Fly Swatter achievement in Assassin's Creed II

Fly Swatter

Kick a Guard while using the Flying Machine.

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How to unlock the Fly Swatter achievement

  • Titan EricTitan Eric166,523
    20 Nov 2009 20 Nov 2009 12 Dec 2009
    143 7 14
    This achievement is missable!
    It can only be obtained during the last mission of Sequence 08, Infrequent Flier. This is the only time you fly Leonardo's machine, besides the tutorial. You will not get a chance later on.

    Now that you understand that, the rest is easy.
    In the mission, you must fly the Glider from fire to fire, until you go over the walls of the Palazzo Ducale Di Venezia.
    As you glide along, there will be a few chances to kick Guards. Just hit the Left Trigger to lock on, and then fly close to them, you'll kick them automatically.
    If you miss, crash the Glider, or you will have to play through the game again to get it.
    You'll want to get it on the first set of Guards, so that you don't have to fly far if you miss. It's also easiest Guards to kick, as it's almost directly in the path you have to fly.

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    BaussieThis achievement is not missable!!... There is a special memory which appears on a high point to the north of Forli, it allows you to ride the glider once again and attack guards on the forts walls. I was on DNA sequence 12 when I came across it.
    Posted by Baussie on 21 Apr 11 at 13:54
    Bauersking08this isn't really missable if you know you have to get it i'd read on here about this achievement cos it sounded fun when i missed i just crashed and it reloaded for me to have another go i would say that before you do the fire to fire i would concerntrate on getting this all you do is fy kick the guard cheevie pop crash it reloads then do fire to fire easy great guide
    Posted by Bauersking08 on 22 Apr 11 at 14:46
    NeverUnlucky^ What?
    Posted by NeverUnlucky#344 on 20 Jul 13 at 21:03
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  • MonkyPorter1983MonkyPorter1983174,843
    18 Mar 2011 18 Mar 2011
    58 2 4
    This cheevo IS NOT missable! At least if you are willing to buy the Sequence 12 DLC.

    The DLC contains the first sequence that, according to Desmond's counterparts in the real world, is inaccessible at the end of the game. It continues the story with additional quests. After the opening Sequence 12 quest, where you must protect a couple people as they return home as their city is under siege, you once again have free-reign to go where you want.

    If you travel to the NE corner of the map (around the marsh-like village) you can climb the light-house and play what the game calls a "Special Memory". Special Memories are indicated on the mini-map with an Assassin Symbol against a white bordered diamond.

    This particular Special Memory allows you to fly Leo's flying machine whenever you want, and yes, you can still get the cheevo at this point.

    Once you climb the tower and walk into the highlighted quest marker you will go to a short cut-scene of Ezio donning the flying machine. As soon as you have control of Ezio again you can spot a tower connected to a house pretty much dead ahead, and although you cannot see him right away, there is a guard standing atop this tower. This is a perfect opportunity to get the cheevo as there is nothing to run into on the sides, and if you miss you can easily fly to a fire to get altitude and turn around and try again.

    As you approach the tower try to level out while aiming for just above the peak of the tower. Flying level slows Ezio's speed, giving you extra precious seconds to react. Once you are close enough to the guard for him to be highlighted, tap the left trigger to lock-on to him, then keep your course level and aimed for him. If you hit the guard and knock him off without kicking him you can fly away to a bonfire, and by the time you return he will most likely have respawned.

    Although originally this cheevo was missable (and I did miss it), if you can/want to download the Sequence 12 DLC you can still get it. I love the Creed games, and think both DLCs are so worth the small amount of MSP.
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    MonkyPorter1983As my opening statement says, it is *not* missable if you are willing to purchase the Sequence 12 DLC, ie. it can be achieved regardless of the situation.
    Posted by MonkyPorter1983 on 27 Nov 11 at 04:54
    matdanMost ACII editions have it now so best solution. : )
    Posted by matdan on 20 May 12 at 09:18
    Dakrkplayer2What about the god edition?
    Posted by Dakrkplayer2 on 27 Jul 13 at 02:12
  • xX NiKo81 XxxX NiKo81 Xx115,377
    30 Nov 2009 07 Sep 2011
    20 7 0
    When you use the flying machine of Leonardo (sequence 8), while in flight you have to hit a guard with a kick.
    Use the LT button to lock the target and just pass close to the guard
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