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.
The 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.
The 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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):
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.