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So there's two kill streaks, the Animus Hack and the Silent Animus Hack.

Animus Hack:

When the STREAK counter reaches 9, the ANIMUS HACK enables you to kill whomever you want from a distance.

You earn +100 points when you kill a non-TARGET Templar.
(80 Abstergo Credits)

Silent Animus Hack:

When the STREAK counter reaches 7, the ANIMUS HACK enables you to kill whomever you want from a distance.

You earn +100 points when you kill a non-TARGET Templar.
(80 Abstergo Credits)

As you can see, the descriptions are practically identical except one is for 9 kills, the other, 7.

What's the difference between the two Animus Hack streaks?

I would have thought the Silent Animus Hack would have been more useful and easier to acquire since it requires less kills and the potential to be silent. I'm guessing it only counts Silent or Incognito kills and Stuns for the streak? The regular Animus Hack is more elusive and not silent. I'm guessing it probably counts any kill/stun? Both cost the same.

Videos I've seen on the non-beta release just demonstrate its use for the most part but I couldn't tell the difference in any of them. I've only seen two guys online to be able to use it (with one actually killing me) but don't know what to think of it. Can anyone clear this up?

  • I'm guessing you're correct in your assumptions, but I'm not sure/don't have proof. – Mr Smooth Dec 6 '11 at 7:40
  • I'm also guessing you're right, but I am too terrible at multiplayer to ever get a streak bonus. – Shinrai Dec 6 '11 at 18:59
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It turns out that despite having essentially the same exact description, the Silent Animus Hack only counts Silent kills and Stuns.

Aww, I was hoping there would have been some more ninja-like abilities in the game... oh well.

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