Overheating achievement in Assassin's Creed Origins


Witness raining bugs in the desert.

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How to unlock the Overheating achievement

  • DeathDealingCatDeathDealingCat422,658
    29 Oct 2017 30 Oct 2017
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    This achievement requires you to wander in the desert midday. Many players have had luck in the Great Sand Sea. It might take 5-10 minutes of running around before you start experiencing any hallucinations, and after that you'll have to keep wandering around until you get the right one - raining bugs! Once you see the scarab beetles raining down around you the achievement or trophy will pop (but it might take a few seconds after the hallucination finishes)!

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    SmokiestDadnafter getting sick of running around i tried the standing still technique. took me almost a game day of waiting and many hallucinations but got it eventually.
    Posted by SmokiestDadn on 03 May 20 at 14:32
    D3imisThis shit just took me 4hour to get
    Posted by D3imis on 25 Jul 20 at 03:48
    XI ulquiorraStarted in Siwa and travelled to Desheret Desert and immediately when I arrived there I got the bug rain!
    Posted by XI ulquiorra on 09 Dec 20 at 20:28
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  • Zasta 360GameTVZasta 360GameTV153,458
    26 Oct 2017 26 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2017
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    Run or walk at daytime through any desert like the Great Sand Sea territory to trigger a random hallucination. Run or walk through the desert until the right hallucination appears. The raining bugs hallucination is very rare, so you may need a while.

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    SolaceConquestI got this during a sandstorm. I don't know if it has multiple triggers, as tbe bugs fell first and then the sandstorm hit as I entered a Temple in the desert.
    Posted by SolaceConquest on 30 Oct 17 at 16:57
    TheDude722I had to run around Great Sand Sea for 2 hours before finally getting scarab storm. But during that time, I had seen 15 different other mirages though, with varying frequency.
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    Posted by TheDude722 on 30 Oct 17 at 22:50
    Mazter0fPuppetzI can confirm that riding your horse/camel will still trigger hallucinations as that's what just happened with me. I was riding in the Desheret Desert and then I saw a flopping fish... I the proceeded onward and then a sand storm hit after that it started raining scarabs and then the achievement unlocked!
    Posted by Mazter0fPuppetz on 05 Nov 17 at 04:23
  • DjDATZDjDATZ188,490
    15 Nov 2017 15 Nov 2017
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    This solution doesn't require your active participation unlike the two methods already provided.

    First, go to any desert area in the game. (Qattara Desert, Iment Nome, Isolated Desert, Black Desert) Wait there until you see a hallucination, it's usually accompanied by a sound queue. Wait in the area for a few minutes to ensure it's safe from attack, meaning there are no animals (lions, hyenas, jaguars) that will attack you, nor any convoy routes that pass through there. After that, just wait.

    Additionally, if you want to leave your console alone, you can do some of these things:
    - Go to your Xbox's Settings > Preferences > Idle Options and turn off 'Show me things when idle'. If you go idle, ACO will pause.
    - Go to your Xbox's Settings > Power & Start Up > Power mode & startup and set your Turn off after option to 'Do not turn off automatically'.
    - Plug your controller in to the console so it does not turn off.

    There have been some reports of it taking people up to 11 hours to get this achievement, so you don't want to have to run around or even pay attention to your console while trying to get this.
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    Dibbs93After walking the desert for what felt like hours I decided to try this method and got it within 10 minutes, total luck based achievements should not exist
    Posted by Dibbs93 on 06 Mar 19 at 00:04
    FootyMadGot this using this solution. Triggered the first hallucination and then just waited in the same spot and went afk. Not long after the achievement popped - 10 minutes or so. Thanks!
    Posted by FootyMad on 09 Feb 20 at 11:09
    Marshal034Can confirm this works. It still took about three days in game. When the sun would set I'd speed up time then go chase a new hallucination for the new day then stand there all day.... Eventually popped after about an hour. Stupid cheevo.
    Posted by Marshal034 on 23 May 20 at 00:37
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