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Assassin’s Creed Revelations Multiplayer Beta Guide

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Posted September 1, 2011 - By Leah Jackson







Assassin’s Creed Revelations Multiplayer Beta Launching Exclusively For The PSN September 3-11

We've created a guide for the Assassin's Creed: Revelations multiplayer beta that Ubisoft has announced will launch September 3 and last until September 11 exclusively for PlayStation Plus members on the PlayStation Network and select PlayStation 3 Uplay members. If you have a PSPlus account you can preload the beta on September 2.

The AC: R multiplayer beta will offer access to nine characters that you can get up to level 30:

  • The Sentinel – A Wallachian noble by birth and a former Assassin, Vali cel Tradat seeks satisfaction through vengeance. Favored weapon: Long Katar
  • The Vanguard – Oksana Razin worked for the Templars as a spy before joining their Order, exchanging loyalty for wealth. Favored weapon: Small Axe
  • The Guardian – The estranged cousin of a Sultan, Odai Dunqas embraces the Templar ideology of seeking peace through order and stability. Favored weapon: Lance
  • The Vizier – Damat Ali Pasha joined the Templars in hopes of bringing order and glory to a world ruled by chaos. Favored weapon: Sword
  • The Thespian – The Templars often rely on Lysistrata’s seductive charisma to influence Ottoman officials and visiting monarchs. Favorite weapon: Dagger
  • The Deacon – Cyril of Rhodes uses his position in the Church to destroy it from within and further Templar dominance. Favored weapon: Long Sword
  • The Bombardier – Kadir is a strong asset to the Templars. He trades weapons and information for money and power. Favored weapon: Mace
  • The Trickster – A canny thief, the fortune-teller Mirela Djuric is the Templars’ link to a vast underworld of criminal activity. Favored weapon: Dagger
  • The Champion – The professional fighter Georgios Kostas has earned the Templars’ esteem and the right to fight for the red cross. Favored weapon: Small Axe

To learn more about the three maps, four playable modes, abilities, perks, and more, check after the break.

The three maps in the AC: R beta are Knight’s Hospital, Antioch, and Constantinople. These maps have been tuned to allow for more strategy than the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood maps had. Within these maps you'll be able to play four different modes:

  • Wanted – Your objective is to kill your designated TARGETS and avoid being killed by your PURSUERS. The higher you rank, the more PURSUERS will hunt you. The highest score wins. Quality kills will boost your score through bonuses earned.
              o Free for all – 4-8 players
              o Session – 1 round of 10 minutes
  • Manhunt – Each team takes turns pursuing the other team. Work together to kill your targets or hide with your allies and survive. Performing quality kills and hiding with your allies will boost your score.
              o Team – 4-8 players, 2 teams
              o Session – 2 rounds of 5 minutes
  • Deathmatch (NEW) – Find and kill assigned TARGETS and avoid being killed by your PURSUERS. Templars compete in a small area without triggering CHASES and your COMPASS has been deactivated. In this mode, only one of each character type walks the map, so TARGETS are easy to spot. Quality kills will boost your score through earned bonuses.
              o Free for all – 4-8 players
              o Session – 1 round of 10 minutes
  • Artifact Assault (NEW) – Your objective is to score by stealing the enemy’s artifact from their base and carrying it back to yours. When you’re in your territory, you are a PURSUER and can kill opponents, but once you move into enemy territory, you become a TARGET and can be killed. The team with the highest score wins.
              o Team – 4-8 players, 2 teams
              o Session – 1 round of 10 minutes

There will also be eight abilities for you to play around with in the beta. A few you'll remember from AC: B, and not all of them will be available right away, but as you increase your rank they'll be unlocked. You'll also be able to obtain Abstergo Credits as you play matches and perform specific multiplayer actions. In order to unlock abilities you'll have to spend Abstergo Credits.

  • Tripwire Bomb (NEW) – Once armed, the Tripwire Bomb explodes when a TARGET or a PURSUER steps on it.
  • Closure (NEW) – Trigger all chase-breakers around you. Perfect for trapping PURSUERS or preventing the escape of a TARGET.
  • Disguise – Temporarily change your appearance to surprise your opponent. Particularly effective in the new Deathmatch mode!
  • Fire Crackers – Drop Firecrackers on the ground to blind opponents and scare the crowd. Pay attention to crowd behavior and your TARGET will be revealed!
  • Throwing Knives – Use Throwing Knives to injure your opponents, slowing them down or making them fall when climbing.
  • Smoke Bomb – Throw a Smoke Bomb to confuse the crowd and rival Templars. An old stand-by for veteran Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood players.
  • Poison – Dispense a stealthy dose of Poison that will slowly kill your TARGET. A bit underhanded, perhaps, but no less effective.
  • Morph – Transform characters from the crowd into your duplicates, hiding you from PURSUERS. Ideal for the new Deathmatch mode where remaining unseen is difficult!

There are also four perks, streaks, and loss bonusues that will be available in the beta. Again, some of them will be familiar from Brotherhood, while others are completely new. Most of them will unlock as you rank up:

  • Sentry Perk (NEW) – Increase the out-of-sight duration of your lock.
  • Enhanced Auto-Bash Perk – Increases the number of CIVILLIANS you can bash before losing your balance.
  • Hot Pursuit Perk (NEW) – Increases your speed when you run after your TARGET and slows down the depletion of your APPROACH METER.
  • Blender Perk – Each time you blend with a crowd, one CIVILIAN automatically Morphs into your lookalike.
  • 3 Kills Streak – Earn an additional bonus of 200 points for every 3 kills or stun Streaks performed without dying.
  • 2 Silent Kills Streak – Earn an additional bonus of 200 points for every 2 Silent kills performed without dying.
  • Silent Animus Hack Streak (NEW) – When the streak counter reaches 6, you will hack the Animus, raining arrows down from the sky and killing all other Templar Agents.
  • Animus Hack Streak (NEW) – When the streak counter reaches 8, you will hack the Animus, raining arrows down from the sky and killing all other Templar Agents.
  • Vision Loss Bonus (NEW) – Reveals the location of out-of-sight TARGETS until you perform a kill. Occurs after 5 deaths or stuns in a row.
  • Tracker Loss Bonus (NEW) – Reveals a TARGET in your sight by highlighting their path with a yellow aura until you perform a kill. Occurs after 5 contract losses in a row.
  • Revelation Loss Bonus (NEW) – Reveals all PURSUERS in your sight until you perform a kill. Occurs after 5 deaths or stuns in a row.
  • Minor Hack Loss Bonus (NEW) – Allows you to kill your next TARGET from a distance. Occurs after 5 contract losses in a row.

One of the new features to Assassin's Creed: Revelations is the playlist preset. With these you can preset search criteria that will enable you to play a game with your preferences as quickly as possible. Here are all the available playlists:

  • Free For All – Joins next available match in Wanted or Deathmatch modes on any Map.
  • Team – Joins next available match in Manhunt or Artifact Assault modes on any Map.
  • Welcome – Joins next available match in Deathmatch mode on any Map. Abstergo’s idea of a warm welcome

Assassin's Creed: Revelations will also be introducing Ability Sets with this beta which act kind of like loadouts for your character. Abilities, perks, kill streaks, and loss streaks will come packaged in ability sets. There will be pre-defined ability sets that will come with the most popular and useful abilities, and you'll get two set that you can customize yourself.

At this time we're not sure if this will be the whole beta, and if only PSN users will be getting the chance to play. Such a short time for beta testing isn't too common, so we'll see.

If you don't get the chance to participate in the multiplayer beta, you can still play the full version of Assassin's Creed: Revelations when it's released for the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 on November 15.

Source: Ubisoft

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