How long does it take to beat AC: Origins? Main Story & 100% Completion Time 

How long does it take to beat AC: Origins? Main Story & 100% Completion Time 

Assassin’s Creed: Origins started the trend in the franchise in which every game is much longer than its predecessors and Origins is certainly much longer than the previous Assassin’s Creed titles. The story is longer, the map is much bigger and it’s a bigger and more ambitious game overall.  

There’s not really a definitive answer to how long it’ll take for you to beat the game. It all depends on how you want to approach the game and how you want to play it. But we do have some estimates that’ll tell you roughly how long you’ll need to beat Assassin’s Creed: Origins in its entirety. 

To finish just the story of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, you’ll require roughly around 30 hours. Playing the main story and some of the bigger side quests will take you around 50 hours while a completionist run of the game will take you around 84 hours. 

Your playtime also depends on other factors like how you want to approach the game. If you want to immerse yourself in the game and explore everything without rushing, then it’s gonna take you a long time to beat the game. Difficulty also plays a huge role in determining your playtime. 

1. Difficulty 

How long does it take to beat AC: Origins? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
All Difficulty Levels in Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Assassin’s Creed: Origins presents you with four difficulties before starting Bayek’s journey which are: 

  • Easy 
  • Normal 
  • Hard 
  • Nightmare 

Nightmare difficulty is the hardest difficulty where enemies are more aggressive and you take more damage than in lower difficulties. Prepare for a very long playthrough if you choose to start the game on a harder difficulty and it’ll significantly increase your playtime. We suggest starting the game on Normal difficulty so you can enjoy both the story and the combat. 

2. Is Assassin’s Creed: Origins hard? 

How long does it take to beat AC: Origins? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Bayek in Combat – Assassin’s Creed Origins | Source: Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed: Origins can be challenging, especially if you’re starting the game on a harder difficulty. The combat system is a bit different in this game unlike the previous games in the franchise so you have to get used to it. 

When starting out your journey on hard difficulty, beware of high-level enemies as they make the game seriously hard. Do not engage in combat with them, unless you’re well-equipped and leveled up to match your opponents’ level. 

3. How long are the DLCs? 

How long does it take to beat AC: Origins? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Assassin’s Creed Origins – Season Pass  | Source: Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed: Origins has two DLC expansions which are not as long as the base game but still take quite some time to complete and they are: 

I. The Hidden Ones: The main story of this DLC requires 4 hours to complete but if you’re wanting to complete this DLC 100%, then it’s going to take you around 8 hours.  

II. The Curse of the Pharaohs: This DLC is a tad bit longer than the previous one and to complete its main story, you’ll require around 9 hours. For a completionist run of the DLC, it’ll take you around 16 hours. 

4. How many endings does Assassin’s Creed: Origins have? 

How long does it take to beat AC: Origins? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Bayek and Aya – Assassin’s Creed Origins

Unlike Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed: Origins simply has one ending instead of multiple endings. The ending is the conclusion to Bayek and Aya’s story.  

The ending starts with Bayek and Aya on a beach where they break up, after which Bayek drops the eagle skull from his outfit onto the sand, and the prints of the skull on the sand reveal the Assassin’s Creed logo. You play the final two fights with Aya, and the game ends with Aya being revealed as Amunet. 

5. 100% Completion 

How long does it take to beat AC: Origins? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Bayek on his Camel – Assassin’s Creed Origins | Source: Ubisoft

Completing Assassin’s Creed: Origins isn’t an easy task as the game has a lot to offer. Here are all the things you need to do in order to perform a completionist run of the game: 

  1. Unlock all Trophies 
  2. Complete all Main Quests 
  3. Complete all Side Quests 
  4. Complete all the Krokodopolis Gladiator Arena Fights 
  5. Complete all the Cyrene Gladiator Arena Fights 
  6. Complete all the Hippodrome Tournaments 
  7. Find all the Tombs 
  8. Find all Ptolemy Statues 
  9. Beat the Four War Elephants 
  10. Find the Five Hermit Locations 
  11. Craft all Upgrades 
  12. Max out Bayek’s Level 

6. Is Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey longer than Origins? 

How long does it take to beat AC: Origins? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Alexios – Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is much longer than Bayek’s Egypt adventure. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’s story clocks in at 44 hours while Origins’ story clocks in at 30 hours which is far behind. 

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is not only bigger than Origins in length but also the map is much bigger and there are many more things to do in Odyssey with more variety in gameplay. Assassin’s Creed: Origins did pave the way for bigger and better titles in the franchise. 

7. All Main Quests List 

How long does it take to beat AC: Origins? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Bayek with Senu – Assassin’s Creed Origins | Source: Ubisoft

Here’s a list of all the main quests you’ll need to complete in Assassin’s Creed: Origins not only do they progress the story, but they also take you across the entirety of Ancient Egypt: 

  • Prologue 
  • The Oasis 
  • Gear Up 
  • Striking the Anvil 
  • The False Oracle 
  • Aya 
  • Gennadios the Phylakitai 
  • End of the Snake 
  • Egypt’s Medjay 
  • The Scarab’s Sting 
  • The Scarab’s Lies 
  • Pompeius Magnus 
  • The Hyena 
  • The Lizard’s Mask 
  • The Lizard’s Face 
  • Ambush At Sea 
  • The Crocodile’s Scales 
  • The Crocodile’s Jaws 
  • Way of the Gabiniani 
  • Aya: Blade of the Goddess 
  • The Battle of the Nile 
  • The Aftermath 
  • The Final Weighing 
  • Last of the Medjay 
  • Fall Of An Empire, Rise Of Another 
  • Birth of the Creed 

8. All Side Quests List 

How long does it take to beat AC: Origins? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Ancient Egypt – Assassin’s Creed Origins  | Source: Ubisoft

Here’s a list of all the side quests in the game that you’ll need to do. They may not be as important as main quests but they provide you with XP, loot, and even Legendary Items sometimes: 

I. Special Side Quests 

  • Phylakes’ Prey 

II. Siwa Side Quests 

  • Hideaway 
  • Family Reunion 
  • Water Rats 
  • The Healer 
  • Bayek’s Promise 
  • Prisoners in the Temple 

III. Lake Mareotis Side Quests 

  • Hidden Tax 
  • Ambush in the Temple 
  • Ulterior Votives 
  • Lady of Slaughter 
  • The Book of the Dead 
  • Birthright 

IV. Alexandria Side Quests 

  • Serapis Unites 
  • A Tithe by any other name 
  • The Odyssey 
  • The Shifty Scribe 
  • The Last Bodyguard 
  • The Accidental Philosopher 
  • Higher Education 
  • Wrath of the Poets 
  • Symposiasts 
  • Phylakitai in the Eye 
  • Cat’s Cradle 

V. Kanopos Nome Quests 

  • Old Times 
  • Wild Ride 
  • Blue Hooligans 
  • Taste of her Sting 
  • The Hungry River 
  • The Weasel 

VI. Sap-Meh Nome 

  • In Protest 
  • Fair Trade 
  • Thick Skin 

VII. Sapi-Res Nome 

  • Conflicts of Interest 
  • Smoke Over Water 
  • All Eyes on Us 
  • Lost Happiness 
  • The Ostrich 
  • The Tax Master 

VIII. Herakleion Nome Quests 

  • Recon Work 
  • Loose Cargo 

IX. Memphis Side Quests 

  • Odor Most Foul 
  • Taimhotep’s Song 
  • The Baker’s Dilemma 
  • Blood in the Water 
  • A Dream of Ashes 
  • Children of the Streets 
  • Mortem Romanum 

X. Atef-Pehu Nome Side Quests 

  • The Matriarch 

XI. Faiyum Side Quests 

  • The Sickness 
  • Forging Siwa 
  • Sobek’s Gold 
  • Curse of Wadjet 
  • The Bride 
  • Murder in the Temple 
  • Feeding Faiyum 
  • A Rebel Alliance 
  • Rebel Strike 

XII. Faiyum Oasis Side Quests 

  • The Champion 
  • Sobek’s Tears 
  • The Jaws of Sobek 
  • Bad Faith 
  • Shadya’s Rest 
  • The Man Beast 
  • Fighting for Faiyum 

XIII. Uab Nome Side Quests 

  • Seven Farmers 
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9. About Assassin’s Creed Origins

Developed and published by Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Origins is the tenth major instalment of the Assassin’s Creed Series. The single-player action-adventure game takes a step forward in moving from stealth-based combat to open-world RPG mechanics and is available to be played on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. 

Set in ancient Egypt, Assassin’s Creed Origin follows the story of Bayek, who uncovers the dark secrets of friction between the Hidden Ones and The Order of The Ancients. The title received positive reviews in all aspects, including story, combat, and visuals by fans and critics alike.