The upgrades could be obtained by spending points, which were in turn gained by collecting Templar coins in Limassol and Kyrenia. Four additional upgrades could be received by connecting Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines with Assassin's Creed II on the PlayStation 3, however, they do not appear in the upgrade screen.
|Icon||Name||How to obtain||Effect|
|Automatic Block||Purchase for 50 points.||Altaïr automatically|
|Critical Hits||Each tier can be|
purchased for 75 points.
|Increases the probability|
of a critical hit by 5%.
|Hide Speed||Purchase for 50 points.||Increases the speed of returning to anonymous when hiding.|
|Synchronization Rate||Purchase for 200 points.||Increases the speed at which synchronization is restored.|
|Synchronization Strength||The first tier can be purchased for 25 points. Every following tier costs 25 points more than the previous one.||Provides additional synchronization bars.|
|Throwing Knife Maximum||Each tier can be|
purchased for 100 points.
|Increases the number of throwing knives carried to a maximum of 5.|
|Weapon Attack Damage||The first tier can be purchased for 200 points. Every following tier costs 50 points more than the previous one.||Increases the damage of Altaïr's weapons.|
|Hidden Blade Armor Codex*||Received after collecting the 13th Codex page.||Allows for counters with|
the Hidden Blade.
|Hidden Blade Slim Blade Codex*||Received after collecting the 21st Codex page.||Allows for more|
|Hidden Gun Codex*||Received after collecting the 28th Codex page.||Throwing knives can be fired from the Hidden Blade.|
|Philosophical Codex*||Received after collecting the last Codex page.||Provides two additional synchronization bars.|
*Only available after connecting Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines to Assassin's Creed II on the PS3.