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 at Wikipedia
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Assassin's Creed Rogue 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China 2015
Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India 2016
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Assassin's Creed Origins 2017
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2018
Assassin's Creed III Remastered 2019
Assassin's Creed: Liberation Remastered 2019

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] No in-game settings to reduce CPU usage besides limiting frame rate.
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
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
Twitch
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Windows
Uplay
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition
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 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 option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxing on all 4 sides in some rare cutscenes (windowsboxed).
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 options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
No options, defaults to computer's settings.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Removed with 1.05 update[4]

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]

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[5]
  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.

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]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

A 64-bit system is required.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz
AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
Intel Core i7-3770 3.5 GHz
AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB 8 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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R9 280X
3 GB of VRAM

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