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Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC gets a release date

Ubisoft has announced that The Hidden Ones, the first piece of downloadable content (DLC) for Assassin’s Creed Origins, will launch on January 24, 2018, on all platforms.

Ubisoft also revealed release dates for upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins post-launch content, including season pass content and free add-on content available to all players.

Players can continue their journey through Ancient Egypt with a wide variety of content including several hours of new storyline expansions and quests, timed events and customization items.

The Hidden Ones is a story-driven expansion that 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.

Another upcoming release is the discovery tour by Assassin’s Creed: ancient Egypt.

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.

Discovery Tour will be available as a free update for all Assassin’s Creed Origins owners.

The Curse of the Pharaohs is the last of the currently announced DLC.

This 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.

The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC will be available on March 6, 2018.

Additionally, a wide variety of free content, including Trials of the Gods and a new quest, Incoming Threat, a prelude to DLC 1 The Hidden Ones, in which players must head-off an incoming incursion and find out where it's coming from, will be available for all Assassin’s Creed Origins players.

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