Ubisoft has revealed what's in store for Assassin's Creed Origins in January, confirming that an update is heading our way alongside the game's first expansion, which is titled The Hidden Ones. The publisher's detailed both in a fresh blog post.

Starting off with the update, we're looking at an additional quest that "celebrates" the arrival of The Hidden Ones, so we imagine that it ties directly into the story of the expansion. The January patch will also broaden the loot pool of Heka chests, adding weapons, outfits, and mounts that were previously only available as premium content packs. What's more, the update will allow you to sell outfits. Unfortunately, there's no mention of the speculated New Game Plus mode just yet.

Meanwhile, The Hidden Ones sounds pretty robust. It'll give Bayek a whole new region to explore as he builds the foundation of the Assassin brotherhood. It'll apparently boast a "vast" new story, and it'll increase the level cap from 40 to 45. If you own the season pass, you obviously get the expansion at no additional cost. However, The Hidden Ones still doesn't have a concrete release date. We can only assume that one will be announced in the very near future.

A few extras: Trials of the Gods is returning throughout the month, and there are a couple of fresh downloadable content packs launching, too. There's even a For Honor costume launching on the Ubisoft Club store, so you'll be able to nab that with your points and have Bayek run around the desert in a full suit of armour. Toasty.

Are you looking forward to The Hidden Ones? Keep your blade sheathed in the comments section below.

[via assassinscreed.ubisoft.com]