Master Architect achievement in Assassin's Creed Unity

Master Architect

Complete all the renovations of the Café Théâtre.

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This achievement may unlock after the requirements are met or not at all.

How to unlock the Master Architect achievement

  • Brian Beer GodBrian Beer God431,979
    16 Nov 2014 14 Nov 2014 22 Jan 2015
    79 6 59
    This one is rough. It's apparently glitched, and it's pricey (but if you do the missions involved with it, you make you money back)

    After sequence 2, you can find the Cafe Theater,

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    Thanks to Zasta 360GameTV for the map (and circle).

    Once you go inside you will talk to a woman who asks you to help renovate it. I didn't see the renovation prompt (it's in the room with the payment chest) until after I did her first mission.

    The first 3 renovations aren't too bad. $100, $500, and 1000. Then you need 5,000, and finally 15,000 to finish off the renos.

    So all together you will need around 21,600 coin for this.

    Thanks to FuzzyRabbidDogg for pointing out that after you buy all 5 upgrades it still doesn't pop, which means you also have to do all of the missions that are included with the upgrades.
    You can find her near the coffee bar in the last booth. Complete those missions and this should pop for you. The nice part is her last mission (marked as very hard) wasn't too hard and pays 25,000 coin. Almost making up for every penny you've already spent upgrading.

    Numerous people have commented on this and it seems that it may be glitched. I got it following this guide but a lot of people can't get it. If anyone figures out a way to get it to pop for these people, I will gladly add it to the solution.


    I have had a few people mention that this way worked, so a shout out to ScorchPSO for this work around. I cannot guarentee that this way works or is safe, but I figured I should add it to the solution to help some people get this to pop.

    1) At the dashboard, Unplug the Network Cable/Disconnect from router
    2) Delete your Local Assassin's Creed Unity save (Manage Game, go far right and delete the save)
    3) Start Unity and enjoy replaying the first 2 sequences (Skip as much as you can)... As soon as you "Become" an assassin, go to the Cafe Marker and buy the first 3 upgrades (You should have enough money at this point)
    4) Do the first 3 Cafe Missions, Then buy Upgrade 4
    5) Do the last 2 Cafe Missions (Yes, they ARE most definitely possible with Default Starting Gear, Just play it careful and make use of Smoke Bombs to Assassinate certain targets
    6) Once you've completed all the missions, I went to the "Upgrade Table" and plugged my Network cable back in, I waited about 20 seconds and got all the UPlay popups and messages saying I'm Online, I bought the Final Upgrade.
    7) I got nervous here because the achievement didn't pop again, however after about 30 seconds - 1 minute it finally popped up, Hurray!
    8) Disconnect from the internet again, Close Assassin's Creed Unity and delete the local save.
    9) Reconnect to the Internet and load Unity once more, once you get past all the messages and it tries to load to the main menu it will say "Syncing...." and your old save file will return to you.

    Good luck, It's a very risky move doing this as there's always a chance something will go wrong and you'll lose all your progress. I managed it in about 2 Hours 40 Minutes, so make sure you have a spare 3 - 4 hours before attempting this.

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    Sad y MysTiCThanks man, you really helped me, this was the last achievement I needed, as there was a bug, but you helped me with this little tutorial, it was fun to restart the story.
    Posted by Sad y MysTiC On 18 Jan 22 at 18:02
    Geometric CubeI'm at a loss on what to do. Restarted the game. I have done all missions and only have one renovation to buy now. I have tried it 3 times now. I make sure that I am connected to the servers and then purchase and nothing ever unlocks.

    Edit: so I decided to try the offline message on a Xbox One X instead of my series x and I was finally able to unlock this achievement. Followed it to the T, did not do any main missions beyond becoming an assassin.
    Posted by Geometric Cube On 28 Oct 22 at 17:51
    My RingtonesAnd it glitched for me to. This game is already really shit.

    Solution worked, I didn't do any of the disconnect stuff I just nuked my save.
    Posted by My Ringtones On 23 Nov 22 at 19:15
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  • DycheyDychey156,014
    16 Nov 2014 17 Nov 2014
    23 7 0
    Hey guys, check out my video below for this achievement and a few others!

    Business and Pleasure: You need 50,000 Livre. In Arno's house/Theatre you receive money every 20 mins so just keep collecting from the chest whenever it is full!

    Master Architect: You need to upgrade all 5 sections of Arno's house/Theatre, you can do this by using the book near the money chest.

    Patron of The Arts: Once you have upgraded the theatre, you need to stand at the table by the stage and watch a performance.

    Room With a View: In Arno's room, you need to walk out onto the balcony and look out over Paris until the achievement comes up.
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