Old Habits achievement in Assassin's Creed Origins

Old Habits

Complete all locations.

Old Habits+2.2
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How to unlock the Old Habits achievement

  • Cheva1ierCheva1ier774,355
    29 Oct 2017 29 Oct 2017 19 Jan 2018
    615 20 199
    This would seem self-explanatory but if you are having trouble...

    -As of December 12, 2017 there is a new patch that allows you on your World Map to switch your filters from All Icons to Uncompleted Locations by pressing up on the d-pad. This will show only the question marks (Undiscovered Locations) and the discovered locations that you haven't completed. Towns and Viewpoints will also remain for Fast Travel purposes. Similarly, any location you have completed will gain a golden border around its icon and a golden check mark in the upper right hand side of the icon. This new filter should make finding your last few a lot easier.
    -Be extremely meticulous when double checking that you have completed everything that you have discovered, as you may have had trouble with a location and half finished it, left, and then forgotten.
    -Be careful when looking on your World Map along mountain ranges and inside your cities for Unvisited Location question marks as they can blend in with the terrain and building coloring and contours. (this applies even after the update on December 12, 2017)
    -Get all 58 Viewpoints to find 99% of the Unvisited Locations (The Viewpoints also boost Senu's perception and she can spot Objectives a lot faster)
    -For elephant location battle info, see the achievement guide for the Qetesh & Resheph fight
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    -Adjust your game's brightness and play with the zoom (Credit to Loki97)
    -DO NOT PICK UP ANYTHING while playing as Aya (this will currently glitch any objectives, November 5, 2017, and I will make a note here if I hear word the Ubisoft has changed/fixed this) (Link provided by FxxkGCD, here is the forum thread https://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1787488-Assassin-s-Cre...) (under the Activites section of the forum thread, unlockables are described as being fixed and will now transfer from Aya to Bayek, so anyone who starts the Aya quests, or a new game, after November 20, 2017 should be safe from this glitch)

    -For anyone still suffering from the Aya glitch from before November 20, despite it being said to have been fixed it was unconfirmed that items from before the glitch that were transferred from Aya the Bayek after the glitch would unlock the achievement. Well there is now a possible workaround (with credit to Bodhi Jones). The quest that unlocks the new Horde mode from the December 12 patch, Here Comes a New Challenger, should show up as a orange diamond side quest in the Green Mountains next to Balagrae. The achievement should unlock upon entering the search area for the Melida Hideout.
    -For anyone that the above workaround doesn't help, I have been messaged on Xbox about it not working and I offered a suggestion that helped the person involved and might work for you (hopefully). One of the consistent things across players that have had their achievement fixed is time. If you have other side quests that you haven't done, go do at least 5 of them (maybe more) after trying the Horde mode quest. Basically, spend some time in the playthrough, as the achievement may just be delayed. It's a decent game, so it shouldn't suck that much to just play a little bit longer. If you don't want to do anything, then try leaving the game running with Bayek looking at some stunning scenery or something along those lines, but sometimes actual activity is a necessary trigger in some games. Be aware that just like checking the map repeatedly, looking over a checklist as lengthy as this one can play tricks on your eyes and you might have missed something off the list just as on the map. Use one of the google spreadsheets at the bottom of the guide provided by the other users and check your locations off.

    Special Locations:
    -Hotep Cavern (This location is not found by the Viewpoints, so travel from Siwa to Qattara Depression along the main road and it is just inside the Qattara border)
    -Bureau of The Hidden Ones (yes it is required, you MUST complete the main storyline missions for it to appear in Memphis) (Credit to Novice Altair)
    -Eesfet Oon-m'Aa Poo (You need all 12 stone circles to access it and once accessed you need 50 Silica to activate the mechanism .The access point is in the Sphinx Passageway in the large room with the blue lights shining from the ceiling down onto the scale model of Egypt and the pyramids. The panel you interact with is on the edge of the circle facing the direction from which you enter)
    -Dionysias Wharf (This location is not found by the Viewpoints, it is located in Faiyum, on the peninsula next to the Sea of Sobek Anchorage)
    -Abandoned Fishing Village (possibly isn't found by Viewpoints, located halfway between Beached Trireme Camp and Taweret Stone Circle on the coast)

    NOT needed:
    -side quests
    -Ptolemy statues
    -Papyrus puzzle completion (simply find the scrolls in their locations, solving and locating one of the puzzle treasures is only necessary one time for the related achievement)
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    -Cyrene/Krokodilopolis/Hippodrome Events (only need the locations, not the events inside)

    For your check-listing pleasure:
    (all 400+ (total number?) locations listed must be discovered and completed) (Last updated November 23, 2017 with the final location provided by CanadianWhizKid, also confirming the list is complete)

    Siwa (levels 1-5):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Great Sand Sea (levels 36-40):

    White Desert (levels 36-40):

    Desheret Desert (levels 34-40):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Uab Nome (levels 29-33):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    White Desert Oasis (levels 36-40):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Faiyum (levels 24-29):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Black Desert (levels 27-37):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Faiyum Oasis (levels 28-31):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Haueris Nome (levels 30-33):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Atef-Pehu Nome (levels 30-33):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Memphis (levels 20-23):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Ineb-Hedjet Nome (levels 19-22):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Giza (levels 17-20):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Saqqara Nome (levels 22-25):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Isolated Desert (levels 37-40):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Qattara Depression (levels 37-40):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Libue (levels 31-34):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Green Mountains (levels 32-35):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Kyrenaika (levels 34-38):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Marmarica (levels 37-40):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Paraitonion (levels 37-40):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Iment Nome (levels 6-8):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Lake Mareotis (levels 6-8):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Khensu Nome (levels 13-15):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Sapi-Res Nome (levels 15-18):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Sap-Meh Nome (levels 12-15):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Ka-Khem Nome (levels 17-20):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Im-Khent Nome (levels 30-33):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Herakleion Nome (levels 30-33):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Kanopos Nome (levels 11-13):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Alexandria (levels 9-12):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Great Green Sea (levels n/a):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Mesogeios Sea (levels n/a):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


    (May be missing the last location provided by CanadianWhizKid, which is the Hyena Lair in the Isolated Desert)
    (spreadsheet provided by USAFBrowne) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MxyO8YVQBK_VjMZfU1Sv...

    (has been updated to contain the last location provided by CanadianWhizKid, which is the Hyena Lair in the Isolated Desert)
    (spreadsheet provided by Lordfred23) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hELpD1Q3Wig0kuF77vtW...

    Definitely post comments below if you discovered all 58 Viewpoints and go for your locations and have new ones pop up on your compass when your World Map said nothing was there because the Viewpoints didn't reveal them.

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    SiwgrlwmpA question about newgame+...
    I've just finished the game first time around, and I have done quite a lot of the locations, but still have loads left too. Should I start newgame+ now, or is it better to finish everything beforehand?
    Does newgame+ make the elephants easier? I don't know if it allows for reaching higher character levels?
    Posted by Siwgrlwmp on 16 Jun at 22:27
    CheesiebunzzJust got the cheevo and mine didn't pop until the Papyrus puzzle were done. I also had the statues done but that was before hand so not to sure if that's needed
    Posted by Cheesiebunzz on 18 Jun at 16:10
    GhostJohn325That's strange. I definitely didn't complete the papyrus puzzles and I still got it.
    Posted by GhostJohn325 on 18 Jun at 17:57
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  • Lordfred23Lordfred2378,429
    02 Jan 2018 18 Nov 2017
    67 3 13
    Here's a spreadsheet to help people who need to track what they have done or not
    with color and selectlist

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    Ibanez V7The spreadsheet is a great idea, I'm using it as I go. One suggestion though... use a "countif" statement to count the number of 'yes' selections then covert to percentage complete.

    I've added this on my copy of the spreadsheet and it certainly helps you feel like you're making progress. Not so overwhelming each time you see the % increase when you check off another location smile
    Posted by Ibanez V7 on 24 Jun 18 at 00:23
    iManuBAD iTReally useful, thanks alot!
    Posted by iManuBAD iT on 13 Mar 21 at 11:23
    AG1847After hours of searching and almost giving up on the achievement, I used your SpreadSheet and it helped me find the missing location I needed. Very much appreciated and wanted to say a very big Thankyou.
    Posted by AG1847 on 09 Jun at 09:32
  • Farside AmigoFarside Amigo206,674
    01 May 2018 01 May 2018
    41 4 9
    Definitely reiterate that if you're mopping up any remaining few locations, and are having trouble seeing the "?" on the map, go into your settings and turn brightness down all the way. then scroll around the map. I came across 6 extra locations "?" that I had missed.
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    wildwest08Worked great, thanks for the tip
    Posted by wildwest08 on 12 Jun 20 at 00:16
    JackBlaiseThis was a fantastic tip.
    Posted by JackBlaise on 16 Aug 20 at 08:18
    TheKevin330What a great tip!
    Posted by TheKevin330 on 30 Apr at 14:22
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