Ubisoft released a new patch for Assassin's Creed Origins. The patch has brought the new Discovery mode that lets players explore the game's world and its history. Guided tours lead the players through Egypt, Alexandria and more.
Assassin's Creed Origins recently got a new patch that added a new game mode titled Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt. The new mode has nothing to do with stealthy neck stabbing and such, and everything to do with giving the players a chance to explore Origins' setting in detail.
The Discovery mode takes place in the same virtual rendition of Egypt as the actual game, but Ubisoft went and gutted the world so you don't encounter any obstacles while you're exploring. This means no combat, no levels, and zero collectibles.
Once you start your tour for the first time, you'll be greeted with this message:
"With content curated by Egyptologists and hundreds of images sourced from museums and libraries around the world, we hope to share with you the passion that inhabited us for the four years it took to develop Assassin’s Creed Origins."
Next, you'll get to see how the city of Alexandria came into existence before you do like Dorothy and start following the yellow brick road. A narrator will provide insight into different points of interest you happen to walk by. The narrator's story features information about the city itself and how the developers at Ubisoft went about creating the world of Assassin's Creed Origins.
When the "initial" tour ends, you're free to go where ever you want. The Discovery mode features 75 guided tours. The tours cover smaller things like the everyday ancient Egyptian life to grander stuff like the construction of the pyramids and even the lives of key figures (e.g. Cleopatra).
You can either choose these tours from the main menu and map screens, or go wander around the world until one pops up. Bayek is not your only option in the Discovery mode. You can choose to fill the sandals of Julius Caesar or Cleopatra. These choices will not affect the mode in any way, other than sparing you the first view of the back of Caesar's head.
The patch that brought the new Discovery mode also added a "New Game+ game mode", and tackled several bugs. Read the full patch notes here. The Discovery tour is also available as standalone on PC via Steam.