Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection

Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection

A total of 20 Glyph puzzles can be found and solved in Assassin’s Creed 2 in order to view the hidden message left for Desmond about the past.

Desmond can find 20 Glyphs around Italy in Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection while reliving the life of Ezio Auditore in Assassin’s Creed 2. Glyphs are special data points created by the Animus that contain pieces of information regarding the Order of Assassins and the Templars. Each Glyph that players find will have a puzzle that needs to be solved in order to extract the information from it.

The Glyph collectibles in Assassin’s Creed 2 are sources of information left behind in the Animus memory core by the subject before Desmond, Clay Kaczmarek. Clay uncovered secrets about certain historical figures and events surrounding the feud between the Assassins and the Templars, but the only way for him to deliver the information was to hack the Animus. Video recordings were left behind by Clay in the form of Glyphs as a way of getting the truth to the Assassins without alerting his Templar captives.

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For each landmark that has a Glyph on it, there will be a red eye symbol on the database picture. Players can access the database from the pause menu and view landmarks to determine where the Glyphs are located. As with other collectibles in Assassin’s Creed 2, when the Glyphs are approached, players will hear a unique sound effect. After finding a Glyph, a puzzle needs to be solved for players to receive Clay’s message.

Solving the Glyph Painting Puzzles in Assassin’s Creed 2

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Each Glyph puzzle in Assassin’s Creed 2 appears in a specific order regardless of which Glyphs players find first. Some puzzles are more difficult to solve than others, but after enough time passes, players get the option to receive a hint from Shaun Hastings. Even with the hints, some of the Glyph puzzles are a little unclear, but generally, players will need to either select a group of images, enter a code, or zoom in on a specific part of an image.

Florence: There’s a Glyph on top of the Bascilla of San Lorenzo at the base of the dome.Florence: A Glyph can be found at the top of La Rosa Colta.Florence: Near the eastern edge of the roof of Ospedale degli Innocenti, a Glyph can be found.Florence: There’s a Glyph on the side of the Bascialla of Santa Croce.Florence: There’s a Glyph near the top of Mercato Vecchio on the northeast side.Monteriggioni: There’s a Glyph that Ezio can locate in Assassin’s Creed on the northwest wall of the Villa Auditore.Tuscany: On the southern rooftop of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, there’s a Glyph.Tuscany: A Glyph can be found at the top of Torre del Diavolo.Tuscany: There’s a Glyph in between the Torri dei Salvucci towers.Tuscany: Inside Santa Maria Assunta, there’s a Glyph in the courtyard.Tuscany: On the southeast side of the Antico Teatro Romano, there’s a Glyph in the tunnel.Venice: There’s a Glyph on the roof of Gilda dei Ladri di Venezia.Venice: The Ponte di Rialto bridge has a Glyph underneath it.Venice: There’s a Glyph above the clock on Torre dell’Orologio.Venice: The north side of Scuola Grande di San Marco has a Glyph.Venice: Near the bell tower of San Giacomo di Rialto, a Glyph can be found.Venice: There’s a Glyph close to the top of Campanile di San Marco.Venice: A Glyph can be found by Ezio in Assassin’s Creed at the top of San Pietro di Castello.Romagna: The lighthouse, Avamposto Veneziano, has a Glyph on the north side.Romagna: The Abbey of San Mercuriale has a Glyph on the west wall of the courtyard.

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In the Beginning

Solution: Choose the third, fifth, sixth, seventh, and ninth paintings.

Sixty-Four Squares

Solution: Starting from the center, line up each circle to complete the three pictures.

Descendents

Solution: Find the Apple of Eden in each painting starting with one on the desk, the next below the upside-down man’s head, and the final one at the top of the cane.

Infinite Knowledge

Solution: Identify the circle in the soldier’s weapon, the helmet of the furthest soldier, the distant group of soldiers, and the Apple of Eden on the right side of the last image to solve this difficult puzzle.

Instruments of Power

Solution: Choose the second, third, sixth, eighth, and ninth paintings, then the third, sixth, eighth, ninth, and tenth paintings.

Brothers

Solution: Starting from the center, line up each circle to complete the four pictures.

“Keep on Seeking, and You Will Find”

Solution: Choose the first, second, third, fifth, sixth, and tenth paintings, then identify the Shroud of Eden on the right side of the image.

Martyrs

Solution: In image order, identify the staff, then the sheathed sword. Next, move the flame to light the pyre, then move the last two images together.

Hat-Trick

Apollo

Solution: Highlight Apollo 11 on the left side of the first image, then align the breaks in the circle by rotating the rings, and finally, identify the Apple of Eden at the bottom of the last image near the center.

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The Inventor

Solution: Turn on all of the lightbulbs, scan the raised roof above the door, and then find the Apple of Eden in the man’s lap on the left side of the last image.

Titans of Industry

Solution: Enter code 2-4-0, then break all of the lightbulbs, and select the Apple of Eden in the last image.

“I am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds”

Solution: Enter the circle with two squares, then the singular circle, then the singular triangle. Next, press the red button, then find the code at the bottom of the paper just left of the center.

Bloodlines

Solution: Choose the first, fourth, sixth, seveneth, and tenth paintings.

Guardians

Solution: Starting from the center, line up each circle to complete the picture, then select each of the targets on the world map.

The Calvary

Solution: Select Tunguska, then drag the Staff of Eden to the picture of Nikola Tesla.

The Bunker

Solution: The code for this cipher puzzle is the symbol that looks like a rectangle with a line coming from the top left corner, the bowtie, then the diamond with a smaller diamond in the middle. Next, find the Assassin Insignia on the upper right corner of the tall building.

Synapses

Solution: Enter the three upside-down triangles with lines pointing down, then the stack of seven of the same symbols, and finally the symbol with three sideways open angles and a singular upside-down triangle with a line. For the image, highlight all of the synapses.

The Fourth Day

Solution: Choose the second, third, fifth, eighth, and ninth paintings, then identify Earth just southwest from the center of the Sun.

The Origin of Species

Solution: Starting from the center, line up each circle to complete the picture, then select the eye at the top of the next image. In the last puzzle, enter any three symbols to complete it.

The Glyphs can be found in any order, and, although the symbols are set for each location, the puzzles are not completed by location in Assassin’s Creed. Instead, the puzzles and solutions will be sequential regardless of what order players choose to visit the landmarks in. Solving all 20 Glyph puzzles will allow players access to the fully formed video clip left behind by Clay for Desmond. The Glyphs are one of many sets of collectibles that can be found in Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection.

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Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

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