The launch of Assassin's Creed Origins on October 27 will be just the beginning for players who dive into the vast and mysterious open world of Ancient Egypt. From expansions for Season Pass holders to free modes and more for all players, there will be plenty of new adventures that will, in the words of Game Director Ashraf Ismail, "allow players to continue progressing and levelling up their characters in the long run." Get a glimpse of what's in store in the trailer below, then read on for details.
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. To gain access to all of the above, players will need to own the Season Pass, which is included in Assassin's Creed Origins Gold Edition and is also available for purchase separately.
There is also a bevy of new additions coming to the game after launch that will be free for all players, including:
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 Origins will be available on October 27 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on the vibrant open world and the new combat system, check out our previous Assassin's Creed Origins coverage. See below for a recap of what's coming: