Assassin’s Creed Origins has an extensive DLC schedule that will give players plenty of things to do and new items to collect post-launch. But the latest downloadable content pack for the game is leaving fans enraged rather than entertained.
The latest DLC pack to be released for the game is the First Civilization Pack, which introduces five new items: a new mount (Midnight Sun), a shield (Moonlit Shield), a Hunter Bow (Lightning’s Strike), a Dual Sword (Flickering Daggers), and a Heavy Blunt (Glowing Mace).
While the new unlocks look cool enough, some Assassin’s Creed Origins players are unhappy with the First Civilization Pack as they say that it is too expensive. It will be available soon in Heka Chest loot boxes at the Nomad’s Bazaar (these can be bought with in-game money) or it can be purchased from the Helix Store and costs 1000 Helix Credits (equivalent to $10).
Fans argue that $10 is far too much money to pay for a DLC drop that only includes five items. Assassin’s Creed Origins players are also frustrated that the pack is not included in the game’s DLC season pass, with some saying they purchased the pass thinking it includes all DLC, like the First Civilization Pack.
Some unhappy season pass buyers have taken to social media to protest the prices and have called for Ubisoft to make a change. Ubisoft makes an astonishing amount of money from DLC and microtransactions but the company could make even more if its DLC prices were reasonable. The argument from some is that the company could make these non-season pass DLC packs cheaper for season pass holders in order to reward their loyalty to the game.
Though, not all Assassin’s Creed Origins players feel like that as some seem to be defending the company, saying that the criticisms are unfounded. They argue that unlike the ‘pay to win’ microtransactions in games like Star Wars Battlefront 2, the Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC does not have a significant impact on the game. They say that the First Civilization Pack is actually an example of Ubisoft getting it right, instead of wrong.
As of right now, it’s unclear whether Ubisoft will address the issue. The company will want to keep franchise fans on-side by addressing their feedback and complaints, but Ubisoft may feel that it’s just a minority of fans voicing their frustrations in this case.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.