I've been playing Assassin's Creed 4 : Black Flag for a while now and the thought just hit me, what is the highest wanted level on the game? I'm aware that when you raid a ship your wanted level goes up if you choose not to lower it, but I was just wondering what the max level is, and what kind of hunters are chasing you by that point.
The maximum wanted level is level 4, which Prima quantifies as having picked up 210 penalty points or more from attacking and sinking ships.
Once you reach wanted level 4, the hunter patrol waves will consist of a frigate and man o' war, levels 38 and 60 respectively. Even these are still fairly easy to take on with a fully upgraded Jackdaw, but they can make fairly decent additions to Kenway's Fleet if you play that side game.