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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Intro

By
Claire Farnworth

There are 30 assassin contracts in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and all of them have you hunting down and killing a specific target in a series of different locations.

For each assassination contract you fulfil, you will earn 1000 Reales , with some of the trickier contracts giving a bonus of an additional 500 Reales if the assassination is carried out without the player entering combat beforehand.

Assassin contracts are first introduced during Memory Sequence 05 and following this, they can be accessed and initiated from pigeon coops marked with a skull icon located all across the Caribbean.

Here are a couple of quick hints and tips to get through these missions quietly:

  • Staying out of combat refers to doing so before attacking the target. Defending yourself after the target is dead will not affect the reward given as you will gain the reward as soon as the target is dead.
  • The easiest way to kill each target without entering combat is to identify them and then shoot them with a headshot from a stalking zone or outside of the restricted area they reside in.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Ubisoft
  • Platforms
    PC, Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 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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