. Use our handy guide for how to level up fast in Assassin's Creed Origins to reach those lofty heights as fast as possible.

If you're just starting out in Assassin's Creed Origins, the amount of stuff you can do may seem a little daunting. Handily, we've compiled a selection of hints and tips to help you make a successful start - these are 12 essential Assassin’s Creed Origins tips (opens in new tab) to know before you play. 

There's a lot to deal with in the game like weapon perks, crafting, and more. Just understanding the leveling system and how it dictates where you can and can't go safely can take some time to unravel. So don't take forever working it all out by trial and error and use our tips to speed the learning process up. 

Where to find silica

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A series of Ancient Mechanisms hide beneath the sands of Egypt and they require one thing and one thing only to spill their secrets. Silica. And lots of it. Thankfully we've got a guide that covers your best places to find Assassin's Creed Origins Silica (opens in new tab).  It's time to go tomb raiding. Just mind the cobras. They really don't like having guests over. 

Where to find the secret armor

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One of the big secrets buried in the sands of Assassin's Creed Origins is the super fancy Isu Armour set, which gives Bayek a very distinctive look. We don't want to say any more here in case we verge into spoiler territory, but if you want to snag the best wardrobe item in the game then here's how to get the Assassin's Creed Origins secret armour (opens in new tab).

How to unlock the unicorn

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Obviously saving Egypt is important, but saving Egypt on a mythological mount is just a lot more fun. So knowing how to unlock the Assassin's Creed Origins unicorn will help make your dream of mushing up mythologies into a headache inducing paste into a reality. It's pink, trotty and no one in Egypt will have a clue what it is. 

Hidden Mechanics 

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In a game as expansive and gameplay rich as Assassin's Creed Origins, it's inevitable that you'll have to discover some of the cool things you can do as Bayek for yourself. We've done the hard work for you, to figure out 10 Assassin's Creed Origins hidden mechanics (opens in new tab) you're never told about.

Stone Circle locations

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One of the many secrets to discover as you explore Ancient Egypt with Bayek are 12 mysterious stone circles, each of which presents you with a star gazing puzzle. The reward for solving all of these is well worth getting, so to get started here's where to find all of the Assassin's Creed Origins Stone Circles (opens in new tab).

Papyrus Guide (Including Hidden Ones DLC)

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There might not be as many collectibles this time around but one of the ultimate puzzles across Ancient Egypt is hunting down the 29 Assassin's Creed Origins papyrus scrolls (opens in new tab). Nab the papyrus scrolls and you'll get a riddle to find some rare or legendary treasure hidden throughout the world. Here's our guide to finding every single one and the treasure locations for each.

Easter Eggs

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From links with other Ubisoft games, to a barrel rolling bird companion and a desert bug storm, there's plenty of hidden secrets to discover in Assassin's Creed Origins. We've picked out our favourite Assassin's Creed Origins Easter eggs (opens in new tab), and don't forget you can also ride a unicorn (opens in new tab)!

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 400 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.

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