- Estimated difficulty: 3/10
- Offline trophies: 45 (1, 13,31)
- Online trophies: 6 (1, 5)
- Approximate amount of time to : 36-50 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Does difficulty affect any trophies: No
- Do cheat codes disable trophies: Yes
- Is an Online Pass required?: The game ships with one but necessity to use it removed by Ubisoft.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is a 2013 historical action-adventure open world video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the sixth major installment in the Assassin's Creed series, a sequel to 2012's Assassin's Creed III modern story and a prequel to its historical storyline.
A new aspect in the game is the ship the player will captain, the Jackdaw. The Jackdaw is upgradeable throughout the game, as well as being on hand for easy access when needed. In addition, a new underwater component has been added. An updated form of the recruit system introduced in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has returned, allowing Edward to recruit crew members. While Kenway's crew will remain loyal to him and can be promoted to captain acquired ships, they cannot assist in combat or perform long-range assassinations as in previous games.
In the present day, at the Abstergo Entertainment offices in Montreal, Quebec, players will engage in modern day pirating through the exploring of Abstergo's offices, including activities such as hacking and puzzle-solving all without combat.
It's an easy platinum, with an amazing single player that is enjoyable and shouldn't give you any trouble with getting all the trophies. It is the multiplayer that will require lots of hours to reach level 55, which can become quite boring if you're boosting.
Step 1: Complete the Story Mode
During this step you should play through the story while trying to complete all the optional constraints of the main missions. You should also try to get the miscellaneous trophies, namely Hungover , Silence, Fool! , Owned , Killer Killer , Help A Brother Out , Help A Brother Out , Sea Legs , King Of The Castle , Employee Of The Month , Business And Pleasure ,Mer-man , Thug Life , Cannon fodder , Roped In , Sharing Is Caring , All Aboard! .
You also shouldn't ignore many ships because you will need lots of money later. For this, you should board every ship you come across, at least the ones with lots of Metal, Sugar and Rum.
You will definitely have these trophies by the time you finish this step:
Heroes Aren't Born
Good While It Later
A Pirate's Life For Me
Death Of A Salesman
Mixing Up The Medicines
The Hammer Falls
A New Hope
My Elusive Fortune
Been Down So Long...
Just Like Starting Over
Saw That One Coming...
Getting Weird Around Here
It's All Good
Step 2: Clean Up and Miscellaneous Trophies
By the time you finish the Story you should have most if not all of the miscellaneous trophies. But if you don't, now is the time to complete all the side missions you need, find all collectibles and get all those misc trophies.
The only collectibles needed to get the platinum are the 16 Mayan Stelae. You will also need to complete all 15 Naval Contracts side quests, as well as complete at least one Templar Hunt.
You will get the following trophies during this step:
Help A Brother Out
King Of The Castle
Employee Of The Month
Business And Pleasure
Devil Of The Caribbean
Seven Deadly Seas
Ghost In The Machine
Sharing Is Caring
Wild West Indies
Step 3: Getting 100% in every Main Mission
If you haven't got this trophy yet, now is the time. With so much game experience and with everything fully upgraded you shouldn't have any problem.
You can always refer to IGN's 100% Sync Guide for more help.
After this step you should have the following trophy:
By The Book
Step 4: Multiplayer
This is the final step to get your shiny new platinum.
As you play to level 55 I would recommend you keep track of the abilities and ranged weapons you have been using for "All Rounder" to avoid extra work afterwards.
In my opinion the best way to level up fast is doing private sessions of Wolfpack. See "Committed to The Cause" for more info and tips. If you would like to boost it instead, here is the link to the boosting thread.
After this step you will have the following trophies:
Committed to The Cause
Personal Bag Of Tricks
Master Of The Caribbean
Prizes, Plunder, and Adventure!
I would like to thank an unknown person for providing the co-ordinates for various trophies.
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Blackbeard's Wrath DLC:
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Wolfpack skill and MP skill dependent unless boosting)
- Offline trophies: 0
- Online trophies: 4 (1, 3)
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 1 hour (boosting), 2 hours (without)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 2 Wolfpack, 1 Domination (maybe 1 more for Elevator to the Gallows)
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available
- Is an Online Pass required?: The game ships with one, but Ubisoft removed the need for it
The Blackbeard's Wrath DLC is the first piece of DLC available for Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag and is available on both PS3 and PS4, Xbox also if that is your thing. It can be bought from the PS Store for €2.99/£2.79/$2.99 or downloaded for free if you have the Season Pass (€19.99/£17.99/$19.99). The DLC gives you access to three new characters, the infamous pirate Blackbeard, The Jaguar, an Aztec Templar and The Orchid, the stone-hearted pirate queen.
The four trophies available in this DLC are 1 bronze trophy and 3 silver trophies that were part of the trophy list initially released with the game. Unfortunately all trophies cannot be boosted in private matches so therefore it is more difficult to boost some of the trophies as a result. Queen Anne's Revenge and Preemptive Strike can be done in solo Wolfpack, Elevator to the Gallows can be done in private matches but the trophy that may prove the most difficult, Sacred Land has to be done in public matches. However you can try and boost the latter two in clan matches which are easier to organise. If you wish to find a boosting partner click here for PS3 and click here for PS4
Note: This game was played on the PS4 version
Step 1: "Queen Anne's Revenge" and "Preemptive Strike"
These two trophies can be done in solo Wolfpack mode on any map (I recommend Saba Island). Firstly you will need to be on the required level to unlock these abilities, lvl 28 for sabotage and lvl 38 for guns, you will need to make to 2 different ability classes for this since the gun and sabotage both take up the same slot in the loadouts and it will take at at least 2 games to get these trophies since you have to do them as different characters. It may take less since you can quit the game once you earn the trophy. Preemptive Strike may take more games depending on how successful you are. These trophies can also be done in public matches but will most likely prove more difficult against real players instead of AI. I personally did it in solo Wolfpack.
Queen Anne's Revenge
Step 2: "Elevator to the Gallows" and "Sacred Land"
For these two trophies you can do them in public matches. For Elevator to the Gallows you will need to be lvl 26 to unlock the Booby Trap, you can do this in private matches but it is easy to do in public matches like manhunt whereas Sacred Land has to be done in a public Domination match. I did both in public matches but if you would like you can find people to boost with in the Boosting threads for your respected platform, >PS3< and >PS4<
Elevator to the Gallows
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Freedom Cry DLC:
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10
- Offline trophies: 6 (3, 2, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 4-6 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 0 (Mission replay and free roam)
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficultly
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats
The Freedom City DLC is the second piece of DLC and the first Single-player DLC available for Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag and is available on both PS3 and PS4, Xbox also if that is your thing. It can be bought from the PS Store for €9.99/£7.99/$9.99 or downloaded for free if you have the Season Pass (€19.99/£17.99/$19.99). The DLC adds a new SP story centred around Adéwale, the former first-mate of Edward Kenway’s Jackdaw. It takes place 15 years after the events of Black Flag. Adéwale, now a fully trained assassin, is shipwrecked on the island of St. Dominque (modern day Haiti). A former slave himself, Adéwale is confronted with a brutal and thriving slave trade of the area.
The DLC follows Adéwale as he attempts to escape the island. The more he interacts with the locals though, the more he is drawn into a budding revolution. You also get two new weapons to play with, Adéwale’s machete and blunderbuss, a new ship to sail, the Experto Credo and some new side activities such as freeing slaves from plantation, slave ships etc. all for the betterment of Adéwale's people. Also as a result of freeing slaves you can unlock new upgrades to use.
The five trophies available in this DLC are 3 bronze trophy, 2 silver trophies and 1 gold that were part of the trophy list initially released with the game. All these trophies should cause no problems and generally consist of doing all the objectives during the main missions, freeing slaves and one combat related trophy.
Note: This game was played on the PS4 version
Step 1: Complete the main story and 100% sync on main missions
Here you should focus on doing all the main story missions and getting 100% sync in them. You will most definitely get Liberation Day along the way and His Word Was “Perhaps” for completing all main missions. Most of the secondary objectives are pretty easy and should cause no trouble but if you mess up you can always restart checkpoint to try again. If you aim to get 100% in all main missions here then you should get His Own Medicine since this is an optional objective for the final mission and His Full Attention since you only need to get 100% in the main missions for the trophy.
If you’d like to you can try for the and go for all the other trophies like Seeds of independence since you will come across many opportunities to free slaves and freeing slaves is needed to progress in the game. You will most likely come across a situation for Firepower during your play time.
By the end of this step you should have:
His own medicine
His Word Was “Perhaps”
His Full Attention
Step 2: Clean up
Here you can focus on freeing extra slaves you may need and working on Firepower if you haven't got it If you haven’t already you can replay main missions to get 100% sync since you only need to get 100% sync in the main missions for the trophy.
At the end of this step you should have these trophies and your 100% for this DLC.
Seeds of independence
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