Assassin’s Creed: Origins: Real Money Shop, Lootboxing & Microtransactions
Assassin’s Creed: As you know, Origins has loot boxes and a real money shop where we can buy items via micro-transactions. We explain how shop and Lootboxen work and draw a conclusion.
The topic of Lootboxing is rather mixed with many players with mixed feelings. A few weeks ago , when it became known that Ubisoft’s action role-playing game, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, had looted boxes, many responded bitterly, expressing concern that potentially real-world cash benefits could be unlocked.
But this is not the case. After Ubisoft has already officially confirmed that we can only buy the loot boxes in Assassin’s Creed: Origins via the in-game currency (drachma), we now give the all clear: the loot boxes in the new assassin offshoot are not as bad as first thought ! We explain how exactly the miracle boxes were implemented in the game.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins – That’s behind the Lootboxes
Lootboxes are called Assassin’s Creed: Origins Hekta Chests and will not be offered in an outsourced real money store (see page 2), but can be purchased in-game at a traveling dealer we find in almost every settlement in Egypt.
A hecta-chest costs 3000 in-game drachmas and contains a secret item. We bought three Hekta chests during our test run and once received a rare blade, the second time a rare bow and the third time a legendary shield. If you do not know: The weapons come in Assassin’s Creed: Origins in three different rarities (usually, rare and legendary) – so we’ve made good loot with our Lootboxes.
However, our in-game gold expenses for the Lootboxes would not have been necessary. Because in the game we get quite a few other ways to loot rare or legendary weapons. If we go on a treasure hunt and plunder chest in camps or underwater, almost always a worthwhile weapon jumps out for us; as well as rewards if we successfully complete side quests or complete optional activities such as gladiatorial combat in Krokodipolis.
In addition, 3000 in-game drachma sound like a whole lot of money – to speed up the supposedly miserable money-making, Ubisoft also offers you to buy drachma simply with real euros via helix credits . But do not worry, that’s not necessary.
If you want to buy Hekta chests during the game, or loot boxes, but you do not have the small change, then you only need to sell some items like junk or unusable weapons and you have the 3000 pretty fast together. If you complete enough other Open World activities besides the main quest line, then your item bag is usually bulging, so you always have something on hand to sell off.
In order to turn Bayek into a strong, well-equipped assassin we are not dependent on lootboxes . At no time did we feel compelled to resort to a Lootbox.