In order to get a Shadow: Gold
rating, you'll have to complete an entire section without being seen (or alerting enemies) as well as without taking down or assassinating any enemy. Some designated targets are allowed to be killed/taken down and they will appear golden when using Eagle Vision.
If the Shadow style is your main play style, you'll most likely unlock this achievement around halfway through the game (somewhere in Memory Sequence 5). But if you're looking for a quick way to boost this, you can do so pretty early in Memory Sequence 1
. The following method takes around 5-10 minutes:
The section starts right after you've climbed over the building with the telephone tutorial. Move to the right and run across the train tracks. The objective will change to “Ride the Tram to the Militia Checkpoint”. Climb the ledge to the right and then drop onto the train carriages. The train starts moving shortly. Quickly run to the very front of the train and crouch to avoid being seen by two guards during the train ride. Once the train stops, climb the ladder and walk to the right. Now you’ll get a Shadow: Gold
rating for this section. The advantage of this rather long section is, that it has a checkpoint just before the rating appears.
This means that you simply have to keep restarting the checkpoint, walk to the right, wait for the rating to appear and then restart the checkpoint again.
You can also use this method to unlock
in the same section by either assassinating (tap
) or taking down (hold
) the second guard on the terrace in the area to the right just before you drop onto the train carriages.