Harpooning sea creatures is an ambient hunting event that happens whilst you are piloting the Morrigan around the open water regions of the North Atlantic and River valley. As you sail about, you will occasionally see a white circular marker appear on the ocean nearby with a swarm of seagulls flapping about overhead. This is where we are able to attempt our harpoon side-activities. As you approach a target location, similarly to boarding enemy ships, we need to hold down the interact button to continue.

The activity takes place in a rowboat. You’ll sit at the front with a harpoon. Use the targeting button to bring up a reticule of sorts and when you see the target animal, throw your harpoon at it. If you successfully hit the creature, it will start dragging the boat. This is a great opportunity to pepper it with additional harpoons. Note that as it drags you, you’re likely to bump into icebergs along the way, when this happens you’ll need to brace to avoid taking damage and to maintain the rope on the animal, if not it will snap and you’ll have to start again.

After a short trip, the animal will break free and dive underwater. A few moments later it will charge at the boat in an attempt to damage it. Hit it with a harpoon before it can do so and repeat the dragging process. If you miss it, use the brace button to avoid too much damage! Repeat until you hook it once more.

Once the animal’s health bar has been reduced to nothing, the hunt will be complete. Easy!

Bubles in the water (left) usually indicate the animal’s location. Once you hit it wit a harpoon, continue to do so as it drags you along (right).

When you are ready to give it a try, you’ll be able to find the marine based animals in the following locations:

Animal Location/s
Great White Shark South-western part of the North Atlantic map, near Halifax.
Humpback Whale South portion of the map, west of Fort Louis and in the central northern portion of the map between Gros Morne and Fort Baie Rouge.
Killer Whale In the north western corner of the North Atlantic region, to the west of Anticosti or in the very centre of the southern part of the map.
Narwhal North-eastern portion of the North Atlantic map- east of St Anthony or west of Fogo.
White Whale Usually located just north of Pearl Island in the south-east corner of the North Atlantic map.

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!

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  • Every story mission (and how to get FULL Synch for each one!).
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  • All Templar maps and buried treasures.
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  • 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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