Defence First achievement in Assassin's Creed Rogue

Defence First

Survive a Reverse-Boarding

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How to unlock the Defence First achievement

  • General ArcaneGeneral Arcane425,896
    13 Nov 2014 13 Nov 2014 15 Nov 2014
    25 0 6
    This achievement can be unlocked in both the campaign and free roam. I unlocked it during Sequence 2, Memory 1.

    To trigger a reverse boarding, you need to be in open conflict with an enemy ship (I achieved it with a brig - a mid-sized ship, similar to the Morrigan). Position yourself so that the enemy ship can ram into your side, and if done correctly, the Morrigan will shake and Shay will stop manning the ship.

    Once Shay recovers, head immediately to the point at which the enemies are boarding from. There will be ten enemies to kill if done with a brig, and your crew will help you defeat them. That said, your crew can be killed, so ensure that you deal with the Redcoats as swiftly as possible to avoid losing too many crewmates.

    Once you have killed all the enemies, you will have to choice to repair the Morrigan or to salvage to ship. Make your choice, and when you return to the open seas, you will unlock the achievement!

    I have included a video guide too, should you prefer. It shows the type of ship you can achieve this with, as well the rough angle you should be at to trigger the boarding.

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    HUN playmoreI tried everything to avoid the boarding in S2M1 but it is impossible to avoid the ship or sink it (almost every upgrade is locked when you reach that part). It is unmissable.
    Posted by HUN playmore on 17 May 15 at 08:17
    Apostle92627i got it in Sequence 2 Memory 1 as well.
    Posted by Apostle92627 on 12 Apr 17 at 04:56
    XOxSageGhostxOXuhm it is very missable im currently in sequence 4 and have never been boarded nor do i have the achievement yet i didnt even know something happens if u r rammed since i generally avoid that from happening :/
    Posted by XOxSageGhostxOX on 27 Apr 18 at 18:27
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  • Jolly548Jolly548127,791
    12 Nov 2014 13 Nov 2014
    9 0 0
    You should get this at some point in the campaign. If you don't just try to put yourself in a situation where an enemy ship is going to ram right in to the side of your ship. That should trigger a boarding. It is exactly the same as when you board someone. Don't waste time with the puckle guns (they can't swing far enough to shoot boarders on your own deck)
  • CandidFever3CandidFever3362,980
    06 Nov 2016 13 Nov 2016 20 Dec 2017
    8 0 0
    A reverse boarding is initiated when a reasonably sized enemy ship collides with the side of your ship. The ship will shake. Shay will be knocked over. After he regains his balance, you'll have to fight off some enemies that will board the Morrigan. A lot of these enemies can be easily and quickly assassinated with surprise attacks from the air or ground. Once you take care of the enemies, a very short cutscene will play similar to what you would see after boarding a ship and forcing its crew to surrender. Once you regain control of the Morrigan, you'll get the Defense First achievement.

    In Sequence 2 Memory 1, you'll start off having to sink 4 enemy ships. One of them will collide into the side of your ship and stun everyone. This is hard to miss unless you deliberately slow down or speed up your ship. Now you won't have to worry about the difficulty of initiating a reverse boarding in free roam, which can be quite a challenging task. If you use this method, then everything else will be pretty straight forward. Just fight or assassinate all of the enemies like I mentioned above to survive the reverse boarding and get the achievement.
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