YouTube Inventor Makes a Real 'Assassin's Creed' Rope Launcher 

While it may not be as functional as the one in-game, it's an impressive invention in the real world. 


Last week, Ubisoft released their latest installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Set in 1868 London during the industrial revolution, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate follows heavily armed twins Jacob and Evie Frye as they work to take back London from the Knights Templar.

The most unique addition to the gear roster is the rope launcher, mounted on the wrists of both Jacob and Evie Frye next to the traditional hidden blade. It allows both of the characters to scale buildings with ease and traverse the city of London like a steampunk Spiderman. Everyone thinks it’s cool.

Colin Furze, a plumber/inventor in Stamford, England, is part of everyone, but he’s got more technical skills. In the past, Furze has developed gadgets like fully automatic Wolverine claws and jet-powered bicycles out of his shed. Now he’s gone and made a working rope launcher.

As part of a promotion for Ubisoft, Furze built his launcher from a mix of stainless steel, nylon rope, CO2 canisters, and cordless drill parts. The gauntlet works like a charm (although it requires a harness and a little bit more time to operate) and looks great during the climb. While you might not be carrying it around underneath your jacket sleeve, it’s impressive that he managed to pull it off at all.

Master Assassin Furze, we’re looking forward to your next invention.