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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag PS4 Cheats

Cheat Codes

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

In-Game Outfits

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.

Infinite Loot

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.

Easy Boarding

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.

Easy Shanties

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

Unlockable Cheats

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

Unlockable Costumes

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)

Easter Eggs

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