Although it’s been nearly two years since we’ve seen a flagship Assassin’s Creed game, it looks like Ubisoft doesn’t want us to forget about its newest one anytime soon. Assassin’s Creed Origins drops onto store shelves on October 27, but that’s only the beginning of Origins content we’ll see in the next few months.
Ubisoft has announced details on their post-release support for its ancient Egyptian playground, including two story-oriented expansions. Some of the content is locked behind the season pass, while other parts will be available for free to all players.
The two major pieces of content in the season pass are The Hidden Ones and The Curse of the Pharaohs. Both will extend the level cap of the game, with the latter also promising new abilities. The Hidden Ones, which boasts a January 2018 release, is set after the events of Origins, and it brings protagonist Bayek to the Sinai peninsula to fight Roman occupiers and expand the Brotherhood. Meanwhile, The Curse of the Pharaohs is set for a March 2018 release and explores the mystical side of Egyptian mythology, pitting the player against Anubis warriors and scorpios.
People who buy the season pass with the game will also start with extra credits and an exclusive weapon. By the end of November, two extra add-on packs—the Roman Centurion and the Horus—will launch, providing outfits, weapons, shields, and mounts exclusive to the season pass.
Prospective owners of Assassin’s Creed Origins don’t need to spend more than $60 to get extra content, though. Ubisoft promises the game will launch with daily quests that have “mysterious, exotic rewards,” according to a press release. A photo mode will also be available on day one. Halfway into November, players can take on challenges called Trials of the Gods, which features Egyptian gods as bosses. Completing these trials also nets you some kind of rewards.
Finally, Origins will receive two more updates early next year, free of charge. One of them will implement a horde mode, which comes with a leaderboard system to compare scores with others. The other update will introduce a discovery tour mode, making the world a combat-free museum so players can educationally explore Ancient Egypt. The update is set to include guided tours featuring historians and Egyptologists.
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