Sweeper achievement in Assassin's Creed II


Sweep 5 guards at once by using a Long Weapon.

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How to unlock the Sweeper achievement

  • ThinkMcFly88ThinkMcFly88206,172
    21 Nov 2009 22 Nov 2009 05 Dec 2009
    208 17 28
    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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    lol r u mad yetI’ve been trained on long weapons. I get surrounded by 7-8 guards, I drop the smoke bomb, pick the spear back up and hold x and it always just does an individual kill on one guy. Anybody have any idea why?
    Posted by lol r u mad yet on 03 Mar at 00:06
    werewookiee@lol r u mad yet I'm getting the same bull. This is really broken.
    Posted by werewookiee on 16 May at 03:03
    KrayaSamaGreat tutorial to bad the game can't make up it's mind. The Messer Sandman and Sweeper have the same problem mechanically. Oh I want to punch not throw sand or I just want to stab the guy not do a long drawn out attack. If I could toggle other buttons I would've had this done... so annoying.
    Posted by KrayaSama on 25 May at 12:14
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  • Titan EricTitan Eric192,969
    21 Nov 2009 19 Nov 2009
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    In order to use the Sweep move, you must get trained by the Combat Trainer in Monteriggioni.
    Go to Special Moves, Long Weapons. It will cost 10,000 Florins.

    You will just need to get several guards to attack you, the more the better, then hold X, and release to sweep all around you.
    It helps if you hold X longer so you spin your sweep in 360 degrees around you. As opposed to the shorter press, which just sweeps the guard in front of you.

    Have a look at the video for some help.

    Video is not mine, credit goes to MrBlingBlingNr1 on YouTube.
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    Like all these other guys said, get the training so you can do it. after, go to Venice - San Marco. Once you get there, immediately in front of you are 4 guards, 1 with a spear. Wait for him to check out the hay bales and shanky shanky, take his spear and run across the bridge straight to the right. if you grab the pair that are further down the road, turn straight around and head back to the bridge, but to the left is a corner, go in there and its like a little pocket. Because its so close together its much easier to get this achievement here than anywhere else ive tried. Bring medicine, trust me.
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    AhmayzingPedroBest guide for this. Ive been angry for hours trying to use the smoke bomb method. Thank you! Got it first try!
    Posted by AhmayzingPedro on 31 Dec 19 at 19:53
    ElBlaze2010Best guide for the simple reason that you actually suggested where to find a spear!
    Posted by ElBlaze2010 on 21 Feb 20 at 17:36
    OperativeEmeralCan confirm; first try with this method and I got the Achievement.
    Posted by OperativeEmeral on 13 Aug 21 at 05:37
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