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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Contract 02 - The Law of the Ocean

Claire Farnworth

Once the mission begins, hop in the Jackdaw and sail over to the location on the map marked by the green objective marker. As you arrive a short cut-scene will play.

If you have good upgraded round shot and cannons, you can simply pick off the Hercules and ignore the gunships. If you have your hull heavily upgraded, the gunships will do very little damage.

When you regain control, we’ll see a brig and four gunships sail past. Quickly use the mortar when you regain control to damage the gunship (and potentially take out a gunship or two) before it gets in too close. Following that, move in to engage them in battle using the usual circling and broadside/heavy shot tactics to deal with the threats.

Note that due to the narrow section of the channel here, a well-placed broadside can easily damage or sink 2-3 of the gunships at once. Try to focus on sinking the gunships first before turning your attention to the brig.

Once the brig has been damaged sufficiently to have it incapacitated, approach it and begin boarding. During boarding, we’ll have to kill 10 of the crew members. Doing so will complete the contract.

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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.

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  • Every single side quest covered (Legendary Ships, Contracts etc).
  • All hidden treasure maps and treasures located.
  • Every miscellaneous mission is detailed.
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  • Trophy/achievement guide.
  • “Freedom Cry” and Playstation-exclusive “Aveline” DLCs covered in full.

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