Assassin’s Creed: Origins is Ubisoft’s newest edition to the Assassin’s Creed Franchise. Origins is the 10th game in the main series and it is the biggest to date.
Earlier this month Ubisoft announced that there would be at least another year before the next edition of the game comes out, but not without reason, the team said it would be working on Origins for the remainder of 2018 in order to keep content coming.
The newest piece of content has been long awaited: New Game +. For those who haven’t played other games that feature a new game +, such as the Batman series, it basically means that all of your gear and stats carry over when you create a new game. Enemies will be tougher as well and sometimes a game will force you to play on a higher difficulty when starting a new game +.
When you begin a new game in Assassins Creed origins you will notice that all of your weapons and items are still in your inventory from where you left off at after completing the main story. The map will be blank again, your targets will have reset and all locations and quests will be uncompleted. Some people may ask what the appeal to such a game mode is and why it is favorable over simply replaying the game. New Game+ generally allows you complete the game much faster than truly starting over. When you begin the game with max skills and crafting already completed, that frees up a lot of time that you can now invest in purely completing missions.
With Origins this is especially relevant because, as anyone who has played the game knows, it is extremely grindy. Quests are locked behind level restrictions and most attempts to complete a mission over your level will end in frustration and death for the player. New Game + does not remove the level requirements on quests, but what it does do is give you the ability to complete higher level quests at a much lower level than previously possible(due to being able to begin the game at max crafting).
Whether it is your second playthrough or your 15th, if you enjoyed the original Assassin’s Creed: Origins, download the free update and dive back in with the New Game +.