Overheating achievement in Assassin's Creed Origins


Witness raining bugs in the desert.

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How to unlock the Overheating achievement

  • DeathDealingCatDeathDealingCat519,491
    29 Oct 2017 30 Oct 2017
    378 1 81
    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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    LathanarThe S in Sea still seems to work. Ran there from Siwa and stood, first hallucination I got was bugs
    Posted by Lathanar on 19 Jan at 22:53
    ttfp saylowI seem to have got all of them BUT the bugs 🙈
    Posted by ttfp saylow on 09 Jul at 02:12
    frenchmau5I finally got this after spending hours searching. I fast travelled to Siwa and then set a direction marker in the S of Sea as suggested. I got it right on the border line above the S
    Posted by frenchmau5 on 13 Jul at 07:51
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  • Zasta 360GameTVZasta 360GameTV183,406
    26 Oct 2017 26 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2017
    52 1 8
    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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    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
    MasterTimosI can confirm what SolaceConquest said about getting it during a sandstorm. The scarabs started raining down seconds after the sandstorm started. And you don't need to run around. Just go do something else 😉
    Posted by MasterTimos on 07 Nov 21 at 11:14
  • DjDATZDjDATZ204,879
    15 Nov 2017 15 Nov 2017
    37 1 8
    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
  • RobG88RobG88244,609
    22 Feb 2018 23 Feb 2018
    18 0 1
    Not a solution, but my experience with this achievement:

    Not sure how many patches or if there's been any tweaking on this, but as of 2018-02-22, I did just recently patch a 5+ GB, I ran from Siwa out into Great Sand Sea, went from late day to early morning with the Sit and Meditate and just ran toward the run. I nearly made it to the end of the map at the moutains.

    Saw the burning bush 2x, kid 3x, locus 2x, some flipping giant clam or bird 2x, comet burning up the sky and as I was run up the mountain of sand, I heard water and tropical rain forest type noises, saw black clouds and ran toward them then it started raining bugs!

    Maybe 15 minutes, somewhere around there.
  • BerserkLobo1985BerserkLobo198586,885
    27 Nov 2017 28 Nov 2017
    18 7 4
    This achievement popped up for me within first five minutes of wondering about in Iment Nome desert, iv encountered a few other hallucinations and iv kept wondering till l i got this one.
  • UntilTammaroYTUntilTammaroYT338,568
    05 Nov 2017 20 Dec 2017
    11 3 0
    Run around any desert area at midday to trigger hallucinations. A random hallucination will trigger after running around a desert for a while. This may take a while or you may get lucky and have this specific hallucination trigger early.

    Here is a video guide with English commentary!

    Here is a playlist of guides for this game!

  • jordan macitjordan macit322,319
    21 Jul 2021 21 Jul 2021 21 Jul 2021
    2 1 0
    I obtained this in the Great Sand Sea, just West of Siwa, I ran and walked (a mixture of both) during the day, witnessing multiple hallunications (some were the same) until eventually I got the raining bugs. This attempt took me 15 minutes but I have had other ones take me even longer, it is a matter of luck sadly.

    I created this video to help:

    Hope this helps.
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