Chapter 1 of A Plague Tale Requiem is named Under a New Sun and sets the action in France, County of Provence, around June 1349, six months after the events of A Plague Tale Innocence.
At the beginning of Chapter 1 Under a New Sun, Hugo and Amicia are enjoying their time with Lucas, their alchemist apprentice, in a beautiful valley of the French countryside.
While Chapter 1 Under a New Sun, has no collectibles, follow this walkthrough to learn the ropes and enjoy the beginning of Amicia and Hugo’s new journey with several stealth approaches and kills.
Follow Hugo down the hill after the introductory cutscene. Hold (R2) / (RB) / Shift after receiving the sprint prompt until you reach some old ruins.
Once you reach the ruins, you will play a short game of hide-and-seek with Lucas, which will teach you the game’s stealth mechanics.
Where To Hide From Lucas The Perfidious In Chapter 1 Under A New Sun
Lucas will count to ten, and you must find a hiding spot during that time. As long as you’re not in Lucas’ line of sight, hiding behind one of the walls of the ruins is enough.
Press (Circle) / (B) / C to crouch and hide behind the ruins marked in the image below.
Keep going through the gap in the wall of the ruins to stay out of Lucas’ sight.
After a while, you will unlock the following objective, which requires you to approach Lucas stealthily from behind in order to scare him.
Study Lucas’ movements carefully, get behind him, and press (Square) / (X) / Left Click to startle him.
Once you startle Lucas, he will leave to resume his studies to become an alchemist, and Amicia and Hugo decide to visit the castle.
How To Defend King Hugo’s Kingdom In A Plague Tale Requiem Chapter 1
Follow the trail through bushes until you reach the river, where Hugo will ask you to play a game.
He will throw pine cones into the river and ask Amicia to shoot them using her sling. Stand behind the tree branch on the riverbank that Hugo described as the border of his kingdom to begin.
Looking upriver, hold (L2) / (LB) / Left Click until you fully charge the sling for 100% accuracy, and then release the button to shoot.
After smashing a couple of pine cones, Tonin, another boy, joins the game. Continue shooting the remaining pine cones before they sink at the river’s mouth.
If you manage to destroy all the pine cones, you will unlock the Perfect Shot Trophy at the end of the cutscene with Tonin running away back to the farm.
In case you didn’t unlock it, you need to return to the Main Manu and replay Chapter 1 since the Restart Section via the Pause Menu won’t work because the game automatically saves the progress after the pine cones game.
After fiercely defending King Hugo’s Kingdom and saying goodbye to Tonin, follow the river leading to the castle by climbing some rock edges and crouching beneath a fallen tree.
Sprint towards the castle’s gate with Hugo when he screams CHAAARGE. Once you reach the entrance and interact with the gate, you will notice that the gate is locked up tight.
But there is a secret path next to the gate that you can use to sneak in. Squeeze through the gap and continue up the stairs until you reach the top floor.
As you get close to the door in front of you, the floor will collapse under you, and you will find yourself in someone’s home.
Proceed across the room to find the door and exit the building. Outside, you will find yourself in a field with burned hives.
Follow the path to the left, pass through the burned house and drop below next to the cart filled with pots.
Once you are down, a cutscene will start with a man holding an axe who thinks you are someone else and wants to cut you to pieces.
Finding A Way Out Of The Castle In Chapter 1 Under A New Sun
After the chase starts, sprint toward the door by pressing the (R2) / (RB) / Shift button and then press the interaction button.
Because the door is locked, you must go through the opening in the wall to the right.
Keep following the path until you reach a storage area and squeeze through the gap made by boxes and barrels.
Once outside, crouch in the tall grass to stay hidden from the two enemies and wait for them to start murdering the villager.
After they finish killing the villager, wait for them to split up, then move through the patches of grass, staying out of bandits’ sight.
In the last patch of grass, near the hut, wait for the hammer-wielding bandit to pass by the dead body in front.
Once he’s with the back to you, sneak inside the hut through the window marked in the image below.
Open the door in the hut to proceed to the next area. After you open it, wait a few seconds at the doorstep for the hammer-wielding bandit to pass the bandit dressed in a red robe.
While crouched and hidden behind the wall, hold the (R1) / (RB) / Tab to open the selection menu and select the hand-throw rock using the right stick/mouse movement.
Now, hold (L2) / (LB) / Right Click to aim and press (R2) / (RB) / Left Click to throw the rock at the tool crate.
This will create a distraction for the bandit dressed in a red robe, allowing you to continue forward.
Once you’ve thrown the rock at the tool crate, follow the path while crouching until you reach the next patch of tall grass.
While the hammer-wielding bandit is checking the pots and screaming for Tonin, sneak behind his back and climb the wooden beams marked in the image below.
At the top, go up the small hill and crawl under the shelf with large pots. Wait for the masked man to walk away to the left and crawl out.
Once you return to the crouch position, the bees around will annoy Amicia, and she will make a noise, alerting the nearby enemy.
As he gets close to your position, press the (Triangle) / (Y) / E when you see the Distract prompt to throw a rock and distract him without getting noticed.
While he’s distracted, you can continue crouching down behind his back through the grass patches until you reach a fence, a large crate, and two wooden barrels.
On top of these barrels, you will find two throwable pots that you can use to distract the red hooded bandit so that you can continue forward safely.
Pick up the two pots, enter the selection menu by holding (R1) / (RB) / Tab and select the pot using the right stick/mouse movement.
Hold (L2) / (LB) / Right Click to aim and press (R2) / (RB) / Left Click to throw the pot behind the red hooded bandit to start investigating the area.
Once you’ve thrown the pot, he will turn around, giving you a chance to sneak behind his back. Go under the nearby cart and then interact with the door ahead.
Because the door is locked, you must find another way to progress. So, on the left side of the door, there is a hole where you can ask Hugo to crawl through.
To do that, hold (L1) / (LB) / ALT while aiming at the hole and press (Triangle) / (Y) / E to ask Hugo to crawl through the gap.
Then, Hugo will open the door from the other side to progress further. Now, follow the path ahead and enter the pig stable to start a cutscene.
During the cutscene, you will see two bandits trying to strangle Tonin. Hugo asks them to stop, but the bandits decide to kill him and Amicia as well.
As Amicia is knocked to the ground, Hugo uses his power to kill both of them.
How To Follow The Bird With Hugo
Hugo’s powers take him to a dream realm where he has washed ashore on an island and is greeted by a phoenix.
Follow the bird until you reach an opening in the cliffs and can climb up.
Continue following the bird through the poppy fields until you reach the willow tree to end the dream.
How To Reach The City In Chapter 1 Of A Plague Tale Requiem
Hugo wakes up on a wagon alongside Lucas, Amicia, and Beatrice, which are on their way to the city to meet with a great alchemist from the Order who studied the Macula very well.
As you make your way to the city, you are stopped by two men looking for Hugo since he killed the two men earlier, which Hugo thought was a dream.
When they find out the boy is in the back of the cart, they pull Amicia out of the cart into the nearby grass field while the rest escape, and she will need to survive without the equipment.
Wait in the grass until both men finish their conversation and leave the area, then follow them.
Jump down below in the next patch of grass, and you will notice a tool crate in the middle of the field.
Move to the next patch of grass on the right, then throw a rock at the tool crate to distract the nearby enemy.
Keep going down the hill through the patches of grass, hugging the right side, until you reach a spear-wielding enemy near another tool crate.
Throw a rock again at the tool crate to distract him, sneak behind his back and jump down to the next patch of grass.
You will be automatically spotted, and the area will be lit on fire in an effort to burn you.
Run through the field, go through the house window, climb up to the roof, and then jump down to get your sling near the cart.
Kill the oncoming enemy and then use your sling to kill the alerted enemies as you continue down the hill after retrieving your sling.
How To Save Beatrice In A Plague Tale Requiem
Squeeze through the gap in the tree branches at the path’s end, kill the opponent on the other side, and follow your mother’s cries.
While Beatrice is being strangled, shoot your sling at the man’s head to kill him and save Amicia’s mother.
The following cutscene ends Chapter 1 Under A New Sun, in the video game developed by Asobo Studio for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation platforms, and unlocks Chapter 2 Newcomers.