Harpooning sea creatures is an ambient hunting event that happens whilst you are piloting the Jackdaw. As you sail about, you will occasionally see a white circular marker appear on the ocean nearby with a swarm of seagulls flapping about overhead. This is where we are able to attempt our harpoon side activities.
As you approach a target location, similar to boarding enemy ships, we need to hold down the interact button to continue.
The activity takes place in a rowboat. You’ll sit at the front with a harpoon. Use the targeting button to bring up a reticule of sorts and when you see the target animal, throw your harpoon at it. If you successfully hit the creature, it will start dragging the boat. This is a great opportunity to pepper it with additional harpoons.
After a short trip, the animal will break free and dive underwater. A few moments later it will charge at the boat in an attempt to damage it. Hit it with a harpoon before it can do so and repeat the dragging process.
Once the animal’s health bar has been reduced to nothing, the hunt will be complete. Easy! When you are ready to give it a try, you’ll be able to find the marine-based animals in the following locations:
|**Animal**||**Most Common Locations**|
|Bull Shark||Central North to Northwestern corner of the world map, occasionally around the eastern end of Cuba.|
|Great White Shark||The far south to southwest corners of the world map.|
|Hammerhead Shark||Central North to Northeastern corner of the world map.|
|Humpback Whale||In the open water to the south of Kingston. Around the islands south of the western most part of Cuba.|
|Killer Whale||Around the islands south of the western-most part of Cuba, along the southern coast of Cuba (near the Cabo de Cruz fort).|
|White Whale||Will appear randomly on the map during community events.|