Assassin’s Creed isn’t just about climbing buildings and sticking people with sharp objects. It’s also about stealth. A new gameplay video / developer diary is here to show you how you can take down your targets silently in the new Assassin’s Creed Origins.
First, you have have the usual way of crouching down, sneaking around, and stubbing guards in the neck without anyone else noticing. But that’s boring. How about a lion?
If you tame a lion, you can use it as a distraction. I mean, sneaking past armed guards should be much easier when there’s a hungry lion running wild in their camp. You can also create distraction by lighting bale of hay on fire using a torch of fire arrows.
But if you prefer your stealth a little bit more stealthy, you can sue a variety of knives and arrows to take down enemies from afar, without being noticed. Sleep and poison darts are back, and you can always use your bow to instantly kill unaware enemies with a head shot.
Speaking of the bow and arrow, another very useful new skill is the Predator Bow. This skills lets you steer an arrow once you fired it, to take down enemies in hard to reach places. Is it believable? No, but it looks like a lot of fun. The developers do mention it’s a tricky ability to master, so don’t expect to take down half the map without even moving.
Watch the entire video above to find out more about how Assassin’s Creed Origins is approaching stealth, and what options you have as a player. It’s pretty neat.
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