STALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN
Unless you’re riding away from a group of enemies, Bayek’s bow rarely seems particularly useful in combat. Many enemies are shielded, and shooting guards from distance is likely to alert others – particularly since even direct headshots don’t guarantee a kill. Still, a leisurely hunt is one of Origins’ more enjoyable side activities, and a later unlockable that gives you the chance to guide an arrow’s trajectory mid-flight lets you pull off some satisfying long shots on even the quickest of Egypt’s beasts. Whether you’re selling hyena skins or accumulating crocodile hides to buff up your defences, everything has a value, though ornithologists might not be too pleased with the number of requests that require you to kill herons. There’s a good reason for it, however: their feathers are used in rituals for the dead – and Bayek encounters plenty of corpses on his journey.