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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Pirate Rescue

By
Claire Farnworth

Similar to the aforementioned courier missions, these activities will appear randomly and for the most part, only in the larger cities (Kingston, Havana and Nassau) and on a select few of the larger islands in the world map (Principe, Cumberland Bay, Misteriosa, etc.).

The side activities themselves consist of rescuing or helping a group of pirates who have found themselves in trouble with the local authorities. The pirate rescue side activities are marked with a circular icon with a group of three people on it. There are a number of different permutations to this side-task and they include the following:

Hanging – Saving a pirate from a hanging can be done by approaching and interacting with him before he dies, or alternatively shooting the rope.

Prisoners – These pirates are on their knees being held at gunpoint. You will need to sneak up and kill the Gunners holding their weapons on the pirates before freeing them.

Escorts – Guards will be escorting groups of prisoners through the streets. Approach and kill the guards before rescuing the prisoners.

Brawl – A group of pirates and guards will be attacking each other. Enter the fray and help the pirates kill the guards to free them.

Each pirate rescue is slightly different so scout out the place before wading in. Always try and remove the guards pointing guns at the pirates first.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Ubisoft
  • 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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