On March 13th the second DLC for Assassin’s Creed Origins, The Curse of the Pharaohs releases!
Recently Ubisoft Devs shared the following in an official Q&A along with releasing the trailer today.
What is the story behind The Curse of the Pharaohs?
Bayek travels to Thebes to investigate an ancient curse that’s plaguing the region. The Curse of the Pharaohs focuses on Egyptian mythology, pitting players against famous pharaohs and Egyptian monsters.
When and where does the expansion take place?
The Curse of the Pharaohs is set four years after the events of the main game and will lead Bayek to the Thebes region. On his journey to investigate the curse, he’ll be traversing historical landmarks such as the ancient capital city of Thebes with its temples of Karnak and Luxor, which will lead him to explore the secret tombs of the Valley of the Kings and what lies beyond.
What can players expect from this expansion?
Players will be able to delve into the all-new Thebes region, with a variety of main quests and side quests that will immerse them in the mystical beliefs of ancient Egypt. This region will challenge players with a new set of enemies and mystical boss fights.
Will there be a level increase?
Yes, players will be able to progress to level 55 in The Curse of the Pharaohs.
Will players be meeting already known characters?
Bayek will meet an entirely new cast of characters.
Do players need to finish the main story of the game in order to start The Curse of the Pharaohs?
No, it’s not required to finish the main story of Assassin’s Creed® Origins to play the expansion. However, we do recommend a level close to 45 for the fullest experience.
Do I need to own The Hidden Ones expansion to play and fully understand The Curse of the Pharaohs?
No, The Hidden Ones is not required to play, access, or understand The Curse of the Pharaohs.
How do I access The Curse of the Pharaohs?
Players who own the expansion can access it through The Curse of the Pharaohs quest in their quest menu. It will appear in the quest log once players have progressed past the main game’s quest, Farewell. They can also open the Atlas in the world map and fast travel to the Thebes region.
Will the expansion be available separately and do I need to own the main game?
The Curse of the Pharaohs is part of the Season Pass or can be purchased separately. You need to own Assassin’s Creed Origins to access the expansion.
Will there be new achievements to unlock?
Yes, The Curse of the Pharaohs contains six new achievements for our achievement hunters out there.
The expansion will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and PC.