Assassin's Creed Rogue Walkthrough

3. Upgrades, Inventory, and Completion

There are lots of things to complete and upgrade in the game, and it's best to understand what and when it's best to do so in order to avoid wasting time.

General Progress

As you complete more of the game, you'll unlock the below trophies. These are for doing something in several locations and thus aren't tied to a specific spot, so they're listed here. Assuming your goal is in-game 100% on top of the trophies themselves, you should have no trouble earning these whatsoever.

Cartographer in Assassin's Creed Rogue
Bronze Trophy
Visit every location in the game
  • Unlocked by 3,864 tracked gamers (43% - TT Ratio = 1.53) 9,060

Capture all Gang HQs in Assassin's Creed Rogue
Silver Trophy
Capture all Gang HQs
  • Unlocked by 4,429 tracked gamers (49% - TT Ratio = 1.43) 9,060

For the Empire! in Assassin's Creed Rogue
Silver Trophy
Capture all forts
  • Unlocked by 4,344 tracked gamers (48% - TT Ratio = 1.44) 9,060

I'll take that in Assassin's Creed Rogue
Bronze Trophy
Capture all settlements
  • Unlocked by 3,959 tracked gamers (44% - TT Ratio = 1.51) 9,060

King of the Hill in Assassin's Creed Rogue
Silver Trophy
Complete all Native hills and Ice Caves
  • Unlocked by 4,024 tracked gamers (44% - TT Ratio = 1.50) 9,060

Memory collector in Assassin's Creed Rogue
Bronze Trophy
Collect all animus fragments
  • Unlocked by 3,499 tracked gamers (39% - TT Ratio = 1.61) 9,060

Property Tycoon in Assassin's Creed Rogue
Bronze Trophy
Complete all renovations
  • Unlocked by 3,695 tracked gamers (41% - TT Ratio = 1.56) 9,060

Morrigan Upgrades

After Sequence 1-3, you'll be able to upgrade most components of the Morrigan that aren't locked behind story progression. Most upgrades' final forms require blueprints, which can be found in chests throughout the world. Stronger upgrades require more materials and pounds and you can see the exact requirements in your menus. There are three types of upgrades: Weapons and Armour, Storage, and Harpooning.

Harpooning should be the least of your worries in the early game and only affects how good you are at harpooning sea animals you find while sailing. Ignore those unless you find yourself having a lot of excess material and can afford to upgrade these without much of a loss, because these are still important later on. They are cheap upgrades, however, so if you don't like looking at them being incomplete then by all means go ahead and max out your harpooning department.

The majority of the early game upgrades should be focused on Weapons and Armour. You obviously need more health for your ship and stronger attacks to survive in stronger waters, so upgrading these is always a priority over the others. The puckle gun, when upgraded to maximum potential, is surprisingly powerful despite its small appearance.

Storage upgrades should be obtained when you consider getting them to be more convenient for you. After all, if your puckle gun is the most powerful it can be, how will you see its real strength if you can barely fire the thing before reloading? Above all else, the two most important storage upgrades are the crew's quarters and cargo storage. Cargo storage is the better of the two, because you can't upgrade something if you don't have the space to hold the materials required to upgrade it.

You will be required to obtain every single upgrade for the Morrigan, so here's all of the totals required for every upgrade and when you'll be able to start working on them if applicable. Tobacco can be sold the moment you get it, as that's what it's used for.

Weapons and Armour
UpgradeCostResourcesStory PrerequisiteBlueprint Location
Hull Armour£25700660 Metal
450 Wood
---Genessee, Lac Eternel, River Valley
Broadside Cannons£51200890 Metal---Aarushi, Fort Blanc, River Valley
Front Carronades£500080 Metal------
Heavy Shot£18900445 Metal---The Sapphire, Fort Baie Rouge, North Atlantic
Mortar£45000600 MetalSequence 3-3HMS Miranda, Fort Baie Rouge, North Atlantic
Burning Oil Strength£1350090 Metal
30 Wood
Sequence 2-1Otetiani, Fort Soleil, River Valley
Icebreaker Ram£30000420 Metal
400 Wood
Sequence 2-1Fogo, Fort Baie Rouge, North Atlantic
Round Shot Strength£27900650 Metal---East Village, New York
Puckle Gun Strength£18700370 MetalSequence 2-1Lower Manhattan, New York
Explosive Shot Strength£20000360 Metal---Rivière Aurifère, Fort Blanc, River Valley
UpgradeCostResourcesStory PrerequisiteBlueprint Location
Puckle Gun Cylinder£14500300 MetalSequence 2-1Nerepis, Halifax, North Atlantic
Heavy Shot Storage£6000240 Wood---Pearl Island, Fort Louis, North Atlantic
Mortar Storage£7800240 WoodSequence 3-3Terra Nova, Fort Louis, North Atlantic
Burning Oil Storage£6900240 WoodSequence 2-1Gros Morne, Fort Baie Rouge, North Atlantic
Crew's Quarters£4300180 Cloth
150 Wood
Cargo Storage£5000210 Cloth
190 Wood
UpgradeCostResourcesStory PrerequisiteBlueprint Location
Rowboat Armour£2400150 Wood------
Harpoon Strength£5000100 Wood------
Harpoon Storage£2600120 Wood------

Phantom Queen in Assassin's Creed Rogue
Silver Trophy
Fully Upgrade the Morrigan
  • Unlocked by 3,722 tracked gamers (41% - TT Ratio = 1.56) 9,060

Shay Upgrades

The categories in the Shay Upgrades section of the menu lists over the available swords, pistols, and outfits in the game. All have varying stats at varying costs, and some are only available through uPlay. Some outfits also provide a small bonus, but none are overly superior to the other and can be best utilized in certain scenarios. As for swords and pistols, there are some that are far better than others; you might only want to buy some of the worse weapons just to increase your completion percentage of this category.


This is where Shay's actual upgrades are, which are attained by hunting. Unlike the upgrades for the Morrigan, these don't usually overlap in resources and are mostly dependent on one or two types of animals. Because of that, a chart of totals would be very long, since even similar upgrades like those for health use different skins for each tier. Just about all the crafting upgrades are equally useful and visibly beneficial, but health should take highest priority. As mentioned on the previous page, the rope dart is the perfect tool for hunting.

There are some Abstergo Challenges related to killing all types of animals yourself, both land and sea. When you accomplish these challenges, feel free to just buy the rest of the materials you need from a shop somewhere if you don't feel like hunting yourself. You'll soon have more money than you know what to do with after you renovate buildings.

You'll not only want to obtain all these upgrades because of their usefulness, but for also completing two Abstergo Challenges. There's a trophy related to harpooning a narwhal specifically.

Unicorn Slayer in Assassin's Creed Rogue
Bronze Trophy
Harpoon a Narwhal
  • Unlocked by 5,119 tracked gamers (57% - TT Ratio = 1.33) 9,060

Naval Campaign

You'll technically unlock the naval campaign after Sequence 3-2, but will be formally introduced to it at the end of Sequence 3-3. This side game is very simple; use ships that you've captured while sailing to complete a set of small missions that are based on waiting. The routes to the missions themselves can be secured through a quick little skirmish and it's highly recommended that you do so in order to raise your success rate and decrease any damage your ship might take. As you board stronger ships, consider whether you want to add them to your fleet or not; you'll want some high quality ships like Men o' War, but smaller ships are also quite useful since they travel faster than Men o' War do.

You can unlock a ton of strong weapons and other items through the naval campaign. Since it doesn't require much action on your part it's easy to forget, but you should aim to finish all of the missions for the great rewards they yield. Progress in the naval campaign can be stopped if you're not far enough into the main story yet, so keep going through it if you're at the end of the naval campaign for the time being.

The trophy related to the naval campaign only asks you to finish half of it, but you'll want to finish all of it for an Abstergo Challenge, not to mention the great weapons you'll earn along the way.

Globe Trotter in Assassin's Creed Rogue
Bronze Trophy
Complete 17 story missions in the Naval Campaign
  • Unlocked by 3,978 tracked gamers (44% - TT Ratio = 1.51) 9,060

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