When you synchronize at a viewpoint in Assassin's Creed Unity, what locations are added to the map, and what things are only uncovered when you get close enough to them?

It's unclear to me, for example, if the Nomad and the locked chests are uncovered by this mechanism.

  • Not confident enough to post as an answer without checking... but isn't it just like all other AC games? You should notice side quests/events/memories become visible, no? (As well as chests and the like) Commented Dec 31, 2015 at 14:35
  • @DangerZone not according to gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/245903/… "Synchronizing viewpoints no longer marks all collectibles and missions on the map". It seems to mark some things, though, like unlocked chests?
    – YviDe
    Commented Dec 31, 2015 at 14:37
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    If nobody answers by tonight and I'm not too lazy to start a new game, maybe I'll experiment a little and see if I can figure it out. Commented Dec 31, 2015 at 14:39
  • I have unfortunately already used all of them also also ran around with eagle vision quite a lot before I wondered about this :-)
    – YviDe
    Commented Dec 31, 2015 at 14:40

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When synchronizing a viewpoint, what is revealed is:

  • Map
  • Some Chests
  • Available sidemissions

What is revealed on the map once seen with eagle vision

  • Some Chests
  • Artifacts
  • Cockades
  • Murder missions

The only thing that shows regardless of having activated a viewpoint or not are mission related icons (Kill/rob/search zones/Main mission icon)

  • I played a bit more after asking this question, and chests aren't uncovered by synchronizing. The rest sounds plausible, though.
    – YviDe
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 18:36
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    Please note that some chests are revealed on viewpoint sync and the rest must be found with eagle vision
    – jclozano
    Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 17:48

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