Today Ubisoft unveiled its post-launch DLC plan for Assassin’s Creed Origins, which includes both a premium Season Pass and an assortment of major content additions that will be entirely free. The game’s $40 Season Pass is now confirmed to feature two major expansions and two customization DLC packs. As for free content, Ubisoft has plans to fill out Assassin’s Creed Origins with regularly scheduled new missions and challenges, as well as a full Horde Mode.
Starting with Assassin’s Creed Origins‘ Season Pass, the two confirmed expansions are titled The Hidden Ones and The Curse of the Pharaohs. These expansions will release in January and March 2018, respectively. The Hidden Ones will take place years after Assassin’s Creed Origins, continuing Bayek’s story and further establishing the role of the Assassin’s Brotherhood moving into the future.
The Curse of The Pharaohs, meanwhile, takes Origins in a decidedly supernatural direction. Bayek will take on Egyptian mythology come to life in a new open-world region.
To help Season Pass holders remain content with their purchase between launch and The Hidden Ones’ release next January, Ubisoft will release two cosmetic DLC packs in November. The Roman Centurian and Horus DLC packs will feature exclusive outfits, mounts, and weapons for Season Pass holders.
Ubisoft will also release a variety of content post-launch that will be entirely free to check out. This includes large content releases like new modes and more mundane content like daily quests. The big releases include the previously announced Discovery Tour mode, which allows players to experience educational guided tours through the game’s world, a Photo Mode, and a Horde Mode, allowing players to take on increasingly challenging waves of enemies. Neither mode currently has a release window, so expect to hear more information soon.
As for the regularly scheduled content, the Nomad’s Bazaar will offer a daily challenge that offers players a mystery reward, while the Trials of the Gods will offer more substantial (and less regular) challenges. In Trials of the Gods players take on huge Egyptian gods brought to life, almost like a traditional video game boss fight. So far only Anubis has been shown, but it’s implied that more gods will join the Trials down the line.
It’s unclear whether there is more Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC planned, such as freely available cosmetics and weapons, but Ubisoft clearly wanted to focus on the big post-launch DLC goals right now. Stay tuned for more information in the months to come.
Assassin’s Creed Origins releases on October 27 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.