Assassin’s Creed: Origins Can Be Played For Free This Weekend

Assassin’s Creed: Origins Can Be Played For Free This Weekend
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It’s pretty impressive to see how far the Assassin’s Creed series has come and the mainstay it has been able to have.

What started off like a decent action game has quickly evolved into a sandbox series full of limitless exploration, compelling storylines, and fun combat.

There have been a lot of installments over the years, but one of the most well liked has been Assassin’s Creed: Origins. It’s the 10th major installment from Ubisoft and improved upon the series in many ways.

If you haven’t yet been able to get your hands on it — which is surprisingly a lot of gamers — then this weekend is your chance to see what you’ve been missing.

Starting June 19, gamers will be able to head back to Ancient Egypt and see where the long-storied war between the Templars and Brotherhood of Assassins began.

Origins is one of the best installments in terms of settings. It just has so many incredible sights that you’ll get to experience and take in from start to finish.

Ancient Egypt has always been a mysterious time in history so it’s nice that as an Assassin’s Creed player, you get to experience new perspectives and hidden secrets that you may not have known about.

The historical accuracy in this installment is surprisingly pretty good. The voice acting and characters also are much improved compared to previous installments. The developer did a good job at setting the stage and making you care about how the story unfolds.

When you’re not completing missions part of the main story, you can roam Egypt freely however you please. There are horses, horse-drawn vehicles, camels, and even boats to navigate the open-ended world.

The very nature of exploring is a great time and gives you plenty of action to enjoy. What was also unique about Origins at the time was players’ ability to fight and tame predators. They can become allies that help you out with missions and battles.

The combat also received a major overhaul, featuring a new hit-box system. It’s more dynamic and realistic. For example, it allows you to aim where you want to strike. You can target certain limbs and do different amounts of damage.

You can experience all of this without having to pay a dime this weekend. All you have to do is head on over to the Ubisoft store, log into your account, and then use the corresponding Uplay client program.