Maybe you’ve just finished Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. Or perhaps you want to experience a… different side of the pirate’s life. What to do? Try taking on some of your favorite missions again – but this time with a few Cheats enabled.
You may have noticed (or not, if you were too engrossed in the game) notifications popping up as you progressed through Black Flag, alerting you to the completion of an Abstergo Challenge. Perhaps you spied the Cheat notification making an appearance every now and then. These are rewards for completing the challenges, and they provide new and interesting ways to play through the game.
Challenges fall into various categories like Pirate Challenges (Complete 3 Naval Contracts, Drink 5 Glasses of Rum, Unlock 5 Taverns), Explorer Challenges (Loot 10 Underwater Chests, Collect All 200 Animus Fragments, Survive 10 Shark Attacks) and Golden Boy Challenges (Spend 50,000 Reales, Pickpocket 200 Reales, Possess 100,000 Reales), among others. There are 100 challenges to complete in the game; the more you complete, the more Cheats you’ll unlock.
Celestial Navigation – Do you want to always be sailing off into the sunset? We sure do. Celestial Navigation locks the day/night cycle onto whatever time of day you choose. It can be morning, evening, mid-afternoon or midnight forever. (Finish 10 Abstergo Challenges)
Arrr Matey – Real pirates probably didn’t spout off things like “Shiver me timbers” and, yes, “Arrrr, matey,” but that shouldn’t stop you from filling Edward’s speech with these piratey pop culture cliches. (Finish 20 Abstergo Challenges)
No Quarter – Craving more of a challenge? Turn on the No Quarter Cheat for Hardcore Mode. With this enabled, neither Edward nor the Jackdaw will regenerate health. (Finish 30 Abstergo Challenges)
Scourge of the Seven Seas – Become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean. The Scourge of the Seven Seas fills your Wanted level all the way up… and keeps it there. Activate both this and No Quarter if you’re feeling tough. (Finish 40 Abstergo Challenges)
Loaded to the Gunwale – Give Calico Jack’s way of life a shot with the Loaded to the Gunwale Cheat, which will make Edward permanently drunk. We don’t know how Jack does it. (Finish 50 Abstergo Challenges)
Poseidon’s Will – Similar to the Celestial Navigation Cheat, Poseidon’s Will allows you to claim mastery over the ocean. Lock the waves to whatever setting you’d like. Maybe you want to force your enemies (and yourself) to brave massive waves, or maybe you just want to coast through smooth seas. (Finish 60 Abstergo Challenges)
Dead Men Tell No Tales – This one is essentially the opposite of No Quarter. With this activated Edward and Jackdaw will take no damage. It may not be much of a challenge, but it sure is fun jumping off literally everything with no concern for your well-being. (Finish 70 Abstergo Challenges)
Shiver Me Timbers – We won’t spoil this one for you… Let’s just say you’ll be in for a treat when you encounter an enemy with Shiver Me Timbers activated. They’ll look quite a bit different than what you’re used to. (Finish 80 Abstergo Challenges)
Armed to the Teeth – Tired of running out of ammo? Enable this cheat and never worry about that again. This gives both Edward and the Jackdaw unlimited ammunition. (Finish 90 Abstergo Challenges)
Deceased Crew – You can probably work out what Deceased Crew is just based on the name. If you’ve ever wanted to captain the undead, here’s your chance. (Finish 100 Abstergo Challenges)
Note: While using any Cheat, your ability to save is disabled. Not all Cheats affect the gameplay, but this way your in-game progression remains authentic.
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