The third DLC installment for Assassin’s Creed Origins has been revealed and it involves every treasure hunter’s favorite thing, grave robbing. Curse of the Pharaohs takes Bayek on a journey to hunt down past Pharaohs who have suddenly started materializing in Egypt.
This installment adds new areas to the map, such as Thebes, the Valley of the Kings, and even the Egyptian Underworld. A big focus for this expansion is the afterlife and the unique twist it offers. The afterlife can be accessed through portals found in Pharaoh’s tombs, and will bring players to a self contained open world map, but be careful, because danger lurks around every corner.
Curse of the Pharaohs will also focus on blending Bayek’s Egypt with the past Pharaohs. The Shadows of the Pharaohs will randomly appear as limited time bosses for Bayek to hunt down. Defeating one of these bosses will earn players new gear, but the window to attack is short.
Bayek’s level cap will be increased to 55, with several new unlockable abilities. These new abilities range from a dash boost that gives him increased damage after a successful dodge, to shield ignoring hunter bow shots. Bayek will also receive regenerating arrows and tools while spending time in the afterlife.
Curse of the Pharaohs will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 13. It is included in the Assassin’s Creed Origins season pass, and will cost $19.99 for those who don’t have it.