How to Block Attacks in Assassin’s Creed Origins
New to Assassin’s Creed Origins is a deeper and much more involved action combat system where Bayek can strike foes with a sword and defend himself with a shield. As you go through the game, you’ll occasionally run into tougher enemies where simply spamming them with regular attacks won’t quite do the trick. You’ll have to use your shield to block some of their stronger attacks if you want to survive.
Thankfully, doing this is pretty easy in Assassin’s Creed Origins. First, you’ll obviously need to have a shield equipped in your off-hand. The game gives you a basic shield at the very beginning, so you’ll be adequately protected for the most part. To block, all you have to do is press and hold the L1 button (or LB if you’re on Xbox One), and Bayek will raise his shield to defend himself from incoming attacks. However, do be aware that you can’t block indefinitely as enemies will eventually wise up to your tactics and start trying to break your guard. Only block attacks if you don’t have enough time to roll or dodge out of their way.
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