There are two different kind of whistles on offer in Assassin’s Creed Origins. While a long press of the down directional button will call your trusty horse or ship of the desert, a quick tap will whistle for attention. This comes in exceptionally handy when you’re hiding in the undergrowth of an enemy camp.
Whistle while a guard is in range of your hiding spot and he just won’t be able to resist coming over to take a look. Wait for him to get close, tap your assassinate button and, in the moment of slow motion surprise as he sees it’s not berries in the bush, you’ll yank him into the undergrowth and put an end to his miserable life. OK, probably miserable life but you’ve got a target to get to and needs must.
You’re going to want to hunt down as many animals as people in Assassin’s Creed Origins. Not only does your gear menu have a shield, weaponry and mount section, you’ll find crafting slots at the bottom of the screen that all need various upgrades. Your quiver needs wood to be able to carry more arrows, while your hidden blade wants two different types of metal to increase damage. Crafting goods are everywhere in Egypt and they tend to be on four legs.
The fastest way to find everything you need is by sending Senu, your eagle, into the sky. She can see metal being carted across the world by guards as well as soon to be leather having a snooze next to the river. Handily, you can pin the ingredients you need to your main screen so that when you see endless icons scooting across the country, you know what you’re looking for. Also, as a bonus, remember to dismantle the weapons you don’t need as you’ll get extra wood and metal. You could be carrying around a literal gold mine so keep an eye on everything.