Assassin's Creed Unity, the strictly next-gen and PC edition of Ubisoft's blockbuster franchise, is out today. Pre-Revolution Paris is the destination for Arno's latest adventure, and as well as the usual feast of rooftop acrobatics and sneaky infiltrations, there's co-op action for the first time in the series.
We're working our way through the game now and writing up our exploits for this walkthrough, so check back often for daily updates. Once we've wrapped up Unity's main story, we'll also go back and add some other useful stuff like collectible locations and co-op and combat guides. To help newcomers get straight into the action, we've assembled a few simple tips further down this page.
Assassin's Creed Unity - Prologue, Templar Artifacts, Assassin, de Molay
A quick guide to the simple opening section of the game.
Assassin's Creed Unity - Memories of Versailles, The Estates General, High Society
Our walkthrough for Unity's first sequence of memories.
Assassin's Creed Unity - Imprison, Bellec, Rebirth, Sainte-Chapelle, Bastille
How to bust out of prison and escape to safety with Bellec.
Assassin's Creed Unity - Graduation, Confession, Notre Dame, keys, Sivert, Duchesneau
Completing the Silvert assassination and ticking off this sequence's Challenges.
Server bridge - Paris 1898
Assassin's Creed Unity - Server bridge, Paris 1898, Metro Lady Liberty, portal, rope
A survival guide for making it through Unity's first server bridge.
Assassin's Creed Unity - Kingdom of Beggars, La Touche, Le Roi Est Mort, Le Rois de Thunes
Our guide to staying on the trail of La Touche and finishing up both Challenges.
Assassin's Creed Unity - The Silversmith, Germain, Brute, La Halle Aux Bles, The Prophet
How to find Germain and survive the brutish onslaught in this next sequence.
Assassin's Creed Unity - The Jacobin Club, Templar Ambush, maze, Snipers
Tracking down La Touche and escaping from the maze.
Assassin's Creed Unity - A Cautious Alliance, Meeting with Mirabeau, Bellec fight
Our guide to finishing up the seventh sequence.
Server bridge - Paris 1944
Assassin's Creed Unity - Server bridge, Paris 1944, Destroy the Planes, Eiffel Tower
Surviving the second of Unity's time-hopping server bridges.
Assassin's Creed Unity - The King's Correspondence, September Massacres, Rouille
A simple method for making light work of the Rouille assassination.
Assassin's Creed Unity - Starving Times, Steal the Orders, Marie Levesque, Montgolfiere
A complete guide to surviving the lengthy ninth sequence of the game.
Assassin's Creed Unity - A Dinner Engagement, The Execution, Peletier, defend Elise
How to assassinate Peletier and save Elise from the Extremists.
Assassin's Creed Unity - Bottom of the Barrel, Rise of the Assassin, key, cage, la Touche
Our guide to finishing Unity's penultimate sequence.
Server bridge - Paris 1394
Assassin's Creed Unity - Server bridge, Paris 1394, bridge, quarry, portal
How to make it safely through Unity's final server bridge.
Assassin's Creed Unity - The Supreme Being, The Fall of Robespierre, The Temple, Germain
Everything you need to know about finishing the final sequence in Assassin's Creed Unity.
Nostradamus Enigma guide
How to solve all of those obscure Nostradamus Enigma riddles.
As you play through the game you'll notice various types of chests scattered around the world. You'll need to do something different to get inside them, depending on the colour. To get inside a Gold chest, for example, you'll need to link up with uPlay, while blue chests are tied to use of the game's companion app. Red chests can be opened with lockpicks and white ones can be freely rummaged.
The colour of each chest also determines the value of the rewards you can expect to receive. White ones rarely contain something worth getting excited about, while red ones are often much better. Regardless, it's worth trying to hoover up as much of this loot as you can while you play through the game.
If you've looted plenty of cash you'll be able to treat yourself to some new weapons. Make grabbing a pistol or a rifle a priority so that you have something to pick off ranged enemies more easily. They'll make a hell of a racket when they go off, so aren't exactly subtle, but the benefit of range means you shouldn't have too much trouble escaping from your newly found unwanted attention.
Once you've bagged a decent gun, you should upgrade your sword. You'll be using this weapon more than pretty much any other, so it pays to look after it. Grab something with strong damage and speed attributes like the Foil which has a good balance of stats.
Make sure you grab as many Synch points as you can as you explore the world, as it'll make getting around town a good deal easier. As well as providing fast-travel options, you'll also be able to expand the map by grabbing these, and give yourself many more escape options should you find yourself overwhelmed.
Save the people
The ordinary people of Paris are just as much in danger as the aristocracy during the uncertainties of the Revolution. Keep your eyes peeled for Crowd Events as you play the game. Some of the tasks you'll be given will help you unlock new rewards.
Master the cover system
Fun though melee combat is in Unity, there are many occasions when you'll need to hide from the worst dangers the city has to offer. Hiding around corners will help you lose guards in very crowded areas, and you can enter cover mode against walls and objects by running up and activating the button that's indicated.
Another essential part of surviving in the game is to blend in with the crowd. Look for large gatherings of people, then sidle your way up-close to them so you become lost amongst the throng. Just don't get too close to guards at first or they'll clock you regardless.