Forts are back from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and although they do not play as quite a big role in Rogue’s proceedings, they are still important. Once you have captured a fort they also grant you access to additional fast travel points and performs a similar function to synchronising a viewpoint in a city, but instead of showing an area of a settlement, forts will reveal a large block of the world map, showing all of the locations, treasures and collectibles in that section of the world.

There are a total of 6 forts in total in the game and the fort takeover missions can be undertaken at any time after completion of memory sequence 3-03 ‘Circumstances’. They are classified by the game itself as easy, medium or hard and they really do live up to their labels!

Forts are found along the game's coastlines (left). Destroying their defences allows you to enter on foot and complete objectives to take it over (right).

Each of the fort takeovers occurs in essentially the same way with players approaching via the sea, using the Morrigan to destroy the fort’s defences and then docking, entering the fort and killing specific targets inside. The number of defences and targets inside will change depending on the level of difficulty.

Liberating all forts will earn the achievement/trophy ‘For the Empire’.

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For the Empire

Capture all Forts

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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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