There’s plenty of stealthy throat-stabbing to mete out in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, but there’s also a major thread in the game that involves building your own gang — the Rooks — and wresting control of London from the rival Blighters.

It’s a process that carries through the entire story. You don’t have to assume total control of London’s gangland, but (a) it helps you out a lot and (b) it’s a ton of fun to spread your influence out across the entire city. And we can help you get there.

The basics

London’s gang territory is broken up into seven districts — Whitechapel, City of London, The Thames, Southwark, Lambeth, The Strand and Westminster — each of which is further divided into multiple neighborhoods. There’s a recommended level tied to each district; you can venture where you want, when you want, but the challenges associated with taking over a territory will be significantly tougher if you tackle a higher-level district as a lower-level character. Read more…

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How to build a gang and rule London in ‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’