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.
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:
|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|
|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|