Unlockable Challenge Cheats
After you complete the listed challenges, you unlock the corresponding cheat codes. You can activate them by going to the Cheats section in the "Abstergo Challenges Menu". Once you activate the codes, you can't earn trophies/achievements or save the game until you disable the cheats or restart the game completely.
Armed to the Teeth - Finish 90 Abstergo Challenges
Arrr Matey! - Finish 20 Abstergo Challenges
Celestial Navigation - Finish 10 Abstergo Challenges
Dead Men Tell No Tales - Finish 70 Abstergo Challenges
Deceased Crew - Finish all 100 Abstergo Challenges
Loaded to the Gunwhale - Finish 50 Abstergo Challenges
No Quarter - Finish 30 Abstergo Challenges
Poseidon's Will - Finish 60 Abstergo Challenges
Scourge of the Seven Seas - Finish 40 Abstergo Challenges
Shiver Me Timbers - Finish 80 Abstergo Challenges
Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad Outfit - On the system you're playing on you have to have Uplay data from 1 prior Assassin's Creed game.
Connor Kenway Outfit - This is Edward Kenway's Grandson's Assassin's Creed 3 Outfit. To unlock: on the system you’re playing on you have to have Uplay data from 3 prior Assa
Edward The Legend Outfit - Play Assassin's Creed 4 Singleplayer in Edward's authentic pirate outfit. Unlocks for 20 Uplay Points.
The Blades of Toledo Pack - Slay your enemies with the Blades of Toledo in Singleplayer, and unlock exclusive Multiplayer Profile items. Unlocks for: 30 Uplay Coins
The Vengeful Daughter Pack - Unlock the Multiplayer Lady Black's Vengeful Daughter costume, and additional items for the Jackdaw. Unlocks for 40 Uplay Points.
Powerful Ram Attack
If you can defeat all four of the legendary ships, you'll unlock a powerful ramming attack.
Robes: Altair, Ezio, And Conner
Altair Robes - Have Assassins Creed data on your system
Cat Outfit - Go to any general store and buy the animal pelts needed to craft it.
Connor Robes - Have Assassins Creed 3 data on your system
Ezio Robes - Have Assassins Creed 2 data on your system
Hunter Outfit - Go to any general store and buy the red howler monkey skin (5,000R) & white jaguar pelt (6,000R). Craft the outfit.
Mayan Outfit - Collecting the 16 Mayan Stones that you get from finishing each of the Mayan Stelae missions, followed by opening up the secret door in Tulum.
Stealth Outfit - Finish half the Assassin Contracts in the game.
Templar Outfit - Collect (mine)keys from finishing each of the 16 Templar Hunt missions, followed by opening up the cage in the Great Inagua hideout.
After you unlock Florida by synchronizing with the viewpoint, fast travel there and you should easily spot 2 ships, an English and a Spanish vessel. They have a random amount of loot on board. Climb slowly on board the Spanish one and loot as desired until you are forced to jump overboard. You have around 45 seconds to do so. Then head to the other ship, where you should have around a minute. Once the two ships have both sunk, open your map and fast travel to the viewpoint again. Both ships should reappear, allowing to loot them all over again. You can repeat the process as often as you like. It's a great way to find the resources to upgrade your Jackdaw.
If you are going up against big ships (like frigates), position your ship near your target and then swim to the ship to take the crew out in close quarters combat. When you've done that, 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.
Infinite Money (Exploit)
In Sequence 2: Memory 3, you'll encounter an optional objective requiring you to pickpocket all Templars. There are three of them in the area, which follows shortly after a checkpoint. You can pick their pockets, then chose the option to "Reload Last Checkpoint." When you do, you'll find that the money you pocketed remains in your possession. You can repeat the process as often as you like before continuing the mission, and you can also come back to the mission later in the game if you wish. It's possible to earn 35,000R after around 7 minutes of effort. This exploit may soon be patched, so you'll want to play using the game's initial version if that proves to be the case.
There is a way to easily collect Shanties without chasing after them and possibly missing them. When you approach a Shanty, it typically moves quickly away. Instead of chasing it, stand exactly where you saw it appear and wait for several minutes (around 3 to 6). Eventually, it will reappear in that same location, where you are now standing, and you will automatically collect the sheet without having to chase it.
Destroyer Trophy/Achievement Items
Elite Round Shot – Location: Kabah Ruins; Coordinates: 769, 145
Elite Hull – Location: San Ignacio; Coordinates: 379, 770
Elite Swivel Guns – Location: Devil's Eye Cave; Coordinates: 488, 353
Elite Harpoon – Location: Andreas Island; Coordinates: 579, 720
Elite Broadside Cannons – Location: The Blue Hole; Coordinates: 471, 170
Elite Heavy Shot – Location: Petite Cavern; Coordinates: 901, 263
Elite Fire Barrels – Location: San Juan; Coordinates: 479, 487
Elite Fire Barrel Storage – Location: Isla Providencia; Coordinates: 502, 44
Elite Ram – Location: La Concepcion Shipwreck; Coordinates: 181, 296
Tavern Locations (for "Barfly")
Location: Andreas Island; Coordinates: 573, 720
Location: Salt Key Bank; Coordinates: 496, 629
Location: Crooked Island; Coordinates: 808, 545
Location: Arroyos; Coordinates: 192, 565
Location: Corozal; Coordinates: 37, 266
Location: Grand Cayman; Coordinates: 392, 325
Location: Kingston; Coordinates: 623, 172
Location: Ile à Vache; Coordinates: 839, 137
Finish the number of Abstergo challenges indicated below to unlock the corresponding cheat, from the Abstergo Challenges menu. Note that you'll be unable to trophies and achievements or save your progress while cheats are active.
10 - Celestial Navigation
20 - Arrr Matey!
30 - No Quarter
40 - Scourge of the Seven Seas
50 - Loaded to the Gunwhale
60 - Poseidon's Will
70 - Dead Men Tell No Tales
80 - Shiver Me Timbers
90 - Armed to the Teeth
100 - Deceased Crew
You can unlock a variety of costumes by satisfying certain conditions, including having saves and Uplay investments from previous games in the series that are available on the platform. The available costumes and the corresponding conditions required are listed below.
Altair Robes - Requires data from first Assassin's Creed
Ezio Robes - Requires data from Assassin's Creed 2
Connor Robes - Requires data from Assassin's Creed 3
Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad Outfit - Requires Uplay data from 1 prior Assassin's Creed title
Connor Kenway Outfit - Requires Uplay data from 3 prior Assassins Creed titles
Cat Outfit - Purchase required pelts from any general store
Hunter Outfit - Craft after purchasing the red howler monkey skin and the white jaguar pelt from any general store
Stealth Outfit - Complete half of the the Assassin contracts
Mayan Outfit - Open the secret door in Tulum after gathering the 16 Mayan stones by completing the Mayan Stelae missions
Templar Outfit - Open the cage in the Great Inagua hideout using keys gained by completing the 16 Templar Hunt missions
Edward The Legend Outfit - Play in single-player while wearing Edward's authentic pirate outfit (costs 20 Uplay points)
The Blades of Toledo Pack - Play in single-player while wearing the Blades of Toledo (costs 30 Uplay points)
The Vengeful Daughter Pack - Access the Lady Black's Vengeful Daughter costume in multiplayer (costs 40 Uplay points)
The IT Crowd
If you go to the map near the entrance to the modern-day Abstergo offices, you can overhear two co-workers talking about Chicago. If you wait a minute or two, they will begin 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?" That appears to be a reference to the popular British comedy, "The IT Crowd."
A New Hope - Complete memory sequence 9. - Silver
A Pirate's Life For Me - Complete memory sequence 3. - Bronze
Adrift - Complete memory sequence 8. - Silver
All Aboard! - Board a ship without losing any crew members. - Bronze
All Rounder - Play on every game mode, and use every ability and ranged weapon once in Multiplayer. - Bronze
Barfly - Unlock all taverns. - Silver
Been Down So Long... - Complete memory sequence 11. - Silver
Business And Pleasure - Earn 50,000 reales. - Bronze
By The Book - Complete 100% of all main mission constraints. - Silver
Cannon fodder - Recruit 500 crew members. - Bronze
Cartographer - Visit every location of the game. - Bronze
Committed To The Cause - Reach level 55 in Multiplayer. - Bronze
Death Of A Salesman - Complete memory sequence 5. - Silver
Destroyer - Fully upgrade the Jackdaw. - Silver
Devil Of The Caribbean - Defeat all 4 legendary ships. - Silver
Employee Of The Month - Complete 25 Abstergo challenges. - Bronze
Excavator - Find a buried treasure. - Bronze
FTFY - Fully upgrade your hideout. - Bronze
Ghost In The Machine - Hack 15 computers in Abstergo Entertainment. - Bronze
Good While It Lasted - Complete memory sequence 2. - Bronze
Help A Brother Out - Complete a Templar Hunt sequence. - Bronze
Heroes Aren't Born - Complete memory sequence 1. - Bronze
Just Like Starting Over - Complete memory sequence 12. - Silver
Killer Killer - Harpoon a killer whale. - Bronze
King Of The Castle - Capture all forts. - Silver
Lab Technician - Play and complete a game session of Game Lab in the Multiplayer Public playlist. - Bronze
Master Of The Caribbean - Complete the Discovery Mode of Wolfpack in Multiplayer. - Bronze
Mer-man - Swim a total of 1 nmi. - Bronze
Mixing Up The Medicines - Complete memory sequence 6. - Silver
My Elusive Fortune - Complete memory sequence 10. - Silver
No Apologies - Complete memory sequence 4. - Bronze
Owned - Complete every activity in a single location. - Bronze
Personal Bag Of Tricks - Finish a game session with an ability set that you customized in Multiplayer. - Bronze
Prizes, Plunder, and Adventure! - Win every trophy. - Platinum
Redingote Up! - Craft the Hunter outfit. - Bronze
Roped In - Perform 5 air assassinations from a swinging rope. - Bronze
Saw That One Coming... - Complete memory sequence 13. - Gold
Sea Legs - Complete all naval contracts. - Bronze
Seven Deadly Seas - Explore all underwater shipwrecks. - Bronze
Sharing Is Caring - Share each type of discovery with friends once. - Bronze
Silence, Fool! - Kill a guard ringing a bell. - Bronze
Siren Song - Rescue pirate hostages by distracting enemies with "dancers." - Bronze
The Hammer Falls - Complete memory sequence 7. - Silver
Thug Life - Plunder 30 ships. - Bronze
Vault Raider - Unlock the secret door in Tulum. - Bronze
Wild West Indies - Kill 4 enemies in a row using multi-pistols. - Bronze
Black Beard's Wrath DLC Trophies
Sacred Land - Silver
Playing as The Jaguar, be the highest scoring player of a Domination game session
Queen Anne's Revenge - Silver
Playing as Blackbeard, perform an acrobatic kill and a gun kill in less than 10 seconds
Preemptive Strike - Silver
Playing as The Orchid, block 10 abilities from opponents with Sabotage
Elevator to the Gallows - Bronze
Kill a player using a lift that has been trapped with Booby Trap
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