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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer strategy guide – How to be a cheating bastard

We know it’s been hard for you in Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. You’re the cold dead lump of quivering failure who lies bleeding out in the gutter while everyone else is jumping around the rooftops having fun. No more.

This guide will describe to you every ability you can unlock during online play, and give you some of the best strategies for each. Finally, you will be the one to rack up the points, grab first place and get the girl. True, you’ll probably just stab her in the neck and move on to the next target, but at least you’ll have her.

 

Disguise


(Unlocked at Lvl 2)

What is it?
The Disguise ability works exactly the way you think it does: it transforms you into an entirely different character model. While that’s cool and all, the duration of the disguise is ridiculously short (only 15 seconds).

Technique: It wasn’t me! It was the one-armed man!

Sooner or later, you’re going to be on the business end of a Chase Sequence. Assuming that you’ve got a decent amount of distance between you and your pursuer, the Disguise ability is designed specifically to make grabbing that +100 Escape Bonus easy; however, there are other uses for this tool that don’t involve you running for your life.

You’re at your most vulnerable when taking down a target (for some pretty obvious reasons). After murdering your quarry, immediately break the line of sight with possible pursuers by darting around a corner (any corner). Get into a blend group to automatically break any lock-ons that your pursuer may have placed on you and then activate the disguise. This might seem a little pre-emptive, but it increases the chance that your pursuer will lose sight of you and kill the wrong target.  This means a +100 Lure Bonus for you.

 

 

 

Sprint Boost


(Unlocked at Lvl 3)

What is it?
The Sprint Boost ability makes you run faster. Duh.

Technique: The Massive Coward

Being able to run faster than everyone else has its obvious benefits for certain situations. For instance, if you feel that the hooded individual power walking over towards your blend spot harbors nothing but ill intentions, why stick around? Activate Sprint Boost and get your ass out of there. Best-case scenario: Your pursuer breaks cover and you win an easy +100 Escape Bonus because there is no chance in Hell they’ll be able to keep up.

Technique: Sonic the Sociopath

If you’re a monster truck of a man (or woman?) who believes that stealth is for pussies, mix and match Sprint Boost with the Silent Hunt perk. Once your target is in sight, activate your sprinting ability and move in for a quick kill. The perk will ensure that you get +150 to +300 for the kill instead of the standard +100 kill score because your stealth meter won’t decrease as quickly.

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22 comments

  • InfogramesRadar - December 11, 2010 2:14 a.m.

    I spy a 'The Fugitive' reference
  • ThatGuyFromTV - December 11, 2010 2:18 a.m.

    A guide to being a cheating bastard for a multiplayer game about trying to be the biggest cheating bastard. And I'm loving every single second of it.
  • WrathLord03 - December 11, 2010 2:37 a.m.

    I'd recommend using Templar Vision in a hay bale or the like, as no one can see you glowing. Of course, someone might see you jump inside the hay bale so try and be discreet anyway.
  • slapdatass - December 11, 2010 2:57 a.m.

    Cool, thank you. Multiplayer can be frustrating as hell when you're starting and everyone else seems to be level 40+. Just wish the locking mechanism wasn't so iffy :\
  • HankVenture - December 11, 2010 3:42 a.m.

    I always use that morph trick is more than one person is following me and I'm near the top scores. I sat in the same hay bale stack for the last 2 minutes of a game doing that and staying in first place
  • Midgetman377 - December 11, 2010 3:58 a.m.

    This article was helpful but i'd just like to point out that using a smoke bomb before poisoning someone isn't very subtle.
  • cyclone306 - December 11, 2010 11:49 a.m.

    pretty amazing article though
  • Unoriginal - December 11, 2010 11:55 a.m.

    Going into multiplayer once I get enough of the single player. There are some pretty mean strategies here that I am sure will com in handy. What do you get on level 1? Just a hiddenblade or something more?
  • Jamahl - December 11, 2010 2:36 p.m.

    The reason why they used a poison bomb was so they could get the focus bonus. REAL pros can get the focus bonus anyway. : P
  • Markstone - December 11, 2010 4:35 p.m.

    What they didn't mention was disguise is great for manhunt, as you can approach the targets without them realizing you are one of the hunter characters.
  • Corsair89 - December 11, 2010 5:32 p.m.

    I haven't had this much fun in a multiplayer game in a long time.
  • SirManguydude - December 11, 2010 9:44 p.m.

    Here is a nice little hint. If your target is blending with a group of NPCs, just walk in holding B for a Gentle Push. The one that does move right is your target.
  • Rane - December 12, 2010 8:08 a.m.

    I find mute useful in Manhunt by running up to pursuers and mute-stunning them... they never see it coming, haha. Even better if someone is covering you, multiple stuns.
  • ACIIisgreat - December 12, 2010 11:23 a.m.

    Reading this has gotten me REALLY excited for Brotherhood, cant wait to jump in, though I was gonna get it anyways. (Though my name and pic may have given that away...)
  • Limbo - December 13, 2010 8:12 a.m.

    Might have to pick this up. It's definitely a different take on multiplayer.
  • bl00dyvalen7ine - December 13, 2010 8:37 p.m.

    Not sure about anyone else but once poisoned I can't stun my puruer even though I'm standing right next to him.Is that suppose to happen or is it a bug cuz if it's ment to be that way thats really stupid.
  • casXey - December 27, 2010 8:14 p.m.

    Does anyone else notice that all doctors like to perch on rooftops like big dumb birds?
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - January 21, 2011 11:58 p.m.

    It might be because I'm a blonde, but I never knew that using templar vision made you all sparkly! Damn, if I had known that... Anyway, I'll try poison since I just unlocked it.
  • 1RacerXvprKlr - February 14, 2011 4:20 a.m.

    this game just keeps on giving in so many nasty ways...note to self must play more often.....

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