While Ubisoft has been happily adding new free content to Assassin’s Creed Origins, such as a hoard mode and new difficulty, paid expansions were also promised by the developer. Ubisoft has now detailed when both of these expansions will come, what they’ll cost, and has also given details on the upcoming free educational museum mode.
The first DLC is titled Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones. The story will take place four years after the events of the main game, seeing Bayek establishing the Assassins Brotherhood in Egypt. Unfortunately, a Roman force has begun to occupy a region of Egypt, leading to Bayek and his Assassins working to get them out. The DLC will take place in a new region of Egypt named Sinai for players to explore, along with bumping the level cap up to 45. There will also be new weapons, armor, and mounts to find, plus you’ll also be able to increase the levels of your craftable gear by another two. The Hidden Ones will be available January 23rd and will cost $9.99 for players who don’t own the season pass. In addition to this, Ubisoft also mentioned they will be adding a free quest for all owners of Assassin’s Creed Origins named Incoming Threat that will serve as a prequel to the DLC’s story.
The second major DLC is Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs. This DLC focuses more on the mythical side of Egypt. It will see Bayek traveling to Thebes to investigate a curse that is plaguing the region. Along the way, you’ll have to deal with “famous pharaohs and mythical beasts” that will be in the area while trying to solve the mystery of why dead pharaohs are coming back to life. Besides the new story, this DLC will also bump the level cap to 55 and include more weapons, outfit, and gear. The Curse of the Pharaohs will cost $19.99 for players that don’t own the season pass and launches March 6th.
In addition to this paid content, we also got a release date on Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt. This mode is more made as an educational tool for those who just want to explore Egypt and learn its history. The mode will feature no combat, and instead has historians talking about the history of the various histories of the nation. Discovery Tour will be added for free for all owners of Assassin’s Creed Origins on February 20th. If you don’t own the game, you can buy Discovery Tour as a stand-alone product for $19.99.
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