Still enjoying Assassin’s Creed Origins? Lovely. Then, by ‘eck, you’ll be pleased to know your Ancient Egyptian journey need not end for a while yet.
A raft of new content and three hefty expansions are set for release over the next couple of months, and we have all the details and dates for your diary (Gregorian dates only, guys – the Ancient Egyptian Solar calendar was too complex for me to work out, what with that intercalary month and those epagomenal days*)
DLC 1 – The Hidden Ones
Releasing January 23rd 2018 (for Season Pass owners)
First out of the gate is The Hidden Ones, a story-driven expansion which takes place four years after the events of the main game. As the Brotherhood grows, Bayek will clash with an occupying Roman force in the new region of Sinai. The Hidden Ones will also increase the level cap to 45 (meaning players can continue to upgrade and customise their own personal Bayek), plus there are four new Legendary weapons, a new outfit, two new mounts a whole bunch of other new gear to play with. Check out seven new screenshots from the Hidden Ones below.
Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt
Releasing February 20th 2018 (as a free update for all players)
If Assassin’s Creed Origins roused a dormant interest in Ancient Egypt from deep within your subconscious, Discovery Tour has you covered. This new educational mode allows you to learn about the history of the era, and puts you “sandals on the ground” to see what everyday life was like. With all the main game’s conflict, time pressure and gameplay constraints removed, you’re able to explore the world as a living museum. As you explore, you’ll also find a series of fascinating narrated guided tours marked on the map, curated by historians and Egyptologists.
Coming free to all Assassin’s Creed Origins players, Discovery Tour will also be available for non-owners to buy in stand-alone form for Windows PC through Uplay and Steam.
DLC 2 – The Curse of the Pharaohs
Releasing March 6th 2018 (for Season Pass owners)
Bringing a completely new storyline to the game, The Curse of the Pharaohs sees players travelling to Thebes to investigate an ancient curse. This new story focuses on Egyptian mythology, and pits players against famous pharaohs and mythological Egyptian beasts, as Bayek goes on a quest to find out why dead Pharaohs are coming back to life. The Curse of the Pharaohs raises the level cap to 55, and brings new outfits and gear (including rare and legendary weapons), all with an Egyptian mythology theme. For those without the season pass, The Curse of the Pharaohs will be available as a separate purchase.
Alongside these major add-ons, more free content is on the way for all Assassin’s Creed Origins owners. Trials of the Gods events will rotate back in, and a new quest called Incoming Threat will arrive, acting as a prologue to the Hidden Ones DLC. In Incoming Threat, players must head-off an approaching incursion and investigate its origins.
We’ll have more on the new Assassin’s Creed Origins content in the weeks and months ahead. Meanwhile, check out our previous coverage, and stay tuned to Ubisoft Blog for all the latest.
* This website might help if you really want those dates in an Ancient Egyptian friendly format.