[ac origins the hidden ones]Everything You Need To Know About ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones’ DLC

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  ’The Hidden Ones’ launches January 23rd on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

  Credit: Ubisoft

  The first major DLC expansion for Assassin’s Creed Origins launches this Tuesday, January 23rd.

  In ‘The Hidden Ones’ DLC, players will embark on a new high-level adventure starring the base game’s protagonist, Bayek. The events of the downloadable content take place four years after the end of the game proper, and pit Bayek against both Roman centurions and the mysterious Hidden Ones, after the official formation of the Brotherhood.

  Here’s everything you need to know about the DLC pack.

  The Basics:

  The content will go live tomorrow, January 23rd, on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

  ’The Hidden Ones’ can be purchased as part of the Season Pass or as a standalone for $9.99.

  While there’s no official number yet, early reports suggest a 3 to 4 hour main campaign and upwards of 5 hours of side content. This will vary depending on play-style including use of fast-travel.

  The DLC will be accessible through a new quest after purchase.

  The Setting:

  ’The Hidden Ones’ takes place in the Sinai Peninsula in a mountainous region of Egypt, with the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the south.

  The area is occupied by Romans during the game while rebel forces seek to drive them out.

  New outfits, Legendary weapons, mounts and other items dot the new map, and you can take these with you back into the main game like a proper time traveler.


  The new content will be accessible at any time, however Ubisoft cautions players that this is high-level content and suggests players attain level 40 before attempting it.

  Ubisoft has also announced that the level cap will be raised to 45 for DLC owners, with another raise (to level 55) planned for the next DLC.

  Speaking of the next DLC, here’s what’s coming to the game next:

  Discovery Tour is an educational, combat-free mode that let’s you explore ancient Egypt while learning all about it at the same time. It’s free for owners of the game or $19.99 as a stand-alone product. Coming February 20th.

  The Curse of the Pharaohs lands on March 6th and pits Bayek against undead Pharaohs and mythical beasts in the first story-driven fantasy DLC for an Assassin’s Creed game. Also part of the Season Pass or $19.99 by itself.


  The trailer for ‘The Hidden Ones’ is pretty epic. Check it out:


  Here’s some screenshots from the DLC.

  Gallery: Assassin’s Creed Origins ‘The Hidden Ones’ DLC

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  That’s pretty much everything you need to know. We’ll be playing the new content in the coming days so stay tuned for impressions.

  Read our Assassin’s Creed: Origins review here.

  Further Reading:

  See 2018’s top video game releases here.

  Check out the Forbes Top 20 games of 2017 here.

  Here are my 42 video game predictions for the coming year.

  See what other games are releasing in January here.