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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag


Claire Farnworth

Whilst on land, the hunting portion of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag plays out essentially the same as Assassin’s Creed III. The aim is to find animals, sneak up on them and kill them before skinning their leather/hides. If an animal sees you, it will flee leading you on a chase to catch and kill it. As such, it is better to use ranged weapons or stealth tactics to get close to them before making your move.

Some animals, such as jaguars, crocodiles and sharks are aggressive and will attack you on sight. If this happens, press the on-screen button prompts as quickly as possible to escape.

Tips & Tricks:

  • If you look at the main/mini-maps you will see silhouettes of animals that signify the approximate location of said species.
  • Animals will appear as red in Eagle Vision, allowing you to quickly scan and find animals in your immediate area.
  • It is possible to use sleep darts and pistols to take down animals from a distance. Some animals, such as crocodiles can only be killed by projectiles.
  • Using treetop pathways and stalking zones to approach animals undetected is recommended to make things a little quicker and easier.
  • Crafting the Hunter’s Outfit will reduce the distance you can get to animals before they notice you.

Always check the trees for monkeys in the area. Use Eagle Vision to make it easier to spot them and then simply shoot them or use the blowpipe.

You will find the land-based animals in the following zones:

**Animal** **Locations**
Capuchin Monkey Misteriosa, New Bone, Tulum
Crocodile Isla Providencia, Long Bay, Matanzas, Nassau, Tulum
Deer Kingston, Principe, Santanillas, Salt Lagoon
Howler Monkey Cape Bonavista, Cat Island, Kingston, Long Bay, Principe, Tortuga
Howler Monkey (Red) Isla Providencia
Huita Cayman Sound, Jiguey, Long Bay
Iguana Abaco Island, Andreas Island
Jaguar Cape Bonavista, Principe, Tulum
Jaguar (Black) Isla Providencia, Tulum
Jaguar (White) Great Inagua
Ocelot Abaco Island, Andreas Island, Cumberland Bay
Rabbit Corozal, Kingston, Nassau
Wild Pig Cape Bonavista, Great Inagua, Mariguana Island, Nassau
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  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, XB One
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    26 November 2013
  • Last Updated
    7 December 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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