Shay Upgrades are, according to the game’s menu weapons and outfits that can be purchased or unlocked through other in-game actions to provide Shay with passive bonuses to increase attack damage. It should be noted however, that in my opinion, Assassin’s Creed Rogue is by far the easiest title in the series to date and whilst the equipment can make things easier still, I was able to finish the game without ever touching the menu for this once. Having said that, they still do bestow bonuses and on top of that possessing interchangeable outfits and some fancy weapons are always a plus!

Below you’ll find a list of all the Sword sets, guns and outfits available in the game along with a brief description on how you can go about obtaining each.

Sword and Dagger Sets

There are two types of sword and dagger sets available for Shay in Assassin’s Creed Rogue and they consist of weapons that are unlocked from the start and available to purchase from the general Store and those that have specific unlock requirements. Below you’ll find a pair of tables outlining how to acquire each.

The first group of sword and dagger sets are purchasable, and include the following:

Weapon How to Acquire
French Cutlass Default weapon
Pirate Scimitars 1,200L at General Store
Colonial American Cutlasses 3,000L at General Store
British Cutlasses 5,000L at General Store
Privateer Cutlasses 6,500L at General Store
Scottish Broadsword 8,000L at General Store
Hanger Sword 12,500L at General Store
Cuttoe Sword 10,000L at General Store
English Infantry Hanger Sword 13,000L at General Store
Officer’s Short Sword 14,000L at General Store
Bastard Sword 18,000L at General Store

The following sword and dagger sets on the other hand are obtained by completing various in-game tasks. They include:

Weapon How to Acquire
Governor’s Sword Complete all 39 Renovations.
Hunting Sabre Complete all 15 Hunting Challenges.
Viking Sword Find all 15 Viking Sword shards and uncover the Viking treasure.
Admiral’s Lion Sword Complete the Gothenburg fleet mission in the Naval campaign.
Spanish Sword Complete the Gibraltar fleet mission in the Naval campaign.
Altair’s Sword Complete all fleet missions in the Naval campaign and find the hidden treasure..
Katana Can be redeemed for 30 Uplay points on Uplay.

Pistol Sets

As with the sword and dagger sets, there are two types of pistol sets available and they likewise consist of weapons that are unlocked from the start and available to purchase from the General Store and these that have specific unlock requirements. Below you’ll find a pair of tables outlining how to acquire each.

The first group of pistol sets are purchasable from the General store, and include the following:

Weapon How to Acquire
Common Flintlock Pistols Default weapon
Pirate Flintlock Pistols 800L at General Store
Standard Wheellock Pistols 5,000L at General Store
Belgian Engraved Pistols 7,000L at General Store
Queen Anne’s Pistol 8,000L at General Store

The following pistol sets can be obtained by completing various in-game tasks. They include:

Weapon How to Acquire
Admiral’s Lion Pistol Complete the Barbados fleet mission in the Naval campaign.
Indian Flintlock Pistol Complete the Yanaon fleet mission in the Naval campaign.
Scottish Flintlock Pistol Complete all Forts, Gang HQs and Settlements.
English Percussion Flintlock Pistols Collect all Abstergo tablets in the ‘real’ world and then find the hidden treasure in River Valley.
Edward’s Pistol Can be redeemed for 40 Uplay points on Uplay.

Outfits

There are 20 unlockable outfits in the game that give Shay, the fashionista that he is, an array of different looks. As with the other types of equipment on offer in Assassin’s Creed Rogue, these outfits can be divided into those that are unlocked through natural progression or purchased from General Stores and those that need a little more grunt work to unlock. Below you’ll find a pair of tables outlining how to acquire each.

The first group of outfits are either purchasable from the General store or are unlocked via progressing through the game and include the following:

Outfit How to Acquire
Assassin Outfit Default outfit
Interim Outfit Progress through the game.
Templar Outfit Progress through the game.
Versailles Outfit Complete the game
Explorer Outfit 3,000L at General Store
Raider Outfit 5,000L at General Store
Tracker Outfit 8,000L at General Store
Sharpshooter Outfit 10,000L at General Store
Captain Outfit 12,000L at General Store
Dark Assassin Outfit 15,000L at General Store

The following outfits can be obtained by completing various in-game tasks. They include:

Weapon How to Acquire
Native Armour Complete all 7 Native Pillars.
Templar Armour Find and collect all 24 Templar Maps and Relics.
Templar Enforcer Complete all 12 Assassin Intercepts.
Viking Armour Find all 15 Viking Sword shards and uncover the Viking treasure.
Templar Master Complete all 4 legendary battles.
Admiral Outfit Complete the Malacca fleet mission in the Naval campaign.
Hunter Outfit Must be crafted.
Whaler Outfit Must be crafted.
Arctic Explorer Must be crafted.
Frontiersman Outfit Must be crafted.
Assassin Killer Outfit Can be redeemed for 20 Uplay points on Uplay.

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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