Parachutes were an invention devised by Leonardo da Vinci in the early 16th century, during the Renaissance. They were able to slow a fall from any height, and could also allow its user to maneuver through the air.
Parachutes were square-shaped, and made up of cloth and ropes. However, as they were single-use, more were purchasable from tailors, along with larger bags that allowed one to carry up to fifteen at once.
Aside from using a parachute to slow down his fall, Ezio could also drop from the parachute at any time, and perform an air assassination.
The Turkish Assassins of Constantinople also made use of parachutes. The Turkish Master Assassin Yusuf Tazim as well as three other Assassins used parachutes to cross the wall of Topkapı Palace. An Assassin apprentice also used one during the assassination of Lysistrata.
- Though they were designed by the historical Leonardo da Vinci, parachutes were never used during the Renaissance, since testing them would involve a person jumping from a tower.
- In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, deploying a parachute while leaping off the Castel Sant'Angelo would earn the player the "Fly Like An Eagle" achievement.
- After downloading The Da Vinci Disappearance, the "Special Delivery" achievement could be unlocked by executing a double air assassination from a parachute.
- In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, using the parachute momentarily and quickly releasing it would not consume any parachute supplies. However, this was not the case for Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
- Should the player enter a Lair of Romulus, all supplies of parachutes would be removed, and would not re-stock upon exiting. This was fixed in a patch, but still occurred during War Machine and Da Vinci Disappearance memories.
- In Revelations, the player could earn the "Almost Flying" achievement by parachuting off Galata Tower, and into the waters of the Golden Horn.
- In Revelations, the player could obtain the achievement "Show-Off" by parachuting onto a zipline.