Combat has been rebuilt from the ground up
Ubisoft explained that the game's core combat has been re-worked "from the ground up". Though mearly every enemy will be equipped with a gun, Connor's speed makes it easy to get around the clumsy 18th-century weapons.
The goal of many encounters will be to close the distance between yourself and your enemies so that Connor's dual tomahawks or hidden blades can do their dirty work. New abilities like taking a human shield to deter bullets will add yet more layers of strategy.