Customization plays a large role in Assassin’s Creed Unity, moving away from simply changing how the character looks to affecting his Stealth, Range, Health and Melee. This makes customizing a priority for anyone looking to upgrade the basics without putting any Synch Points into various skills.
Equipment Customization is broken up into seven parts: Colors, Head, Chest, Forearms, Waist, Legs and Outfits. Outfits simply swap your current choice with a Legacy Outfit, such as Altair’s, Ezio’s or even Edward Kenway’s threads from Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.
That said, here’s a breakdown of everything you can tweak in the game.
This option is a simple choice and does not affect any of your base attributes. Simply select this option and then choose the grouping of colors that you feel suit Arno the best. Some colors will require purchasing, and others will require that you collect a certain amount of Cockades to unlock them. These colors are not bought using the in game currency, called Livres. They are actually purchased using another form of currency called Creed Points, which you obtain from completing challenges like Perform a Double Air Assassination and other small-scale tasks throughout the world.
How to get more Creed Points in Assassin's Creed Unity.
Here, you’ll control how your character’s headgear or hood appears. There are several options to select from, although many will require that you complete certain side missions or challenges to unlock them. For example, you would need to complete a Club Competition in order to unlock the Legendary Napoleonic Hood, which you would then need to purchase for 165,000 Livres.
In this area, you’ll choose the proper chest piece for your character. You can choose from several options, although many of them will need to be unlocked by completing Co-Op Missions or Club Competitions. Once you’ve unlocked these items, you can purchase and equip them.
From here, you’ll choose the best armor and look for Arno’s forearms. This area includes the look of Arno’s gloves, and the forearm armor which contains his Hidden Blade and Shadow Blade. Many of these will need to be unlocked or purchased by completing Co-Op missions or other side missions throughout the game.
Here you’ll choose the best belt. As with the other upgrades, these will need to be unlocked or purchased after completing side missions throughout Paris.
This area contains the Breeches that your character will wear. As with the other things, some of these choices will need to be unlocked via challenges, completing side missions or purchasing. Once you find a pair you like, hop into the desired challenge/mission and work towards unlocking them.
This is where players will find all of the Legacy Outfits they can equip. These outfits are unlocked by meeting certain requirements in the Companion App and Initiates side game. Here, players can choose to dress like Altrai, Ezio, Connor, Edward, Shay, Bellec, a medieval Assassin named Thomas de Carneillon and even sport Arno’s Master Assassin Outfit.
How to unlock all of the Legacy Outfits in Assassin's Creed Unity.
Another component to Assassin’s Creed Unity is the ability to purchase and use Boosts that can improve your stats, like Melee, Health and Stealth for a certain duration of time. Each Boost has two counterparts, a regular version and a Premium version. The regular version only lasts three minutes, whereas the Premium versions last up to five minutes. Boosts are purchased using Helix Points that can be earned playing the game or purchased through the Estore.
Upgrading your Equipment
Various pieces of Arno’s equipment allow for upgrading. These upgrades include things like Melee Armor increases and Time to Blend reductions, and even percentage upgrades to his Health. Upgrades are easy to do. Simply move to the piece of equipment you want to upgrade and choose to either upgrade it using Creed Points or Helix Points. Upgrading is a vital part to the character customization after you chose your perfect end game pieces of equipment.
Your skills are also upgraded using the Character Customization menu. These skills require Synch Points to unlock, and many of the additional options will unlock as you complete more Sequences of the main story. You can attain the secret achievement I Got Skills by upgrading all of these.
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