Assassin’s Creed Mirage is out now, and while it is a relatively shorter game compared to some of the previous installments, you might be interested in learning about some useful tips and tricks before getting into the action. In this AC Mirage beginner’s guide, I go over some helpful tips and tricks that are worth knowing about.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage Tips And Tricks
The following are some tips and tricks that you should keep in mind when playing AC: Mirage.
There Is No Quest Log
There is no Quest Log in Mirage. Players can find all missions and story-related content in the Investigation Board. This is the go-to menu that will tell you everything that you can do next.
Exploration Is Rewarding
AC Mirage rewards you for exploration. Weapons and outfits can be found inside chests scattered across the map. You will also find upgrade resources and upgrade schematics in chests. You will need to find specific upgrade schematics to upgrade your weapons and outfits.
Visit Assassins Bureaus
You should visit one of the four Assassin Bureaus after at the start of a new story arc. This will give you new tools and tool upgrades, refill tool ammunition, and provide new world contracts that you can complete.
Progression And Power
The progression in AC Mirage is not built over an XP loop. It is more linear and story-driven. Furthermore, power can be gained by reaching new Assassin ranks. These represent the power of Basim. You can gain ranks by completing the main story arcs in Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
Getting Skill Points
You gain skill points by completing activities, mainly from the main storyline. You can then invest these skill points to unlock skills in the skill tree.
Use Your Eagle To Scout Ahead
Similar to previous Assassin’s Creed games, you can use your Eagle to scout ahead in AC Mirage. The Eagle can highlight things of interest, enemies, opportunities, keys, and quests. It is worth mentioning that the marksmen, a new archer class, can take down your eagle.
Explore The Outskirts
AC Mirage is not limited to the walls of Baghdad; you can explore the outskirts as well. This includes different biomes and wildlife that you can explore by horse or camel. Missions related to the hidden ones will, at times, take you to the outskirts, but you can explore these areas on your own as well.
Viewpoints in AC Mirage can be fast-traveled to once you have synchronized them. We recommend doing this as soon as you find one since this will make moving around the world much faster. Plus, you do get a great cinematic view of the area around you, and the leap of faith never gets old. Viewpoints are marked on the map with an Eagle icon.
You Cannot Fast Travel To Alamut
Players cannot fast travel to Alamut, the fortress of the Hidden ones, from the map menu. The main storyline will take you there a couple of times, so while you are here, make the most of it and look around.
Learn To Parry
The gameplay style of AC Mirage does not encourage you or even allow you to overwhelm enemies. It encourages players to be stealthy, parry, and dodge. Learning to parry and getting the parry timing down can be very beneficial and allow you to efficiently take down enemies.
Collect Tokens For Favors
Tokens are a new form of currency in AC Mirage, and our tip is to collect them since they open up new opportunities for you as you progress the game. There are three kinds of tokens associated with different types of NPCs: merchants, mercenaries, and musicians.
Merchants will give you discounts, musicians are great at distracting enemies, and mercenaries will attack enemies for you. You can get tokens by pickpocketing or completing contracts.
Upgrade Your Gear At The Blacksmith And Taylor
You can visit a Blacksmith to level up your stats and perks for your weapons, including your hidden blade, sword, and dagger. Similarly, you can visit the Taylor to upgrade your gear and outfit.
Use Your Stealth Tools
As you progress the game, you will gain access to stealth tools. These include the Noisemaker, Torch, Blowdart, Trap, Smoke Bomb, and Throwing Knife. Except for the Torch, all of these stealth tools can be upgraded. Make sure you upgrade them to make the best of them by visiting the Assassin’s Bureau.
As you do illegal activities such as killing guards, your Notoriety meter will fill up. Once it is full, guards will actively hunt you down. This can get rather annoying when you are trying to get around the city or start a mission since you cannot progress during combat. You can decrease your Notoriety by removing wanted posters and by paying off a Munadi
Pickpocketing Is Very Rewarding
You can pickpocket in Assassin’s Creed Mirage to start a quick-time event. Be successful, and you will successfully steal money and other valuables. Fail, and you could have guards chasing after you. Looting money and basic items is easy, but things get tricky once you try to steal high-tier things such as Mysterious Shards.
The Pickpocket Master skill increases the window of the quick-time event, so you should definitely get it if you want to steal high-tier items. It will cost you four skill points.
Pick The Blowdart
As you progress the game, you will be given the option to get an additional tool. We recommend getting the blowdart as soon as possible since it allows you to take out enemies from a distance and is very effective in combat. It allows you to immobilize armored enemies and kill them in one hit. Armored enemies can be very tricky to deal with compared to regular enemies, and damaging them is much harder.
Pick Up And Sell Trinkets
Since Assassin’s Creed Mirage does not have a carrying capacity or inventory limit, you should pick up everything that you find. If something cannot be used for crafting, it will be categorized as a trinket. You can easily sell all your trinkets at once at a vendor. Allowing you to make some money.
These are some of the tips and tricks that you should keep in mind when playing AC Mirage. If you are interested in learning more, then you can check out our Assassin’s Creed Mirage guides hub.