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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 / 01:56 GMT

  • Start Location: Dry Tortuga
  • Reward: 2400
  • Reales Difficulty: 5/5

After beginning the contract, we’ll first need to go and find the ship that we need to protect. If you look at your map, you’ll see that there is a large, green investigation zone to the northwest. Sail over here and pull out your spyglass to identify the target ship (I found it at co-ordinates: 146, 780).

Your escort will be beset by groups of ships of varying sizes and strengths. Unleash mortars when clustered together to damage a few of them at once.

As we approach, the ship will be at around half health and be taking fire from a pair of hostile gunboats. Sail in quick and use a broadside or chase cannons to take them out as quickly as possible. As the second ship sinks, another three will appear on the horizon to the north. Use mortars to target them as they approach and when they get in close, use the usual heavy shot/broadside combination to make short work of them.

Again, as we sink those hostile vessels another group will approach, this time from the east. It consists of a pair of brigs and two schooners. Again, use the mortars as they approach and try to eliminate the weaker schooners first before focusing on the larger brigs.

Once this final group of ships has been dealt with the contract will be complete.

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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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