Sharing Is Caring Trophy

  • Sharing Is Caring

     

    Share each type of discovery with friends once.

    This trophy is extremely luck based, it can be one of your first trophies or you'll have to put tremendous amounts of time towards it.

    There are three types of discovery: Chest, Royal Convoy and White Whale (credit to an unknown author for these images).


    To get this trophy you must be logged in to PSN, as well as Uplay and connected to Ubisoft's servers. You can tell if you're all connected by having a white "WiFi signal" icon in the bottom left of the screen.

    When you discover events, a notification pops up saying it has shared the location with friends. This is done automatically and you don't have to interact with the event, that means you don't have to kill, plunder or loot any of them.

    The spawn locations are set (see map below) but the places where they respawn are apparently random. You can increase your chances of finding one by having someone on your friends list playing the game, however some people have been able to get the trophy without friends playing too. You can find people here.

    Please note that the discoveries don't spawn on the same people for everyone, there are different sets running in different servers. For example, when you are checking places where other people successfully found something but there is nothing there for you. It might mean you are on a different server/set.

    There's no way of knowing which server you're logged on IMO. So my best guess is:

    1. Head over to the location of a social discovery.
    2. If you don't find the said finding, exit single player (SP) and log-in to multi player (MP).
    3. Exit MP and log-in back to SP.
    4. Rinse repeat step 1, 2 and 3.

    Also worth pointing out is if you find a social discovery, then do not leave that server because you're more likely to find other social discoveries while logged in to that server (credit to jp.guihard.net for the map):

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  • How do you share your discoveries
  • its automatically done when your logged into PSN
  • i got it after sharing a chest location, naval convey location and white whale location
  • @3 same here. I got this today.
  • done you have to attack the naval convey to have it share?
  • You know shortly after I posted my message I ended up getting the trophy and no you shouldn't have to attack just explore till you get a message saying you found a blah blah
  • Does anyone know if your friends actually have to play AC4 for you to get the trophy?
  • Hmmmm well none of my friends have this game so if anyone wants to add me... My psn is BeaverLeaverJoe.
  • you dont need friends to have AC 4 to get this
  • Dont u have 2 press up on d-pad 2 share the events???
  • @10: No, I was about 1-2 km away from a white whale when I "discovered" it. Still haven't found a social chest, though...how does that work, exactly? Is a "social chest" like the buried ones or the ones that are just lying around waiting for you to kick the lock off of it and take its contents? (Which, BTW, in a time period of such rampant piracy, is unrealistic bordering on insane)
  • Having issues finding a 'shared' chest. Can't find one, spent a while looking, while I was online obviously. Please add me so that I may get this over with, may help with more friends. PSN ID: Jedi_Jawad Please add in message AC4
  • This is one of those that you should just be able to get as you play through the game, without making any special detours or anything. Social Chests usually pop up near normal ones, though they are fairly random. Whales and Ships appear as you are sailing around. Just make sure you're connected to PSN. I think I got this one not long after I started the game.
  • I play all night every night and will always speed up ships. I've come across multiple fleets, chests and whales as all I'm doing right now is plundering and collecting chests, fragments, what have you. Add me and I'll be sure to help where I can. I would appreciate the speeding of my ships as well.  Thanks! PSN ID: Fuzy_Munky
  • i feel quite lucky but also very frustrated.i have 3 whale locations and 1 lucky chest find[i fast travelled and landed on top of one,it wasnt there again]I have been every where and 100% finshed locations and everything but no royal naval!!!!!!
  • Royal Convoys usually pop up outside of Kingston. Now this is 1 of the hardest (OR easiest) to get. Pure luck! Chest are a some1 allready stated in a post allways near other treasures. White Whales i have only found 1. 8(
  • i keep finding white whales at 351,251 dont know if this helps anybody? i still cant find royal naval convoys,only normal convoys!!! anybody help ive been everywhere..!!!
  • I also can not find any naval convoys, and I have finished the main story, so if anyone have an idea how to help me please write here or message me on my psn id Radebe78. thanks
  • Could use some help to get this trophy if any one would care to help, please do so. :) PSN: idaho121
  • at last found royal naval convoy at 821,265 and popped this pain in the arse trophy
  • if anybody finds anything, please post the location here! also, add me, we can help eachother: TheEnglishJester
  • fucking hate this trophy
  • Add me on PSN The_Vox_Populi
  • This is the worst trophy ever I've got 100% on the game and still not even got any of the shares. If anyone can help my addy is bonkerz111
  • I don't think it's entirely random as everyone says. I had 2 social chests pop up as I was playing through the main campaign, but I didn't take notice what time that was. After I had finished the main campaign I was dreading the thought of having to sail aimlessly for hours waiting for a Royal Convoy or White Whale to pop up, but then yesterday at 11:02 PM (EST) a Royal Convoy popped up and tonight a White Whale popped up at 11:00 PM also. I hope this helps you guys. Just remember to keep a close eye on your map at all times even if you're still playing through the campaign.
  • add me on ps3: Matt_2113 need to find a social chest
  • I just got a Ps4 currently have no friend (yet). I just got Ac4 and are playing it a lot. If you need to getting this achievement, add me and we can help each other out.
  • Lol Fail ?. My Psn name is: SyberDrones
  • found white wall at 326,263 8h back
  • White Whale ;)
  • I hate this trophy. I can't find any of these items. Add me please psn eckyecky
  • Add me if you want added chances to find the whale. Having no luck at all!
  • ID : Gladiator995
  • ID: z4chc3na need this one bad!
  • For the social chest. Does collecting all the regular chest negate the chance of finding a social chest?
  • Add me on PS3: Matt_2113 last trophy I need to get for my platinum.
  • Do not add my account anymore please as I've now unlocked the trophy!
  • For those still confused about this, these are not the typical white ones you see everywhere when playing these are rare blue ones that appear. I seem to be pretty lucky with these. Ive found 2 white whales, 3 convoys but no chests yet. ID: HadleyHadlen
  • I've finally unlocked Sharing Is Caring Trophy. I did not have any friends playing the game when I unlocked the trophy. I followed a checklist provided from LDL. Here's a link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvhhVsGK1kB-dHpXRXdvX01kUHVHcXhIZnRid2xIbFE&usp=sharing#gid=0
  • Could use some increased chances of finding convoy and chest. Thank you. PSN: MaryJuan-a
  • Ok i have done Ive found 3 white whales, 3 convoys but no chests yet. So if someone can help add pns ps3 id: SnuubZ
  • I just found a royal convoy, it will be up for another 4-5 hours, if someone wants it, add me. I have also two blue whales. PSN ID: Vimael
  • We'll gladly help anyone with "Sharing is Caring" trophy. I'm on all night every night, taking my time sailing around until I'm satisfied I've helped enough people. Feel free to add me on (b)PS4 only please(/b). PSN ID: FUZY_MUNKY Happy hunting!
  • Sorry for the html...force of habit.
  • Ok i get it :) ty all for help..
  • If someone is still looking for I it please add me to you friends. I am still on it. Just finished the game and found nothing yet. My PSN: kaprael
  • Nightmare trophy! Add me to help please. I got a White Whale and a Convoy but no chests :( Thanks in advance.
  • Looking to add someone who has seen a social chest. I have seen multiple White whales and royal convoys. PSN: zeeree11 (PS3)
  • No longer Boosting
  • add me as i;m still looking for a chest, found loads of the other two
  • To everyone struggling with this I suggest signing up to acinitiates.com. On the community section of the forums there is a sticky thread that is updated with locations of social events. Like other people have siad if you go to a location that is listed and nothing pops then quit and load multiplayer. You can play for a while or quit straight out and go back to single player then go to the location again. This moves you to a different server. It is time consuming but it worked for me. just keep switching and eventually, assuming you are in time, the even should pop and you will share it. Good luck with this pain in the ass trophy.
  • Add me trexx9 I've found the whale but not the rest...
  • I can't found the whale and treasure
  • I found another chest at 409,504! good luck with this trophy
  • I got the royal convoy one by asking a bartender for information for 200R.
  • Add me for this trophy! ADept91
  • Ok, I've found all 3 and my trophy isn't popping....
  • Any social chests today? Need just one for trophy help please people
  • Need help for social chest. I've discovered 3 whales and 3 convoy but 0 social chest. Please help PSN ID : sandrievanj Will help boost any ps4 games if I got the game
  • Add me ^^ PSN ID: MDK996
  • If anyone wants to add me, my PSN ID is MonkeyCamelThing.
  • If you want to add, feel free. PSN: Fiefire
  • Need social chest Psn ID - Burzzz300
  • Is this trophy even possible anymore?
  • why is everyone having such a problem with this trophy? i just play the story mode and i have found like 2 white whales, 3 social chests, and 1 convoy, it's not that had to get you just need to explore around, they can be everywhere!
  • if you need help just add me on psn: xShadowStalker94
  • Add me if you need help with this one PSN ID: yetik_1
  • Can i get the trophy right after i unlock the jackdaw?
  • Add me FireChip2. I play everyday. On sequence 4 so far.
  • Need social treasure ucerix
  • The social treasure appears when you play sequence 4 chapter 2
  • This would be my last SP trophy but I can't find a single chest.. PSN: zumi--- if someone would like to help me.
  • @72 i added you, but i could invite you because you need to change your private setting. so random people can invite you. Add me: Kairo199 (need royal convoys)
  • @73 What you meant? I can receive friend requests from everyone. This trophy really sucks.. I have found multiple convoys and whales but I got no lucky with a social chest.
  • @74 Yea, i am sorry. i forgot to add the -- I help u find chests. i got 2 of them in 5 minutes or so
  • Playing every single day. Add me if you want, I'm looking for the white whale and the social chest. PSN: Fiefire
  • I tried to find the chest about 3 weeks and finally I found one! So I don't need help with this anymore. I'm playing multiplayer to get lvl 55 to earn platinum.
  • I play alot right now and see them pretty often Psn: CCM-Sokolowski
  • @78 you`re last login on psn was about 2 years ago -__-
  • Hey guys, for anyone playing right now I just found the white and there is 3 hours left. Add me if you want. Majicbz07
  • Social chest missng already completed story and not a single social chest , if anyone find tell Psn:UltraCross
  • Social chest is missing, let me know if you find it a vatsalbp
  • i found all playing normally but nothing trophy... :/
  • Psn lockonking Help each other out if we find any of them
  • PSN Chosen_One I need help getting this please. and i will do my share of helping too
  • Need to find a social chest! Would really appreciate if someone could tell their location. PSN: Noob_Slayer862
  • Add me to your friend list, please. I may require some help with this one as well. I don't have any friends on psn at this time.
  • Sorry, forgot my psn ID. It's at my account profile, but I'll write it down here as well... PSN: Gambit_90PL
  • PSN: leixow
  • To anyone still searching for this trophy, please add me as a friend. Having friends playing AC4 is supposed to help chances of getting trophy. Thanks!! PSN: JaBBaTheNuTT
  • I'm having issues finding social chests. If anyone is willing to help, I'd appreciate it. PSN: Goaty-Floaty101
  • I am having trouble finding social chests, I switched servers over a dozen times and I'm still having problems finding them. If anybody can shed some light on this issue message me at neilOmac (include AC4 in message so I know what it is regarding). This is really starting to piss me off.
  • I need this last online trophy. PSN: RazorFlawed Thanx to whoever helps
  • is this trophy still possible?
  • add me psn: icysz
  • pardon its icyszz
  • Social chest 575,720
  • still looking for Chest :
  • Also looking for chests - PSN solgrove
  • Found a chest! In case anyone else happens to need one in the next few hours it's at 615,831 right by a rowboat.
  • im having some serious issues finding this...
  • Looking for everything add me the more people you have the more likely it is u find apparantely
  • Found a social chest 902,487 1 hr 22 left
  • I have found at least one of each but my challenge statistics show that I have found none am I doing something wrong.
  • Social Chest found!!! 615.831 4 hrs left
  • because you have to be very near to a chest to find him, my advice is: a) search the chest in these exact spots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHtTsN8t-u0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lds6-DDM8vw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoRbTzHSMhw (at 23:52) b) change server (so exit single player, enter in multiplayer, and re-enter single player) a) (and again) search the chest in these exact spots ... b) ... a) ... ... I found it like this in not much time :]
  • I just bought the game and I'm going to enjoy it these next few weeks, so I'll be finding social events to share quite often. PSN - ExoGilgamesh
  • Add me xGODSBANKERx I need trophy still
  • Really struggling with this one, do the servers still work?
  • I need help for social chest Add me Gouki983
  • Harpooning a White Whale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiiBt1dXU_E
  • Hello I could use some help with this. PNS name: Aquila_Ezio Will help you to with sharing events and speeding up your fleet
  • BIG TIP. When you found a Social event that hase mutch time left ( in my case a Social Chest 3 hours left) DO NOT OPEN THE CHEST. Quit the game to main menu. Then go back to the XMB menu. start the game again. go to the same place where the event was. and you will share the event again. This is a great way to get the abstergo challenge: Share social chest/Royal convoy/white whale 3 times. So again: When you find a Social event DO NOT BEAT IT OR MAKE IT OPEN instead: - Quit game to main menu. - go back to XMB menu. - Start the game and save again. - Go to the same place and bingo. Event is shared again. - Repeat. Good luck everyone. Social chest found on: 362,816 (on island with animus fragment between the top left fort and florida) White whale: 458,831 (left of flori
  • UPDATE ABOUT MY BIG TIP. DO NOT QUIT WHEN YOU FIND A ROYAL CONVOY. THERE CAN BE A GLITCH THAT THE CONVOY ICON IS ON THE MAP BUT NO SHIP. - SO WHAT YOU DO FOR ROYAL CONVOYS IS THAT YOU QUIT THE ANIMUS - WALK 2 MINUTES AROUND THE ABSTERGO BUILDING - GO BACK IN THE ANIMUS AND GO TO THE SAME PLACE WHERE YOU FOUND THE CONVOY. - THE ROYAL CONVOY WILL AROUND THAT AREA AND YOU WILL SHARE IT AGAIN. FOR THE PEOPLE THAT HAS THE ROYAL CONVOY ICON GLITCH ON THE MAP. DO THE SAME. -EXIT TO THE ABSTERGO BUILDING, WALK AROUND FOR 2 MINUTES AND GO BACK IN. - IF THERE IS TIME LEFT FOR THE ROYAL CONVOY HE WILL BE THERE. - IF THE TIME IS OVER. THE ICON WILL BE OFF THE MAP Sorry for the caps. i found this by my self and found the solution by my self (maybe its somewhere else on the inte
  • DO NOT SEND ME FRIEND REQUEST PEOPLE. READ MY FORUM POST. I AM DONE WITH BLACK FLAG I MOVE ON TO ANOTHER GAME. I AM DOING BLACK FLAG ONLY ON PS4 END OF AUGUST 2017. PS3 PEOPLE FOR BLACK FLAG AGAIN: SEND ME NO FRIENDREQUEST ANYMORE, I AM DONE WITH THE GAME. PLEASE PEOPLE LEARN TO READ BETTER.
  • Hey Guys please add me if you need or are willing to help with the sharing is caring trophy i cant seem to find it :( heres my psn DemonSlayer-129 Any help will be much appreciated i will also speed your ships up too :)
  • Sharing is Caring Is it still obtainable? I read that they closed the events and the game can no longer be platinum
  • Looks like it's been confirmed by Ubisoft that this trophy is still obtainable. https://forum.psnprofiles.com/topic/11172-sharing-is-caring-post-your-last-find/?page=8 Anyone still looking, feel free to add me so we can try to improve our chances! Psn - Nakozo92
  • add me: DollarZ93 thx
  • Add me please SCOTSviper08 trying to platinum this any help will be appreciated. Pls.
  • looking for Royal Convoy help Any help would be appreciated add me: Holyris
  • Need a Social Chest. Need the 3 for the Abstergo Challenge, actually, but only one is needed for this awful trophy, so... (Yes, there's some people looking for this yet, like me) Add: E1_Bodo_P1
  • EDIT: Social Chest in Great Inagua (845,468). The countdown does not appear. Trophy achieved. Note: The method that exposed #113 by Aquila Ezio works perfectly to share the same chest several times. Thanks to him.
  • PS4 Social Chest: 525,253 Add me: AcesHigh000
  • guys just get high be online and sail through the map... easy af
  • Still works
  • Send help. I’m on ps3 PSN: T-Swish41
  • I found all 3 events and the trophy didn't pop, maybe because I have 0 friends on my list?
  • Are the social treasures broken on ps 3 at 2020 i have login psn and ubisoft and some friends but cant find social treasures i have found 4 royal convoys and 4 white whales but zero social treasures
  • #128 me the same i have 4 chests, 2 whales and 1 convoy already, but no trophy :( started to play the game only in April
  • Lots of the advice here is based on how things used to work. On the PS4 now, you do not need to have any friends that play the game - so no more need to share your PSN. I got this trophy yesterday, I have no-one on my PSN friend list that has this game. Just by sailing around, playing the game normally, you're likely to find lots of White Whales. If not, then follow the co-ordinates in the map at the start of this thread - you'll eventually find one. Royal Convoys, keep going to taverns and paying the barman for information. Eventually, he'll point you towards where to find one. The Chests are the most annoying one. Once again, you just need to check the locations on the map shown at the start of this thread. They'll spawn randomly, finding these can be the most time consuming part
  • Does this trophy is unlock?

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