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I have completed the Main quests (including the two DLC) for Assassin's Creed: Origins, so am now working through all the different possible Steam/Uplay achievements. One of these is called "New Recruits" - an achievement that requires completion of two side-quests in the Hidden Ones DLC.

I have completed both of these side-quests, but the achievement wasn't awarded, for neither Steam nor Uplay.

The two completed quests:

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The un-awarded achievement:

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I've been hunting for some help on this, and found one site that recommended uninstalling the Uplay client and reinstalling it and then restarting the client as well as the Steam client and that the achievement should pop when I restart the game. So I did all this but still no achievement.

Another site suggested cloning my save into a New Game plus and redoing the two side-quests. I haven't tried this yet (this would take a very long time I think), but I will add that the reinstall of Uplay somehow broke my save game and set me back several days to a point where I hadn't done the side-quests on my main save game, so I have just completed them again but still no achievement (which makes me think the NG+ idea may not work)

Is there anything else that can be done to get the achievement to award?

I wasn't sure whether there was something else that needed to be done to make it trigger, so I have completed every side-quest and every location on the Hidden Ones dlc just to be sure, but still nothing.

  • My first guess is that you not having earned the achievement and the corruption of your save game are somehow related - maybe a faulty flag or a corrupted sector on your disk caused a failure in saving your progress. – Joachim Apr 15 at 9:19
  • ..but that's unlikely, since it seems earning this achievement is bugged anyway. I'll post that as an answer for now. – Joachim Apr 15 at 9:22
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According to a Ubisoft employer in a Steam thread about the issue,

Very sorry about this guys, these achievements are known to be a little glitchy at the moment. I've just mentioned this on another thread but the team are aware and are looking into it.

For now, you can either start a NG+, quickly get through Siwa and head straight to The Hidden Ones DLC and re-do the missions. Or you can wait for a potential update in the future.

We can't manually unlock the achievements i'm afraid so we don't have any further troubleshooting at the moment.

- Ubisoft Support Team

This was written on March 2, 2018. There is no follow-up on it.
The solution offered there (the one you're referring to in your post) seemingly works for most people, however.

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    NG+ through Siwa and then straight to Sinai for the 2 side quests and I got the achievement. It didn't take as long as I thought it would – Midavalo Apr 17 at 20:23

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