Assassin’s Creed Mirage ending explained

Ezequiel Leis
Nehal and Basim in Assassin's Creed Mirage

Assassin’s Creed Mirage explores Basim’s past before the events of AC Valhalla, but there’s much more than meets the eye. Here’s the Assassin’s Creed Mirage ending explained with spoilers.

Assassin’s Creed players met Basim for the first time in AC Valhalla, where he was presented as a heroic figure turned villain by an unexpected twist. Now, Assassin’s Creed Mirage is here to tell his origin story in the streets of Baghdad and shed some light on his journey from thief to Assassin to reincarnated Norse god.

In Valhalla, Basim is revealed to be Loki reincarnated. He’s seeking revenge against Odin, who reincarnated into the game’s protagonist, Eivor. Both are part of the Isu race, further explored in Mirage. The final battle sees Eivor imprisoning Basim/Loki until he’s freed in 2020 by modern-day Assassins. Now, Basim will work alongside them to fulfill their and his missions.

There are huge Assassin’s Creed Mirage spoilers ahead, so keep reading at your own risk.

Alamut in Assassin's Creed Mirage
The Alamut holds the answers about Basim’s past.

Who is the Snake in Assassin’s Creed Mirage?

Players explore Basim’s story in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, where he realizes he’s secretly a reincarnated Isu. The main quest asks players to follow a character known as the Snake, described as a high-ranking member of the Order of Ancients, the precursor to the Templars. Basim will hunt the Snake for answers about his past, but he will find so much more.

The Snake turns out to be Qabiha, a former wife of the Caliph whom Basim killed in the prologue. After seeing an Isu artifact react to Basim’s touch, Qabiha encourages Basim to seek answers under the Alamut, the Assassin’s stronghold. Roshan, Basim’s master, kills her before she can reveal any more information, and warns Basim to stop looking for answers about his past.

Basim overlooking Baghdad in Assassin's Creed Mirage
Players got answers about Basim’s past in Assassin’s Creed Mirage.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage: Ending explained

After Basim decides to ignore Roshan’s warnings in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, he goes to the Alamut to face her and get some answers. When he enters the underground temple, he discovers ancient Isu technology that looks like a prison.

Upon opening it, Basim finds his friend Nehal trapped inside. This means Nehal was part of Basim’s imagination through the whole adventure. This also means part of his consciousness has been physically locked away.

When realizing this, Basim finally decides to merge with Nehal/Loki’s memories and remembers Odin was his original jailer. It’s then revealed that Odin imprisoned Loki for poisoning Baldur, but the god of mischief escaped by using the Isu supercomputer and tree of life, Yggdrasil, to reincarnate as a human. The name Nehal translates to “newly planted tree” in ancient Persian.

After these events, Basim/Loki swears revenge on Odin and rejoins the Assassins. Roshan leaves the Order, and Enkidu, Basim’s eagle, attacks him, realizing he’s no longer the Basim we met at the beginning of the adventure. Assassin’s Creed Mirage then ends by implying that Basim will travel to Scandinavia to set the events of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in motion.

That was the Assassin’s Creed Mirage ending explained. If you’re looking for more on Ubisoft’s latest game, check some of our other guides:

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