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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag


Claire Farnworth

There are 15 naval contracts in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and all of them have you performing various tasks in the Jackdaw. These objectives range from destroying target ships, plundering various materials from enemy ships, engaging in large scale naval battles and escorting friendlies.

Naval contracts become available once you have completed the ‘The Forts’ mission in Memory sequence 05. Additional missions will be unlocked as you liberate forts throughout the Caribbean. The naval contracts appear on fort docks and are marked by a circular skull icon.

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

  • Upon starting each contract, the game will give you a difficulty rating. You should upgrade your ship as much as possible before taking on the higher difficulty missions.
  • Upgrade your mortars and mortar storage. These are hands-down the most deadly weapon in your arsenal and if utilised correctly can deal large amounts of damage or sink most ships before they even get close to you.
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Sea Legs

Complete all naval contracts.

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    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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