Details on Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag’s Season Pass have been revealed. Available for the Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4 and PC, the Season Pass will give holders 20% off the regular price of each individual pack. All DLC released before March 2014 is included in the pack for $19.99. Because we are about to enter a new console generation, if you buy the Season Pass for the PS3 or Xbox 360, you will automatically get a next-gen upgrade for the DLC.

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Season Pass DLC

The Season Pass will include:

    Freedom Cry – Nine single-player missions with a self-contained story focusing on Edward’s quartermaster Adewale. Adewale escaped the bonds of slavery at a young age and sought a life of his own on the Jackdaw, serving under Edward Kenway. Taking place 15 years after joining the Jackdaw’s crew, Freedom Cry sees Adewale going on his own adventure when he finds himself shipwrecked in Saint-Domingue without his crew or weapons.

    Kraken Ship Pack – This pack of personalization elements for the Jackdaw is only available to Season Pass holders

    Additional single-player missions, weapons, skins and collectibles

    New multiplayer characters

Get more details on Adewale’s story in the Freedom Cry trailer below.

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Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag

Release date — October 29, 2013
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Sexual Themes, Violence, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol
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  1. Jackson Dacout on October 8, 2013
    (apologies if my English is lacking) Why is this season pass not available owners of the Wii U? I am excited for the game, but I own the Wii U console. It seems that those peoples who are fans of Assassins Creed and Nintendo are being left out.
  2. Chris on October 8, 2013
    Hi, I want to say i am looking forward in 21 days for assassin's creed iv black. i like pirates. I am also looking forward to AC5-10. Esepically the time periods of the assassin's and histry of future games.I have some ideas for future franchises of the settings:1. Hundred's year war where you can play an assassin during the: queen of england time period or napolean time period.2. Russian civil war.3. Trojan war in greece.4. beginning of the roman empire.5. Maiyans time period or any other time periods are welcome.what do you guys think? i am hoping to see some time periods exploring in the 17th century, 13th & 14th century time periods. any other timer periods are welcome as well.I enjoyed assassin's creed which is my favorite and then i am hoping assassin's creed iv black flag will be my new favorite.
  3. Sam on October 9, 2013
    I am not sure if anyone noticed this.. but it says season pass owners will have 20% off.. isnt it normally free for season pass holders?
    • Anne Lewis | Communications Associate Author on October 9, 2013
      Hi Sam! The $19.99 you would pay for the Season Pass is 20% less than what you would pay for all the DLC if you bought the packs individually. Sorry for the confusion!
      • Sam on October 9, 2013
        Oh, that makes alot more sense now.. Thanks for clearing that up
      • Zachary on November 15, 2013
        Anne, I'm hoping you can help. I purchased gold edition on my PS3 and the digital upgrade. When I just entered upgrade it gave me standard edition and the option to download the season pass for free. Am I missing out on certain features by not having the gold edition download on the PS4. Said it was not available. Am I getting the extra gold content in the 2 packs. Do I need to delete and try to reload..thanks for your help! I love this game.
  4. Matt on October 9, 2013
    AC III didn't have a season pass for the Wii U version, but all DLC made its way to the Nintendo eShop. Will this be the same for AC IV?
  5. Cory on October 10, 2013
    Are the DLCs included with the Todd Mcfarlane figures part of the Season pass?
  6. Ben on October 16, 2013
    What is the name of the song in the trailer for Freedom Cry?
  7. Ricky on October 29, 2013
    Will we get all the DLC free or is it just 20% off?
    • Anne Lewis | Communications Associate Author on October 30, 2013
      If you get the Season Pass you will pay $19.99 for all the DLC released before March. That's 20% less than what you would pay if you bought it all separately.
  8. sami on November 3, 2013
  9. Anne Lewis | Communications Associate Author on November 6, 2013
    Hey, a few of you have asked for the name of the song used in the trailer. It's original music made for the Freedom Cry trailer and is not available for download anywhere. We definitely appreciate your interest in it, though! It is pretty great song.
  10. Zach on November 15, 2013
    I purchased gold for the PS3 and the digital upgrade. When I got my 4 it had me download regular version and DLC. Do I need to download gold on PS4. Am I missing content downloading 2 separate packs and not the gold edition? It says the gold is not available. Thanks
  11. Justin on November 17, 2013
    I bought the season pass for xbox360 and didn't receive the kraken pack
  12. Erwin on November 19, 2013
    Is there some sort of time table for the release of the dlc within the season pass. I bought the seasons pass weeks before the release of assasins creed 4 and there is only the kraken pack available. I am desperate need some more content to keep me playing
  13. Christian c on November 26, 2013
    I bought the season pass on Xbox and it won't work. It tells me I'm missing a required downloadable content.
  14. Waqar Ahmed on December 2, 2013
    Hello all,I had Assassins Creed 4 on PS3 and bought the season pass. I now have a ps4 and traded in my ps3 version for a ps4 one but the season pass hasnt carried over.I didnt upgrade using the psn £10 scheme.Should the season pass have carried over or do I have to buy another season pass?Thanks.
    • Anne Lewis | Communications Associate Author on December 2, 2013
      Hi! It's tied to your Uplay account. You probably aren't seeing it because there's no DLC content available yet.
  15. Waqar Ahmed on December 2, 2013
    The only problem with that is..... there is content available on the psn store which is tied to the season pass currently available (ship sail and decoration customisation) but it shows a price next to it. I checked my uplay account but couldnt see anything in relation to the season pass under ac4.
    • Anne Lewis | Communications Associate Author on December 2, 2013
      Hm, I'm not sure why that would be the case. I suggest filing a ticket with Ubisoft Support ( They should be able to clear this up for you.
  16. Waqar Ahmed on December 4, 2013
    It works now :) Thanks for all your help.
  17. Dinesh on December 6, 2013
    Hi I'm just wondering, for the regular DLC, like time savers and such, if you bought them on ps3 will those carry on and also upgrade to ps4 for free? Because there's more DLC listed on the ps3 store than the ps4 for those things.
  18. Oscar on December 18, 2013
    Hey. I was just wondering if I purchase the Freedom Cry DLC for my PS3 without buying the season pass will i also get a free upgrade of the DLC to my PS4?
  19. Rafael on December 20, 2013
    If i buy the season pass in one of my PSN accounts, the content becomes available in all of them? (I use the same uplay account)
  20. Karen on December 21, 2013
    Hi there! I got my Season Pass when I bought my game, and even though it says it updates the season pass when I load my game I do not have Freedom Cry, Death Vessel Pack or Crusader and Florentine Pack. What's up? Thanks for the help.
  21. Karen on December 21, 2013
    Also, I tried filing a question in Ubisoft support but it's not working. :(
  22. mike on December 21, 2013
    I bought the assassins creed season pass for the ps4 and am having issues getting it to install or locate it. It shows it is there but unable to play?
  23. Firespirit 3 on December 30, 2013
    I have an Xbox One. I bought AC4 which came with a season pass. I never received any of the things I was supposed to get with the season pass and had to pay $12.97 to get the items I had already paid for. Sure it's not much, but too much for something that was already paid for. Your support system on Uplay doesn't work and no one will email me or message me back. Wonder how much you've made off season passes that do not work. Sad, sad, sad. My name above is my Xbox gamer name.
  24. Sam on January 1, 2014
    I entered my season pass that I got with my game I currently have a ps3 but I can't download any of the things that are supposed to be free did I do something wrong?
  25. Camerron on January 2, 2014
    Will there be more dlc packs included other than what is currently available for season pass owners? Or is it just the three ship packs and freedom cry?
  26. Callum on January 2, 2014
    I recently downloaded the season pass for Xbox 360 when it was 50% off and once I did I download all the additional stuff like crusader and florentine, kraken and death vessel they work but once I turn my xbox off and come back to the game later it won't load any of them it says 'detecting season pass...' And underneath that it says 'load failed. A required downloadable content is missing' I've tried redownloading them but it does the same thing. What is missing???
  27. Jeremy on January 3, 2014
    I have the season pass for ACIV but when I try to get to the multiplayer DLC it tells me that I have to go to the full list. When I go there I am told not to buy it if I have the Season Pass. How do I get my Season Pass DLc on this one?
  28. Marian Aleksiev on January 7, 2014
    I have ac4 special edition for pc and i bought the season pass also, but why i can't see the black island and mistery's island missions, it's onley available the sacrifice island from my special edition bonus. i'm already 99% syncronization complete game what is wrong?
  29. Craig Mellor on January 10, 2014
    Highly disappointed by the lack of Wii U DLC/ Season Pass support... I expected more from Ubisoft on this. I really do hope this changes as a owner of the Wii U version of Black Flag I don't think it's fair that we can't get the full experience. Nintendo really should have a bigger voice towards developers about this...
  30. Tyson on January 10, 2014
    What are the additions exactly?"Additional single-player missions, weapons, skins and collectibles"
    • Anne Lewis | Communications Associate Author on January 10, 2014
      There have been a handful of DLC packs. Freedom Cry, Blackbeard's Wrath and the Illustrious Pirates Pack to name a few.
  31. Joseph on January 10, 2014
    I just purchased season pass. Where's my stuff? Where's my Kracken? Where's the new maps? Why can't I just click on my map and I see a new location? Why is everything so complicated?
  32. Phill Frodo Christian on January 24, 2014
    Used SP unique code, download history says its done. Still can't get any of the dlc. Ubisoft say its down to MS, they then told me what to do. That hasn't worked. Really annoying to he honest. Any suggestions?
  33. delmariavampytre on February 10, 2014
    I bought the Season pass for xbox 360. Nothing new came up. How do I play as Adewale? I'm confused. Please email me and let me know. Thank you!
  34. Darrin on February 14, 2014
    I bought the season pass for PS4 and put it on my account (primary). My son plays AC4 on his account (sub) and the sea on pass doesn't seem to transfer to his? How can the sub account have access to the season pass??
  35. Dirtyolddemon on March 2, 2014
    I have the season pass and downloaded the two new multiplayer packs but neither work. Any help?
  36. Vienna on April 21, 2014
    Hi, I bought my AC4 + Season Pass around Christmas, but haven't gone to download the Pass until now in April. Do the Seasom Passes expire or something? Because when I go to download it, it says that it's $19.99, but I already paid for it long ago.
  37. Sheldon on June 20, 2014
    Hi I reordered assassins creed IV and i got the season pass but it isn't working please help.
  38. Sheldon on June 20, 2014
    hi i reordered assassins creed 4 and the season pass isn't working help.
  39. Aynsley on September 30, 2014
    How does one move my season pass etc. over from my ps4 to a PC as I obviously bought the PC version recently.

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