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Best Easter Eggs in Assassin’s Creed: Mirage

Like Little Red Riding Hood leaving behind a trail of breadcrumbs for her bird friends, developer Ubisoft has once again been kind enough to leave easter eggs in Assassin’s Creed: Mirage for AC fans. With just a few days post-Assassin’s Creed: Mirage’s launch, fans have already played through the linear storyline and smaller size map with a fine-tooth comb through to the end. 

This time, fans have discovered all sorts of Easter eggs to hunt for. Many Easter eggs reference previous iterations, including Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. But some pay homage to pop culture. At the same time, others are presumably Easter eggs just for fun. Whatever the case, we’ve compiled the best Easter eggs in Assassin’s Creed: Mirage for your reading pleasure. Spoilers ahead!

5. Assassin’s Creed: Mirage Logo

Best Easter Eggs in Assassin’s Creed: Mirage

Symbols play a huge role, especially in games as old as Assassin’s Creed. Of course, it takes a keen eye to spot some of them, and recently, it came to light that the Assassin’s Creed: Mirage logo has a riveting Easter egg for fans of the series. Take a closer look at the logo. You should see a script written in Arabic. Translated, the script says, “hidden,” which references “The Hidden One.”

The Hidden Ones were the original order long before the assassins came to be known as, well, the “Brotherhood of Assassins.” Bayek of Siwa and Aya founded the hidden ones in Assassin’s Creed Origins. Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, on the other hand, tells the story of Basim in 9th-century Baghdad as he becomes skilled in his abilities and climbs the ranks of the brotherhood from rookie pickpocketer to proficient assassin.

4. Cats’ Adorable Noses


Assassin’s Creed: Mirage cat

Many games in recent years seem to focus solely on dogs, don’t they? Players raise, pet, and even battle alongside the all-time canine's best friend as part of their story-based missions. But Assassin’s Creed: Mirage is changing the trend and focusing instead on cute, little, adorable felines. You’ll run into lots of cats in the vast and bustling streets of Baghdad. Many will even allow you to caress and snuggle them.

While at it, though, try to look closely at the cats’ noses. That’s right. The snouts look like the symbols of the assassins, don’t they? On social media, fans have been talking about the feline noses in Mirage. Yes. All the felines have that unmistakable pattern on their snouts. So, as much as it may seem like clutching on straws, it’s, in fact, an actual Easter egg that Ubisoft doubtlessly left for players to find.

3. The “Catassin”

But the story of the adorable felines in Assassin’s Creed: Mirage doesn’t end there. It turns out that the felines pay homage to the real-life cat of a fan of the series. Sadly, the fan’s cat passed away. However, they asked Ubisoft if they could pay homage to their kitty in their next Assasin’s Creed entry, and Ubisoft came through. 

But this wasn’t just any cat. The fan’s cat also had the same unique snout on their face that resembles the symbol of the assassins! A subreddit moderator, Treviso, confirmed that the decision to put the IRL cat’s snout in the game was a conscious one. He went on to share a screenshot that seems to share a conversation between Assassin’s Creed’s Facebook page and Alana Sas, the cat’s owner. 

Comparing the IRL cat on the screenshot to the feline in Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, it’s a no-brainer. The two are too similar.

Alana Sas added alongside the picture, 

Please add this cat whose face has the AC logo on his precious snout to the game. He belonged to my family, and he recently crossed the rainbow bridge. I will happily pay with coffee and Timbits to any team members willing to pull overtime to put him in there.”

Ubisoft is yet to confirm the story officially. But CreedScholars on Twitter agree, calling the cat the “Catassin,” and hey, what a story!

2. Ezio Auditore Weapon


Remember Ezio Auditore? The protagonist of Assassin's Creed II and the returning character in Brotherhood and Revelations? Well, Assassin’s Creed: Mirage may have referenced the origins of his iconic weapon. This is the second Hidden Blade that’s usually strapped inside Ezio’s other wrist. 

Ezio was the first assassin to use two Hidden Blades in the history of gaming. However, as it turns out, Basim is actually the first hidden one to use dual hidden blades in the Assassin’s Creed universe. 

On paper, wielding two hidden blades seems too simple. However, thanks to innovation, an unnamed writer of a letter redesigned the Hidden Blade such that you could use it efficiently in open combat without needing to cut off the ring finger as part of initiation into the hidden ones.

1. Legacy of the First Blade (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s DLC)

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s DLC

Lastly, we have the Legacy of the First Blade DLC easter egg that you can find in Alamut. Specifically, while you’re strolling about (or rushing) to hand over the leather strips to Rebekah. Look up at the top of the zipline and talk to the man in blue who is carving some wood. On his left, you should see two notes under a brown curtain. If you don’t see the note, try to look on top of the box next to the wooden door. 

The note speaks of Darius, the main character in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s, Legacy of the First Blade DLC, which the title of the note, “The First Blade,” also references. Darius was the first man to use the Hidden Blade to kill King Xerxes I of Persia, hence the note’s weapon’s name, “Xerxes’s Blade.”

In Assassin’s Creed Origins, the Hidden Blade was passed on to Darius’ descendant, Aya, who later passed it on to her husband, Bayek. While it is unclear whether Darius returned to Persia after his betrayal, this part of the story is revealed in the Legacy of the First Blade DLC.

So, what’s your take? Do you agree with our best Easter eggs in Assassin’s Creed: Mirage? Are there more Easter eggs we should know about? Let us know over on our socials here.

Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.