Assassin’s Creed 2: The Auditore Cape
How to receive the Auditore Cape in Assassin’s Creed two and unlock the "Show your Colors" achievement along the way.
There is much confusion in the gaming community related to how to acquire to Auditore Cape, which unlocks the achievement/trophy “Show your Colors”. This is due to the fact that should the player complete the main storyline of the game the cape is never given to Ezio by any of the other main characters in the story.
The key to acquiring this cape is “simply” to collect all 100 feathers which are scattered around the various cities of Italy. This can prove a daunting task indeed, but if a player is methodical in their searching they can easily manage to get all the feathers (and place them all in Ezio’s Mother’s chest) you will be given the cape by your mother who says “Thank you for not forgetting me”.
This cape, if worn, will give the player 100% notoriety no matter what they do. This results in guards always actively seeking and attacking Ezio. This also means that no matter what action Ezio takes to lower his notoriety it will not have an effect (i.e. Removing wanted posters, killing officials and bribing preachers).
Nevertheless this cape is a fun add-on, which is definitely worth seeking out, if only because of the 40G you will receive along the way. Notably, as well as unlocking this cape you will receive the “Condottiero War Hammer” from Ezio’s uncle when you reach 50 feathers in the chest. This is the second strongest weapon in the game and thus is definitely worth striving for.