Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - The Da Vinci Disappearance Achievements/Trophies guide

This week has brought us the first multiplatform expansion for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and with it a whole mess of new Achievements and/or Trophies to bend ourselves out of shape trying to earn. A few of them are specific to the DLC - like GPS (for finishing the eight new story missions, which you can probably do without our help) and Clowning Around (for beating up five creepy Harlequins, which we'll tell you how to get below), but the rest are skill-based challenges that are all easier to get than they might at first seem.

Well, except for Il Principe, a 100G/Silver monster that you can earn by getting 100% Synchronization in all the core AND DLC story missions. If you're looking for help with that, you're on your own for now (although our 100% Synch guide can help you through the core game, at least). But we're happy to help you grab all the rest, starting with...

Harlequin locations

This right here is probably the main reason you came hunting for a guide, so we'll cut the crap and give it to you right away. To get the Clowning Around Achievement/Trophy, you'll have to beat up five "thirsty Harlequins," which is a little confusing at first. Turns out "thirsty" is the clue, as they're all hanging around by bodies of water in the Centro and Campagna districts. More specifically, they're hanging around in the locations below.

Once you've found a Harlequin, all you have to do is beat the crap out of him, which is a little harder than it sounds. They're awfully quick fighters, and if they die - either by you killing them or by falling into the water - you'll have to wander off and come back later. The good news is that the bastards will chase you relentlessly, so feel free to lure them onto safer, less hazard-filled land by running away. Also, don't be surprised if they don't show up right away; you may need to take a few passes through an area before they'll appear. In any case, you'll definitely know when you've successfully kicked one's ass, because an onscreen prompt will tell you just how many of their creepy asses you've kicked.

Harlequin 1

This guy's hiding underneath a bridge, due south of Ezio's Tiber Island hideout.

Harlequin 2

You can find the next Harlequin doing handstands on a stairway down to the water, just west of (or behind, whatever) La Rosa in Fiore. 

Harlequin 3

This guy's on another set of riverfront stairs, due east of the bridge that leads into the Vaticano district.

Harlequin 4

Northeast of where you found Harlequin 3, you'll find the next one hanging out in a waterfront backalley, southwest of the twin churches.

Harlequin 5

You'll find the last Harlequin hanging out in central Campagna, on a cliff overlooking the Borgia/Assassin tower in the middle of a lake. If you're looking at the tower from the angle shown below, head north along the cliffs for a little bit...

... and you'll find the Harlequin hanging around by the side of a little farm building. Be careful not to knock him off the cliff, and another 30G/Silver is yours.

Next page: Grand Theft Dressage, Going Up, Strong Arm and the rest of the Achievements and Trophies.


  • Nodoudt - March 11, 2011 3:29 a.m.

    I'm going to go completely off-topic and say that the article picture made me LOL.
  • Nodoudt - March 11, 2011 4:50 p.m.

  • Redeater - March 11, 2011 10:11 p.m.

    Ugh I don't know if I will even get around to downloading this DLC. Considering they announced ANOTHER AC for next year I think I might just skip this.Sad, I used to consider AC one of the most exciting franchises of the current console. Thanks for the guide though wiki. If I do find myself bored enough for some more Brotherhood I will definitely check back here.
  • Boogzor - March 11, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    When I did the Grand Theft Dressage achievement I called for my horse and then stole one from the closest guard on a horse, he the took my horse and chased me so I stole my original horse back from him. Then I did the same thing over and over until I got it.
  • Tomsta666 - March 23, 2011 5:02 a.m.

    Anyone else having trouble getting the Harlequins to respawn? Like an idiot, I accidentaly killed one of them, and will he balls respawn! It was the first one on this guide. Ironic that he's under the bridge, cos' it's trolling the the fuck out of me! Any tips on what triggers the respawn? Cos' I seem to have tried everything!
  • TheIceRage - October 29, 2011 6:01 p.m.

    You find out if they respawn man?
  • Tomsta666 - October 31, 2011 6:19 a.m.

    Yeah man, I inboxed you ;) Incase you don't see that though... It's been a while since I played this, but from what I remember I mistakenly thought I killed the one under the bridge. When It was the one near the boat (number 4) I think???? I just kept going from location to location and he popped back up eventually. Not right away though, so just be patient, that laughing little prick will be back!!
  • Aviditie - May 7, 2011 5 a.m.

    Thanks so much! Really clear and helpful.
  • SenorHurt - November 25, 2011 11:16 a.m.

    I've never played any of the Assassin Creed Games but I appreciate the work you put into the guide. Looks like a lot of people are finding it helpful.
  • noctismador - March 31, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    sooo... what will happen if I killed one of those crazy-ass-mofo?
  • Roy123 - September 13, 2012 12:33 p.m.

    Boas amigos e amigas! Registei-me há pouco por isso sou novo por estas bandas,mas é o seguinte espero que me ajudem no seguinte é assim para desbloquear-mos esses troféus é preciso fazer a sincronização a 100% das missões máquinas de guerra? É que já fiz a do cavalo a do para quedas e não me desbloquei os troféus,e eu também não vejo a missão The Da Vinci Disappearance será que alguém me pode ajudar p.f Cumprimentos a todos ;) Roy123

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