Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Characters, Plot, Gameplay, Equipment, And Maps (Beginners Guide)

Assassin's Creed Revelations

I have lived my life to the best of my ability. But I have not been able to escape fate, anger, or pain. Bring me the answers and the road that leads to the truth. Reveal to me once and for all, how all of this will end.

Jumping around the rooftops of Masyaf in Assassins Creed Revelations to swoop in on an unsuspecting enemy is a fascinating feeling indeed. The last chapter of the story of Italian playboy turned assassin Ezio was one of the most anticipated games. And boy oh boy did it deliver on all the right things. 

If you are starting out playing this decade-old gem of a game, you are at the right place. This blog will explain everything that you need to know before you officially start playing this game. 

This includes a short recap of the story so far, along with a premise of the current story. Gameplay elements, maps, and equipment available in this game will also be explained in detail to help you become the best assassin ever. 


Characters are the essence of the story of any video game. Therefore, Revelations stands upon the shoulders of all these characters that you will remember for a long while:

1. Ezio Auditore Da Firenze

charecters of Ezio Auditore Da Firenze

My Story Is One Of Many Thousands, And The World Will Not Suffer If It Ends Too Soon.

Born in 1459, Ezio is one of the two primary protagonists of this game and Assassins Creed II and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Upon the unlawful execution of his father and brother in the hands of master templar Rodrigo Borgia. Soon, he fled from Florence with his mother and sister to become an assassin under the mentorship of his uncle Mario.

After tracking down Rodrigo and his son Cesare in Rome, he kills them in order to find the existence of the Apple of Eden, a mythical artifact that can cause the destruction of the world. According to Juno, a primordial being. 

Ezio is a charismatic man who learns from his mistakes and further continues to improve his own abilities. He is a master assassin and has great leadership capabilities that helped him rebuild the Assassins Order of Italy to fight against the growing threat of the Templars. 

2. Desmond Miles

Desmond Miles

My name is Desmond Miles, and I am an Assassin.

Desmond Miles is the other protagonist of this game. Born in 1987, he is the descendant of Ezio in the modern-day timeline. Abstergo Industries, a templar organization, kidnapped him and forced him to relive the memories of his descendants using the machine called Animus. 

With its help, he relieves the memories of Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad in Assassins Creed. After learning the ways of the assassins, he escapes from Abstergo with his friend Lucy Stillman and goes to Monteriggioni. There, he starts to relive the memories of Ezio. 

Towards the end of Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, he enters the vault of Juno under the Colosseum, where he gets controlled by the primordial being and stabs Lucy to death. 

3. Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad

Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad

There is no greater glory than fighting to find the truth.

The main protagonist of the first Assassins Creed game, he is an ancestor of Desmond and was a master assassin in Masyaf during the 1100s. After being demoted from the rank of a master assassin, he began a quest for redemption to gain it back. 

Soon, he uncovered a treacherous plot by his master Al Mualim, who wanted to use the power of the Apple for world domination. After killing him, he became the leader of the Assassin’s Order and used the power of Apple for the greater good. 

4. Sophia Sartor

Sophia Sartor

The more we learn about the world, the less we seem to know.

Sophia Sartor is a bookstore keeper in this game, located in the city of Masyaf. She encounters Ezio during his adventures. She is represented as Ezio’s primary love interest in this game. 

5. Prince Ahmet

Prince Ahmet

To achieve true peace, mankind must think and move as one body, with one mastermind. The secrets in the Grand Temple will give us just that. And Altair will lead us there.

Prince Ahmet is the main antagonist of Assassin Creed Revelations. He is the heir to the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He desires to locate the Masyaf keys and find the hidden library, believing he can use its power for world domination. 

6. Yusuf Tazim

Yusuf Tazim

It’s a familiar pattern with these royals: when the Sultan coughs, the princes draw their swords.

Yusuf is the leader of the Assassins Order in Constantinople. Involved in numerous fights against the Ottoman Templar’s Order, he aids Ezio during the course of Assassin’s Creed Revelations. 

7. William Miles

William Miles

Beware the easy path. Knowledge grows only through the challenge.

William is the father of Desmond Miles and the mentor of the modern-day Assassins Order. He is the one who instructed Shaun Hastings and Rebecca Crane to free his son from Abstergo. He continues to help his son locate the apple of Eden. 


The plot of this game continues the story of Desmond and Ezio following the previous three entries in the Assassin’s Creed series

The Story So Far……

The Story So Far

In the previous games, Assassins Creed 2 and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, we learn a lot about the life of Ezio and his attempts at finding the Apple of Eden from the clutch of the templars. We see this through the eyes of Desmond Miles, who relives the memories of his sixteenth-century ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze of Florence. 

After learning that Ezio retrieved the Apple of Eden from Rodrigo and Cesare Borgia, we find out about celestial beings named Juno and Minerva, who warn Ezio and Desmond of the impending solar flares that will wipe out all of humanity. However, it can be stopped by using the powers of Apple. 

At the end of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, we see that in the end that Juno controls Desmond to stab Lucy Stillman to death and goes into a comatose state.

Then Final Chapter

Then Final Chapter

Assassins Creed Revelations are the final chapter of the Ezio trilogy and conclude his story as seen through the eyes of Desmond. After being in a comatose state, Desmond is forced to reenter the animus by his father, William Miles, along with being taken care of by Rebecca Hastings. 

In the animus, Desmond meets a virtual copy of another Abstergo test subject – Clay Kaczmarek. He explains to Desmond that to get out of the animus and end his coma, he needs to relive the memories of Ezio till the end. 

Ezio soon starts reliving the memories of Ezio years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Here, we see that Ezio, now in his 50s, plans to travel to the city of Masyaf in the Ottoman Empire of 1511 to find the lost keys. 

According to his father, these lost keys will lead Ezio to the hidden library of Altair, containing sacred knowledge crucial to the overarching story. 

The story of the game is followed by a sequel Assassins Creed III that concludes the story of Desmond. 



The gameplay of Assassins Creed Revelations sees slight improvements all over, including smoother movement, combat, and parkour. The latest equipment to be added was the use of the Hookblade. This allows you to travel across the rooftops of Masyaf by using it as a grappling hook and as a zipline to fly across with speed.

The hook blade can also be used in combat to hook onto enemies and pull them closer or dart across to them for an instakill. Many different types of bombs other than the normal smoke bombs have been introduced in this game, allowing players to have several ways to dispatch groups of enemies. 

The Eagle Vision returns, allowing Ezio to now track the footsteps of enemies and even distinguish between disguised enemies. The random events like pickpockets and street brawls have also been revamped to add more variety and flavor to them. 



Continuing the multiplayer elements of Brotherhood, Assassins Creed Revelations, this game improves upon it in many aspects. Players can now choose between various characters, with more being added in the DLC Assasins Creed Revelations The Lost Archive.


The equipment that you can use in-game are:



Ezio can now wield two-handed heavy weapons and one-handed light weapons, along with then the hidden blade, the crossbow, and lots of bombs to use alongside the newly introduced hook blade. 

Light weapons include sabers, swords, daggers, and knives. Heavy weapons include hammers, axes, maces, and greatswords. 

Ranged weapons include the crossbow, poison darts, then pistol, and throwing darts.




There are five sets of armor available in Assassins Creed Revelations. In terms of resistance offered, they are ranked in this order:

  • Azap Armor
  • Mamluk Armor
  • Sepahi Armor
  • Master assassin’s Armor Set
  • Ishak Pasha’s Armor Set



The map of Assassins Creed Revelations is divided into many parts. They are:

  • Imperial North & Topkapi
  • Galata
  • Imperial South
  • Constantine North
  • Constantine South
  • Bayezid North
  • Bayezid South
  • Cappadocia
  • Arsenal

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1. Is Assassin’s Creed Revelations Important?

Yes, Assassins Creed Revelations are important because it is the last entry in the Ezio trilogy and concludes his story.

Q2. Which Is Better Assassin’s Creed 3 Or Revelations?

Story-wise, Assassins Creed Revelations have a better story. But the gameplay and quality-wise Assassin’s Creed III is better because it is the sequel of this game with better gameplay mechanics.

Q3. How Old Is Ezio In Assassin’s Creed Revelations?

Ezio is 51 years old at the start of Assassins Creed: Revelations.

Q4. How Long Is Assassin’s Creed Revelations?

According to the Assassins Creed Revelations walkthrough, it takes approximately 20 hours to finish all the missions, with the main story taking around 13 hours to complete.

Requiescat In Pace, Ezio

Assassins Creed Revelations was one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2011. Featuring everyone’s favorite Italian assassin Ezio, this game marks the final chapter of Ezio’s story, giving him the proper sendoff that he deserves. 

The map of this game is bigger than previous titles, with zip lines and the hook blade added in to make traversal easier. Combat, parkour, and movement have been improved, which adds some much-needed fluidity to the game. 

If you want to read more about other Assassins Creed games, then check out our other articles here at Techmagnews!

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Debamalya is a professional content writer from Kolkata, India. Constantly improving himself in this industry for more than three years, he has amassed immense knowledge regarding his niches of writing tech and gaming articles. He loves spending time with his cats, along with playing every new PC action game as soon as possible.

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