A Beginner’s Guide to Assassin’s Creed: Rebellion
It isn’t the first time Assassin’s Creed, the popular video game series centered around the timeless conflict between Templars and Assassins, has made its way onto the mobile platform. However, Assassin’s Creed: Rebellion, the latest entry in the series for phones, is definitely the most popular, and with good reason. By combining some of the best aspects of gacha games, with a truly innovative level progression and base building systems, there’s definitely a lot to enjoy in this game.
However, as is the case with games that offer lots of unique and innovative mechanics, there’s quite a learning curve when it comes to AC Rebellion, especially due to the way missions and levels play out. In this beginner’s guide, we aim to explain the basic aspects of this game and help you to get started on the right foot in your journey against the Knights Templar.
Getting Started in Assassin’s Creed: Rebellion
This game is a gacha RPG, which means that most of your efforts will go towards completing challenges and farming materials for unlocking the strongest characters. This is pretty much par for the course when it comes to these types of games. However, AC Rebellion branches out from the rest by its unique levels and combat systems, featuring challenges in both traversing the environment as well as defeating the enemies that stand in the way of completing your objectives.
AC Rebellion is played in a mission format, with specific objectives and challenges that you must complete before finishing each stage. Whether it’s securing a piece of intel, defeating a number of enemies in the level, or making your way towards a certain location, the objectives in each stage are quite varied. Moreover, the methods through which you explore every map is also quite unique, with every character having specific skills for free-running through obstacles, disarming traps along the way, and performing a series of bold maneuvers both daring and stealthy.
Each level in the game is divided into a series of rooms that you must explore in order to complete your objectives. You can bring a total of three characters on every mission, each with their own unique talents and skills that will allow them to both fight against enemies as well as traverse the level.
Before proceeding onto each room, you’re given the chance to choose which character will be entering and securing the room before the others catch up. In this sense, it’s important to select the correct character for the job. For instance, if the room in question has a series of jumps required to get to the other side, you must choose a character with a good mastery of free-running and acrobatics (i.e. Aguilar). Moreover, if there are tough enemies guarding the room, you could also choose a good fighter to deal with your opponents. Alternatively, some characters are also good at stealth, allowing you to completely bypass certain fights.
The many ways through which you can complete levels and missions in Assassin’s Creed: Rebellion is an important and distinguishing feature that helps this game stand out among the rest. Even though you have the option of activating auto-battle and letting the CPU try to beat the level for you, you’ll always want to play it manually, making the best choices for every room, and seeing how the events play out.
Welcome to Your HQ
Whenever you’re not out on missions recovering intel or taking care of high-value targets, you’ll be chilling in your HQ. This is your base of operations where you will carry out some of the most important tasks in the game, including generating coins, training your characters, and crafting gear, to name a few.
Your HQ essentially functions as the shelter in Hustle Castle which is separated into different rooms each with a specific purpose. Furthermore, you can assign any of your unlocked characters to some of these rooms in order to boost their productions. For instance, the Intel Room, while generating the Intel resource automatically, can produce more per hour if you assign a character with a high Production stat. Also, some rooms, such as the Training Room, are useless unless a character is assigned to them.
In contrast to similar games, there’s no central room in AC Rebellion. Instead, you unlock new features and rooms by increasing your Brotherhood level, which you can achieve by completing missions, challenges, and playing the game, in general. As your level increases, you’ll have access to new and important rooms such as the Library (for producing codex), the Apothecary (for producing potions), and the Treasure (for producing coins), among a few others.
In order to develop your HQ, however, you will need copious amounts of wood and coin. Luckily, the latter is fairly easy to come by and you’ll have a ton of it most of the time. However, wood is rare and can get quite scarce since it’s more difficult to farm reliably. Nevertheless, the resource grind isn’t too bad in AC Rebellion. At worst, you might encounter a wood shortage around the mid-game, which will only hamper your progress a bit.
The Missions Map
After you complete the tutorial and are given complete control over your HQ, the main method of going on missions is through the missions map, located on the bottom right corner of your screen. In this screen, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of assignments at any given time, including story missions, standard missions, legacy missions, and loot missions. Depending on what you’re looking for, you may choose between any of these since they each give specific rewards upon completion:
- Story Missions: For advancing the main campaign.
- Legacy Missions: Rewards the player with DNA fragments used for unlocking and promoting specific characters.
- Loot Missions: Give upgrade materials and resources such as wood and coins.
- Standard Missions: Provides codex pieces as rewards, which are used for training characters in the Training Room.
Regardless of the type of mission you choose, all of them give experience points to help your characters level up. However, you might want to focus on specific categories whenever you’re looking to farm something.
Assassin’s Creed: Rebellion is an awesome mobile adaptation of the popular console and PC video game franchise. We strongly recommend giving it a chance if you like gacha games with innovative mechanics and engaging combat and exploration.