What's new in Ubisoft's first DLC for the open-world RPG
Tomorrow sees the first DLC launch for Assassin's Creed Origins with the arrival of The Hidden Ones.
A new adventure awaits protagonist Bayek in the single-player action RPG, following the events that led to the birth of the Assassin's Brotherhood. Here's all you need to know about the latest DLC from Ubisoft, and what's to come for the latest installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise.
The Hidden Ones (DLC 1)
Taking place four years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins' main story, players will go up against an occupying Roman force in a new region of the world, the Sinai. This expansion will increase the level cap to 45, allowing you to continue to upgrade and customize your character.
Players will be able to access four new Legendary weapons, a new outfit, two new mounts and multiple new weapons, as well as two new levels for all crafted gear. The Hidden Ones DLC is available for all season pass owners, or can be purchased separately on January 23rd 2018.
Ubisoft also revealed the release dates for other upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins post-launch content, including a discovery mode and the next expansion.
Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt:
This new educational mode of the game lets everyone, from players to history-enthusiasts and non-gamers, choose between free roaming the beautiful world of Ancient Egypt to learn more about its history and daily life, or embarking on guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists. People can discover and explore a world free of conflict, time pressure or gameplay constraints, where storyline and quests are not active and the world of Ancient Egypt evolves into a combat-free living museum.
The Discovery Tour will be available as a free update for all Assassin’s Creed Origins owners and will be available for purchase separately on Uplay and Steam PC on February 20th 2018.
DLC 2 - The Curse of the Pharaohs:
This new expansion offers players a completely new storyline to delve into as they travel to Thebes to investigate an ancient curse that is plaguing the region. The Curse of the Pharaohs focuses on Egyptian mythology, pitting players against famous pharaohs and Egyptian beasts, as they investigate the cause of the curse that has brought the dead pharaohs back to life. This new piece of content will increase the level cap to 55 and give players access to new outfits and gear, including rare and legendary weapons, all themed around classic Egyptian mythology. The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC will be available for season pass owners, or can be purchased separately, on March 6th, 2018.
The season pass is included in the Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition and, in addition to the two pieces of DLC, includes the Horus Pack and Roman Centurion Pack with their own set of weapons, mounts and outfits, a legendary weapon and 500 Helix credits. The season pass is also available for purchase separately.
Additionally, a wide variety of free content, including Trials of the Gods and a new quest, Incoming Threat; a prelude to DLC 1 The Hidden Ones, in which players must head-off an incoming incursion and find where its coming from, will be available for all Assassin’s Creed Origins players.
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