When and Where It Takes Place
Where Rogue Fits Into the Assassin’s Creed Timeline
Spoiler warning: In the spirit of the game’s new release on current generation consoles, we’re recapping where Rogue fits into the story and timeline for the entire Assassin’s Creed franchise. While we’ve tried to avoid major spoilers, some of the details of its story are contained in this article. Obviously, avert your eyes if you’re particularly worried about any potential giveaways.
The story of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue takes place between 1752 – 1760. As is typical of the series, the main narrative focus pertains to the war between the Templars and the Assassins, which takes place across locations: New York, the Hudson River Valley, and the North Atlantic Ocean. Much of the story takes place during The Seven Year’s War, a global conflict that took place between 1754-1763, fought between multiple European nations, primarily Great Britain and France. Intense fighting in North America saw the French ally with native Iroquois tribes to push back the British advance, prompting the infamous French and Indian War. All of these historical events set the stage for Rogue’s dramatic story, filled with plenty of cloak and dagger conspiracy, and a tale of revenge.
Rogue’s historical setting places it closest to Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed: Liberation. The Colonial America branch of the Assassin Brotherhood plays a central role in the game, and they’re lead by a character most fans will be familiar with: Achilles Davenport, Connor’s teacher. Rogue also works as a conclusion to the Kenway saga, wrapping up the stories of Haytham, Edward, and Connor.
The modern story of the game takes place one year after the events of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, with you taking control of a new unnamed Abstergo employee. While exploring the memories of Shay Patrick Cormac, an Irish assassin, you inadvertently trip something that corrupts the Abstergo servers. The crux of Rogue has you unraveling Cormac’s story, and finding out the truth about who he really is.