Assassin's Creed Origins

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Assassin's Creed Origins
Assassin's Creed Origins cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows October 27, 2017
Assassin's Creed Origins on Wikipedia
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Assassin's Creed Rogue 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles (series)
Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Origins 2017
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt 2018
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2018
Assassin's Creed III Remastered 2019
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered 2019
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Key points

Includes benchmark and captures performance metrics for the last 30 seconds of gameplay.
Game is very demanding on the CPU and benefits from additional cores.[1] Use level of detail decreasing settings and limiting frame rate to improve performance.
The game does not support Storage Spaces drives, see Game fails to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive.

General information

Official Website
Ubisoft Forums
Steam Community Discussions
Ubisoft Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Comes with 5 DVDs.
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
GamersGate
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition
Windows
Origin
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Deluxe and Gold editions also available
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Uplay
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition also available.
Gold Edition included with Uplay+.
Windows
All versions require Uplay, Denuvo Anti-Tamper, and VMProtect DRM.[2]

Version differences[edit]

The Deluxe Edition includes a map (physical copies only), the Deluxe Pack (exclusive mission and Desert Cobra item pack) and the soundtrack.
The Gold Edition includes the Deluxe Pack and the season pass.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Some DLC items (e.g. weapons and outfits) are only available for purchase through in-game micro-transactions (not listed below).
Name Notes
Season Pass
Windows
The Curse of the Pharaohs
Windows
Deluxe Pack
Windows
Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt Free. Added in February 20, 2018 patch.
A standalone version is also available for purchase.
Windows
The Hidden Ones
Windows
Horus Pack
Windows
Roman Centurion Pack
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos
  2. Delete or rename UbisoftLogo.bk2.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>videos\en or whichever language you use.
  4. Delete or rename Epilepsy.bk2, pc_warningSaving.bk2 and warning_disclaimer.bk2.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Origins\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/582160/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\3539\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/582160/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

Display Options
Display Options
Graphics Options
Graphics Options
Graphics Options Continued
Graphics Options Continued
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Windowboxed in a number of cutscenes.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
85 - 115 (edit ACO.ini in /Documents/Assassin's Creed Origins/ to manually change FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Tied to Texture Detail setting, no individual option.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA, and SSAA via Resolution Modifier setting.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Uncapped.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Added in Patch 1.1.0[3]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Sound Options
Sound Options
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
No options, defaults to computer's settings.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking

Issues fixed[edit]

Game fails to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive[edit]

The game will fail to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive. This will either cause the ACOrigins.exe process to get stuck on the splash screen or in the background.
Storage Spaces is Microsoft's new software-based RAID solution for Windows 10, allowing users to create and make use of virtual disk drive(s) that spans across multiple physical drives in a desired RAID configuration.
Move the installation folder to a regular non-Storage Spaces drive[4]
  1. Copy the <path-to-game> folder over to a new appropriate location on a non-Storage Spaces drive.
  2. When the game folder have been copied over completely, open Uplay and select the game.
  3. Click on Properties and then on Uninstall to remove the existing game install folder.
  4. After the uninstall have been completed, click on Locate installed game below the Download button.
  5. Browse to and select the new <path-to-game> folder, then click on OK.
  6. The game will be playable again after Uplay have verified that all game files are present.

High CPU usage and stuttering on 2/4t[edit]

Set frame rate limit[citation needed]

Option can be found in game settings. Sometimes also helps (when both clients are running) going into offline mode on Steam and Uplay, then launching the game.

Disable "Control Flow Guard" in Windows Defender[5]

Use this instruction and choose executable. Don't turn off CFG globally - it's a major security breach.

If you use another AV software, then you would naturally assume everything Defender related is disabled, and you would be wrong. If you use Defender, you will be brought to the Windows Defender Security Center straight away, but if you don't, you will end up on a Settings page saying that Windows Defender is not available because it's turned off. Click "Turn on Windows Defender Antivirus" - don't worry, your AV software will disable it again straight away.
May lower stuttering and FPS issues on configurations with low RAM and weak CPU.[6]
Restart needed after changes.
Your system will be vulnerable for Spectre and Meltdown.
Install the game on SSD (for stuttering)[7]

Graphics quality decrease since 1.04/1.05 patch[edit]

Downgrade to 1.03 patch[citation needed]

See here for instruction.

Works only for Uplay version.
Incompatible with all DLC released after patch 1.03.
Causes problems with invisible saves for some users.
Since 1.04 patch introduces some optimizations for 4 core CPUs, it may decrease the performance on such units.

Poor performance on AMD FX CPUs[edit]

Disable the Cool and Quiet feature in BIOS settings and set the Power Plan to High Performance[citation needed]

Players who are using AMD FX Series processors may experience FPS drops and freezes, especially with the FX-8350 model. Please note that a good cooling solution is also recommended in order to avoid overheating issues, should you implement this workaround.

Stuttering on high end configurations with 60 FPS and more[edit]

Set borderless window in options and turn off antialiasing[citation needed]

Very low FPS on SLI configurations[edit]

Instruction[8]
  1. Disable SLI at the system level, even if it's disabled on the game's profile. The game tries to use it which severely hits the performance.
  2. Make sure the card for PhysX is the same card that's rendering the game (GPU #1).
  • DO NOT dedicate the second card to PhysX.
  • DO NOT use the second card or the CPU for PhysX.
  • Both of these will either cause massive performance hits, FPS drops, or stuttering.

If you've done both of the above and still have 5-7 FPS make sure to disable these overlays (in this order, depending on what you have installed):

  1. RivaTuner Statistics Server (makes FPS go down to 5-7)
  2. Discord overlay (may crash the game on certain hardware)
  3. Twitch overlay (same as Discord)
  4. UPlay overlay (stupid I know... but it crashes or causes performance hits in some of Ubisoft's own games...)
  5. Steam overlay (if disabling all of the above doesn't work)

If you still need a boost in performance, set process priority to High in the task manager.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz
AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon R9 270
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/582160/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (582160) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References