OPTIONAL MISSION– knock out 3 assassins
OPTIONAL OBJECTIVE– loot four coves
In this mission you cannot kill anyone, so you’d better switch to fists at the very beginning, to prevent stabbing someone with the knife. Right next to the starting point, there is the first one of the four coves. Once you open it, run into the water and swim towards the shore while avoiding .
At the other end, you will find the second cove with a nearby guard. Knock him down after running up to him (remember to have your weapon concealed!) and loot the cove.
Keep to the left wall and go towards the checkpoint. Watch out for the guard patrolling this area. If necessary, wait in the thickets until it is safe, then run.
As soon as you reach the location with more enemies, climb onto the column and climb over the trees towards the Animus fragment, without bothering with anything. Up on the trees, you are safe so, you do not need to worry about the guards.
Jump into the bushes right behind the guard and climb onto another column. From there, jump over to the trees and reach the next checkpoint safely, by jumping among branches.
The situation will complicate here, and you will have to approach the matter more methodically, instead of running headlong. Keep to the wall on the left and stay in bushes until you reach the stairs. The marked guard is doing his beat between the stairs and two other guards at the lake on the right of the screenshot. Once he turns away from the stairs and walks towards the twosome, climb over the stairs, while glued to the wall on the left, and climb over at the top.
Keep to the bushes. You will notice here two people talking. Wait around until the conversation ends. One of the two will walk away, which is your chance to neutralize the other assassin in the bushes.
Run up to the next bushes straight away and deal with the guard standing next to them. The assassin that used to be busy with the conversation, with the one that you have just dealt with, will be returning towards the spot where he had the conversation. Run up to him and knock him down. It is important to allow him to return a bit before you take him down, because otherwise, you may get within sight of the last guard at the edge of the elevation. Once you have cleared the area, loot the nearby third cove.
Deal with the last, third guard and jump towards the ruins in the background of the screenshot, where you need to hide immediately next to the assassins here.
Of the two here, one of the guards is patrolling the area and he walks away to the edge. Take advantage of that and, once he strolls away, whistle to attract his attention and eliminate the other one. Then, repeat this action with the second guard. Do not run up to attack them. It is important that you drag them into the thickets because you will get within the sight of the gunner at the other end of the map otherwise.
The gunner is strolling around his area while and watches over the entire area. Remember that you do not need to be concealed in the thickets to disappear from his vision. If necessary, you can simply stand behind a tree or a column. When he starts going back, jump onto the tree and make it over to the left, where you need to hide in the bushes again, to prevent being seen by the guard patrolling that area, or knock him down by running up to him.
Keep going up and dash from a cover to another. Initiate the eagle sight to locate Kidd. Once you spot him, it is enough to approach him to complete this mission but do not do that yet.
Instead, go left (with Kidd ahead) towards the ruins. There is nobody here so you can move around freely. Around the Mayan ruins, you will find the last cove. Loot it and return to the pirate to complete this mission.