Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Xbox One Cheats

Rating 7

Unlockable Costumes

Unlock the following costumes by performing the corresponding tasks:

Explorer outfit Complete Community Challenge #6. Community challenges will randomly appear while online.
Governor's outfit Find and share a social chest. Social chests will randomly appear while online.
Mayan outfit Find and solve all 16 Mayan Stela puzzles to unlock the secret door in Tulum (70, 405 coordinates). Open the secret door to get the Mayan outfit. It deflects all bullet attacks.
Officer's outfit Complete the "Great Reputation 1" trading mission to Gibraltar with Kenway's Fleet (Mediterranean Sea mission).
Stealth outfit Complete 50% of the Assassin Contract side quests. It decreases visibility and improves stealth.
Templar Armor Complete all Templar Hunt side quests, then open the cage in the Great Inagua hideout using the five Templar keys. It provides 25% damage reduction.

Rating 6

Easy Shanties hint

To easily collect Shanties, don't chase them. Instead, stand exactly where you saw it appear and wait a few minutes (around 3-6). Eventually it will reappear in the same location ehere you are now standing, and you will automatically collect the sheet without having to chase it.

Rating 6

The IT Crowd easter egg

Go near the entrance to the modern-day Abstergo offices to overhear two co-workers talking about Chicago. Eventually they start talking about John from IT. The male worker comments that whenever he requests help, John replies smugly with "Have you tried turning it off and on again?, a reference to the popular British comedy, "The IT Crowd."

Rating 5

Unlimited money hint

Note: If you haven't sunk Brothers-in-Arms yet, initiate combat with them and only focus on sinking one ship. After sinking that one ship, collect the loot and then allow yourself to fail. Once you respawn you'll notice that the ship is back in place. You can then proceed to once again destroy only one ship and loot it, then restart the event-- all while keeping the money obtained. Feel free to repeat this process as often as you like for 10,000R each time, making Brothers-in-Arms a terrific benefactor. Upgrading your cannon, shot, chain shot, and ram abilities is recommended so you take down the ship faster.

Rating 5

Shipwreck Locations

The following underwater shipwrecks are found at the corresponding locations after Sequence 6-1 is completed:

Shipwreck #1 San Ignacio (coordinates 378, 769)
Shipwreck #2 Petite Caverne (coordinates 901, 264)
Shipwreck #3 Jiguey (coordinates 564, 539)
Shipwreck #4 Atocha (coordinates 632, 661)
Shipwreck #5 Black Trench (coordinates 221, 449)
Shipwreck #6 San Juan (coordinates 480, 486)
Shipwreck #7 Devil's Eyes Cave (coordinates 487, 356)
Shipwreck #8 Anotto Bay (coordinates 622, 276)
Shipwreck #9 Ambergris Key (coordinates 55, 177)
Shipwreck #10 The Blue Hole (coordinates 470, 170)
Shipwreck #11 Kabah Ruins (coordinates 768, 144)
Shipwreck #12 La Concepcion Shipwreck (coordinates 180, 296)
Shipwreck #13 Antocha (coordinates 629, 661) 

Rating 5

Achievement Hints

"Redingote Up!"
Go to a General Store and select the "Hunting Goods" tab. Buy the Red Howler Monkey Skin for 5,000 R and White Jaguar Pelt for 6,000 R. Select the "Crafting" tab at the main menu, then select the "Hunting Outfit" option.

"Killer Killer"
Sail to a Killer Whale hunting location (such as coordinates 537, 340 on the world map). After a deck hand announces that there is a whale, Kenway will be sent with a harpoon to hunt it. Harpoon the whale and follow it, being careful when it dives. It will eventually surface again on the horizon and run at your boat. Harpoon it again to avoid taking damage. Repeat the process until the whale's health is taken down to unlock the achievement or trophy. Note: Get harpoon upgrades, harpoon storage, strength, and extra armor to make this process easier.

To find a buried treasure, first obtain a treasure map. An easy one is found on Mariguana Island, at the coordinates 878, 539. Collect the map to see a picture and the coordinates of a treasure. This particular treasure can be found on Andreas Island, at the coordinates 575, 717. To unlock the locations of other treasure maps, you can talk to the barkeepers of taverns, or just explore the world and synchronize viewpoints.

Repeatedly drink at a tavern until you pass out. A tavern can be found in Nassau, which is one of the first locations you will visit during the main story. Walk up to the bar, and interact with the bottle to start drinking. You have to drink at least five times to pass out.

"Silence, Fool!"
Go to any warehouse found at farms. They have a restricted area around them (shown as red on the world map) and are marked on your map if you synchronize viewpoints. One can be found in Nassau, at coordinates 633, 784. Once you enter the restricted area, there will be an alarm bell on your HUD. Then, get noticed by an enemy and wait for him to ring the bell. Kill him fast with a melee attack when he starts ringing the bell to unlock the achievement/trophy. Note: You can also do this at warehouses that have already been looted. The enemies will respawn after a while.

"Siren Song"
To rescue pirate hostages by distracting enemies with dancers, you have to allow some of your crew members to die. Board an enemy ship and your crew should start fighting. Many of your crew will probably die. Then, go to Kingston and go to coordinates 623, 172. There is a restricted area where two enemies are aiming at captured pirates. You can hire some dancers nearby, just up the street. Send the dancers to these two enemies. When they are distracted, sneak behind them and free the pirates to get the "Siren Song" achievement/trophy. If this event does not appear (even after losing many of your own crew members), fast travel to another island, and return later.

"Wild West Indies"
First, craft all pistol holsters. You can purchase the required crafting items from any general store (so you do not have to hunt down the animals on your own), if preferred. Also, purchase and equip the "Cannon-Barrel Pistol" for one-shot kills. Once done, find a group of at least four enemies, walk up to them with the pistols selected in your weapon wheel, and press Y without manually aiming to have each shot kill an enemy and get the "Wild West Indies" achievement/trophy.

You can complete every activity on "Florida" island, located at coordinates 409, 815. When you scroll over an island on the world map, you can see which activities it has to offer. Normally it offers some collectibles and viewpoints. Florida island has very few activities to complete so synchronize the viewpoint, collect the two animus fragments, open the treasure chest, and pick up the bottle message to get the "Owned".

Rating 4

Easy boarding hint

When facing large ships like frigates, position your ship near your target and then swim to the ship to take the crew out in close quarters combat. Once done, swim back to the Jackdaw and then hit each ship with one broadside. You immediately win the boarding sequence that follows without having to go into heavy fighting.

Rating 4

Mayan Puzzle Locations

Complete the following Mayan puzzles at the corresponding locations to unlock the Mayan Outfit at Tulum (coordinates 72, 404):

Rating 3


A New Hope (20 points) Complete memory sequence 9.
A Pirate's Life For Me (20 points) Complete memory sequence 3.
Adrift (20 points) Complete memory sequence 8.
All Aboard! (30 points) Board a ship without losing any crew members.
All Rounder (20 points) Play on every game mode, and use every ability and ranged weapon once in Multiplayer.
Barfly (30 points) Unlock all taverns.
Been Down So Long... (20 points) Complete memory sequence 11.
Bunker Buddies (20 points) Complete present day mission 4.
Business And Pleasure (20 points) Earn 50,000 reales.
By The Book (50 points) Complete 100% of all main mission constraints.
Cannon Fodder (5 points) Recruit 500 crew members.
Cartographer (20 points) Visit every location of the game.
Committed To The Cause (20 points) Reach level 55 in Multiplayer.
Death Of A Salesman (20 points) Complete memory sequence 5.
Destroyer (40 points) Fully upgrade the Jackdaw.
Devil Of The Caribbean (40 points) Defeat all 4 legendary ships.
Employee Of The Month (30 points) Complete 25 Abstergo challenges.
Excavator (10 points) Find a buried treasure.
FTFY (10 points) Fully upgrade your hideout.
Getting Weird Around Here (20 points) Complete present day mission 3.
Ghost In The Machine (10 points) Hack 15 computers in Abstergo Entertainment.
Good While It Lasted (20 points) Complete memory sequence 2.
Help A Brother Out (20 points) Complete a Templar Hunt sequence.
Heroes Aren't Born (10 points) Complete memory sequence 1.
Hungover (10 points) Wake up in a haystack. 
It's All Good (20 points) Complete present day mission 5.
Just Like Starting Over (20 points) Complete memory sequence 12.
Killer Killer (10 points) Harpoon a killer whale.
King Of The Castle (30 points) Capture all forts.
Lab Technician (10 points) Play and complete a game session of Game Lab in the Multiplayer Public playlist.
Master Of The Caribbean (20 points) Complete the Discovery Mode of Wolfpack in Multiplayer.
Mer-man (10 points) Swim a total of 1 nmi.
Mixing Up The Medicines (20 points) Complete memory sequence 6.
My Elusive Fortune (20 points) Complete memory sequence 10.
No Apologies (20 points) Complete memory sequence 4.
Owned (10 points) Complete every activity in a single location.
Personal Bag Of Tricks (10 points) Finish a game session with an ability set that you customized in Multiplayer.
Redingote Up! (10 points) Craft the Hunter outfit.
Roped In (10 points) Perform 5 air assassinations from a swinging rope.
Routine Hacking (20 points) Complete present day mission 2.
Saw That One Coming... (50 points) Complete memory sequence 13.
Sea Legs (30 points) Complete all naval contracts.
Seven Deadly Seas (10 points) Explore all underwater shipwrecks.
Sharing Is Caring (10 points) Share each type of discovery with friends once.
Silence, Fool! (5 points) Kill a guard ringing a bell.
Siren Song (20 points) Rescue pirate hostages by distracting enemies with "dancers."
The Hammer Falls (20 points) Complete memory sequence 7.
Thug Life (30 points) Plunder 30 ships.
Vault Raider (30 points) Unlock the secret door in Tulum.
Wild West Indies (20 points) Kill 4 enemies in a row using multi-pistols.

Elevator to the Gallows (20 points) Kill a player using a lift that has been trapped with Booby Trap.
Firepower (15 points) Kill 5 guards at once with a blunderbuss.
His Full Attention (50 points) Freedom Cry - Achieve 100% synchronization
His Own Medicine (20 points) Gave the Gouverneur a taste of his own medicine.
His Word Was "Perhaps" (30 points) Freedom Cry - Completed all missions.
Liberation Day (15 points) Free your first slave.
Preemptive Strike (20 points) Playing as The Orchid, block 10 abilities from opponents with Sabotage.
Queen Anne's Revenge (20 points) Playing as Blackbeard, perform an acrobatic kill and a gun kill in less than 10 seconds.
Sacred Land (20 points) Playing as The Jaguar, be the highest scoring player of a Domination game session.
Seeds of independence (40 points) Liberate 500 slaves.

Rating 3

Easy 100,000 Reales

After completing the mission "Mister Walpole, I presume?" (Sequence 2 Memory 3 of the main story), open your pause menu (Esc key for PC users), select Progress Tracker, select Sequence 2, Memory 3, and start a replay of that same mission. Play the mission until reaching an optional objective to pickpocket the three Templars. Once at that point, pickpocket the three Templars for an average of 750 - 850 Reales. Once pick-pocketed, quickly pause the game and choose Reload. Reload from last checkpoint. The game will allow you to keep the Reales you earned and pickpocket the Templars again. Repeat the above steps until you have 100,000 or more Reales. This can be done in a few minutes time, and 100,000 can easily cover about 20% of the total game's purchases. Note: The game developers prevent you from farming any more than 100,000 Reales on your person using this tactic, so to maximize profit, don't start farming until you've spent all your previous money to get as much as you can out of it.

Rating 2

Prequel Uplay Costumes

Unlock the following costumes from the main protagonists of previous Assassin's Creed games by having the corresponding Uplay data:

Altair Robes Have Assassin's Creed Uplay data on profile.
Connor Robes Have Assassin's Creed 3 Uplay data on profile.
Ezio Robes Have Assassin's Creed 2 Uplay data on profile.

Rating 1

Infinite money trick

Rating 1

Giant squid attack

Swim inside the Antocha shipwreck at coordinates 630,660 and look out one of the windows to see a giant squid take down a whale.

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Rating 1

Freedom Cry - Achievements

Firepower (15 points) Kill 5 guards at once with a blunderbuss.
His Full Attention (50 points) Freedom Cry - Achieve 100% synchronization
His Own Medicine (20 points) Gave the Gouverneur a taste of his own medicine.
His Word Was "Perhaps" (30 points) Freedom Cry - Completed all missions. 
Liberation Day (15 points) Free your first slave.
Seeds of independence (40 points) Liberate 500 slaves.

Rating 1

Blackbeard's Wrath - Achievements

Elevator to the Gallows (20 points) Kill a player using a lift that has been trapped with Booby Trap.
Preemptive Strike (20 points) Playing as The Orchid, block 10 abilities from opponents with Sabotage.
Queen Anne's Revenge (20 points) Playing as Blackbeard, perform an acrobatic kill and a gun kill in less than 10 seconds.
Sacred Land (20 points) Playing as The Jaguar, be the highest scoring player of a Domination game session.

Rating 1

Abstergo Challenge Cheats

Unlock the following cheats under the Cheats option in the Abstergo Challenges menu by performing the correspondingtasks. Note: You cannot save the game while these are in use:

Celestial Navigation Finish 10 Abstergo Challenges / Allows you to set and Lock the Time of Day
Arrr Matey! Finish 20 Abstergo Challenges / Causes Edward to repeat extremely cheesy and cliche pirate speak.
No Quarter Finish 30 Abstergo Challenges / Edward and the Jackdaw do not regenerate health
Scourge of the Seven Seas Finish 40 Abstergo Challenges / Causes your wanted level to max out and stay there until otherwise deactivated
Loaded to the Gunwhale Finish 50 Abstergo Challenges / Makes Edward permanently wasted and impaired
Poseidon's Will Finish 60 Abstergo Challenges / Allows you to set the wave intensity of the sea
Dead Men Tell No Tales Finish 70 Abstergo Challenges / Makes Edward and the Jackdaw invincible
Shiver Me Timbers Finish 80 Abstergo Challenges / Morphs the enemies into... Scarecrow.. Rabbid Rabbit?.. I don't even know. 
Armed to the Teeth Finish 90 Abstergo Challenges / Gives Edward Unlimited ammo
Deceased Crew Finish all 100 Abstergo Challenges / Your Crew is Dead! Actually, they're living skeletons.

Rating 0

Tavern Locations

Search the following locations at the indicated coordinates on the world map to find all eight taverns and get the "Barfly" trophy/achievement . Simply walk up to the barkeeper at each tavern, watch the cutscene, and then defeat the bandits to unlock the tavern. You can see the taverns on the world map if you synchronize the viewpoints for the same area:

  • 1. Andreas Island (573, 720 coordinates)
  • 2. Salt Key Bank (496, 629 coordinates)
  • 3. Crooked Island (808, 545 coordinates)
  • 4. Arroyos (192, 565 coordinates)
  • 5. Corozal (37, 266 coordinates)
  • 6. Grand Cayman (392, 325 coordinates)
  • 7. Kingston (623, 172 coordinates)
  • 8. Ile à Vache (839, 137 coordinates)

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Rating 0

Jackdaw charge attack

Defeat every Legendary ships to unlock the ability to charge a ship with your ram. Charging a ship significantly increases the damage that is inflicted when you make contact.

Rating 0

Elite Ship Upgrade Locations

Find the plans for the following ship upgrades by searching the corresponding locations:

Elite Broadside Cannons The Blue Hole (coordinates 471, 170)
Elite Fire Barrel Storage Isla Providencia (coordinates 502, 44)
Elite Fire Barrels San Juan (coordinates 479, 487)
Elite Harpoon Andreas Island (coordinates 579, 720)
Elite Heavy Shot Petite Cavern (coordinates 901, 263)
Elite Hull San Ignacio (coordinates 379, 770)
Elite Ram La Concepcion Shipwreck (coordinates 181, 296) 
Elite Round Shot Kabah Ruins (coordinates 769, 145)
Elite Swivel Guns Devil's Eye Cave (coordinates 488, 353)

Rating 0

Reveal all collectible locations

To reveal the location of all collectibles such as Animus Fragments, Chests, Secrets, and Song Sheets, simply synchronize every viewpoint. Note: To get the West Indies Sea collectibles, you must conquer all Naval Forts.