Assassin's Creed Origins Update Lets you Control the Animus

Assassin's Creed Origins Update Lets you Control the Animus

Initiate your own Plague of Wild Beasts with the Animus' help.

If you own Assassin's Creed Origins for the PC, you're about to be able to customize your gameplay experience in a big way. Later this month, Ubisoft is implementing the Animus Control Panel into the game. Once it's live, you'll be able to tweak many aspects of your environment, your movements, and NPC behavior.

You can, for example, use the Animus Control Panel to increase your character's walking and riding speed, and toggle certain abilities. You can change how NPCs fight and adjust their hit boxes. You can mess with NPCs' detection distances and their movement speeds. But most importantly, you can command multiple animal companions—and Ubisoft illustrates this point with a screenshot of a small hippo army closing in on a target.

"Start praying to Taweret reeeeal fast, boy."

Here's exactly what the Animus Control Panel brings with it, as per Ubisoft's official announcement about the upcoming feature:

  • 75 parameters within 11 categories
  • Three pre-created presets available
  • Presets created by players can be shared on a dedicated forum
  • The Animus Control Panel is embedded in the Uplay Overlay

The Trials of the Gods continue through April, too. Bring a hippo friend. Bring three.

  • April 3–10 → Sobek on Normal + Anubis on Hard
  • April 10–17 → Sekhmet on Normal + Sobek on Hard
  • April 17–24 → Anubis on Normal + Sekhmet on Hard
  • April 24–May 1 → Sobek on Normal + Anubis on Hard
Time to play God. Or, since we're in ancient Egypt, gods.

Ancient Egypt is a big, big place, and it's full of people and animals who want to kill you. Be sure to check out our hints, tips, and guides for Assassin's Creed Origins, especially our guide on how to earn money and level up fast.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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