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Assassin's Creed Origins' first major DLC comes with a piece of For Honor

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Assassin's Creed Origins - The Hidden Ones

Assassin's Creed Origins will get its first major DLC pack in January, along with some free updates for those sensible enough not to buy DLCs and season passes. The upcoming update will feature new quests and an increased level-cap

Ubisoft's latest addition to the Assassin's Creed franchise has been out since October 2017. People seem to like it very much. The game was, in fact, so well received that Ubisoft delayed it's other projects in order to maximise their chances of following in Origins' footsteps.

Assassin's Creed Origins is getting its first major DLC pack later this month. The update will feature a new quest. Some fresh items will show up in Heka chests and you'll be able to sell outfits at weaver shops. None of this is actually the centrepiece of the update.

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The Hidden Ones is the first of two DLC packs for Assassin's Creed Origins. The DLC will land in January and continue Bayek's story, along with a new region ruled by the Romans. A region ripe for assassining unsuspecting big shots left and right. The level cap is being raised to 45, further cementing the MMO influenced cashgrab of a business model Ubisoft is so fond of.

The base game will also receive some updates, for those belonging to the sensible camp of conscientious season pass objectors. Some obligatory new threads and the return of two Trials of the Gods are part of the scheme. Anubis will be available for a week, starting today, and Sobek will begin making his rounds on 23 January.

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The sugarcoating threads will take the form of a Warden outfit from Origins' slow cousin - For Honor. The free daily Heka chests Ubi wants to slip your way will contain items from the latest paid-for cosmetic DLC sets: the Nightmare, First Civilisation, Gladiator and Wacky packs. Drug dealers have a similar way of getting you hooked on their product.

The Hidden Ones DLC doesn't have a set release date, but the trophies spotted so far suggest that it'll be here soon. And don't let Ubisoft fool you into thinking this is an expansion just because they said so. It's DLC. Expansions are a relic from the past, and sorely missed.