Assassin's Creed II achievements

Assassin's Creed II

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There are 50 Assassin's Creed II achievements worth 1,206 (1,000)

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Sweeper in Assassin's Creed II

Sweeper16 (10)

Sweep 5 guards at once by using a Long Weapon.

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Achievement Guide for Sweeper

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Achievement won on 21 Nov 09
TA Score for this game: 1,206
Posted on 22 November 09 at 14:44, Edited on 05 December 09 at 23:52
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Once you get trained in Monteriggioni by the highlighted trainer by your villa (the man down the stairs from your estate), go to the blacksmith and fill up your smoke bombs.

Go to any city and find a guard with a spear (pike?) and kill him. Once he drops his weapon switch your weapon stats to unarmed. (Down on the D-pad) and hit the B button to pick up his weapon.

Now start a fight with a group of guards. Ideally you can find a group guarding a door with another group walking around nearby. If you can get both groups to engage you that is ideal as you need more than the typical sized group for this achievement.

Once five or more guards are trying to attack you drop a smoke bomb when they are in close to you. When you change your weapon status to smoke bomb, you may drop your long weapon so make sure not to move. Hit down on your D-pad to switch to unarmed and hit B to pick up the spear again. Hold down x until you lift the spear above your head. When you release it you will do a 360 degree sweep and should take out all the guards around you and get you the achievement.

You can also do this without the smoke bomb but I found it extremely annoying when you would try to charge up your sweep only to have the guards continuosly hit you and break your attack.
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