Top 5 Hardest Achievements in AC Origins (Ranked)

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There are a lot of achievements in Assassin’s Creed Origins – over sixty.

That’s to be expected for a game of this size and scale. Because there’s a ton to do and see, and a lot of it has achievements already associated with it (you’ll get a lot just by doing stuff normally).

But a few select achievements require going the extra mile.

So let’s take a look at the hardest achievements in Assassin’s Creed Origins, and why they’re the toughest to earn.


5. Overheating

Overheating in Assassin’s Creed Origins

Traveling through the desert can be hard, especially in times back before the modern luxuries of automobiles and medicine.

Exposure to too much of the sandy heat can cause anybody to lose their mind – and Bayek holds no exception.

The Overheating trophy is earned when you get the Medjay to see raining bugs in any of the major deserts.

What makes this tricky is both that you have to actively expose Bayek to a dangerous level of heat, and that in order to do so, you have to wait, standing still, in a desert for up to twenty real-life minutes.

Earning this trophy is an actual endurance trial.


4. Set-up Date

Set-up Date AC Origins Achievement

During your adventures through Bayek’s Animus time, you’ll come across a wide range of Egyptian animals, ranging from the humble hippo all the way to packs of roaming hyenas.

Two of the most popular animals in Egypt are, of course, the crocodile and the lion.

Both of these can present a real active danger to you in the game – and the Set-up Date challenge requires that they be brought together.

This is done through the use of Bayek’s Animal Taming ability, and is way easier said than done.

Have you ever coaxed a lion to meet a crocodile?

I didn’t think so. Oh what’s that, you have?

In that case, I guess this achievement is well deserved.


3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle from AC Origins

Being Egypt’s last working Medjay doesn’t pay as much as you’d think.

Our friend Bayek always seems to be hungry for Drachmas, at least during the first portion of his adventures. One of the better ways to earn a few extra coins is to accumulate and sell various trinkets earned through raiding camps, defeating enemies, and plundering chests.

You get the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle trophy by selling one hundred of these trinkets all at once. However, accumulating that many at one time is a big ask.

Not only is selling them super easy, but the rate at which you get them will drop dramatically as your stash goes up. Meaning you’ll just barely be scraping across the finish line once you get near the hundred mark.


2. The Harder they Fall

The Harder they Fall in Assassin’s Creed Origins

Occasionally during the loading screens, you’ll see a hint talking about how powerful war elephants are.

This is true.

Scattered around Egypt are four war elephant battlegrounds, where Bayek squares off against one of the beasts in a battle for domination.

The Harder they Fall trophy is earned after clearing the toughest of these fights: a battle against two elephants at once.

Defeating just one of these powerful pachyderms is challenge enough. And having to face down two of them will feel downright impossible unless you’re fully prepared.

Get ready to get thrashed by trunks, stomps, arrows, and tusks, until you finally understand every little bit of these elephant’s nuances in battle.


1. Old Habits

Old Habits AC Origins Achievement

The world of Assassin’s Creed Origins is huge. Like, frighteningly big.

It’s a virtual world that wouldn’t have been possible to make even back a decade or two. And there’s so much to do!

The Old Habits trophy is the reward for doing all of it – and that’s quite the feat.

You’ll need to reach all 58 Egyptian synch points, find all the Hermit’s Nests, clear all the ancient tombs, solve all the Papyrus puzzles, line up all of Bayek’s constellations (and get the associated armor) and defeat all the war elephant battles.

You’ll looking at a minimum of forty hours of game time – and none of this even touches the main story or DLC!

The Old Habits trophy is proof of proficiency and shows that you’re not only the best Medjay around, but a real expert at exploring ancient Egypt.

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Brian Conley

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