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Assassin’s Creed Origins: Curse of the Pharaohs First Look

Ubisoft has already released several substantial pieces of DLC for Assassin’s Creed Origins. Recently they released Discovery Tour Mode which is a new educational mode that allows exploration of Ptolemaic Egypt without combat and The Hidden Ones, a story expansion that follows the events of Origins. Now, for a third consecutive month of new content they have released the they have released a developer update detailing the game’s third expansion, Curse of the Pharaohs, which adds new territory, quests, and enemies.

The DLC adds new territory including the city of Thebes and the Valley of the Kings. There will be plenty more tombs to explore and loot. There will also be new afterlife world to explore on your quest to quell the angry spirits.

There are new enemies as well including the powerful and deadly Shadows of the Pharaohs. These enemies will appear to wreak havoc on the land and Bayek will have a limited window to track them down and send them back to the afterlife. Be warned they are tough enemies but will offer rewarding loot. Travel to the afterlife to fight otherworldly creatures like giant scorpions and claim the riches of past Pharaohs for yourself.

To face these new enemies Bayek will have to become even more powerful. Ubisoft is increasing the level cap 10 points to 55 and adding 15 new abilities to the skill tree. Some of these are buffs to other abilities, like Dash Boost, which rewards perfect dodges with a damage boost, or Favor of Osiris rewards you for spending time in the afterlife by gradually refilling Bayek’s tools and arrows while he’s there.

Others add new skills such as the four new archery abilities. Predator Bow can be infected with Flesh Decay, Hunter Bow shots can pierce shields when fully charged, Light Bows will deal more damage when landing consecutive hits, and a Warrior Bow blast could inflict bleed damage on targets.

Curse of the Pharaohs follows will be available for Xbox One on March 13. It’s included in the Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed Origins, or can be purchased separately for $19.99 USD.

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