We have prepared a lot of information for you with tips about Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Here are some helpful tips to help you hide, stab, loot and escape like a master assassin in Ubisoft’s newest open-world game.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the latest game in Ubisoft’s long-running series, is out for Xbox, PlayStation and PC. Unlike the last games of the series, Mirage is not a giant 200-hour RPG. Instead, most players will be able to complete the main story and most side content in the game in under 25 hours.
However, while it’s a smaller adventure, it’s still a very good game that returns the series to its stealth roots. And to help you all stab and stealth with the best of you, here are some spoiler-free tips on the Mirage.
You Don’t Need to Know About Assassin’s Creed
It is generally recommended that you learn the story of the series before starting a new Assassin’s Creed game. Fortunately, you can avoid this this time. Except for the introductory scene and the finale, the game is mostly a standalone adventure.
Tips About Mirage
Use the Eagle
After finishing the short introductory sequence and becoming an assassin, you will be given an eagle. Use it! Yes, the game teaches you early on how to use your trusty eagle sidekick, but remember that it’s always there, ready to help you spot enemies, mark locations, find useful items, track objectives, and find alternative routes.
If you make a habit of using the eagle when playing Mirage, you will rarely get lost or surprised by the enemy.
Use Eagle Vision
Speaking of eagles, Basim – like most of the other main characters in Assassin’s Creed – has the ability to activate Eagle Vision. This is basically the Arkham-like detective mode of the game and will help you spot enemies, find broken objects, and find important items to complete missions.
Search for and enable sync points
If you’ve played an Assassin’s Creed game, you probably already know this tip. But take some time, especially at the beginning, to visit the various sync points around the map, all of which are marked with an eagle icon. Syncing with these points will then allow you to fast travel to these points, which can save you a lot of time in the future.
Search for alternative entries
In Assassin’s Creed Mirage, 90% of the time you can find a sneaky way into an enemy base or camp by avoiding guards or direct combat. Sometimes you can even recruit mercenaries or nearby humans to help you sneak somewhere. Other times, you may need to pickpocket a guard’s key to access a back door, allowing you to get in undetected.
The point is: Look around before entering most places to avoid getting killed by a dozen angry guards.
Avoid conflict, use stealth
Unlike recent Assassin’s Creed games like Valhalla or Origins, you can’t simply fight your way out of bad situations. Eventually, once you upgrade your gear and master the combat, you can probably survive most fights. However, open war against multiple enemies should be a last resort.
Instead, use stealth tactics. You are an assassin, after all, and Mirage supports that playstyle better than recent games in the series.
Stab people while hidden to stay hidden
Basim can run towards the guards and skewer them in the middle of the street, but try to avoid such things. Instead, remember that when you hide in a haystack, leaf pile, tent, or other hiding spot, you can assassinate people and remain undetected.
Another advantage of stabbing from the shadows is that Basim automatically drags the body to its hiding place, thus covering up your sins.
Whistle the guards
You have a whistle button on the Mirage, and while it’s useful for summoning your mount, it’s also an important stealth tool. Whistling alerts the guards and sends someone to check what’s going on. And as mentioned before, if you stay hidden, you can kill that nosy bad guy without letting his friends know.
Then whistle again and drag another unfortunate guard to his death. As long as you don’t spam the whistle and scare the guards, you can keep bringing them in to kill them. A powerful tool in your assassin’s toolbox!
If you are spotted, stab quickly
If all your stealth and sneakiness fail you, don’t give up and start fighting openly. Instead, attack the person who notices you and press the assassination button. (RB on Xbox) You have a very good chance of taking them out before they alert the others, allowing you to avoid a full-blown fight.
Unlock the smoke bomb vehicle first
As you begin to level up and progress through Mirage’s campaign, you’ll begin to unlock tools that can help you sneak around or kill baddies more effectively. While all the tools are useful, I recommend getting the smoke grenade first. You can use it to quickly escape when you are spotted or surrounded, as it stuns anyone exposed to the explosion for a short time.
Even better, you can use it to stun large, armored guards and kill them with a single stab, saving you a lot of trouble.
Use your last known location to escape guards
If the guards spot you and you can’t mist or kill your way out of the situation, you will need to run away. Pay attention to your “last known location,” which is marked with a golden outline of your character where the guards last saw you. If this appears, the guards have lost you and you should try to hide somewhere to escape the fire.
Tear down wanted posters to reduce notoriety
Even after escaping from angry guards, you may still have some “notoriety”. This is monitored via the meter in the right corner of the HUD. As Basim’s fame grows, more guards will come after you, even if you’re just wandering around doing nothing. Even random NPCs will notice you and make a fuss.
To avoid all these hassles, take the time to take down the wanted posters that are put up as they become famous. You can also talk to the town criers to eliminate all that unwanted attention.
You get skill points, XP, resources to upgrade gear, and useful coins that can be used to bribe people or open special chests during missions. Also, some of these missions are very fun and have their own mini stories.
Turn on Eagle Vision when you encounter a locked door or chest
If you’re exploring a place and discover a locked chest or door, don’t blindly go looking for a key. Instead, turn on Eagle Vision near the locked item and look for a key that is now marked and should be nearby.
Upgrade your weapons and outfits frequently
It’s easy to forget, but you can upgrade your gear as you earn crafting items. And you should do this! However, you don’t upgrade your gear at your assassin’s headquarters or in the game’s menus. Instead, look for blacksmiths and tailors who can upgrade your equipment.
Sell all your junk too
You’ll collect trinkets as you pickpocket and loot chests. These items are only useful for selling. So… sell those things! This can be done at merchants when refilling your tools. (You should also do this often so you have plenty of smoke bombs).
You can continue playing after finishing the main story
Don’t put off the main story to do everything else. Mirage lets you keep playing after you’ve completed the grand finale, allowing you to collect and finish everything at your own pace after the credits roll.