As is the way of things, Assassin’s Creed Origins will be getting a couple of post-release expansions and some freebie DLC as well. Ubisoft has talked about all of those today, and provided a rough schedule for release.

    The ‘Season Pass’ ($40 USD) will include two meatier DLCs, plus some cosmetic type stuff. First up, in January 2018, will be ‘The Hidden Ones’. This sequence takes place quite a long time after the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins, and sends Bayek to the Sinai region. There, he’ll face an occupying Roman force. There’ll be a level cap extension too.

    After that, in March 2018, Ubisoft will release ‘The Curse of the Pharaohs’ which looks suitably weird. You’ll be battling Undead Pharaohs in a story-based DLC focusing hard on Egyptian mythology. Again, this will raise the level cap (and introduce new abilities). You can see more from both of these releases in the video below.

    The rest of the Season Pass is a couple of outfits (Roman Centurion and the admittedly pretty great looking Horus) for Bayek in November 2017, a rare ‘Calamity Blade’, and 500 Helix credits. Though it’s not yet confirmed, I’d imagine all of these DLC bits and pieces will be available separately at some point.

    On the free front, Ubisoft will be adding ‘The Trials of the Gods’ where an Animus glitch sees Bayek fighting some classic Egyptian deities. That’s coming in early November 2017. There will also be daily quests from ‘The Nomad’s Bazaar’ at launch. For those who want to admire scenery, a Photo Mode will be in at launch. Look out too for a Gladiatorial Horde Mode, and the previously revealed Discovery Mode. Those are both scheduled for early 2018.

    Assassin’s Creed Origins comes to the PC on 27 October. Have a look at this prior post for some details about the graphics settings and recommended PC specs.

    Peter Parrish

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