will introduce an important new tool to the assassin arsenal: the rope launcher, a string dart that works similar to Batman’s grapple hook in the Arkham games.
On first glance, the rope launcher—-doesnâ€™t seem like much. Itâ€™s attached to the assassin gauntlet on his left forearm, resting on the outside of his arm while the hidden blade is nestled on the underside. The rope launcher can be used not only in combat but to scale buildings and traverse the city, making it one of the most versatile weapons in Assassinâ€™s Creed Syndicate.
Since the streets of Victorian London are much wider than what players are used to–the cramped alleyways of previous franchise locations didnâ€™t offer much room to brawl or make quick escapes–the rope launcher . Buildings in London are also much taller than what weâ€™ve previously dealt with, making it more difficult to maintain fluidity when parkouring through town assassin-style. Players can shoot the rope launcher to the tops of buildings, then use the dangling rope to quickly climb up the side. Itâ€™s a quick process, allowing Jacob to get to the rooftops in no time. The launcher also doesn’t need to be manually retrieved; it’s ready when you are, always.
The rope launcher can also be used to cross Londonâ€™s wider streets. From the rooftops, players can shoot and connect the tool to an opposite building, allowing them to climb across or use the rope like a zipline, depending on the incline. There is no limit to where the rope launcher can attach, either. Any surface you see on the buildings in Assassinâ€™s Creed Syndicate will accept its hold.
In combat, the rope launcher makes it easier to whisk you away from enemies and back into stealth mode up on rooftops. Ziplining around Londonâ€™s high rises is also an excellent way to stay out of anyoneâ€™s sight while on missions. And while moving along their makeshift tightrope, players can use any of Londonâ€™s airspace to set up an aerial assassination, making it much easier to take out tricky-to-reach targets in crowds.
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