The day is finally here and Assassin’s Creed: Origins has released worldwide, taking fans of the series back to ancient Egypt and the beginning of the centuries-long conflict between the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order. The new protagonist Balek can be equipped the very best gear money can buy in ancient times, but being able to afford it is another matter. With that in mind, we’ve put together a handy guide that should have players rolling in Drachma in as short a time period as possible.
In order to quickly earn money in Assassin’s Creed: Origins, players are going to want to loot as much of their environment as they can at all times. Enemy camps and forts are safe bets when on the hunt for currency as they will often hide a valuable treasure chest, containing weapons or other rare items that can be sold to the local blacksmith for a relatively high price. When entering an enemy fort, be sure to check the location objectives in order to see if there is a chest nearby, and the Animus Scan ability will help in tracking it down.
Aside from chests, objects that can be looted will be found all around the huge-scale world of Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Each item will usually contain a small amount of coins or loot that can be sold to merchants. Being diligent with selling unwanted loot will help Balek earn Drachma that many players might miss out on.
Working towards obtaining the Salesman ability in the Seer section of the ability tree is also worthwhile, as the perk will grant you a bonus 25% on all animal goods and trinkets sold to merchants. The quicker this skill is obtained in-game, the more money Balek will make in his adventures, so it’s certainly worth grabbing early on for those players looking to cash in. The goods in question can then be obtained by hunting down and looting animals that are often found in the nearby environment.
One of the new features Assassin’s Creed: Origins offers is the opportunity to take part in exciting Hippodrome races. Not only will these races give players a taste of ancient Egyptian culture, they’ll also net Balek a small cash prize for emerging victorious, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for these high-speed opportunities. Destroying an enemy in a race will also grant players the Road Rage trophy, so it’s worth attempting at least once.
Side quests can also be a surprisingly decent way of making ends meet, especially if the quest-giver is one of the more well-off Egyptian citizens. While requests from farmers and peasants won’t net you much gold, finding a richer merchant quest is sure to leave you compensated for your efforts.
Lastly, finding the collectable Papyrus Puzzles around Egypt will provide Balek with a riddle to complete in return for a 300 coin payout. Seeing as there are 25 puzzles to be found in total, players can earn a substantial 7500 Drachma in total with not too much effort required. The game’s micro-transaction system will also allow for easy Drachma generation, though if you don’t want to spend real money on the game, simply redeeming the 200 free Helix credits given to players will allow for the purchasing of 2000 Drachmas right from the beginning of the title.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins launches on October 27, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.