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Ancestors Legacy Game Guide

Ancestors Legacy Game Guide

Experience the bloody history events. The guide to Ancestors Legacy contains tips and tricks to help you in playing the main campaign. Our walkthrough contains the description of every mission and task. We've included all details about Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, German and Slav fractions.

The guide for Ancestors Legacy contains all information that is necessary to complete the game in 100%. You can find walkthroughs for all campaign missions, read tips and learn how to play as each of the factions efficiently. In our guide you can also find answers to questions such as how to use your army efficiently, learn how to gain advantage by using units' weak and strong points or check out the list of the achievements.


Here, you can find starting tips that will make Ancestors Legacy easier for you. Also, this chapter contains information about the game's interface and available game modes.

  1. Starting tips
  2. Interface
  3. Game modes


Here, you can find additional information - you can learn about the PC controls, check out system requirements and the list of achievements available in the game.

  1. Controls
  2. System requirements
  3. Achievements


This chapter is dedicated to problems with Ancestors Legacy. Read answers to the questions related to the game - which difficulty level is recommended for the campaign, how to fight efficiently, how to unlock all campaigns etc.

  1. Which difficulty level should I choose for the campaign?
  2. How to fight efficiently?
  3. How to unlock all campaigns?
  4. How to increase army population?
  5. How to upgrade units?
  6. How to conquer and defend villages efficiently?
  7. How to get resources?

Descriptions of the available factions

This part of the guide contains information about the available factions. Ancestors Legacy features the following factions: Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Germans and Slavs. Each of the factions has strong and weak points as well as strategies that can be used to counter them.

  1. Vikings
  2. Anglo-Saxons
  3. Germans
  4. Slavs

Walkthrough - descriptions of the missions

Here, you can find our complete walkthrough - descriptions of all the missions available in Ancestors Legacy. The game features 6 campaigns during which you will play as four factions - Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Germans and Slavs. You will be able to control historical characters such as: Ulf Ironbeard, Rurik, Edward the Confessor, Harold II Godwinson, Rudolf I or Mieszko I. Usually, these missions are very challenging and they require a lot of patience.

  1. Off the Course
  2. Rebuilding Forces
  3. Unexpected Allies
  4. The Last Impediment
  5. The Lindisfarne Riches
  6. Brotherly Help
  7. The Fate of Belozersk
  8. Holmgard
  9. Battle on Two Fronts
  10. Losing Your Kin
  11. Not all Surprises are Welcome
  12. The Lesser Earls
  13. Wells Under Siege
  14. Missing Supplies
  15. The Battle of Gloucester
  16. Calm before the Storm
  17. Enemy at the Gates
  18. We Are The Resistance
  19. Before They Find Out
  20. The Battle of Hastings
  21. Ignoble Knights
  22. Reclaiming Styria
  23. The Siege of Vienna
  24. The Worst Advisors
  25. Battle of Durnkrut
  26. Reunion
  27. Wichmann's Raid
  28. No Excuses
  29. Troubles from the West
  30. The Battle of Cedynia

How much time do I need to beat Ancestors Legacy?

Ancestors Legacy features 6 campaigns - each has 5 missions. These missions can be really long and can often take you more than an hour. This means that the campaign on the default difficulty level can take you 25-30 hours to beat. In addition to that the game also has skirmishes mode where you can fight on special maps and in two different modes - Annihilation and Domination. All of this makes Ancestors Legacy a lengthy RTS with a lot of content - what is more, the developers are planning on releasing more historical campaigns.

Ancestors Legacy in a nutshell

  1. A complex RTS game developed by Destructive Creations, a Polish indie developer. The game is set in medieval times and the campaign is based on historical events.
  2. During the game you will control four different factions: Slavs, Germans, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons.
  3. The game mechanics focus on large-scale battles and the key to success is to come up with the right tactic based on terrain.
  4. Besides battles in open space, you can also conquer towns and villages that belong to your enemies. Don't forget about economics: expand your base and gather resources.
  5. The game features diverse missions - depending on a goal you may have to, e.g. build armies, defend yourself in castle ruins, control single heroes and perform sabotages or conquer strongholds by using siege weaponry.
  6. The game's overall difficulty is rather high (even the default one can cause problems). However, despite of that, the game is highly satisfying.

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About Ancestors Legacy Game Guide

Author : Grzegorz "Alban3k" Misztal for

Translator : Mateusz "Ictius" Sawka

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Ancestors Legacy Video Game

Ancestors Legacy
  • genre: Strategy

  • developer: Destructive Creations
  • publisher: 1C
  • platform: PC, XONE, PS4

Ancestors for PC, PS4 and XONE is a complex real-time strategy game developed by an independent Polish studio, Destructive Creations. Developers who work there have a reputation of being scandalous due to their controversial shoot’em up game Hatred and rail shooter IS Defense where the players repel an invasion of the Daesh. Despite that, Destructive Creations managed to establish cooperation with 1C, a company that published the game in topic. Initially, Ancestors was released on PCs and Xbox One and on a later date on PlayStation 4.

Like many other RTS games, Ancestors for PC, PS4 and XONE focuses on large-scale battles. Figuring out appropriate tactics that consider the lay of the land and skillfully flanking the enemy are the key elements that will lead to victory. Our soldiers’ morale and experience influence their combat effectiveness. Cutting off our enemies’ supply lines is also an important aspect of gameplay because along with the open-field battles, we will be able to besiege enemy towns and villages. We will also have to pay some attention to the economic side of our conquest (i.e. gathering materials and resources, upgrading and improving our headquarters).

What makes Ancestors stand out among the similar games is the low entry threshold – both newcomers and experienced players will feel at home when playing it. What makes the game even more interesting is the possibility of observing the battle from the first-person perspective of one of our soldiers.

Ancestors for PC, PS4 and XONE features high quality 3D visuals and uses Unreal Engine 4. The game’s environment is full of detail, just like the military units we will lead and fight against. Advanced particle effects (like realistic fire and smoke) only complement the already visually pleasing game.

Ancestors Legacy PC version System Requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 3.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670 / Radeon R9 285 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

Minimum: Intel Core i5-750 2.6 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 / Radeon HD 5850 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

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