Assassin's Creed 2

Assassin's Creed 2 Achievements


Intercept a Borgia Courrier.  

You can unlock this as early as DNA Sequence 4. Occasionally while exploring a city, you may notice a person with an arrow above their head running around like they are being chased. These are Borgia couriers, or messengers. They are dressed in red/burgundy clothes with red capes and elaborate hats and are very skilled at free-running. When you locate one, they will often cry out for help and run away from you. As you chase them, they will try to avoid you by climbing and jumping across rooftops. These couriers do not show up on your mini-map, so if you lose track of one, it’s best to wait until another opportunity comes along; there will be many.

For this achievement, you must subdue a courier, not kill him. I do believe that killing them will give you this achievement, but it will increase your notoriety by 50%. As you are chasing him, when you think you are close enough, press to tackle him. This will prompt him to give you his florins and unlock the achievement.

If you are having difficulty catching up to one, you can use a throwing knife to make him stop. This will not kill him and give you enough time to reach him and take him down.

Couriers are not to be confused with pickpockets, who show up as a icon on your mini-map. They are equally skilled in free-running and are dressed usually in grey or brown with no cape or hat. Subduing a pickpocket will not unlock this achievement.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Invicta 93
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 10:04:32 AM

Borgia Courriers are not to hard to spot as when they see Ezio they will start to run away give chase and kill him.

Comment #2 by NezumiYukimira
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 10:52:12 AM

I saw one of them this morning but couldn't be bothered to investigate -_-

Comment #3 by ToshiroPup
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 02:56:07 AM

They don't show up on your map with a B. Sorry don't know how to change it.

Comment #4 by FoAngel
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 02:35:43 AM

They are pretty frequent in Florence

Comment #5 by Perzu
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 05:20:32 PM

Like a FoAngel said, few minutes walk in Florence should be enough to find them

Comment #6 by Moiety
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 04:11:11 AM

I got it by accident in Tuscany/San Gimignano, a man ran into me and I assassinated him cause I mistook him for somekind of thief ^^

Comment #7 by supermelatron
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 06:40:34 AM

i also did this one by accident, he ran into me at a corner and I killed
him almost as a reflex, funny!

Comment #8 by driftingdoll
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 06:12:41 PM

Do you have to kill them a certain way? I've been throwing knives at them, but this doesn't seem to get me the achievement. Afterwards it indicates they're a thief instead.

Comment #9 by driftingdoll
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 06:18:44 PM

Okay, I just figured out that I've been killing pickpockets. The Borgia Courriers do not show up on your map. The little lock icons are for pickpockets. Just... in case anyone else has my problem.

Comment #10 by xFilthyGorgeous
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 02:34:54 PM

2 Seconds After Reading This One Ran Right Past Me Lol :]

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Game Info
Ubisoft Montreal


US November 17, 2009
Europe November 20, 2009

HDD Space Required : 4.6 GB
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