Assassin’s Creed: Origins is yet to grace our consoles but that hasn’t stopped Ubisoft from thinking about the future. They have outlined their plans for its future additional content, with two DLC in the pipeline.
The studio has also provided detail about the Season Pass. But don’t worry, their plans are not entirely of the premium-kind. There are also plans to release free updates for the game, which will include the recently unveiled Discovery Tour Mode.
Both DLCs will feature the main character, Bayek. One will play as an epilogue, and include those rotten Romans, whilst the other will feature an undead, toilet-roll wrapped mummy. The former, The Hidden Ones, is scheduled to launch in January, whilst the latter, The Curse of the Pharaohs is due out in March.
In addition, new missions will be available daily through the Nomad’s Bazaar shop for those who take the time to log in. This will gift you a piece of loot somewhere on the map, ready for a courageous raider to claim. And there’s even a horde mode penned as a future, free add-on.
Season Pass content will include the following premium content:
The Hidden Ones (DLC 1) – This expansion takes place years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins in a new region occupied by a Roman force. Bayek and the new Assassins will clash with the Romans as the Brotherhood continues to grow, and players will have a new level cap. Slated for release in January 2018.
The Curse of the Pharaohs (DLC 2) – The second expansion focuses on Egyptian mythology, pitting players against undead pharaohs and famed Egyptian monsters. Bayek will need to explore a mystical new realm and discover the root of the curse that has brought these creatures to life. This expansion will also raise the level cap again and introduce new skills for Bayek. Scheduled for a March 2018 launch.
The Roman Centurion and Horus packs – These exclusive item packs will grant Season Pass holders a new outfit, weapons, shield, and mount when they become available in November of this year.
500 Helix Credits and an exclusive rare weapon, the Calamity Blade – Both available at launch.
The following will be available for all players, free of charge:
The Trial of the Gods – Face off against the Egyptian gods in boss battles during special timed events, and receive valuable rewards for victory. Kicks off 15 days after launch.
The Nomad’s Bazaar – Track down a wandering merchant who will give you daily quests to pursue and reward you with exotic mystery rewards. Available at launch.
Photo Mode – Capture the beauty of the Egyptian landscape, indulge your inner wildlife photographer, and discover interesting photos taken by other players. Available at launch.
Discovery Tour – This new game mode turns the world of Assassin’s Creed Origins into a combat-free living museum. Read more about this mode and the educational guided tours in our previous coverage. Available in early 2018.
Horde Mode – Hone your skills with blade and bow against endless waves of enemies in the Gladiator Arena, see how your scores stack up, and challenge your friends asynchronously. Available in early 2018.
Assassin’s Creed launches on October 27th.
Are you looking forward to a duel in the desert? Or is the thought of sand between your toes too much to bear?