Ransacking Versailles achievement in Assassin's Creed Unity

Ransacking Versailles

Earn 100% completion of Versailles.

Ransacking Versailles+0.2
3 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCollectable
This achievement may unlock after the requirements are met or not at all.

How to unlock the Ransacking Versailles achievement

  • CPCrookedManCPCrookedMan817,735
    13 Nov 2014 13 Nov 2014 13 Nov 2014
    125 3 15
    You can get this achievement shortly after you gain control of adult Arno (after you retrieve the watch from the butcher). Firstly, go to the map cn_back and take note of the two viewpoints. Now go synchronize them both in typical AC fashion. Once that is done, you have but two more tasks ahead of you: find the chests in both halves of the district and find the cockades.

    The chests are simple enough; they should all be marked on your map now. (Note: you do not need the blue or yellow companion chests, only the grey ones). My strategy was (is) simple: highlight a chest on your map, venture to the location. If the chest is light grey, it means that it is not on the same plane as you i.e. higher or lower. Simply activate Eagle Vision cn_Y and scan the area. Conveniently EV sends out a pulse that will highlight the chest regardless of the level it's on. Repeat this for all chests.

    I have but one caveat in regard to the chests. Some of them are guarded by 3 soldiers. Arno, not being an assassin at this juncture has access to only a basic sword and parry. Before going after the guarded chests, I suggest you go to a shop, house icon with an F, and buy a full stock of medicine. Following this, venture in and kill the guards by spamming cn_X and throwing in a few well-timed parries with cn_B . (The guard's weapon will glow). Use cn_A to roll away from attacks by the axe-wielding heavies. When you take damage, simply spam cn_up to heal accordingly. It is highly unlikely that you will go through five vials in a fight, but restock if needed.

    Finally, the cockades. These are small tricoloré buttons that often rest on wires. The rub: they only appear on your map, mini or otherwise when you are close to them. Thankfully many of the chests are in their vicinity, but I have attached a video showing their exact locations for reference. It contains the chests as well, so you may have to scroll through a bit.

    On a final note, I would do this before you finish Seq. 1, as I am not sure the soonest you can return to the Recollects area of Versailles, if at all.

    Edit: It would seem you can fast travel to Versailles, noted by a large V, during Seq. 3 with better gear. Thus, this is simply the earliest you can achieve it.
    Cheers.

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    CPCrookedManIt is not a glitch. It varies based on the status of the Xbox Live servers at the time of unlock. The fact that you claim it affects multiple games confirms this. The status is almost universally shit.
    Posted by CPCrookedMan On 25 Feb 15 at 19:13
    Dagnabbit5For those that haven't gotten this achievement check your progress tracker for Versailles and see if you are missing anything. I was missing 2 of the cockades . They were not showing up on the main map but do show up on the minimap when near.
    Posted by Dagnabbit5 On 21 Jul 19 at 13:51
    Clankk OGGlitched for me too. I got the collect all cockades, sync all viewpoints, and unlock all chests achievements but this has yet to pop.
    Posted by Clankk OG On 03 Oct 22 at 01:16
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  • PC CalixtoPC Calixto219,715
    14 Nov 2014 14 Nov 2014 14 Nov 2014
    75 3 12
    After synchronazing the point of view in game I was able to locate 6 cockades from a total of 8. Two of them were missing and looking in the companion app I found that both were missing from Recollets.

    If you are just like me and found difficult to look through the helpful, but long, free roam sollution, I attached a vídeo showing the two missing cockades from Recollets that don't show up in map. They only show on map when you are near.

    The first one is located near the windmill in a field in West Central Recollets (identified on the map as the area with no houses, and two circles).

    The second and last one (4/4) is located directly north of that, north of the shop.
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    Thunder RollingI was missing 1 after grabbing all the chests an you helped me find number 8 at the WINDMILL, thanks wave
    Posted by Thunder Rolling On 20 Apr 19 at 12:12
    Dagnabbit5Thank you. But for me it was the one at the windmill and the one south of it that only showed up on the minimap. For any one not getting the achievement check your progress tracker for Versailles and see what you are missing.
    Posted by Dagnabbit5 On 21 Jul 19 at 13:46
    NickHawkeyeThank you!! Exactly what I needed
    Posted by NickHawkeye On 21 May 20 at 18:57
  • Vengeful BANEVengeful BANE500,281
    26 Nov 2014 26 Nov 2014 26 Nov 2014
    18 3 4
    as this achievement glitched on me and never popped (AND neither Ubisoft nor MS were willing to help) find here the solution how to fix this AND keep your save/progress:

    1. go offline
    2. delete your save (on console)
    3. restart the game and play up to the point where you have to visit 'your' villa (DONT go though), collect everything again 8/8 cockades and 20/20 chests
    4. quit the game (from dashbord)
    5. go online *achievement will pop*
    6. start the game and, VERY IMPORTANT, choose your OLD save file once the cloud is synching, otherwise you're screwed

    I did all these steps in one sitting. You should be able to do this within 35min-40min. Hope that helps.
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    LarkiasIt glitched for me too. I can confirm this solution works.
    The only difference was that the achievement only popped for me once I began syncing my old save data back, though that might just have been timing.
    Posted by Larkias On 15 Feb 15 at 07:46
    Uber Silk RoadUnlocked 1st without caring about a glitch
    Posted by Uber Silk Road On 16 Feb 15 at 23:37
    Miss Jokerrsame here no pop:(
    Posted by Miss Jokerr On 21 Feb 15 at 12:49
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