Whenever I’ve played Assassin’s Creed games, I’ve been very pleased with myself when I get a clean kill. Hiding in a hay bale and killing a London gang member or maybe a great Greek warrior combo. It’s getting into the flow of being an Assassin, a highly trained assassin with little mercy – practically untouchable. But then there’s an Assassin’s Creed player who seems to be literally untouchable because he beat all 12 major games without a scratch.
As reported by kotaku (opens in new tab), an Assassin’s Creed streamer named Hayete Bahadori completed each of the main games on their hardest difficulties without taking any damage. Impressive. The most recent addition was Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the streamer uploaded the second part of the challenge to YouTube in April for viewers to enjoy.
I can’t imagine myself doing any those boss fights without taking damage on normal difficulty, let alone Master Assassin. In later games, where combat is much more chaotic and purposefully violent, this challenge would be even more difficult. It’s really impressive to defeat Origins, Odyssey, or Valhalla without damage, much less all of them.
Hayete’s rules are also very strict. While games can be completed at any% (any percentage of missions and objectives), there is no cooldown and everything must be completed in one go. The video description stipulates: “The criteria for this execution was that the players health bar (Eivor) could not drop below 100% (No damage) from the moment you gain control of Eivor at the beginning of the game. until I complete the Hamtunscire. story arc and pacify all of England. At no point during the race could I desynchronize or restart/reload if any damage was taken or an objective had failed. If any of these conditions were not met (i.e. suffered damage, failed an objective, Out of Sync, etc.) it was necessary to completely restart the game.”
The only exceptions, of course, were when damage was logged in in-game events, three times in total for Valhalla. In this case, it is entirely intentional and cannot be avoided.
No damage challenge seems to be Hayete’s bread and butter. It’s not just the Assassin’s Creed series that they dominate, but other games like Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, Control and even Batman Arkham Knight. The only challenge race I think could possibly complete is the undamaged Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga series. As long as I didn’t step on any of the pieces I should be fine, right?