Assassin’s Creed Origins – What’s coming post-launch?

When Assassin’s Creed Origins touches down on October 27th and players dive into the enormous open-world of Ancient Egypt, it’ll just be the start. Ubisoft has plans for free post-launch content aplenty, as well as substantial expansions for those who buy the game’s Gold Edition or Season Pass. Let’s go on a video journey into the world of post-launch content, through the sultry tones of Game Director Ashraf Ismail:

Lovely, now let’s run through that content.

Season Pass and Gold Edition content

Players who pick up the Season Pass, or the Gold Edition (which contains the game and the Season Pass), will get two story-based expansions, customisation packs, Helix Credits and an exclusive rare weapon.
aco_hr_dlc_01_horizontal_pr_171010_6pm_cet_1507634566The Hidden Ones
Set several years after the events of the main Origins’ game, this story-driven expansion leads Bayek to the Sinai Peninsula where he gets involved in a clash between rebel factions and a Roman force. Will he never learn?  As Bayek’s role expands, players will experience the next step in the Brotherhood’s story. The Hidden Ones will be available in January next year.
aco_hr_dlc02_horizontal_pr_171010_6pm_cet_1507634568The Curse of the Pharaohs
The development team dive deeper into the Egyptian mythology fantasy with this new story, in which Bayek’s investigations lead him into a living nightmare. Set in a large new open-world region, players will take on mythical beasts of legent and dead pharoahs, as Bayek’s world unravels. The Curse of the Pharaohs arrives next March. Click to check out these screenshots from the two expansions:

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Roman Centurion and Horus packs
These customisation packs unlock new outfits, new mounts, and unique weapons.  They’ll be available in November.

500 Helix Credits
Get some lovely Helix credits at launch.

An exclusive rare weapon
And who wouldn’t want something called The Calamity Blade, available at launch.

Free Content

For those sticking with the base game, there’s still a tonne of new content to look forward to:

The Trial of the Gods
A glitch in the Animus allows players to engage in epic battles against massive Egyptian Gods in special timed events. Those who beat the Gods will receive fancy rewards. The first Trial will be available 15 days after the game launches.

Nomads Bazaar
A wandering traveller will give players daily quests, with the chance to earn mysterious rewards. These quests will begin with the launch of the game.

Photo mode
Embrace your inner Instagrammer, by taking and tweaking beautiful photos of the Egyptian world. Plus you’ll have the chance to check out stunning photos taken by other players. Photo mode is available at launch.

Horde Mode
Polish up your combat skills as you battle waves of enemies in the game’s Gladiator Arena. Then compare your scores with friends, and challenge them asynchronously. Arrives early 2018.

Discovery Tour
Already mentioned here, this new educational mode turns Ancient Egypt into a combat-free living museum filled with guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists. Discovery Tour arrives in early 2018. Here’s a picture of someone learning about evisceration (as you do):

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Assassin’s Creed Origins arrives on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October the 27th.  For more details, check out our previous coverage and – of course – keep it Ubisoft Blog.

Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins

Release date — October 27th, 2017
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
PEGI 18+
Amongst the Great Pyramids, the last pharaohs, and myths of Ancient Egypt, the Assassin's Brotherhood was born. Follow Bayek, a protector of Egypt, as the origin story of the Brotherhood unfolds against the backdrop of one of history’s greatest empires, plunging players into a living world where epic battles will be fought and ancient secrets discovered. Experience Assassin's Creed Origins' new action-RPG elements that allow players to level and customize their own version of Bayek with unique gear and powerful weapons before taking on foes in a new combat system designed to offer more tactical freedom than ever before in the franchise. Likewise, a new quest experience gives players the opportunity to explore and uncover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt at their own pace.
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Phil is so incredibly old that his earliest gaming memories involve those late-70s TV Pong clone machines made by Binatone, typing BASIC games into the one-piece keyboard of a Sinclair ZX80 from magazine listings, and the static burble of Commodore 64 tape loading. He does Marketing things in Ubisoft's Guildford office. He's been at the company for 20 years. The numpty.