Reference & Analysis Moves Overview

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Reference & Analysis Moves Overview

Basic Moves & Functions

Move

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

PS3

PS4

Wii U

Standardized Term

Walk/Move

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold

Fast Walk

Hold +

Hold +

Hold +

Hold +

Hold +

Look/Control Camera

Run/Free Run

Hold +

Hold +

Hold +

Hold +

Hold + High Profile Button

Manual Jump/Leap of Faith

Hold + +

Hold + +

Hold + +

Hold + +

Hold + High Profile Button +

Jump Up

Hold , press and release

Hold , press and release

Hold , press and release

Hold , press and release

Hold High Profile Button, press and release

Breaking A Fall (Forward Roll)

Hold forward

Hold forward

Hold forward

Hold forward

Hold forward

Stealth Assassinations

High Profile Assassinations

Hold +

Hold +

Hold +

Hold +

Hold High Profile Button +

Free Aiming

Hold , aim with

Hold , aim with

Hold , aim with

Hold , aim with

Hold Manual Aim Button, aim with

Fire (While in Free Aiming mode)

High Profile Button

Synchronize (on Viewpoint)

Eagle Sense

(Toggle On/Off)

(Toggle On/Off)

(Toggle On/Off)

(Toggle On/Off)

(Toggle On/Off)

Interact

Whistle (while in a hiding place, Stalking Zone, or behind a corner)

Loot/Pickpocket

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold

Pick Up/Drop Body or Weapon

Use Tool

Quick Inventory

Collectible List

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold Collectibles Button

Climbing and Leaping

Move

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

PS3

PS4

WII U

Standardized Term

Start Climbing

Hold +

Hold +

Hold +

Hold +

Hold + High Profile Button

Climb

Climb Ladder/Switch Side

Look Down From Raised Surface

Hold forward

Hold forward

Hold forward

Hold forward

Hold forward

Ledge Drop/Beam Drop

Hold , press

Hold , press

Hold , press

Hold , press

Hold , press

Drop/Let Go

Catch Back

Hold towards surface

Hold towards surface

Hold towards surface

Hold towards surface

Hold towards surface

Beam Shimmy

Vault/Drop

Hold + +

Hold + +

Hold + +

Hold + +

Hold + High Profile Button +

Back Eject

Release , hold , press

Release , hold , press

Release , hold , press

Release , hold , press

Release , hold High Profile Button, press

Side Eject

Hold , tilt left/right, press

Hold , tilt left/right, press

Hold , tilt left/right, press

Hold , tilt left/right, press

Hold High Profile Button, tilt left/right, press

Wall Run

Hold , tilt in required direction

Hold , tilt in required direction

Hold , tilt in required direction

Hold , tilt in required direction

Hold High Profile Button, tilt in required direction

Back Eject/Side Eject While Wall Running

Hold , tilt in required direction, press

Hold , tilt in required direction, press

Hold , tilt in required direction, press

Hold , tilt in required direction, press

Hold High Profile Button, tilt in required direction, press

Swing On Pole

Hold , push

Hold , push

Hold , push

Hold , push

Hold High Profile Button, push

Turn On Pole

backwards

backwards

backwards

backwards

backwards

Leap Of Faith

+ +

+ +

+ +

+ +

+ High Profile Button +

Camera & Interface

Move

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

PS3

PS4

WII U

Standardized Term

Center Camera/Switch Shoulder (Free Aiming)

Display Map

(Xbox 360) (Xbox One)

Click Touchpad

Map Button

Pause Menu

(Xbox 360) (Xbox One)

Options Button

Pause Button

Combat

Move

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

PS3

PS4

WII U

Standardized Term

Attack

Combo

, repeat in sequence

, repeat in sequence

, repeat in sequence

, repeat in sequence

, repeat in sequence

Tool/Ranged Weapon

Break Defense

Parry/Block

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold

Counter

Counter Kill

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

Counter Throw

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

Special Counter

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

Counter Disarm

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

After initiating a counter, press

Counter Grab

As an enemy grabs you, press

As an enemy grabs you, press

As an enemy grabs you, press

As an enemy grabs you, press

As an enemy grabs you, press

Finish Enemy On Ground

Reload

Reload Button

Escape Fight

Hold +

Hold +

Hold +

Hold +

Hold + High Profile Button

Tackle

Hold + , press

Hold + , press

Hold + , press

Hold + press

Hold + High Profile Button, press

Swimming

Move

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

PS3

PS4

WII U

Standardized Term

Swim

Swim Faster

Hold +

Hold +

Hold +

Hold +

Hold + High Profile Button

Stealth Swim

Hold (+ )

Hold (+ )

Hold (+ )

Hold (+ )

Hold (+ )

Lunge Up (Underwater)

Climb Out Of Water

+

+

+

+

+ High Profile Button

Naval Controls

Move

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

PS3

PS4

WII U

Standardized Term

Steer

Control Camera / Align Targeting Lines

Use Spyglass

Reload Button

Zoom With Spyglass

Aim Cannon

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold Manual Aim Button

Fire Cannon

High Profile Button

Heavy Shot

(with the camera looking to either side)

(with the camera looking to either side)

(with the camera looking to either side)

(with the camera looking to either side)

High Profile Button (with the camera looking to either side)

Chain Shot

(with the camera looking forwards)

(with the camera looking forwards)

(with the camera looking forwards)

(with the camera looking forwards)

High Profile Button (with the camera looking forwards)

Fire Barrels

(with the camera looking backwards)

(with the camera looking backwards)

(with the camera looking backwards)

(with the camera looking backwards)

High Profile Button (with the camera looking backwards)

Mortar

Hold , aim with , fire with

Hold , aim with , fire with

Hold , aim with , fire with

Hold , aim with , fire with

Hold Reload Button, aim with , fire with High Profile Button

Brace

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold

Swivel Gun

Hold , release when the reticle is aligned

Hold , release when the reticle is aligned

Hold , release when the reticle is aligned

Hold , release when the reticle is aligned

Hold , release when the reticle is aligned

Slow Down

Face

Speed Up

Change Shanty

Stop Shanties

Take/Release Wheel

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold

Hold

Notes