Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood flags and feathers guide

Palazzo Laterano: The Sixth Day

Flag 1

As you're working your way through the Pope's abandoned former residence, you'll find yourself climbing on what look like hanging double doors. While you're wrestling with them, the first flag will be clearly visible on your left. To get to it, just continue making your way toward the platform where the arrow's pointing:

Once you reach it, you'll be able to head right or left. Head left across the exposed beams, and then make another left once you're past them.

The first flag should be just a quick jog away.

Flag 2

Another tease behind a grate. For now, just head to the left of it, across the exposed beams to the platform the arrow's pointing at below. Then drop down into the next room.

In the next room, you'll find a Madonna statue; climb it to reach the platform just above it.

Once you're up there, look right. The next flag is just a couple of hops away.

Flag 3

You'll know you're close to the lair's final flag when you're forced to shimmy across crumbling, hanging scaffolding that looks like this. Head left, jump over to the wall and climb up to the ledge.

Look to your right, and you should see the next flag on a wooden slope. Hop over to where the arrow's pointing and you'll be in easy reach of it.

Cloaca Maxima: Leader of the Pack

Flag 1

The first flag is in a room where you'll have to fight a handful of Romulus followers, after which your chase target will run off past an iron gate. Ignore the "reduce distance" warnings for now; he's not going anywhere.

To grab the flag, run up and climb the wall below and to the left of it. You'll want to work your way over to the handholds on the wall to Ezio's left, here: 

Once you've climbed up that wall, you'll be able to jump off to the beam on which the flag sits. Easy!

Flag 2

A little further along, you'll reach a big, cavernous room that's crawling with Romulus followers (and their laundry). Find the structure that looks like this, to the right of the room's entrance, climb it, and then head across the laundry line to the next platform.

From there, you'll see an awning below a ledge patrolled by Romulus followers; hop over to it and scramble up to the ledge above, killing anyone who gets in your way..

Follow the ledge until you see this hanging pot. Jump over and grab it, and then continue forward until you reach the next wall ledge.

Follow the ledge until you see the wall pictured below, then use the swing bar in front of you to leap over to it.

Once you've grabbed hold, shimmy over to the right until you're able to jump onto a beam jutting out of the wall.

At this point, the followers guarding the flag will probably take notice of you. Jump over to their ledge and start murdering them.

Once they're not protecting it anymore, you'll have a clear path to the flag.

Flag 3

This one's pretty easy. Toward the end of the level, you'll confront the leader of the followers, and end up facing a doorway that looks like this:

Turn right, and you'll see the next flag behind a gate. Jump into the water, swim over to it and press A or X to dive below the surface just long enough to get under the bars, and it's yours.


Basilica di San Pietro: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Flag 1

Soon after you start chasing the Cardinal through the Basilica, you'll eventually climb the inside of a tower with two exits at the top. Take the one the arrow's pointing at below:

You'll see the first flag on top of an obelisk outside; to get to it, scramble up that brick wall and jump off it to the right, and Ezio should grab hold of tthe obelisk's rim.

Flag 2

Further on, you'll be chasing the Cardinal through some scaffolding near the Basilica's ceiling. Follow him as closely as possible.

When he rounds the corner into the next section, leap over to the hanging lamp to continue the chase... 

... then do the same again with the next lamp, directly across from where you just landed.

After you've landed from that second swing, look left. The next banner is there for the taking.

Flag 3

After you confront the Cardinal, you'll be directed to a pair of flapping curtains, past which you'll find one of those narrow viewpoint/Leap of Faith platforms. But don't leap just yet.

Instead, drop down. You'll see the next flag on a beam below you; after you grab it, scramble back up the unfinished rose window to get back on track to finish the level.

Congratulations! Assuming you've done everything as directed by this guide, you should now be in possession of all 101 flags and 10 feathers. You won't see a new cutscene or anything, but you will get a slightly disappointing 30G Achievement/Bronze Trophy. You'll also get the Borgia Cape, which when worn will ensure that your Notoriety never rises.

Above: It's... the thrill of the hunt that counts? Oh well, at least we made it easy

That's it for now - we'll have the full maps up in the next couple days. Check back soon!

Nov 17, 2010

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  • 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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