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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Claire Farnworth
First Published: 26-11-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-07-2020 / 13:23 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 12-08-2020 / 00:24 GMT

When we regain control, follow the woman through the office to the elevator. Press the ‘fl. 15 –CCO’ option to take it up to the top floor. Exit and walk through the door at the top of the stairs. Walk over to Olivier’s desk on the left hand side of the room for a conversation. Follow him around as he talks.

When the conversation ends, return to the elevator and hit the fl. 2 – Sample 17 button. After getting off, follow the waypoint marker over to the workstation indicated. You will be given level 1 security access. Enter the room and use the computer inside.

You can rotate the sphere to try and find a path to the core. Later hacks require you to get to a portal that transports the data to the core.

We now have to complete a hacking mini-game. The screen displays a sphere with various lines cut into its surface. The glowing point on the sphere is what we are able to control. To hack the computer, we need to get the glowing point to come to a stop on one of the green circular paths around either end and then have it go around in an endless loop.

To solve it, use the following inputs:

  • Press right.
  • Press up.
  • Press right.
  • Press up.
  • Press right.
  • Press down.
  • Press right.

This will activate a video. After you are done, exit the computer. Note that following that one, we now are able to hack computers within the office (there is an achievement/trophy – ‘Ghost in the Machine’ for hacking 15 of them).

The computers available for hacking show up as computer icons on your minimap. The deeper you go into the story; the more computers you can hack.

Return to the elevator and ride it down to the ground floor. Approach the waypoint marker for a scene. When you are done here, return to your work station and get back to work in the Animus.

Note: For completing this mission, you will earn the achievement/trophy Routine Hacking .

Trophy icon

Routine Hacking

Complete present day mission 2.

Bronze

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Ubisoft
  • Platforms
    PC, Wii U, PS3, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Action-adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    26 November 2013
  • Last Updated
    22 July 2020
  • Guide Author
    Claire Farnworth

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The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic where corruption, greediness, and cruelty are commonplace. Among these outlaws is a brash young captain named Edward Kenway. His fight for glory has earned him the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but also drawn him into the ancient war between Assassins and Templars, a war that may destroy everything the pirates have built. Welcome to the Golden Age of Piracy.

Inside this guide:

  • Every story mission (and how to get FULL Synch for each one!).
  • Every single side quest covered (Legendary Ships, Contracts etc).
  • All hidden treasure maps and treasures located.
  • Every miscellaneous mission is detailed.
  • Hunting/Harpooning/Crafting - it's all in here.
  • All Templar Hunts
  • Trophy/achievement guide.
  • "Freedom Cry" and Playstation-exclusive "Aveline" DLCs covered in full.

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