Stargazing puzzles are a kind of challenge in Assassin’s Creed Origins. They require you to find a constellation in the night sky using a pattern you get from a stone circle. They were revealed in the E3 demo, and there’s a video to show you how they work.
The footage shows Bayek approach a stone circle he discovered out in the desert. As he interacts with it, the camera swoops to his eagle’s point of view, showing the shape the stones form. Time advances until night falls, and Bayek sits down and starts gazing at the sky. The player takes over again – they now have to match the shape the stones form with a constellation.
The night sky is huge, so it’s probably going to take some time and a lot of trial and error. Interestingly, the constellation from the video isn’t one of the zodiac constellations, which we’ve fully expected it to be, considering the series’ love for them. They’re probably going to tie into the broader story somehow, it’s only a question of how. Completing each one will grant you experience, but there’s hopefully a bigger prize for finishing them all.
Truth be told, the puzzles look kind of tedious and uninvolved. They’re certainly no match for the Nostradamus enigmas from AC Unity. Hopefully they’re not the only kind of puzzle we’ll get in the new game. They might turn out to be a nice break from assassinations and stuff, but having to solve more than a few of them seems like it would be more work than fun.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is going to be released on OCtober 27th, on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. You can already preorder it, and if you need help untangling the mess that awaits there, be sure to check out our Assassin’s Creed Origins Editions & Preorder Bonuses list.