Assassin’s Creed has seen some great pieces of DLC throughout the years, from Syndicate’s Jack the Ripper to AC3’s Tyranny of King Washington. The content for this year’s game, Assassin’s Creed Origins, has been revealed in a new trailer and it’s looking really good. It is strange to see this before the game has even been released – due out on October 27th – but nevertheless there is plenty of season pass action and free content for players over the many months ahead. You can find the DLC trailer linked at the end of this article.
The DLC for season pass owners, which can be obtained by ordering the Gold Edition of Origins, or picking up the season pass as a standalone, kicks off next month with two customisation and weapons packs. These are the Roman Centurion and Horus packs, each containing new themed costumes, mounts and weapons for Bayek and his trusty animal companions.
In the New Year the first story expansion drops, called The Hidden Ones. This takes place many years after the main narrative of Origins which is pretty cool. Bayek travels to a new region and is thrown into a conflict between rebel factions and a Roman force. It’s been said to expand his role and add to the brotherhood story.
March sees the final season pass content released which is another story expansion titled The Curse of the Pharaohs, the most exciting of the whole lot. Delving more into the fantasy of Egyptian mythology, Bayek is thrown into a living nightmare while investigating a mystery. Within a new region, he will have to battle deadly mythical beasts from dead Pharaohs to horrific giant scorpions bound to cause nightmares for players.
The free content for all players features multiple new activities. The first of which is a regular live combat challenge called Trials of the Gods, pitting players in exciting battles with giant Egyptian Gods. A lot of skill will be needed to succeed here. Another combat-related activity is Horde Mode, taking place in the Gladiator arena where players simply fight against waves of enemies.
There’s also the Nomad’s Bazaar, where a traveller called Reda gives players daily side quests which reward them with mystery items. It’s going to be a big draw to get people to play Origins every day, just for that chance of getting a big reward.
While this is something that perhaps should be on disc, a photo mode will be added to Origins to allow players to capture the beautiful sights of ancient Egypt. Every picture taken will automatically be uploaded to the community and be added to players’ world map. The final piece of content is a discovery tour, which takes players around the game world and educates them on the real-life and in-game history of the various landmarks across Egypt. If you ever get History homework on ancient Egypt, Ubisoft have you covered.
If the impending release of Assassin’s Creed Origins isn’t exciting enough, fans have more look forward to up until March. The two story expansions especially are looking like the season pass may well be worth purchasing. For now though, get ready for October 27th to finally jump back into the Animus and make your mark across ancient Egypt.