Breaking: You can pet cats in Assassin's Creed: Origins

Extremely important news update from Assassin's Creed: Origins. You can pet kitty cats.

A few times while loitering in small towns, I noticed that the local cats would eventually wander over to take a look at me. First one would arrive, then maybe a couple more, depending on how long I waited. The cats will sit at your feet, wind around your legs, and even follow you around the town, provided you don't run too fast or too far. And, there's a way to pet them.

I was testing the cats' loyalty by climbing stone walls to see if they'd climb up with me (yeah, I have assassination targets awaiting but this is important cat-related science I'm performing) and while the kitties seem to prefer staying on the ground, I did find a way to pet them.

While there's no 'Press F to pet kitty' prompt, if you crouch and one happens to walk up right in front of you, you'll reach out your hand for a nice little head-scratch. Sweet. Perhaps they're drawn to my giant brass cat helmet.

For more about Assassin's Creed: Origins, here's my review in progress (which I'll get back to once I've gotten tired of playing with cats) and a guide to unlocking the game's best skill.

Christopher Livingston
Senior Editor

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.