Combat is inevitable in Assassin’s Creed Rogue and like the previous games in the series, for the most part; it is a patient game of countering incoming attacks and performing one of several counter-manoeuvres to deal with enemies.


When you engage in battle with enemies, as they perform an attack, you will see a red icon flasy above their heads. Pressing the counter button at this particular moment will allow you to perform a counter attack. These can include:

  • Attack – use the sword to kill the enemy.
  • Ranged – use a ranged attack to kill an a enemy.
  • Disarm/stun the enemy.
  • Grapple and throw the enemy.

When you see the red icon (left) a counter move is possible. Highlight another enemy whilst an executiona animation is happening (right) to start a kill streak.

Kill Streaks

Kill streaks enable Shay to kill multiple enemies in a row using quick fire instant kill attacks. To trigger a kill chain, you need to counter-kill an enemy and during the finishing move animation, quickly highlight a subsequent enemy in close proximity and hit the attack button to immediately execute him upon completion of your first finisher. You can do this as many times as you like, but keep in mind certain enemies, such as captains and brutes are immune to kill chain attacks.


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  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    11 November 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue takes us to 18th Century North America where we’ll be braving the icy waters of the North Atlantic, the bustling streets of New York and the greenery of River Valley. This time around however, things are a little different for the series as we’ll be taking on the role of an assassin turned Templar and get to view the clandestine war from a fresh set of eyes and a different viewpoint. In our extensive Assassin’s Creed Rogue guide, we’ll take you through the game from beginning to end, show you how to handle all those secondary memories and just about everything else the game has to offer!

Our guide includes:

  • Every story mission (and how to get FULL Synch for each one!).
  • All secondary memories covered (Assassin Intercepts, hunting challenges, legendary battles etc.).
  • All Templar maps and buried treasures.
  • Locations of all blueprints.
  • Takeover every Fort, Settlement and Gang Headquarters.
  • Hunting/Harpooning/Crafting - it’s all in here.
  • Miscellaneous side-tasks explained.
  • Complete achievement/trophy unlock guide.

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