Masquerade achievement in Assassin's Creed II

Masquerade

Complete DNA Sequence 9.

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How to unlock the Masquerade achievement

  • WayensWayens133,086
    30 Nov 2009 03 Dec 2009 05 Oct 2011
    53 0 6
    To go against Marco Barbarigo directly is suicide. Luckily you're packing heat now.

    Go through the Carnivale events to get the mask.
    1. Ribbon stealing is active only on the blue clusters on map. Careful you don't steal from other citizens or you'll alert the guards and use up valuable time.
    2. Racing is straightforward and unlike other races mostly on ground level.
    3. Capture the flag is easy once you find a pattern but is annoying if you lose the flag to your opponent. (Thank goodness there's only one.) Note where your opponent's base is and you can better cut him off and steal it back, if needed. Once you get the flag it's almost 100% smooth sailing since your opponent doesn't chase you very well as opposed to his running away from you. ;p Just don't get lost and you'll do fine.
    4. The fighting event is a piece of cake if you've mastered disarming and dodging. First 3 opponents are standard but then your next batch are cheats and come at you with blades. Give it back as good as you got and you'll come out on top.

    Win all the events then steal the mask back from Dante using the ladies (do have the sense to steal from behind).

    Once you've crashed the party, keep out of sight of the guards by blending with the guests and ladies. The guards will patrol so you may have to keep moving as they would disperse your cover. I found this annoying as it's hard to immediately find new cover before the guards notice you. My advice is see if you can anticipate where they will move by their red dots on your map and move yourself before they arrive.

    A timer will count down to the time you can finally see Marco Barbarigo. But he's on a ship away from the party floor. This is when the courtesan mistress suggests using your newly acquired gun to reach Marco by bullet, masking the shot by fireworks.

    There is a group of courtesans right next to the railing across from Marco's boat. Blend in with that group, target Marco, cock your gun, and shoot. (Aim and time your shot carefully, patrolling guards may block your shot and take the bullet, causing all hell to break loose. Also, the longer you aim, the more suspicious surrounding guards will be of you, so take heed.) Bring Marco down, leave the party, and you've won. Congratulations!

    The only thing I'm miffed about this mission besides the guard-avoiding is I can't seem to time a shot to coincide with a fireworks pop as the fireworks are all softer than the gunshot. So unless the escort mother is only conjecturing, if anybody knows how to muffle your shot, post it here.


    UPDATE 10/5/2011: If you do cause a panic, you might want to try what GREENGORGON did: use crowd panic to his advantage by getting onto the ship in the hubbub and killing Marco up close. I haven't tried this yet myself but it is an extra thing to try if you don't want to restart from checkpoint. (Read his comment, there's a novel in the making there ;>) Thanks, gorgon!

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    Potent SkittlesI managed to muffle the shot by waiting for multiple fireworks to go off at the same time before shooting.
    Posted by Potent Skittles on 17 Apr 12 at 01:02
    WayensAnd nobody was alerted? Or did hell still break loose?
    Posted by Wayens on 17 Apr 12 at 01:23
    WayensYou're welcome!
    Posted by Wayens on 10 Jul 18 at 17:31
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  • chiokjarsechiokjarse78,264
    07 Jan 2010 06 Jan 2010
    34 5 0
    For the capture the flag part, run along the roof and jump so that you land near the flag. Once you have the flag, run east so that you go out of bounds. Don't worry, you won't go far enough out of bounds to abort the mission . There is a ladder there on your right. Your opponent will run up to the bottom of the ladder but will not follow you up it. At the top, climb or jump into bounds and it's an easy jog to your base. You'll want to take some medicine to bring up your health after the jump.
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