Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – The Illustrious Pirates DLC Pack

All the retailer-specific DLC is coming together in perfect harmony in the Illustrious Pirates DLC Pack. Extend and enhance your game with three new single-player outfits, three missions, Jackdaw customization options and multiplayer items. The whole pack only costs $7, unless you’re a Season Pass holder, in which case it’s already yours. The Illustrious Pirates Pack is available for download right now on PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 in North America. Other territories will have access to Xbox One and Xbox 360 today, with PS4 and PS3 arriving tomorrow. PC will be available globally tomorrow.

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - The Illustrious Pirates DLC Pack

Included in the Illustrious Pirates Pack:

Black Island – Single-player mission
The Black Ship
Captain Morgan’s Outfit, Picture and Title
Captain Morgan’s Silver Flintlock Pistols

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - The Illustrious Pirates DLC Pack

Mystery Island – Single-player mission
Digital Illustrated Fable
Stede Bonnet’s Ship
Stede Bonnet’s Outfits
Other Multiplayer Items

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - The Illustrious Pirates DLC Pack

Sacrifice Island – Single-player mission
Captain Drake’s Picture, Title and Relics – Multiplayer item
Captain Drake’s Swords and Pistols

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - The Illustrious Pirates DLC Pack

Ivory Wheel – Decorative wheel for your ship
Iron Wheel – Decorative wheel for your ship
Discoverer Title and Picture – Multiplayer item

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - The Illustrious Pirates DLC Pack

Astrolab Relic – Multiplayer item
Compass Relic – Multiplayer item
Cartographer Picture and Titler – Multiplayer item

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - The Illustrious Pirates DLC Pack

German Rapier Swords
Spyglass Relic – Multiplayer item
Watch Title and Picture – Multiplayer item

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - The Illustrious Pirates DLC Pack

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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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ExplodedCreeper 5pts

Do you have to pay $10 for the three islands or do you just get them in the regular singleplayer

Thanks if you help me out!! :)

Orson 5pts

I just got the illustrious pirates pack I'm on S8 and it hasn't came up ( island, ship parts, weapons and outfits ) WHAT DO I DO!? and I'm on xbox one by the way. : (

Tr3 5pts

I want to know why none of the DLC for black Flag is available for the Wii U?

Thijs 5pts

I got a code and i redeemt it so I downloadet global and silver but it will dont work

Sorry for my bad engelish

Giovanni 5pts

Someone knows where can I find the Digital Illustrated Fable???

FlyingTitan 5pts

Not sure if it's because I'm in the UK but now I've found the 'iron' wheel it's actually called the silver wheel.

JPCuzon 5pts

I activated the code on my ps3 about the 3 solo missions(black island, Hidden mistery and sacrificed secrets) but it only downloaded "gold", "silver", and sorts. But in the cover of the game's case it said that these three are already included in the game (day 1 edition).... It didn't downloaded the actual dlc..any advice?.

Seth 5pts

I see alot of questions here and none of them being answered by UBI? I have alot of the same questions, specifically why it is so difficult to find these "unlocks" in game. I found Capt Morgans outfit by completing the Black Island mission. I just happened to have the Black Ship additions automatically. I haven't found the outfits or ship additions besides those and can only ASSUME that they may be unlocked when completing these island missions????

anonymous123 5pts

Im sorry im new to this and not sure how it works.

I understand as soon as you buy the season pass, you get a code to access the DLCs. Do I have to pay again to download them? And when downloading, do I have to be in the US to download them? Im currently in the US but will be out of the country for a while, so was planning to download them outside of the country. Will that work?

And lastly, does anyone know if the season pass includes all the DLC packs originally included in the retailer pre-order games? (example: Black Island, Hidden Mystery and Sacrificed Secrets pack)

Thanks so much

Fynriel 5pts

So every retailer dlc EXCEPT Captain Kennway's Legacy?

Alex 5pts

Where do you find all of these items? I've got the stuff on the islands and one extra treasure chest in Florida but where is everything else? Also how do you look at the illustrated fable?

John 5pts

Hmm, I got the DLC on Xbox 360 through my Season Pass, and I would like to know what is that Digital Illustrated Fable that is included in Sacrifice Island?

Fitzgerald 5pts

So the matched golden swords are the only pre-order bonus that isn't included in this pack, or this this an error on your part?

I would also recommend to stop spread the information that there there is an actual mission tied which each of the three islands, because in truth there isn't. Instead it's just another place to find chests ond most of them just contain the described items.

Wallace 5pts

And the aveline DCL on PS3?

patrick 5pts

can you just fix the community challenges and white whales royal convoy social chest ect

mat 5pts

It says multiplayer costumes but i dont have any new costumes.. am i missing something?

Marian Aleksiev
Marian Aleksiev 5pts

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?

Harley 5pts

What about the Aveline Figurehead for North America? I want it so bad.

Kristan Emery
Kristan Emery 5pts

I'm constantly inspired by your games Especially Assassins Creed! I'm trying to get into concept/game art. Do you have any advice?

bejammin 5pts

I'm interested in getting the season pass but wanted to know if I purchase it does it come with BOTH new DLC's Freedom Cry and the Illustrious Pirate? Also are the other DLC's listed in the PS Store on PS4 available for free to Season Pass holders. Thanks.

Aly Edge
Aly Edge 5pts

This post says the pack costs $7, but in the PSN Store on PS4 the price is $9.99.

FlyingTitan 5pts

The items are scattered across the map in places such as Nassau and random small islands, they only appear on your map as golden chests called 'ULC' chests when you are close or in that place.

Carcharodon 5pts

What about the iron wheel? Is it included? And the other content from Captain Kenway's Legacy?

Aly Edge
Aly Edge 5pts

There's a code on the inside of the boxart. Not the most obvious place, but it is there.

stetsonaw 5pts

Make sure you download the DLC to activate it.

Crossboneee 5pts

Yes you get both and other things too go on the additional content screen and it will tell you which ones come free with season pass :)

Aly Edge
Aly Edge 5pts

Yeah it has those, more customisation options for the ship, and a bunch of multiplayer hooha.

Carcharodon 5pts

Oh wait, I see it listed in the pack, nevermind. Anyone know if the Aveline Figurehead is also included. I think its a rip off that they haven't released it in North America yet. European Playstation + members get an exclusive DLC for an Assassin's Creed Game, and what do we get? Dyad, a game that makes you feel like you're tripping on acid. If I wanted to know what that felt like, I'd become one of those pathetic druggies.

Carcharodon 5pts

What about the figurehead? I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants that awesome Aveline figurehead for their ship. When will they release it in North America. Please don't tell me they're ripping us off by only releasing it in Europe, like they did with the Mysteries of the Bayou pack for Assassin's Creed III: Liberation.

bejammin 5pts

thanks. I'm not much on MP stuff but wanted more items/"to do's" in SP. My guess from what you're saying the season pass is worth getting instead of buying the two DLC's individually.

Aly Edge
Aly Edge 5pts

If Illustrious Pirates is actually $7, then it's cheaper to get the two of them individually. If it's $10, like it currently is in the store (at least on PS4), then it's the same.