Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood flags and feathers guide

This week's release of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood means two things: First, we've got a new, city-sized playground in which to run around and stab hapless guards to death. Second, there's a new galaxy of collectibles to ferret out and claim. starting with the 101 Borgia flags and 10 feathers that have been scattered around Rome. Finding these may seem a little daunting in a city as big as Rome, but it's necessary if you want to claim some of the game's best Achievements/Trophies, as well as this awesome wardrobe piece:

Above: Find them all, and the diabolically stylish (and Notoriety-eliminating) Borgia Cape will be yours!

To help you find every last scrap of bull-printed cloth and eagle detritus in the city, we've put together this guide, with videos and locations for every key collectible hiding throughout the game. Granted, you could just buy maps to this stuff in the game, but if you'd rather save your florins AND get step-by-step instructions on how to grab the trickier items and secret-location flags, we're here to help. Meanwhile, if you're having trouble with Cluster locations and solutions, or if you want to find all five 2012 Artifacts, our aptly named Clusters and 2012 Artifacts guide can help with that, too. And if you're still not sure whether the game is even worth your attention, be sure to check out our super review.

• Flags and feathers map
• Flags 1-9 (northwestern area) 
• Flags 10-18 (southwestern area) 
• Flags 19-26 (eastern area) 
• Feathers 1-3  

• Flags and feathers map
• Flags 1-8 (northeastern area)
• Flags 9-13 (central western area)
• Flags 14-19 (central eastern/southern area)
• Flags 20-26 (Tiber Island and southwest)
• Feathers 1-4 

• Flags and feathers map
• Flags 1-6 (northwest of Colosseum)
• Flags 7-11 (Aventino/Thieves Guild area)
• Flags 12-18 (east of Colosseum)
• Flags 19-26 (southeast/southern "locked" areas)
• Feathers 1-3 

• Flags map
• Flags 1-5 

• Terme di Traiano: The Halls of Nero
• Il Colosseo: Thrown to the Wolves
• Catacombe di Roma: Wolves Among the Dead
• Palazzo Laterano: The Sixth Day
• Cloaca Maxima: Leader of the Pack
• Basilica di San Pietro: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing  


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Campagna Flags 1-9

Flag 1

You'll find your first flag a short distance east of where Ezio first comes to, atop an easy-to-reach pillar.

Flag 2

The next one's at the top of a ruined set of columns towering over an elevated courtyard.

Flag 3

On top of another set of ruined columns, this time due southeast from the church.

Flag 4

Get used to looking at the tops of weathered columns; that's where most of the hidden stuff likes to hide. This one's next to a farmhouse, just south of a conspicuous pigeon coop.

Flag 5

You'll find the next flag immediately southeast of flag 4, on top of yet another column.

Flag 6

From where you found Flag 5, head straight west until you hit the border with the Centro district. The next flag-hiding pillar is on a terraced, low-set farm plot some distance south of the church. .

Flag 7

On top of another set of columns overlooking terraced farmland, this time drectly southwest of the church.

Flag 8

Just south of the house where you assassinated Il Carnefice, you'll see an acqueduct. The next flag is sitting on its western edge.

Flag 9

After you've climbed up and grabbed Flag 8, drop back down and look down and to the west of the acqueduct. The next flag is in plain view.

Next page: Flags in the southwestern and eastern areas of Campagna, and all three of Campagna's hidden feathers!


  • teh53m1chr157 - May 25, 2013 1:09 a.m.

    Important to note, when using a horse to get to the area with flag #26 in the Antico district, you cannot use an armored horse, they will not jump across the broken aqueduct.
  • Langaia - July 17, 2012 10:48 a.m.

    Absolutely perfect... I was looking for the listed flags on secret locations... And here they were... And just loved the comments about the 3d flag on Il Coliseo: Trown to the wolves... of course as stubborn as I am, had to do it "the right way". So, here goes some tip 1-At the start, mount the horse as fast as you can (to lose as little time as you possibly can, of course) 2-Standing is just a matter of double tapping, and you've got to find the "right spot" 3-I recommend re-mounting the same horse otherwise it will stand in your way. It took me around 10 to 15 times to get it right... not perfect, but good enough to get the flag, and not desyncronize.. cheers
  • aylajane82 - July 22, 2011 1:52 p.m.

    You guys rock, your guides are the best on the net!
  • maxmaz - July 5, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    twinkletitsmcgee and viperR6, you probably missed the ones in the romulus lairs..
  • maxmaz - July 5, 2011 2:58 a.m.

    crap! when you finish all the romulus lairs and when u get the armour and knife, can u go back and replay it? because i probably missed like 2 to each lair...
  • twinkletitsMcGee - May 24, 2011 4:01 a.m.

    I bought all of the flag and treasure maps and have all the flags that were shown but I am still only at 88. Any ideas?
  • viperR6 - May 18, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    Hi i read through this blog and im stuck. i completed the game ages ago but lately decided to go back through and collect all the extras. i have literally collected every treasure and borgia flag shown on the maps. but total still says ive only collected 88 out of 101. can someone help and explain why this has happened. i have taken over all bogia control, got all the feathers. and for roming around i can only be in rome. confused!!!
  • Grungustmaze - February 20, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    ummmm for what its worth i just tried getting the Il Colosseo: Thrown to the Wolves flag #3 like u guys said the "right" way and well the last part of getting on to a moving horse and getting the flag isnt possible without desynchronizing atleast when i tried because the horse just heads for the door that just shuts locked but jumping and getting the flag and then running an getting the horse on the other side of the door an then chasing that masked freak yea that worked
  • polarwind - February 3, 2011 6:28 a.m.

    Regarding Flag 16, you do NOT need the parachute to do this, follow the guide exactly except where it says to use a parachute, simply jump to the column and press and hold B (for xbox) or Circle (for PS3) to grab the ledge of the column, done.
  • gamefreakl1996 - January 28, 2011 11:40 p.m.

    I have gotten EVERYTHING (just need to solve 3 more clusters and find 7 more flags) and the ones in the secret locations (Specifically the Basilica one) But does the Borgia cape do the same thing as the Audiatore cape? or does it make it so the Borga won't even attack you?
  • Voncarstien161 - January 21, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    Hey this is a good guide, but i think this one is eaiser to follow... just go to
  • badkneecap - January 19, 2011 3:05 a.m.

    How do I get back to "Terme di Traiano: The Halls of Nero"? It's not showing up in my Hidden locations in my DNA.
  • joe-skinner - December 15, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    same problem. did you manage to solve it in the end?
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - January 13, 2011 1:20 a.m.

    Thank so much Mikel, this guide saved SOOO much of my time!
  • KermandoCaker - January 2, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    Is there the full 101 flags as some guides only do 100?
  • waltzink - December 9, 2010 12:26 a.m.

    for #16, i see NO way to even climb the arch! ugh.
  • carlramrod - November 27, 2010 2:39 a.m.

    FYI, Antico #26, you must be on the brown horse seen in your pic. It won't work with the white or war horse.
  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - November 24, 2010 10:27 a.m.

    @ChrisAntista_isMyFather: That's a good catch. I didn't realize Ezio could grab on manually where he won't automatically. I'll revise the instructions to reflect that sometime tomorrow. I also discovered you can do something similar for Flag 16 in Antico, without parachutes OR the climbing glove. So I'll update that as well.
  • ChrisAntista_isMyFather - November 22, 2010 4:03 p.m.

    EDIT Meant to say "grasp"
  • ChrisAntista_isMyFather - November 22, 2010 4:02 p.m.

    For the last feather you don't need to waste a parachute. Just grab with "B" and Ezio will grap the column. At least that's what I did and it worked. You should try it Mr. Reparaz. If it works for you as well you can edit the article. That way people won't have to do all the War Machine quest. Although I did them all anyway. Other then that thanks it was a great guide.

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