Ubisoft has announced the release dates for both the Season Pass and some free add-on content for Assassin’s Creed Origins.
The new content includes new story expansions, timed events, quests, and items – adding “several hours” of game time to the open-world game set in Ancient Egypt.
Here’s a rundown on the information:
DLC 1: The Hidden Ones
January 23 – Included with $39.99 Season Pass, also separately for $9.99
This story-driven expansion builds upon the growth of the Brotherhood, taking players four years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins as they clash with an occupying Roman force in a new region of the world, the Sinai. This expansion will increase the level cap to 45, allowing players to continue to upgrade and customize their character. Players will have access to four new Legendary weapons, a new outfit, two new mounts and multiple new weapons as well as two new levels for all crafted gear.
Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt
February 20 – Available as a free update for all Assassin’s Creed Origins owners, also separately for $19.99 on Uplay and Steam for Windows PC
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.
DLC 2: The Curse of the Pharaohs
March 6 – Included with $39.99 Season Pass, also separately for $9.99
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.
In addition to the two downloadable expansions listed above, the Season Pass includes the “Horus Pack” and “Roman Centurion Pack” with their own set of weapons, mounts, and outfits, a legendary weapon, and 500 Helix credits.
Ubisoft also noted the free content, including the new quest “Incoming Threat” and “Trials of the Gods,” are a prelude to the first DLC “The Hidden Ones,” where players have to fight off an incoming battle and figure out where its coming from.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.