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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 (????) 07-08-2020 / 00:38 GMT

Optional Objectives:

  • Use mortar attacks to sink three ships.
  • Use barrels to sink a ship.

For the first part of this memory we will need to escort the friendly ship nearby and defend it from attacks. We’ll be fighting a large number of gunships so be sure to stock up on mortars and heavy shots before you get started.

As the gunships are fairly weak and not too hard to deal with, the biggest risk in this section is losing track of the ship we are escorting and either moving too far from it and desynchronising or letting it get too far away whilst being attacked and having it sunk.

To begin, three gunships will appear on the horizon and move in to attack. Midway through this fight, another three gunships will also show up from the north. Gunships are the weakest enemies you will encounter in the mission, so try using your mortars to take all three of them down from a distance (this will also fulfil the first optional task for the mission).

If you are less interested in full synchronisation, if you have a chance to line up 2-3 of them at once, broadsiding them is also a viable option. Either way, they should not put up too much of a challenge.

A mortar here can take out three ships at once because they are close together.

Afterwards all we need to do is sail through the area previously blocked by the blockade and avoid enemy ships and their fire as we sail over to the green objective marker ahead, past the remaining ships to the north. We’ll have to avoid mortar fire and a few broadsides, so be sure to keep an eye on the water and manoeuvre around the attacks as best you can.

Once you are passed the ships, the tricky part is over and it is a fairly straight shot to the marker. When you arrive the mission will be complete.

As the friendly ship changes its course and starts heading west, mortars will start raining down from ships in the distance, so avoid the coloured water as you follow the ship. After passing a small island on the left, a further four gunships will come to engage our buddy.

As this attack occurs in a fairly confined area, it is perfect to attempt sinking a ship using fire barrels for the second optional objective. To do this, let a gunship get behind you and slow your speed down. When they are almost onto you drop the barrels to hit them and they should sink as a result. Soon after this point, an objective marker will appear in the water. Sail over to this for a scene.

Don't forget to get out of the way!

Afterwards all we need to do is sail through the area previously blocked by the blockade and avoid enemy ships and their fire as we sail over to the green objective marker ahead, past the remaining ships to the north. We’ll have to avoid mortar fire and a few broadsides, so be sure to keep an eye on the water and manoeuvre around the attacks as best you can.

Once you are passed the ships, the tricky part is over and it is a fairly straight shot to the marker. When you arrive the mission will be complete.

Note: For completing this mission, you will earn the achievement/trophy The Hammer Falls .

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The Hammer Falls

Complete memory sequence 7.

Silver
20

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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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