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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 (????) 04-08-2020 / 13:51 GMT

The game classifies Edward upgrades as weapons and outfits that can be purchased. Considering I was able to finish the game without ever touching the menu for this once, most of the things on offer seem highly cosmetic. Dig a little deeper however and there are an array of interesting weapons and outfits at your disposal to make sword and hand-to-hand combat much easier.

Below you’ll find a list of all the sword sets, guns and outfits available in the game along with a brief description on how you can go about obtaining each.

Sword Sets

**Weapon** **How to obtain**
Officer’s Smallswords Default weapon. Equipped at the start of the game.
British Cutlasses Purchase from the General store.
Spanish Cup-Hilt Rapiers Purchase from the General store for 1200 Reales.
French Dress Swords Purchase from the General store for 3000 Reales.
Espada Ancha Purchase from the General store for 5000 Reales.
Privateer’s Cutlasses Purchase from the General store for 6500 Reales.
British Colonial Cutlasses Purchase from the General store for 8000 Reales.
Pirate Scimitars Purchase from the General store for 10000 Reales.
French Court Swords Purchase from the General store for 12500 Reales.
Officer’s Rapiers Purchase from the General store.
Pistol Swords Complete all Assassin contracts.
Scottish Broadswords Find three social treasure chests.
Persian Scimitars Complete a community challenge.
The Blades of Toledo Unlock via UPlay.

Pistol Sets

**Weapon** **How to Obtain**
Common Flintlock Pistols Purchase from the General store.
Pirate Blunderbusses Purchase from the General store for 800 Reales.
Standard Wheellock Pistols Purchase from the General store for 2500 Reales.
Spanish Officer Pistols Purchase from the General store for 7000 Reales.
Cannon-barrel Pistols Purchase from the General store.
Golden Flintlock Pistols Complete all naval contracts.
Captain’s wheellock Pistols Complete a community challenge.

Outfits

**Outfit** **Bonuses** **How to Obtain**
Edward Kenway’s Robes N/A: Cosmetic only. Awarded at the end of sequence 1.
Brown Cloak N/A: Cosmetic only. Purchase from the General store for 1500 Reales.
Pirate Cloak N/A: Cosmetic only. Purchase from the General store for 6000 Reales.
Crimson Cloak Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Purchase from the General store for 3000 Reales.
Privateer Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Purchase from the General store for 5000 Reales.
Pirate Captain Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Purchase from the General store for 8000 Reales.
Merchant Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Purchase from the General store for 10000 Reales.
Politician’s Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Purchase from the General store for 12000 Reales.
Explorer Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Complete a community challenge.
Governor’s Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Find a social treasure chest.
Officer’s Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Earned in Kenway’s Fleet mini-game.
Templar Armour Increases armour by 25%. Complete all four Templar hunt sidequests and unlock the Templar door in the mansion on Great Inagua.
Stealth Outfit Increases chances of remaining unseen. Complete 50% of the Assassin contracts.
Mayan Outfit This outfit deflects metal projectiles. Collect all 16 Mayan stones from solving the Mayan Stelae puzzles and then open the door in the large temple on Tulum.
Edward the Legend Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Unlock via UPlay.
Hunter Outfit Outfit that reduces animal’s range of detection. Item must be crafted.
Feline Pelt Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Item must be crafted.
Shark-Hunter Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Item must be crafted.
Whaler Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Item must be crafted.
Altair Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Have an Assassin’s Creed save on your hard drive.
Ezio Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Have an Assassin’s Creed II save on your hard drive.
Connor Outfit N/A: Cosmetic only. Have an Assassin’s Creed III save on your hard drive.

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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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