The tradition of cheating in games to progress further has dissipated over the past 10 years, simply because there are no more of those nearly impossible first-person shooters, those painstakingly difficult levels, and the encouragement to throw your console into infernal fire and watch it burn into a crisp.
That’s why many games don’t actually come with formal cheats now, but those that do only do for the fun of it.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is like that, with a few fun cheats that can give you godly abilities. However, you can’t save while these cheats are active, so you know quite well that the developers added them just for the fun of it.
Of course, there are exploits as well, which are discover and (even sometimes invented) as a result of the genius tendencies that we gamers possess.
Following is the list of all the cheats known to us so far that can be accessed in AC4. But first, let’s talk about a little exploit:
Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Cheats, Exploits and Secrets
You can unlock various cheats to use in the singleplayer campaign by participating in the Abstergo Challenges. These extra goals not only unlock cheats in the campaign mode, but also unlock various items in the multiplayer as well.
The following are the so far known cheats, sorted in the order of number of Abstergo Challenges required:
Celestial Navigation Number of Challenges to Unlock: 10 Effect: Controls the day/night cycle
Arrr Matey! Number of Challenges to Unlock: 20 Effect: Makes Edward speak only in pirate clichés
No Quarter Number of Challenges to Unlock: 30 Effect: Turns off health regeneration for Edward and the Jackdaw
Scourge of the Seven Seas Number of Challenges to Unlock: 40 Effect: Brings your wanted level to max, and keeps it there
Loaded to the Gunwale Number of Challenges to Unlock: 50 Effect: Makes Edward continuously drunk
Poseidon’s Will Number of Challenges to Unlock: 60 Effect: Can eliminate waves, or make permanent huge waves
Dead Men Tell No Tales Number of Challenges to Unlock: 70 Effect: Makes Edward and the Jackdaw invincible
Shiver me Timbers Number of Challenges to Unlock: 80 Effect: Turns enemies into Rabbids
Armed to the Teeth Number of Challenges to Unlock: 90 Effect: Both Edward and the Jackdraw have unlimited Ammunition
Deceased Crew Number of Challenges to Unlock: 100 Effect: Gives the Jackdraw a skeleton crew
Naval Battle Exploit
So you want to capture and loot an enemy ship, eh? Well, the game says it’s customary for you to shoot at them, weaken them significantly, board them, and then kill off their crews.
There’s a simple work around if you, like most of us, find this a rather longish procedure. AC4 gives you the advantage with the fact that transition from being on-foot to being in the ship is as seamless as mounting on a horse.
What you can do is approach the target ship you wish to board, get off your ship, swim to the enemy boat, kill off the crew, swim back to the Jackdaw, and shoot the enemy ship once or twice and win the boarding sequence.
It’s actually easier said than done, but if you can manage to practice it properly, most of them ships will be a cakewalk to take over.
If you have discovered any additional cheats or exploits, do let us know by commenting below!
One of the long time staff at SegmentNext, Haider is an integral part of the team with a love for writing, playing guitar, and aviation.
Apart from writing for us, Haider is also a competitive FPS player and also enjoys exotic RPG games like Diablo and Xenogears (his favorite game of all time) on the side.