Assassin’s Creed Origins will join the trend of AAA single-player games with loot boxes. Called a Heka chest, these magical boxes contain “one random weapon or shield” that will appear when the box is opened “automatically on purchase.” In the preview builds, players can only purchase these chests with in-game currency.
Check out video of the Assassin’s Creed Origins loot boxes below (appears at 2:30 in the footage):
For even more on the upcoming action game, check out our Assassin’s Creed Origins preview. Here’s a snippet of what I had to say:
My Assassin’s Creed Origins demo began with the protagonist Bayek talking to his wife, Aya. The two are both loyal to their queen, Cleopatra, but this devotion seems to have caused a rift between the two. Bayek is worried that they never have time to spend together, and that she values the queen more than him. “What has she done for you that I have not?” asks Bayek, despite knowing deep down that his questioning wouldn’t have any real impact on her conviction.
The reason they’re together today is to investigate a sick Apis, a bull that’s worshipped in the Memphis region of Egypt. The sacred animal is recognized as the son of Hathor, the Egyptian goddess that personified motherhood, and was periodically sacrificed and reborn in order to worship her. So, this is not a mere sickly animal, but an investigation of a deity. As such, it was important that I figured out what was going on.
Assassin’s Creed Origins will release October 27 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.