Assassin's Creed Mirage guide to master the ways of the Hidden Ones

Assassin's Creed Mirage Basim perched on tower with a view of Baghdad
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Assassin's Creed Mirage sees you explore 9th Century Baghdad as young Basim as he learns the assassination skills of the Hidden Ones to take on the enigmatic Order of the Ancients. It's a huge change from the last entry in the entry in the series, with Ubisoft taking a back-to-basics approach that sends Assassin's Creed back its roots – plenty of stealth, acrobatic assassinations, and parkour in a big city environment.

Fans of the earliest adventures of Altaïr and Ezio will feel more at home in AC Mirage as it's a turn away from the expansive scope of the open worlds seen in Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Assassin's Creed Odyssey. That's one of the reasons Mirage became one of our most anticipated upcoming Assassin's Creed games. However, with a lot to get to grips with and still plenty of collectible items to collect, you might need some help as you play Assassin's Creed Mirage. That's why we've compiled all our tips and tricks into one Assassin's Creed Mirage guide.

Assassin's Creed Mirage review

Eagle diving in Assassin's Creed Mirage

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In our Assassin's Creed Mirage review, we scored the game a 4/5 and praised Ubisoft for delivering on its pledge to deliver an installment which honored the series' roots. We found Mirage to be a compact, stealth-focused adventure that punishes anyone trying to go in loud, and it does so in a world that's always a delight to explore.

Read the full Assassin's Creed Mirage review.

On the Radar: Assassin's Creed Mirage

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On the Radar: Assassin's Creed Mirage

If you want to learn more about the work that went into making Assassin's Creed Mirage a reality, you'll want to read through all of our exclusive access to the new stealth-action game. We visited Ubisoft Bordeaux to discover more about the world, characters, gameplay, story, and the studio who brought it all to life.  

How long is Assassin's Creed Mirage?

Assassin's Creed Mirage Basim in combat

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Offering a much more compact experience compared to the previous RPG-like titles, the Assassin's Creed Mirage length is much shorter than those games. Most players should be able to get through the whole story in around 20 hours, but your completion time will vary depending on how much time you spend exploring Baghdad.

Assassin's Creed Mirage tips

Assassin's Creed Mirage Basim riding horse in desert looking at tall rock ruin

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With a lot of old mechanics brought back and made new and other mechanics stripped out, there's a fair bit to get used to when starting the game, so these 10 Assassin's Creed Mirage tips will help you learn the ropes of the Hidden Ones.

Assassin's Creed Mirage outfits

Assassin's Creed Mirage Basim outfits and costumes

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Basim can be dressed up in a plethora of Assassin's Creed Mirage outfits and costumes, with outfits providing unique perks to buff Basim's abilities too. We've laid out the full list of outfits and costumes in the linked guide, including any special Ubisoft Connect and microtransaction ones.

Be sure to also keep an eye out for Mysterious Shards (more on those below) in Baghdad to help you find the Assassin's Creed Mirage secret armor and weapons. These offer some really unique perks that are well worth picking up as early as possible.

Best Assassin's Creed Mirage Skills

Assassin's Creed Mirage best skills Trickster, Phantom, and Predator skill trees

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As well as some improvements from his outfits, Basim also gets 23 Skills across three trees to unlock, providing lots of nice enhancements to his assassination abilities. However, with so much choice, it can be hard to know which Skills are good and worth unlocking or working towards, so our Assassin's Creed Mirage best Skills guide will help you know where to focus.

Assassin's Creed Mirage collectibles

Assassin's Creed Mirage mysterious shards Basim looking down at order member dressed in black

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It wouldn't be an Assassin's Creed game without lots of collectibles and AC Mirage is no different with several different types available:

Assassin's Creed Mirage story and missions

Assassin's Creed Mirage eavesdropping on doctors in Hall of Wisdom

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With lots of little cases and investigations to work through, Assassin's Creed Mirage has a short but varied story that involves going all over Baghdad, utilizing different mechanics in the game to get the information you need and assassinate those key targets:

Assassin's Creed Mirage ending explained

Basim gasping in Assassin's Creed Mirage

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The ending to Assassin's Creed Mirage is quite confusing and leaves a lot of unanswered questions, especially if you've not played Assassin's Creed Valhalla. If you've seen the end of the game, or don’t mind having things spoiled if you're desperate for answers about Basim, read through our Assassin's Creed Mirage ending guide.

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Recent updates

Our Assassin's Creed Mirage guide was updated on October 12 for the game's full launch, adding in links to guides articles to help players.

Will Sawyer
Guides Writer

Will Sawyer is a guides writer at GamesRadar+ who works with the rest of the guides team to give readers great information and advice on the best items, how to complete a particular challenge, or where to go in some of the biggest video games. Will joined the GameRadar+ team in August 2021 and has written about service titles, including Fortnite, Destiny 2, and Warzone, as well as some of the biggest releases like Halo Infinite, Elden Ring, and God of War Ragnarok.

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