There are a number of cheats that can be unlocked by completing various numbers of Abstergo challenges. Every 5 challenges that are completed will unlock the next cheat. There are 70 challenges in total and 14 cheats that can be unlocked.
Once you have unlocked a cheat, you can activate it via the ‘cheats’ option located inside the Abstergo Challenges menu. Note that whilst these are activated, you will not be able to earn achievements/trophies (except for a few exceptions that have us use the cheats as challenges) and will be unable to save the game.
Here is a list of the cheats in the game, their effect/s and how many Abstergo challenges are required to be completed before they are unlocked.
|Immortal||5||Shay and the Morrigan are immune to damage.|
|Cornucopia||10||Shay and the Morrigan have infinite ammo.|
|Fairy Gunpowder||15||Weapons on land and sea no longer require loading.|
|Gray Men||20||Shay cannot be detected unless he provokes enemies.|
|Master of the Wind||25||When sailing, the wind is always at the Morrigan’s back.|
|Burn Them!||30||Burning oil is much more damaging.|
|Timeless||35||You can lock the day/night cycle to one of four different settings.|
|Lord of Thunder||40||Upon entering combat storms appear and killing enemies causes thunder and lightning effects.|
|Big Mouth||45||Shay will occasionally say cheesy lines.|
|Hunted||50||You will be constantly harassed by bounty hunter ships whilst sailing.|
|Endurance Challenge||55||Neither Shay, nor the Morrigan are able to regenerate health|
|Wanted||60||Guards will constantly detect Shay as if he is in a wanted zone.|
|Veterans||65||Enemies will be upgraded to more advanced versions.|
|Cailleach’s Gift||70||This cheat transforms all of your crew members into a Skeleton Crew. Pirates of the Caribbean style!|