How to Pet a Fox in Ghost of Tsushima

As you play Ghost of Tsushima and are slowly but surely making your way up to the final battle, you are very likely to come across a few foxes out in the wild. As Ghost of Tsushima is a game with many features and hidden abilities, since the community asked, we thought that we should dedicate an entire article to teaching you how to pet a fox.

So, in this blog post, we will not only show you exactly how to pet a fox but also where you can find those precious animals on the island of Tsushima.

How to Find a Fox

In order to pet a fox, you will first need to find it. So, your first job will be to find a Fox Den shrine and honor it. Fortunately, that task should be pretty straightforward as there are shrines all over the island of Tsushima.

As you are making your way over, look for a message indicating that you are entering the Fox Den area. Then, look out for spots on the map that are marked with a fox head which will indicate that the small orange friend is in the area.

How to Pet Foxes

To pet a fox, you will simply need to tap “R2” on your controller when the prompt pops up. Here is a breakdown of exactly how to do it.

  1. First and foremost, locate a fox by heading over to a discovered Fox Den.
  2. Once you have located the fox that you want to pet, follow it to a hidden Inari Shrine.
  3. Then, you must interact with the Inari Shrine by holding “R2”
  4. After that, make your way to the fox that should be right behind you.
  5. Finally, once you are right next to the fox, press “R2” when the prompt pops up to pet it.

If you manage to follow the instructions properly, Jin will bend down and will start to pet the fox. You will also see the fox’s excitement as it will begin to hop before it walks away.

What Do You Get From Petting a Fox?

As it is just a fun feature added to the game, you don’t actually get anything from petting a fox. If you feel like you have some time on your hands, it’s certainly the thing to do but if you are busy kicking enemies with the help of the grappling hook, then you can simply ignore them.