Assassin's Creed II

Assassin's Creed II Achievements

Fly Swatter

Kick a Guard while using the Flying Machine.  

*MISSABLE* This can only be obtained during the last memory of DNA Sequence 8 called ‘Infrequent Flier’. At the beginning of the mission, when you first take off, you will come across four guards on a rooftop shooting arrows at you. Steer slightly left to maneuver towards the archers and press to lock onto one of them. Fly low enough and you will kick him automatically, unlocking the achievement. There are many opportunities to do this but the first set of archers is the easiest.

If you happen to miss, you can either crash the flying machine into a building (to restart the checkpoint) or press and ‘Abort Memory’. Doing this will allow you to play the memory from the beginning, but you have to watch the cutscene again. Just make sure you don’t finish the flying machine sequence without getting this achievement or you will have to play the entire game over again.

Note: If you purchased the DNA Sequence 12 DLC, ‘The Battle of Forli’, the flying machine is once again available to you once the sequence is complete and is always located in the northeast corner of Forli as a “Special Memory” that you can access at any time.

During DNA Sequence 8 (Thanks to PTNVideos for the video):

After DNA Sequence 12 (Thanks to ElectronicElation for the video):

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 11 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Toadkid
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 09:32:34 PM

Remember you only get to use the flying machine ONCE! If you don't kick a guard you will have to complete the game again to do it.

Comment #2 by adam8949
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 04:38:00 PM

There is another chance to do this achievment. If you have sequences 12 and 13, when you have finished 11 you will start in Forli. Before starting 12 go to the location marked by the assassin symbol and you get to use the flying machine again.

Comment #3 by Zesty Potato234
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 02:41:27 PM

This achievement is a pain for me. At the time I did not realize kicking a guard was an achievement. Now I must Go through the entire game once more, and the opportunity to getr this achievement is like in the middle of the game. What I'm saying is, when on the flying machine fly toward a guard and kick him.

Comment #4 by hydrosugar
Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 05:51:48 AM

at this point i wasn't intent on going for 1000g, but decided to put the effort in here to get this anyway. then after i beat the game i decieded i wanted 100%, so thank god i got this. but if i didnt get it here i wouldve gone for max score as i was borderline anyway.

Comment #5 by Bradykiller113
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 05:01:24 AM

i have 100% of the game done,with all 1000g but what pissed me off about this is if u missed it,u have to start the whole game again for a lousy 5g.

Comment #6 by zordnil
Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 09:18:32 AM

There IS a way to get this achievement without replaying the whole game, at least for some (like me). Just buy the DLC Sequence 12 (currently 320 MSpoints), then go to Romagna and the tower at the most northern point of the map has the flying machine at the top as a special mission.
Here is a youtube video of it:

I got the achievement this way and can verify that it works.

Comment #7 by theshockwave
Monday, April 04, 2011 @ 01:01:58 PM

Let's go crazy, you don't have to do the ENTIRE game again if you missed this. You wouldn't have to fix up your villa or find the feathers or all the other stuff. You just have to do the game until this point which isn't even that far into it.

Comment #8 by gheddox
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 @ 05:45:53 AM

This achievement is pretty stupid. Just make sure you lock on one guard before
you try to kick them. That flying machine is hard to navigate as well so you will
most likely have a couple of attempts before you'll reach your destination to do
get this one

Comment #9 by mar8les
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 03:35:52 PM

Rubbish, this achievement is UNMISSABLE! Don't worry! When you get to Forli there is a special memory all the way up north where you can fly that thing again ;-)

Comment #10 by illadelphiaLOVE
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 06:43:03 PM

idk why everyone is saying this is a hard or stupid acievement?!? its by far
one of the easiest one's to get in the game. When your doing the mission where
you have the flying machine and have to go over the fires, just lock onto an
archer on the roof and dive at him and you will kick him off and get the
achievement, i did it and crashed but idc i got it and then it sychronized
me back to the start and then did the mission correctly. easy points people!

Comment #11 by click_kaboom
Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 08:28:37 PM

Just reload the mission if you miss it - kicking someone in the head, how bad could it be?

Comment #12 by SteeeveDaPirate
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 12:58:03 AM

crap... i missed... :/

Comment #13 by Daylightzombiee
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 07:15:59 AM

cant you just into DNA and then reload the sequence and take the achievement?

Comment #14 by JohnstonJenny
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 10:46:01 AM

Fml .. i forgot about this one. :(

Comment #15 by craigr69
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 11:01:11 PM

I had so many problems with this one :(

Comment #16 by Seifer XJ9
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 12:46:02 PM

Fly Swatter: Video - ( )

Comment #17 by Heatheranne
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 09:37:29 PM

i got this one on my second play though, but it really is kinda funny :P

Comment #18 by sevanm83
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 07:40:38 AM

if you miss the guard on your first fly through just exit to the dashboard and it will start you at the begining again.

Comment #19 by Abadman92
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 01:45:47 PM

This one was a pain I did think weather to start the game again but I decided to download the dlc the missing sequence as you get another chance to kick the guard.

Comment #20 by T4TTEDUP
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 12:07:05 AM

ok i got the DLC for this and it isnt letting me lock on to any guards
does anyone know if this does actually work with the DLC cause
so far it isnt for me

Comment #21 by NowIGottaWetCha
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 01:27:10 AM

@ T4TTEDUP - it does work with the dlc

Comment #22 by lornesbored
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 05:12:52 PM

one of the easiest I have ever done. lock onto a guard and the game does the rest, cheevo unlocked :)

Comment #23 by koolkong94
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 05:50:47 PM

For some reason it wouldn't let me lock on during my first play through so I figured "Oh well, I can get it later." Bad idea.

Comment #24 by ronaldaleo
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 07:55:15 PM

i missed this one first time round, redone game up to sequence 8 memory 3. fingers crossed.

Comment #25 by ronaldaleo
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:06:24 PM

sorry fly swatter is actually the last memory on sequence 8. landed 1000g completed.

Comment #26 by AbiLostie101
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 07:50:11 AM

Ah, this is my last acheevo! Gta go the campaign all over again. There was no mission in forli! ?

Comment #27 by ronaldaleo
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 12:57:14 PM

you can buy dlc sequence 12 for 320 microsoft points to do this achievement. i missed this first time round. i had to do it all again up to sequence 8 the last memory which didnt take that long to do. why pay?

Comment #28 by xTuRn Her On
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 09:25:03 AM

This is being a pain for me too!

Comment #29 by dizzymenace
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:08:42 PM

I missed this . when I came home my 5 year old nephew deleted my save forcing me to do the game again getting it . Why doesnt this game have replayable missions , AC1 did even though you had to watch that incredibly long intro

Comment #30 by Dragonhunter990
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 01:29:15 PM

People, you don't have to start a new game. Well, if you have the DLC (or GOTY edition). In Forli look for a white Assassin symbol and there you can fly the machine again.

Comment #31 by CynicalSmeric
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 @ 02:49:07 PM

Just remember to lock on to your target or it won't let you kick.

Comment #32 by Ninjapocalipse
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 02:40:06 PM

They push this so much in the mission its hard not to do it

Comment #33 by MrFlutters
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 @ 11:34:56 PM

You're all kidding, right? You know you can just go back to the memory with the flying machine :P

Comment #34 by PeachySoup
Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ 09:25:37 PM

Its a real pain not being able to replay memory sequences like in subsequent AC games

Comment #35 by PeachySoup
Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ 10:07:13 PM

ended up getting this through the sequence 12 DLC

Comment #36 by Lalaha
Monday, January 20, 2014 @ 10:14:22 PM

Can't even get this f*cker in the sequence 12, any tips?

Comment #37 by Arya
Sunday, April 06, 2014 @ 05:24:26 AM

You cannot go back and replay memories.

Comment #38 by pickel668
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 @ 01:13:35 AM

great video made it easy peasey

Comment #39 by chechoman
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 @ 02:20:07 AM

i passed this part on the game, and after i finished the story i needed to get this achievement. i buyed the DLC. i wouldn't be able to replay all the fucking story all over again

Comment #40 by Sir Kam
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 @ 07:09:18 PM

I missed this one.. now am sitting here on 98% (49/50) and looking at this missed ONLY 5G worth scratch on my to-be-100% checklist... bummer :(

Comment #41 by Umplebeast94
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 @ 06:21:34 AM

I missed this one didn't realize it was a one shot deal replayed the game to get to that point and missed it again -_-

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Game Info
Ubisoft Montreal


US November 17, 2009
Europe November 20, 2009

HDD Space Required : 4.6 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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