New Assassin’s Creed Origins Update Adds A Disturbing Chocobo Camel
Following the unusual Assassin’s Creed crossover event in Final Fantasy XV earlier this year, some Final Fantasy-themed items are now available in Assassin’s Creed Origins. Ubisoft has rolled out a new update for the latest stealth-action game that introduces a new quest and some rare gear inspired by Final Fantasy XV.
The new quest is dubbed A Gift from the Gods, and players who complete it will be able to wield a set of Legendary weapons from Square Enix’s RPG, including the Legendary shield Ziedrich and the Legendary sword, the Ultima Blade. The most notable reward, however, is a new Legendary mount called Kweh, which looks like a disturbing cross between a Chocobo and a camel. You can watch it galloping across the dunes of Egypt in the new trailer below.
The bizarre collaboration between Assassin’s Creed and Final Fantasy XV began back in August with the start of the Assassin’s Festival, a limited-time in-game event in Square Enix’s game that was themed around the Assassin’s Creed series. The Assassin’s Festival featured mini-games, gameplay elements, and items based on Ubisoft’s series, including Master Assassin’s Robes for protagonist Noctis. The event is still going on until January 31, 2018.
In addition to the Final Fantasy XV crossover items, this month’s Assassin’s Creed Origins update introduces a new “Nightmare” difficulty level; in this mode, enemies will be “more resilient to damages and more dangerous.” Additionally, the update adds an optional enemy-scaling feature and the Horde mode-style Here Comes a New Challenger quest.