Whilst on land, the hunting portion of Assassin’s Creed Rogue plays out essentially the same as that seen in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and not much, if anything has changed. The aim is to find animals, sneak up on them and kill them before skinning their leather/hides. If an animal sees you, it will flee leading you on a chase to catch and kill it. As such, it is better to use ranged weapons or stealth tactics to get close to them before making your move.

Some animals, such as wolves, bears and elk are aggressive and will attack you on sight. If this happens, press the on-screen button prompts as quickly as possible to escape/ kill them.

Most animals will run away if they detect you (left). Others such as bears will attack (right).

Here are some general tips and tricks to make things a little simpler:

  • If you look at the main/mini-maps you will see silhouettes of animals that signify the approximate location of said species.
  • Animals will appear as red in Eagle vision, allowing you to quickly scan and find animals in your immediate area.
  • It is possible to use sleep darts and pistols to take down animals from a distance. Sleep darts are preferable as they do not damage the reagents.
  • Using treetop pathways and stalking zones to approach animals undetected is recommended to make things a little quicker and easier.

You will find the land-based animals in the following zones:

Animal Location/s
Arctic Fox Havre-Saint-Pierre, Harbour Deep, Burgeo, Miramichi
Fox Ruisseau du Renard, Vallee Verte, Mount Vernon, Albany, King’s Farm
Arctic Hare Havre-Saint-Pierre, Lewisporte, Harbour Deep, Burgeo
Hare Vieille Carriere, Mont Saint Denis, Orenda, Otetiani, Lock Cliff, Marais Rocheux, Old Growth Forest, Black Ridge, Greystone, Albany, East Village
Arctic Wolf Port Menier, Lewisporte, Harbour Deep, Gros Morne, Terra Nova
Black Wolf Or-du-Nord
Grey Wolf Vallee Verte, Old Growth Forest, Two Bends, Sleepy Hollow
Beaver Grande-Entrée, Nerepis, Yarmouth, Glace Bay, Ile Des Pins, Vieille Carriere, Or-du-Nord, Fleur-de-Vent, Mont Saint Denis, St Nicolas
Black Bear Ile Des Pins, Otetiani, Black Ridge, St Nicolas
Polar Bear Fogo, HMS Miranda Shipwreck, The Sapphire
Canadian Lynx Le Chameau, Grande-Entrée, Nerepis
Deer Sept-Iles, Port Aux Basques, Miramichi, Glace Bay, Coeur-de-I’hiver, Ruisseau du Renard, Fleur-de-Vent, Riviere Aurifere, Old Growth Forest, Ash Creek, Greystone, Red Bank
Eastern Elk Coeur-de-I’hiver, Riviere Aurifere

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Ubisoft
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • 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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