While the more recent Assassins’ Creed games have the meta-narrative take a backseat to the historical action, little bits and pieces are still in place. In Assassins’ Creed: Origins, messages can be found from the ancient Isu civilization. These point to the deeper lore of Assassin’s Creed that the more dedicated fanbase is no doubt extremely into. Recently, a new audio message was discovered in Origins in a spot that previously didn’t have it. Turns out, it was absent by accident, and Ubisoft snuck it back in as part of an update.
This comes from a story from Kotaku, which investigated the surprise appearance of this “new” audio message. There’s a vault in Baek’s hometown, tucked away in a cave. If the vault is visited during a specific point in the game (which can be missed), the audio message will now play. It’s largely cryptic, but alludes to series mainstays such as the “Apples.” Many players began unearthing this without meaning to, and confusion spread in the community.
When asked, Ubisoft said that the message was supposed to be in the game from day one, but did not clarify why it wasn’t present in the game at launch, However, when fixing a bug impacting the door to said vault, Ubisoft took the chance to inject the missing audio message along with the bugfix. So while this late addition doesn’t mean anything out of the ordinary, it is a neat story of behind the scenes work.