Assassin’s Creed 4 Walkthrough

Our Assassin’s Creed 4 walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of gameplay with strategy tips for this Action-Adventure on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PC, PS4 & Xbox One.

Assassin’s Creed 4 is the largest and most immersive Assassin’s game ever created. See how Edward Kenway takes on the Golden Age of Pirates, and meet the outlaw characters that defined this unforgettable era. Experience the breadth of this open-world, including enhanced naval gameplay, expansive new environments, exotic animals and the vibrant underwater world. And learn more about new combat features and weapons, including dual-sword attacks, multi-gun abilities and the free-aim system.

Let’s start the Assassin’s Creed 4 walkthrough with an intro video with developer commentary!

Please note that viewers must be at least 18 to watch, so no harm comes to those with innocent eyes. This game includes Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol, Violence.

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Assassin’s Creed 4 Walkthrough


It is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established a lawless pirate republic. Among these outlaws is a fearsome young captain named Edward Kenway. His exploits earn the respect of pirate legends like Blackbeard, but draw him into an ancient war that may destroy everything the pirates have built.

Edward Kenway quote:

“I once sailed for a king. I obeyed men of privilege and wealth. Now, I bend my knee to no man. My only oath is to my crew and together we will take back what is rightfully ours. With blood and steel, we shall stand up to the powerful. Captains will curse our flag, and kings will fear it. As long as empires generate wealth and riches, we will be there to bleed them dry.”

Key Game Features:

    Become Edward Kenway, a charismatic yet brutal pirate captain, trained by Assassins. Edward can effortlessly switch between the Hidden Blade of the Assassin’s Order and all new weaponry including four flintlock pistols and dual cutlass swords.
    Discover the most diverse Assassin’s Creed world ever created. From Kingston to Nassau, explore 50 unique locations where you can live the life of a pirate including: Loot underwater shipwrecks, Assassinate enemies in blossoming cities, Hunt for rare animals in untamed jungles, Search for treasure in lost ruins, and Escape to hidden coves.
    Command your ship, the Jackdaw, and strike fear in all who see her. Plunder and pillage to upgrade the Jackdaw with ammunition and equipment needed to fight off enemy ships. The ship’s improvements are critical to Edward’s progression through the game. Attack and seamlessly board massive galleons, recruit sailors to join your crew and embark on an epic and infamous adventure.
    Stand amongst legendary names such as Blackbeard and Benjamin Hornigold, as you establish a lawless Republic in the Bahamas and relive the truly explosive events that defined the Golden Age of Pirates.
    Play with your friends in the ruthless and critically acclaimed multiplayer experience. Choose from an eclectic cast of characters from the Golden Age of Pirates and fight to the death in exotic locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Animus work without Desmond?

How does the Animus work now that we’re using it as someone without a DNA link to the assassin we’re playing as? The answer lies in the new Animus Omega, powered by Desmond’s DNA which has been ‘synced to the cloud’. Assassin’s Creed IV lead writer Darby McDevitt explains, and fills us in on ‘Abstergo Entertainment’, the entertainment arm of the Machiavellian Templar organisation.

What are the new locations and activities?

Game Director Ashraf Ismail takes us on a tour of the Caribbean and its many locations to explore. Tavern fights, underwater shipwrecks, harpooning, smuggler’s caves… have a closer look at some of the new activities that await you in the endless open world of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag!

What’s been improved about the stealth abilities?

In Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag stealth gameplay is back and better than ever! Rely on your stealth abilities using new techniques such as improved Eagle Vision and all new stealth weapons including The Blowpipe, equipped with berserk and sleep darts, to hunt down enemies.

Is it possible to make the Assassin’s Creed hidden blade for real?

Master swordsmith Tony Swatton forges your favorite weapons from video games, movies, and television. This time, he tackles the hidden blade from Assassin’s Creed in time for the new release of Assassin’s Creed 4.

Sequence 1: Heroes Aren’t Born

Sequence 1 – Prologue recap: …in which our Hero, the notorious Pirate, Edward Kenway, acquired for himself a Disguise and a Purpose: the Deliverance of a Letter, Maps, and a strange Crystal Cube to the Governor of Havana, in exchange for a perceived reward; — here too was a Merchant named Stede Bonnet befriended; — paired up, the two set sail for the Spanish Capital, Havana.

Memory 1: Edward Kenway

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Memory 1 “Edward Kenway” Objective: Edward has found himself in a bit of trouble. His only aim is to survive, against all odds and all attacks.

Assassin’s Creed 4 Walkthrough continues on Page 2 with Sequence 2: Good While It Lasted.