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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
Strategy Guide

First Published: 14-12-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 27-08-2019 / 05:38 GMT
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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate Guide

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Collectibles

Collectibles Rundown

As with the standard Assassin’s Creed experience, there is a massive number of collectibles littered throughout Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s vision of London. The majority of these can be found scattered throughout the open world whilst free roaming across the seven main boroughs main islands that constitute the city itself as well as in several of the game’s interiors and throughout the World War I simulation.

Fortunately, there a number of ways to mark these collectibles on maps. Finding and synchronising all of a borough’s viewpoints will unlock locations of Helix Glitches, Chests and Locked Chests on your world map. It is also possible to purchase maps of the more specialized collectibles such as: Pressed Flowers, Historical Illustrations and types of Beer from vendors located around the city.

The collectibles come in a number of different forms. This collectible locations guide will give you a brief description of each type of collectible, a brief intro on how and what they are used for and then a complete list of all of the different collectibles in the game sorted by the game’s major and secondary locations. I have included a brief description for the location of each collectible to assist you in finding them.

The different collectibles include:

Treasure Chests (345)

There is an abundance of treasure chests scattered across the world map. They appear as your stock, standard chest and can be opened by approaching them and using the ‘interact’ button when the prompt appears to do so. These often contain various sums of money and reagents for crafting. These will be revealed on the map in the immediate area once you have synchronized a viewpoint.

Maps with their locations can also be purchased from vendors. There is a map available for each of the seven boroughs.

The Treasure Chest icon on the world map (left) and what they look like in-game (right).

Locked Treasure Chests (26)

Locked chests appear as gold chest icons on the world map. They can be opened once you have invested skill points into the ‘Lockpicking I’ skill for your assassins. Like the standard chests the locked chests contain money and reagents, but can also hold more useful items including: crafting schematics, weapons, armor and rare crafting materials.

Maps with their locations can also be purchased from vendors. There is a map available for each of the seven boroughs.

The Locked Treasure Chest icon on the world map (left) and what they look like in-game (right).

Helix Glitches (180)

These collectibles appear as small glowing book-shaped objects (replacing the Helix Shards from previous games). They can usually be found in high up, hard to reach places on top of buildings, ledges or spires and require a great deal of climbing to find. They can also be found floating in mid-air between structures, requiring use of the rope launcher. These will be reveled on the map in the immediate area once you have synchronized a viewpoint.

The Helix Glitch icon on the world map (left) and what they look like in-game (right).

Beer Bottles (20)

The Beer Bottle collectibles appear as glowing beer bottles that can be found in pubs all over the city. Almost every pub you find will have one sitting around inside somewhere, so keep your eyes out! Collecting all of the beer bottles will unlock the trophy/achievement ‘Cerevisaphile’ and the Beer Collector Belt for Jacob.

A map entitled ‘1868 Beer Tasting Guide’ can be purchased from a vendor and this will place all of the collectible locations on the map in areas you have explored.

The Beer Bottle icon on the world map (left) and what they look like in-game (right).

Pressed Flowers (30)

The Pressed Flowers appear as glowing boxes that can be found in parks and other outdoors-y areas across the world map. Collecting all of the Pressed Flowers will unlock the trophy/achievement ‘Language of Flowers’ as well as most of the colors that can be used to dye our heroes’ outfits.

A map entitled ‘ The Book of Flowers ’ can be purchased from a vendor and this will place all of the collectible locations on the map in areas you have explored.

The Pressed Flower icon on the world map (left) and what they look like in-game (right).

Historical Illustrations (50)

The historical illustration collectibles can be found in the form of glowing posters that have been plastered up on walls around the city at ground level along streets and in side-alleys. Collecting all of the illustrations will unlock the trophy/achievement ‘Student of History’ .

A map entitled ‘ London Tour Guide’ can be purchased from a vendor and this will place all of the collectible locations on the map in areas you have explored.

The Illustration icon on the world map (left) and what they look like in-game (right).

Secrets of London (32)

The ‘Secrets of London’ collectibles can be found after visiting Reuge’s Vault after it appears on the map in the City of London borough following Memory Sequence 03-01: Somewhere That’s Green. There are 32 of these in total and they take the form of music boxes that you’ll be able to hear on approach. Collecting all of the illustrations will unlock the trophy/achievement ‘Godlike’ and the Aegis outfit for Evie.

Unlike every other collectible in the game, it is not possible to purchase a map for their whereabouts from a vendor (although you can spend Helix Credits or real money to purchase one). As such, there is a more detailed guide below for you to follow.

The Secrets of London icon on the world map (left) and what they look like in-game (right).

Letters from the Front (10)

These letter collectibles can be found within the World War I simulation only. They appear as small carry bags that can be found across the breadth of the WWI zone. Unlike most of the other collectible in the game, it is not possible to purchase a map for their whereabouts. As such, there is a more detailed guide to their locations below!

The Letters from the Front icon on the world map (left) and what they look like in-game (right).

Royal Correspondence (12)

The Royal Letters can be found in the borough of Westminster, more specifically in and around the grounds of Buckingham Palace. They appear as small, glowing envelopes in the environment. Collecting all of the royal Letters will unlock the trophy/achievement ‘A Life in Letters’ and the Emerald Isle Cape for Evie.

Unlike most of the other collectible in the game, it is not possible to purchase a map for their whereabouts. As such, there is a more detailed guide to their locations below!

The Royal Correspondence icon on the world map (left) and what they look like in-game (right).

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Ubisoft
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Action-adventure
  • Guide Release
    14 December 2015
  • Last Updated
    27 August 2019
  • Guide Author

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