Assassin's Creed II - Feathers and treasure chests guide

UPDATED: Find every last scrap of hidden cash and eagle detritus in all five of the game’s cities

As anyone who’s played it knows, Assassin’s Creed II is much more than just a sprawling, free-roaming adventure set during the Italian Renaissance – it’s also a ridiculous collect-a-thon packed with absurd numbers of hidden whatsits to ferret out. In this guide, we’re going to delve into the game’s most ubiquitous items, namely its dozens of hidden treasure chests and its 100 floating eagle feathers, which replace the flags from the first Assassin’s Creed. If you want them all – and you do, because you won’t get certain Achievements/Trophies and certain items until all the feathers are in your possession – then we’ve got maps, videos and detailed instructions to help you grab every last one.


Above: Follow our advice, and the Condottiero hammer and Auditore cape will be yours in no time

When you’re done collecting the feathers and getting the Achievements and Trophies that they bring, you might want to start hunting for the game’s hidden Glyphs – be sure to check out our Glyphs and Statuettes guide for the full rundown of where to find them, how to solve their puzzles and where exactly all the statuettes in Monteriggioni are hiding. And if you’re still debating whether to even pick up the game, then be sure to check out our super review. Once you're finished collecting all of the treasure chests and feathers Assassin's Creed II, get a jump start on Assassin's Creed III with our Treasure Chest Locations Guide and Feather Locations Guide.

FLORENCE

Treasure Map

Feathers Map

Feather Locations, San Giovanni District

Feather Locations, San Marco District

Feather Locations, Santa Maria Novella District

MONTERIGGIONI

Treasure Map

Feathers Map

Feather Locations

TUSCANY/SAN GIMIGNANO

Treasure Map

Feathers Map

Feather Locations

APPENINE MOUNTAINS

Treasure Map

ROMAGNA/FORLI

Treasure Map

Feathers Map

Feather Locations

VENICE

Treasure Map

Feathers Map

Feather Locations, San Polo District

Feather Locations, San Marco District

Feather Locations, Dorsoduro District

Feather Locations, Castello District

Feather Locations, Cannaregio District

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
We recommend