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Assassin's Creed Origins

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Assassin's Creed Origins
Assassin's Creed Origins cover
Ubisoft Montreal
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows October 27, 2017
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 85
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency, Infinite spend, Unlock
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world, Stealth
Themes Egypt, Historical
Series Assassin's Creed
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Assassin's Creed Origins is a singleplayer third-person action, open world and stealth game in the Assassin's Creed series.

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Comes with 5 DVDs.
Epic Games Store
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Deluxe Edition and Gold Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition and Gold Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition and Gold Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition and Gold Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition and Gold Edition also available.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
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Included exclusively with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
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Deluxe Edition and Gold Edition also available.
Ubisoft Store
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Deluxe Edition and Gold Edition also available.
Gold Edition included with Ubisoft+.
Windows (unavailable)
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Origin (unavailable)
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Deluxe Edition and Gold Edition were also available.
All versions require Ubisoft Connect, Denuvo Anti-Tamper, and VMProtect DRM.[1]

Version differences

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.


DLC and expansion packs

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
The Curse of the Pharaohs
Deluxe Pack
Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt Free. Added in February 20, 2018 patch.
A standalone version is also available for purchase.
The Hidden Ones
Horus Pack
Roman Centurion Pack

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

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

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Origins\ACO.ini
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Origins\ControlMappings.xml
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/582160/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\3539\
Steam <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\4923\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/582160/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing


Display Options
Display Options
Graphics Options
Graphics Options
Graphics Options Continued
Graphics Options Continued

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
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)
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 by default. Can be capped to 30, 45, 60 or 90.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Added in Patch 1.1.0[2]


Controller Options
Controller Options
Controller Options Continued
Controller Options Continued

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
User has two togglable options; "Default" and "Alternative"
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes Wireless (Bluetooth), Wired
Generic/other controllers
DualSense users will need to use DS4Windows, or SteamInput. Users can set in game mapping to display DualShock 4 Prompts, but pad & adaptive triggers will not function unless configured manually.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Game may soft-lock for a moment during hotplug.
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Controller takes priority, cancelling out other input devices.
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts


Sound Options
Sound Options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
No options, defaults to computer's settings, and uses dynamic range options in game.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Tobii Eye Tracking
Supports: Aim at Gaze, Dynamic Light, Enemy Tagging, Extended View - Eye & Head Tracking, Lock Target at Gaze, Pick up at Gaze, Sun Effects.

Issues fixed

Game fails to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive

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[3]
  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 2C/4T

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[4]

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.
Use InSpectre
May lower stuttering and FPS issues on configurations with low RAM and weak CPU.[5]
Restart needed after changes.
Your system will be vulnerable for Spectre and Meltdown.
Install the game on SSD (for stuttering)[6]

Random Freezing for a few seconds

The game freezes randomly for a few seconds until resuming on NVIDIA GeForce cards
This is a Nvidia Driver bug in driver versions 451.48 and 451.67 that was fixed in version 452.06.[7]

Upgrade to Nvidia driver version 452.06 or later.

Graphics quality decrease since 1.04/1.05 patch

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

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.

Poor performance and stuttering on AMD GPUs

Very low fps and stuttering on modern amd gpus on every level of detail settings

Either use different (older) driver version or use DXVK.

Stuttering on high end configurations with 60 FPS and more

Set borderless window in options and turn off antialiasing[citation needed]
Use DXVK to potentially improve frametimes/framerate, especially on Radeon cards (tested on RX 5700 and Vega 64)

Copy/paste the x64 d3d11.dll and dxgi.dll into <path-to-game>.

Significant performance differences have been reported. Results with a Vega 64

Using a Vulkan translating layer, in combination with the Ubisoft Launcher overlay, will result in a messaging showing up in the right-hand corner saying "Warning: You are running an unsupported video driver, please update your driver for optimal performance". This is merely aesthetic and can be closed, by opening the overlay (SHIFT+F2) and closing it by pressing the pop-up the "X" (eXit button) on it. It will show up each time you boot the game, so the process needs to be repeated.
Running the benchmark tool a few times, right after installing DXVK, may help with compiling game shaders and making the experience smoother right from the start.

Very low FPS on SLI configurations

  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.

Stuttering in populated areas

Enable V-Sync and set FPS cap to 60 (latter only on high refresh rate displays)[citation needed]
Set 45 FPS cap ingame (no V-Sync needed)[citation needed]

Other information


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

System requirements

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
Shader model 5 support
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum requirements target 30 FPS at 720p, while recommended targets 1080p.[9]
Despite the official system requirements stating a CPU with support for SSE4.1 instructions being required, in reality the game requires support for POPCNT and SSE4.2 instructions.[10] Fixes exist.


  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.