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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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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Why won't my PS4 give me my trophy?

I was playing Assassins Creed 4 when PSN logged me off but I kept playing and defeated all the legendary ships which is supposed to give you a trophy and I got no trophy. So I signed back in but still ...
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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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Do I need a U-Play account to get 100% completion in AC4?

Do I need a U-Play account to get 100% completion in AC4? 100% of everything achievements/trophies, memory sequences, boat stuff, just anything to complete the game
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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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What does rating a memory sequence do? [duplicate]

At the end of a memory sequence you have the option to rate it. What is the purpose of this. Is it used in-game by Abstergo in some way, or does it get sent to Ubisoft for them to use however they ...
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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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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 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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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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Unable to open chest in Assassin's Creed IV

I have looted every chest in AC4 Black Flag. But the last chest at location 688,904 won't open. I walk to the chest, there is a loot option. But when I press the button to loot Edward just kicks the ...
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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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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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Is there any way to get the social events to happen more often?

I'm pretty close to the end of the game and am trying to complete challenges. All three of the social challenges are still open, and all three at 2 apiece. On a different person's account, I saw all ...
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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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Where is the “gentleman” to locate in Memory 02 of Freedom Cry?

As the question states. I see no golden target in the green area using Eagle Vision. Have I been looking in the wrong spots?
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How can I re-enable the weapon wheel?

In Assassin's Creed 4, the weapon wheel is gone by default on the PC. This can create problems when selecting throwing knives, for example. In addition, those who don't have a scroll wheel have ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to get the saved game progress from PS4 to PC?

I have been playing Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on my PS4 a lot. I was just going to play through it once and sell it. Didn't expect it to be this good. I've spent over 30 hours on it. I want to ...
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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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Can I install the game on multiple machines or resell the game?

Can it be installed on multiple machines? Can I sell it after I am done with the game (just a like a console disk)? The best information I found around this the following link which talks about DRM; ...
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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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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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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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How to increase framerate?

With the fact that AC4 is very graphics-intensive, most people get a terribly low FPS while playing it. For me, the maximum I have gotten is 24, and my average is 15-20, even while playing on the ...
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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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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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How do you take screenshots on Assassins Creed IV on the PS3?

Maybe there just isn't a way for some sort of copy write purpose. I tried to plug in a USB keyboard and hit printscreen, but when I went to look for it under photo, the only thing that was close to ...
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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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Does Assassin's Creed IV have a windowed or fake-fullscreen mode?

Does AC IV finally have a window or borderless-window/fullscreen-window mode?
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What is included in the Season Pass?

Does anyone have a list of the items which are included in the AC4 BF Season Pass? I have bought the Digital Deluxe Edition, on PC from Steam, which already includes, Sacrifice Island Black Island ...
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Most profitable trade routes

I now have access to 'Kenways Fleet' and am busy sending out ships to do trade missions. However most of the routes seem to top out at about 700R in 4 minutes. Are there any more profitable trade ...
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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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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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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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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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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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On AC4 it wont let me buy the last upgrade's for the Jackdaw, is this normal?

I have completed the game and yet it still wont let me buy the last upgrade's for the Jackdaw, why is this?
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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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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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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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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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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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Disarming guards while rescuing pirates side objective not registering

In sequence 3 memory 2, one of the side objectives is to disarm and kill 3 guards while attempting to rescue the pirates. I have disarmed numerous guards in combat while doing this mission, but I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...