The world of Assassin’s Creed is a big one, but very soon it’ll be getting bigger still as the first downloadable content pack for Assassin’s Creed Origins will be released.

Ubisoft have today announced that The Hidden Ones will be the first piece of DLC for AC Origins. Due for launch come Jan 23rd 2018, The Hidden Ones – and further announced content packs – will give you the chance to continue your journey through Ancient Egypt with hours of new story quests, timed events and customisation items.

The first piece of DLC – 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 customise their character. You will also 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.

The Hidden Ones will be available to all season pass owners or can be purchased as a separate item on January 23rd.

Come the 20th Feb and the Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt will begin. This new educational mode 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. You can begin to 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.

The Discovery Tour will be available as a free update for all Assassin’s Creed Origins players. Alternatively, those not down with the game will be able to purchase it from Uplay and Steam for PC.

The second DLC pack will be The Curse of the Pharaohs. This expansion offers a completely new storyline to delve into as you get to 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.

The level cap will increase once more – this time to 55 – and there will be 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 for season pass owners, or can be purchased separately, on March 6th, 2018.

If you’re wondering about the season pass, then you will find it included in the Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition and, in addition to the two pieces of DLC, includes the Horus Pack and Roman Centurion Pack with their own set of weapons, mounts and outfits, a legendary weapon and 500 Helix credits. You can obviously purchase the pass separately should you so wish too.

But that’s not all as Ubisoft have confirmed that 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 where its coming from, will be available for all Assassin’s Creed Origins players.

The world of Assassin’s Creed just keeps getting bigger. And we love it! Make sure you let us know your thoughts on the latest DLC plans by posting in the comments below. You can have a read of our review of Assassin’s Creed Origins on Xbox One right here too.

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