Assassin's Creed Origins players on PC will soon have a full-blown (and 100% legit) hacking tool at their disposal. Ubisoft is handing over the keys to an intimidating number of gameplay features that you can tweak with the new Animus Control Panel.
This control panel will let you modify any number of gameplay features. Play as different NPCs in the game but with Bayek's full skill set. Play with running speed ramped up 200%. It looks floaty and unnatural, but who cares. Kiss your mounts goodbye at those speeds. Or make combat easier or harder by adjusting damage dealing or hit points. Let Bayek tame more animals so that he can have an army of hippos following his every move across Egypt. Most importantly, bring back one-hit assassinations. There's a button for that.
This is a fun feature. Assassin's Creed Origins won't necessarily be a better game for it [GN score 8 out of 10], but it's super cool that Ubisoft is putting this tool in your hands.
The Assassin's Creed Origins Animus Control Panel is a free download for PC players only, available April 19.