Being chased by angry guards after your favorite Assassin has drenched his wrist blade in a target’s blood is a common sight in Assassin’s Creed games. While the go-to approach so far has been to outrun the mob trying to murder you, Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes things up a notch by adding the Notoriety feature.
Think of the Notoriety mechanic in AC Mirage as an equivalent of Rockstar’s Wanted Star levels or the Pursuit system from Need for Speed Most Wanted. The more chaos you cause in the game’s world, the greater response you should anticipate to be met with.
In the ancient world of AC Mirage (870-860 BCE), as you cause more chaos in the streets of Baghdad, Basim will become known as the notorious “Hidden One” and evading elite guardsmen will become a regular occurrence.
For this reason, you’ll need to know how the Notoriety system works in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and thankfully, I have you covered. So without further delay, here is our Assassins Creed Mirage How to Remove Notoriety guide!
Bottom Line Up Front
Here is the key information if you want to grasp the whole picture quickly regarding the Notoriety mechanic in the game.
- Notoriety is equivalent to a heat level system you may have experienced in games like Grand Theft Auto.
- There are only three Notoriety levels, and elevating each one increases the risks of Basim being hunted down by guards.
- Tearing down the posters and bribing the Munadi are the only two methods to remove Notoriety in AC Mirage.
- If you do not want the hassle of removing notoriety every now and then, my experience tells me that you need to be away from the prying public’s eyes as you assassinate guards or mistakenly kill civilian NPCs.
What is Notoriety in Assassin’s Creed Mirage?
Notoriety is the heat level accrued by Basim, the protagonist in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, increasing as you commit public crimes. The illegal actions are categorized into the following actions:
- Defeating guards.
- Caught after unsuccessful Pickpocketing attempt on NPCs.
- Killing the elite Order members called Tha’abeen, who carry mysterious shards.
- Causing civilian casualties.
If you stay out of the public eye while carrying out the actions mentioned above, you will not gain any notoriety whatsoever. There are three levels of Notoriety in Assassin’s Creed Mirage that increase the overall heat level of Basim.
Not paying attention to the inflating red bar at the bottom right of the screen will max out the Notoriety, making open-world exploration difficult as you’re always watched by the public and hunted by the Guards.
All Notoriety Levels
All three notoriety levels in AC Mirage elevate the stakes and are divided into unique icons, as shown in the image above. With each increasing level, new dangers emerge from the public announcing Basim as the “man on the poster” and reporting to Guards to Archers roaming on rooftops.
When you reach Level 1 Notoriety in AC Mirage, the civilians will start recognizing Basim as he runs through the streets of Baghdad. If you stand at a certain location, such as a market, or try to roam the streets at a slower pace, the civilians will call for nearby guards on Basim.
The Level 2 Notoriety in Assassin’s Creed Mirage further ups the ante. Players will need to be extra vigilant as the Guards are more likely to spot Basim directly without the help of civilians.
Things also start to shake up not only on the ground level, with increased patrols, but you will also notice Archers patrolling the rooftops, looking for someone who fits the description of the “man on the posters,” and that’s you.
When you cap the notoriety bar by reaching level 3, Basim will be trailed by the elite Guards called “The Shakiriyya“. This foe can easily detect Basim in the crowd and will try to take him down with swift blows and frequent unblockable strikes coupled with throwable blades.
The Shakiriyya are relentless and will follow you closely should you try to outrun them. You also can not assassinate them easily as they will deflect or block your wrist blade attack.
Another change Notoriety level 3 brings is that the civilians will start gathering around the posters that fit Basim’s description.
How to Reduce Notirety in AC Mirage?
There are two methods to reduce and completely remove the Notoriety levels in Assassin’s Creed Mirage: Remove Wanted Posters and bribe a Munadi.
1. Removing Wanted Posters
The cheapest and best method I have found in AC Mirage to remove Notoriety is by removing posters. As soon as you commit illegal acts and increase the heat level, the game generates various posters located mostly on the street level, not on rooftops.
All you need to do is pay attention to the navigation bar, as seen in the image above, and look for poster signs. These are randomly generated wherever you go and are usually within a 50m distance. Approach a poster and tear it down to reduce 1 level of Notoriety in each attempt.
- Note: If you have Level 3 Notoriety in AC Mirage, you will need to remove 3 Wanted Posters in order to remove the Notoriety on Basim completely.
2. Bribing A Munadi
Munadi is another interactable NPC in Assassin’s Creed Mirage that can usually be found near markets, tea shop buildings, or any other place where the public is found in numbers. It is because A Munadi is always making announcements, and paying him is the best course of action if you want to hit the reset button on your notoriety levels.
Even though the method mentioned above to reduce Notoriety level is my favorite, it isn’t the safest or quickest method. Approaching a Munadi, as seen in the image here, is the fastest way to immediately eliminate all the heat on Basim in Baghdad. However, you will need a Power Token as a fee to bribe Munadi for his services.
The best way to get more Power Tokens in AC Mirage is to play Contract missions that exclusively list this as a reward. You will sometimes also get Power Tokens by completing the main story missions as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What is the Need to Remove Notoriety in AC Mirage?
Answer: You can always interact with traders, Blacksmiths, and other quest-centric NPCs in the streets, but having a level three Notoriety makes it difficult to stay anonymous. While most players will enjoy being chased down by elite guardsmen, many would want to steer clear of trouble, just play the quests, and engage with NPCs.
Interacting with every single merchant, whenever and wherever, and jumping on the rooftops without worrying about being sniped by archers from a distance are the best reasons I prefer not to go beyond level 1 Notoriety in AC Mirage.
Question: Do You Get Rare Loot after Killing The Shakiriyya Guards that Chase you at Notoriety Level 3?
Answer: No, you do not get rare loot or gear items after killing the elite guards. At best, you will get valuable items by looting the corpse that can later be sold to merchants in exchange for Dirhams.
Question: What Platforms Can I Play AC Mirage On?
Answer: Assassin’s Creed Mirage is coming to PS4/PS5, PC, and Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S
From jumping on the elite members of The Order to engaging in swordplay against regular and armored guards of Baghdad, every action comes with a series of consequences.
The infamous status of Basim may make you feel like a badass, but it’s a blockade in trading with merchants, interacting with quest-giving NPCs, and a problem for those who want to roam & enjoy the serenity of Baghdad streets peacefully.
But, with this guide’s help, you should be able to get a clean state for Basim in no time. That is everything I had to discuss about what Notoriety is in Assassin’s Creed Mirage and how to remove all three levels in the game.