First DLC for Assassin's Creed Origins Coming Later This Month

First DLC for Assassin's Creed Origins Coming Later This Month

And there's more where that came from.

Egypt is a big country, and Assassin's Creed Origins, a game set in the middle of its shifting sands, is a suitably big game. There's a lot of content to explore, a lot of story to cover.

You ought to know the game industry credo by now, though: "There is always room for DLC." Assassin's Creed Origins is no exception. This morning, Ubisoft sent out a notice announcing the first downloadable content for its stealthy adventure game arrives on January 23.

The premiere bit of DLC for Assassin's Creed Origins is "The Hidden Ones," a story-based expansion that "builds upon the growth of the Brotherhood," according to Ubisoft. The new story takes place four years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins, and sees the assassins clash with Roman soldiers occupying Sinai. If you don't have a season's pass for Assassin's Creed Origins, you can buy the DLC separately for $9.99 on January 23, 2018.

Do not taunt the hungry hungry hippos.

When you're done mopping up the Romans, why not sit your butt down and learn a thing? The next DLC for Assassin's Creed Origins is "Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt". This educational tour of Egypt doesn't let you slit throats, but you can still walk around and learn about Egypt's history and culture. Lesson #1: Don't piss off the hippopotami. Discovery Tour is a free update if you own Assassin's Creed Origins, and you can also grab it for $19.99 on Uplay and Steam for Windows PC on February 20, 2018.

The second DLC pack for Assassin's Creed Origins is The Curse of the Pharaohs, another story-based expansion. This time, players travel to Thebes to investigate the consequences of a nasty curse. The DLC also increases the level cap to 55 and gives players access to new weapons and armor based around Egyptian myth. If you don't have a season pass, you can download The Curse of the Pharaohs for $19.99 on March 6, 2018.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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