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

Throwing Knives


(Unlocked at Lvl 16)

What is it?
The Throwing Knives ability is another nifty tool that will help you put a rein on some of the more skittish types. Instead of killing your target, the throwing knives slow down their movement speed to a crawl and prevent them from hopping around and climbing buildings.

Technique: The Butterfingers

Ever follow a target for a good deal of time making sure to stay out of sight only to watch them scurry up the side of a building? Sucks, doesn’t it? Your throwing knives will help to remedy this.

Make sure to lock onto your victim when you start to tail them. The moment they start running up that wall, toss out a throwing knife. They’ll fall right back down to earth and then be forced to hobble around dazed and confused for several seconds. Calmly walk in and pull some clean up duty.

 

 

Templar Vision


(Unlocked at Lvl 19)

What is it?
The Templar Vision ability is basically the multiplayer version of Eagle Vision. When activated, your targets are highlighted in bright blue while your pursuers are highlighted in bright red. Unfortunately, you light up like a damn Christmas tree whenever you use it.

Technique: The Rooftop Avenger

While skulking around on the rooftops does have its definite downers (i.e. everyone and their mother can see where you are), there are some ups to it as well. For instance, you get to crash down upon your victims like some sort of majestic flying eagle god. Unfortunately, if your targets are doing their jobs, it’ll be a little difficult to pick them out of the crowd. This is where Templar Vision comes in.

Once again, we don’t recommend running around on the rooftops; however, if you’re already up there for the whole world to see, then who cares if you’re all sparkly and fabulous?  Activate Templar Vision to pick your target out of the crowd and grab an easy aerial kill. Then run like Hell.

 

 

Charge


(Unlocked at Lvl 21)

What is it?
Charge is an ability that’s designed for manly men who understand finesse is for little girls. When activated, your character becomes an unstoppable juggernaut who plows through NPCs with reckless abandon. What’s even better, you’ll automatically kill your target if you come in contact with them (no need for a kill input).

Technique: The “Oh, Eff This”


When you see a group of five or six NPC clones of your target marching nonchalantly towards you (aka “The Million Man March”), don’t get upset. Don’t worry about tailing the group until your target makes a mistake or taking an educated guess as to which is the real one. Just charge the group like a rocket-powered rhino. Rocking the Silent Hunt perk while utilizing this technique will help give you a fairly decent kill score as the perk keeps your stealth meter from depleting so quickly when charging.

Technique: The “Oh, Eff This” Part II

This is nothing fancy. Simply reverse the “Oh, Eff This” strategy so that your target is a pursuer. If a (supposed) NPC is fast walking towards you or, even better, sprinting towards you, charge their ass.

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22 comments

  • karel - November 23, 2012 10:40 a.m.

    anyone know how to trow a weapon in ACB like in the pic???
  • JBizFoShiz - February 17, 2011 10:05 a.m.

    I've revisted this article multiple times during my AC:B phase. Once not owning it. Once, after the single-player and before the multiplayer. And now, here I am again, at level 39, commenting on it. A lot of skills are more useful in one game mode than the other. Personally, I LOVE using mute (in Wanted) and use my smoke bombs as a backup while my mute recharges. Also, anybody who has tried to get the focus bonus KNOWS how long a second can feel like. I never use Sprint Boost as an offensive ability, but it comes in handy when somebody tries rushing behind me for a 150-point kill. Combine it with a Smoke Bomb, and street corners can become saviors. I never use the Hidden Gun. I am a rooftop runner myself, so I know how annoying it can be chasing people down. Once you get assigned a runner, KILL A CIVILIAN! You get a new contract and waste only 5 seconds, instead of 2 minutes. If playing on Wanted, a balanced profile usually has 1 offensive ability and 1 defensive. On Manhunt, making 2 purely defensive profiles and 2-3 purely offensive ones has brought me success. It is the most frustrating, fun and addicting multiplayer in years.
  • 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.....
  • 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.
  • casXey - December 27, 2010 8:14 p.m.

    Does anyone else notice that all doctors like to perch on rooftops like big dumb birds?
  • 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.
  • Limbo - December 13, 2010 8:12 a.m.

    Might have to pick this up. It's definitely a different take on multiplayer.
  • 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...)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Corsair89 - December 11, 2010 5:32 p.m.

    I haven't had this much fun in a multiplayer game in a long time.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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?
  • cyclone306 - December 11, 2010 11:49 a.m.

    pretty amazing article though
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 :\
  • 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.
  • 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.

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