Assassins Creed Origins Patch 1.3.0 Goes Live, Blesses Us with New Game + and the Gift of Learning

Assassins Creed Origins Patch 1.3.0 Goes Live, Blesses Us with New Game + and the Gift of Learning

Lesson one: Do not taunt hippos.

Patch 1.3.0 went live for all versions of Assassin's Creed Origins today. The patch delivers a few big new features for the game in addition to a lot of little fixes and tweaks.

The coolest news goes first: The "Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt" is finally live. This combat-free gameplay mode gives players a guided tour of Egypt, its landmarks, its ecology, and its peoples. Shout-out to the lucky kids who get to experience this new mode in their school lessons. When I was a kid, the only entertainment we got out of studying ancient Egypt was drawing luxurious mustaches on pictures of the Pharaohs' tombs.

Do a school report on Egypt's giant scorpion scourge, you'll totally get an A++++.

The next addition of note to Assassin's Creed Origins is its New Game + mode. New Game + is accessible after you complete the last main story mission in the game. When selected, it lets you start a new game with all your weapons, outfits, and abilities intact.

The patch also fixes a lot of small bugs, but there's one sizable fix of note: Completing the Sinai region of the game will finally gift you with a 100% in the Atlas.

Some of the smaller fixes deserve a mention. My favorites include:

  • "Fixed an issue that could make cart fly in the air following a collision." (Take your flying carpet and stuff it, Aladdin.)
  • "Fixed an issue where NPC could stand still after being killed with an air assassination." ("Ugh, what just bit me? Damn Nile mosquitoes.")
  • "Fixed floating boats" (I know Assassin's Creed Origins had a crossover event with Final Fantasy XV, but ancient Egypt has no business dabbling with airships.)

Check out the Assassin's Creed Patch 1.3.0 patch notes on Ubisoft's forums for a full list of what's been updated.

Assassin's Creed Origins is a quality entry in Ubisoft's long-running series. If you're thinking of going back to it for the update, or if you're eyeing it for the first time, take a look at our guides for earning money quickly, levelling up in a flash, and lots more.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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