Questions tagged [assassins-creed-4-black-flag]

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is the sixth installment in Ubisoft's epic war between the Assassin's Guild and the Templar Order. Set in the Caribbean sea circa 1700 AD, the tale follows the life of Edward Kenway, Caribbean "Privateer" extraordinaire and grandfather to AC3's Connor.

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How to “disarm and kill agile guards with their own weapon”?

One of the Abstergo challenges in the fighter category says: disarm and kill 3 agile guards with their own weapon I've been disarming them left and right, but they always drop their weapon and I ...
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How do I use mortars?

I know that my ship has mortars, but I haven't figured out how I actually use the damn things. I must have missed a tutorial popup, and I didn't find any way to fire them by trying out stuff randomly. ...
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What's the point of buying art?

Aside from satisfying my inner completionist, is there any point in buying art in Assassin's Creed IV? It's available for purchase from merchants pretty much right away, but it seems like a waste of ...
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Do you need Rum or Sugar for anything?

In Assassins Creed: Black Flag, I was wondering what Rum and Sugar are for because I just sell it, is there any other reason for the rum & sugar?
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What does a white skull above the last enemy mean while boarding ships?

In Assassins Creed Black Flag sometimes I notice a small white skull above one of the last enemies I need to take out to 'win' the boarding of a ship. It doesn't happen all the time and it seems to ...
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Where should I aim my chain shot?

Traditionally, chain shot was used to cripple and break the masts of enemy ships, however, I am having a hard time telling if I am doing more damage to a ships movement by aiming at the masts or just ...
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How do I bring Cockram and Burgess closer together?

In Sequence 9 Memory 2, one of the optional objectives is to double assassinate your targets, Burgess and Cockram. In my many attempts, I have not once seen them closer than a few metres apart, far ...
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Do outfits do anything?

Do outfits like the "Hunter Outfit" "Whale Hunter Outfit" and "Shark Hunter Outfit" do anything? Do they add any specific advantages to hunting the specific animals or are they just to fit into the ...
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Social Events (White Whales, Royal Convoys, Social Chests) Locating

This is somewhat related to this post. I have yet to find a single white whale, royal convoy, or social chest in Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. I've played for about 70 hours (all of it while online)...
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What are the maximum levels for the different ship types?

For example, I know that only a level 50 Man of War has 75 cargo space. But what about the other ships? What is the max level (displayed when you use the spyglass) to achieve the maximum stats in ...
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Do mission ratings in Assassin's Creed IV actually go back to Ubisoft?

At the end of each mission in Assassin's Creed IV, players have the opportunity to rate the mission. Does this feedback actually go back to Ubisoft?
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What does this QR code I found in Abstergo's office mean?

I found a QR code in Abstergo's office, but I don't know what it means. It just decodes to a bunch of numbers: 12491839. What is the QR code for?
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How do I hunt White Whales?

I just discovered a White Whale and decided to kill it, but not only does it do tons of damage to my rowboat, sometimes it even manages to flee. What am I doing wrong?
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Is it more profitable to destroy ships for their loot or to board them?

I am really enjoying the naval aspect of the game. It's fun to take out ships and steal their goods. But it's getting a bit repetitive boarding the ships when all I want is their loot. Considering ...
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Do buying “Appearance” things in AC4 do anything to the Jackdaw other than appearance?

Other than the item you buy, will it change anything else like, health, Attack etc?
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Is it possible to hunt crocodiles using blades?

For many animals in the wild, my technique is to climb a tree and air assassinate them as they walk underneath, or hide in a bush and whistle them over to ambush them. However, I don't seem to be able ...
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How can I get my crew to stop cheering?

My crew has been cheering for 4 hours non stop and I don't know how to fix it. It all started when I was doing the siege of Charles-Towne. How can I get them to stop?
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How can I skip the credits?

The credits in Assassin's Creed games take approximately 4000 years to finish. How can I skip the credits?
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Do I need to complete AC3 to understand AC4?

I just bought Assassins Creed Revelations, 3 & 4. I already played 1, 2 & Brotherhood, so I started to end the Ezio story with finishing Revelations. I just watched some trailers for AC 4 ...
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Is there a price difference between buying and selling through the Captain's Cabin or the shops

In AC4 I can upgrade the ship through the Captain's Cabin, or through a harbormaster's shop. Is there a difference in the prices? I can also sell goods through the Captain's Cabin, is there a ...
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Does it make a difference if I buy AC4 second hand vs buying a new copy?

Does it make a difference if I buy a console version of AC4 2nd hand? Is there anything you get when you buy it new that I won't get if I buy it 2nd hand?
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What weapons count for the “kill an enemy with every type of weapon” Abstergo challenge?

Under the Fighter category, there's a challenge to kill an enemy with every type of weapon, and a count of nine. What weapons count toward the completion of the challenge?
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How do I get a shark to attack me when diving?

I'm trying to finish up some challenges and one of them is to survive a shark attack 10 times. I somehow managed to get two sharks to attack me but can't really figure out how I did that. They only ...
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What is a great strategy for taking down Man o' Wars and Legendary ships in AC4?

In Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag I'm not sure which strategy to use for big ships, I usually go with a massive Mortar attack, but its not that good.
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0xc00007b error when launching Assassin's Creed: Black Flag?

I used to play games easily on my laptop, I bought a new laptop (a Lenovo E540) and I installed Windows 8.1, which is the same operating system as I had on the old one, and I ran through all of the ...
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How do you take screenshots on Assassin's Creed IV?

So uhm. I've been playing Assassin's Creed IV, and I'm trying to take screenshots... but I haven't been able to. If I press PrintScreen the game freezes for a fraction of a second, but if I alt-tab to ...
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What events reset the wanted level in Assassin's Creed IV?

I was harvesting some resources to upgrade the Jackdaw and building up my wanted level on the high seas the other night. I know I can lower this by bribing the proper NPC on shore or boarding a ship ...
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What is the maximum wanted level in Assassin's Creed 4?

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 ...
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How to open the trade route to Britain?

So in the mini-game 'Kenways Fleet' you can dispatch your fleet across the Atlantic to trade. Doing certain missions opens up access to new places to visit. Which mission will unlock the trade routes ...
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What is the best way to handle rogue waves?

While I am battling in the seas of Assassin's Creed 4, occassionally a rogue wave will pound my ship! I take massive damamge and end up losing a few crew members. Can I avoid the massive wave or ...
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How do you make easy money in Assassin's Creed 4?

I want to ask how can I make easy money in Assassin's Creed 4 because the ship upgrade costs too much money and naval combat ships are crazy against powerful.
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How can I destroy the flag without falling to my death?

I'm now at a point where I can fight bigger ships without my ship ending up as bunch of floating scrap, but I'm having some trouble with destroying the flag on those ships. I use the quick elevator ...
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Is the fleet only available by playing online?

When I tried to access my fleet in the Captain's quarters I was prompted to sign into xboxlive (I have no internet access on my Xbox so this isn't possible for me). When I'm taking over hostile ships ...
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Does the wind direction have any effect on anything while sailing?

In the previous game, the wind direction played a huge role in how fast you sailed (as expected). If you sailed against the wind, you'd sail slower than if you had sailed with the wind. In this game ...
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How to effectively fight a gang of brutes in assassins creed 4

One brute is easy to take down but trouble starts when there are 3-4 ganging up on one person (particularly during ship boarding) is there a way I can defeat then easily at this time
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In Assassin creed how do we know we're not in combat already in avoid combat secondary objective?

Sometimes I finish a memory. No body saw me. Some yellow blip happen but that's it. I never pull out my sword. I finish the memory but I do not know if my secondary objective is fulfilled or not. ...
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Level of Jackdaw

I've played Assassin's Creed IV : Black Flag for a while, But I can't find any way to know level of Jackdaw? Can any one please tell where I can find level of Jackdaw?
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How to achieve 100% Database Sync?

I have gotten most everything in Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag. 100% progress. Bought all of the ship upgrades, ship appearances, guns, swords, art, outfits, and house upgrades. I completed all of ...
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How can I reduce lag in Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag?

I am experiencing significant lag while playing AC4BF. Movement is very slow and the voices do not synchronize with lip movement. I have an Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz CPU and 3.24 GB RAM, and Radeon ...
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Do you get a special achievment or upgrade if you defeat all 4 legendary ships in AC4?

I was wondering if you get an achievment or special upgrade if you defeat the legendary ships at the corners of the map in Assassins Creed: Black Flag? It would really help if you knew or had some ...
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Is the Mayan/Templar Armour just cosmetic?

Unlike in Assassin's Creed 2, your health increases when you craft items and all the outfits you can obtain seem to be just cosmetic. Since the Mayan/Templar Armour are equipped from the same menu as ...
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What counts towards your 'fear' rating in AC:BF?

While playing Black Flag, I have noticed that a Uplay notification occasionally appears, usually when I have finished a mission commenting 'You are the x most feared pirate' How is this ...
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How do I help my friends out in the Kenway's Fleet minigame?

From what I understand, you can give your Uplay friends' fleets a helping hand in the Kenway's Fleet minigame, but how? Can you also do this on the companion app?
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What types of discovery are there and how do I share them?

I was playing Black Flag Singleplayer while being with a friend on Teamspeak, who is also my friend on UPlay and he was playing Black Flag at the very same time. After a while he mentioned that I ...
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Second Screen on Assassin's Creed 4

The game seems to have a second screen feature that allows you to do other stuff from an external device. I've been trying to find out more and found a few pages and videos that describe this ...
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No Iron and Metal?

I've been playing Assassin's Creed IV and I am very low on Metal and Iron, and I need to defeat the forts on the South end of the map which are extremely hard. So I want to get better Hull Armor but I'...
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How do I start the Freedom Cry DLC?

I have downloaded and installed the DLC Freedom Cry but how can I play it? Is there a location?
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Does turning off blood affect gameplay?

In Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, does turning off blood disable any moves or any finishers? Or is it strictly the blood effect and you can still perform every move?
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Where can I find White Whales?

In Assassin's Creed 4 offline, where can I find White Whales? I need the money from the skin to upgrade the Jackdaw to elite.
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Any perks to getting 100% on Assassins Creed 4?

I was just wondering if there is anything like a special item or upgrade you get for 100% the game, haven't finished the game fully yet so no spoilers please!