If you're looking for something new to do in Assassin's Creed Origins, Ubisoft has you covered with some fresh DLC launching later this month. It's called "The Hidden Ones," and it will be the first major expansion to launch for the already massive open-world adventure game.
Assassin's Creed Origins is no stranger to updates. Fresh content has been dropped into the game every few weeks since launch last fall, with a handful of timed special events popping up like clockwork as well. This January, though, the game will be receiving its first major addition to the world and narrative.
While the regularly scheduled title update will bring a new in-game quest to Origins this month, along with some new in-game items and even a new mechanic (selling outfits at weaver shops), the big draw for the latest Assassin's Creed will be the game's first expansion, which sees protagonist Bayek and his steadily growing collection of Assassins going toe-to-toe with the Romans.
Again, this is your standard DLC rather than a minor update, so players can expect an all-new region of the game to explore, new enemies, items, loads of missions and more.
The DLC announcement touts the story addition as being "vast," so we figure it'll keep players busy for at least a few hours. The in-game level cap is also increased from 40 to 45 with this update. Sadly, no real information outside of that has been provided, but we figure a "January" launch date means we won't have to wait much longer for additional details.
And again, that's only part of the activities going on within Origins this month. The Trials of the Gods have returned, allowing players to hunt down and battle Egyptian deities for a limited time. Anubis will be on the prowl from Jan. 9-16 with Sobek up for grabs from Jan. 23-30.
As noted above, in-game loot will be expanded in January to include new weapons and gear, with Ubisoft Club participants able to buy a suit of armor known as the Warden's Oath for 40 Uplay Units.
Ubisoft has gotten really good about keeping their games going strong with continuing support, so The Hidden Ones will only be the first of several major DLC packs launched throughout the year. We figure a launch trailer is due any day now, so keep your eyes peeled for additional details as to why, exactly, the Assassins look to cause trouble for the Romans. Or, if you're a history buff, feel free to educate the masses in the comments below.
Moving forward, we'd be interested in hearing what kind of DLC chapters our readers would like to see out of Origins. Is there a time-appropriate bit of history you'd like to see the story address, or perhaps an area in Egypt you'd like to visit? Let us know in the comments below.