Assassin’s Creed 4 Weapons Guide

30 October 2013
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Assassin's Creed 4 Weapons Guide

This official Assassin’s Creed 4 weapons guide will show you which weapons you’ll be wielding and how to best use them to halt all enemies that dare stand in your way!

The Assassin’s Creed 4 weapons list and strategy guide follow here-under.

Index of Assassin’s Creed 4 Guides:

Assassin’s Creed 4 Weapons Guide

Assassin’s Creed 4 Unlockable Weapons List

Weapon Switching Tip: You can switch weapons by going to the mannequin in your Jackdaw ship cabin.

Weapon Buying Note: Not all weapons have to be unlocked, a lot can be bought at any General Store using the Buy option or by getting them from display racks at the Great Inagua hideout.

Unlockable Melee Weapons:

  • British Colonial Cutlass; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy it.
  • British Cutlass; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy it.
  • Espada Ancha; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy it.
  • French Court Sword; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy it.
  • French Dress Sword; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy it.
  • Officer’s Rapier; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy it.
  • Officer’s Smallsword; — How To Unlock: This is a default weapon available from the start of the game.
  • Persian Scimitars; — How To Unlock: It’s given out as a Community Challenge #4 reward.
  • Pirate Scimitars; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy it.
  • Pistol Sword; — How To Unlock: Successfully finish every Assassin Contract.
  • Privateer’s Cutlass; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy it.
  • Scottish Broadsword; — How To Unlock: Find 3 Social Treasure Chests.
  • Spanish Cup-hilt Rapier; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy it.
  • The Blades of Toledo; Slay your enemies with the Blades of Toledo. — How To Unlock: Play from the start of the game with your registered Uplay.com account signed in from the game’s Main Menu “Uplay” section. By finishing, through 3 Actions (completing Sequences 1, 6 & 13 in Singleplayer) that let you earn up to 60 Uplay points. It costs 30 Uplay Points to unlock.

Unlockable Pistol Weapons:

  • Cannon-Barrel Pistol; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy it.
  • Captain’s Wheellock Pistols; — How To Unlock: It’s given out as a Community Challenge #5 reward.
  • Flintlock Pistol; — How To Unlock: Becomes available from Sequence 2 – Mission 3.
  • Silver Flintlock Pistol; Legendary silver flintlock pistols used by Captain Morgan. — How To Unlock: Part of the GameStop-exclusive “The Black Island Pack”. It’s possible this weapon will become available as paid DLC sometime after launch.
  • Golden Flintlock Pistol; — How To Unlock: Finish all the Naval Contracts in the campaign.
  • Musket; — How To Unlock: Available from Gunners.
  • Pirate Blunderbus; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy it.
  • Spanish Officer Pistol; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy it.
  • Wheellock Pistol; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy it.

Usable Enemy Weapons:

You can pick up dropped enemy weapons from the ground, or when you’re fighting unarmed use the disarm counter move to turn an enemy’s weapon against them! On the directional-pad press forward to counter, down to disarm, and immediately tap back to kill.

  • Axe; — How To Unlock: Get it off a Brute.
  • Dagger; — How To Unlock: Get it off a Scout.
  • Musket; — How To Unlock: Get it off a Gunner.
  • Single Sword; — How To Unlock: Get it off a Soldier or Captain.

Weapon Tools:

  • Blowpipe; This stealth weapon can be equipped with Sleep or Berserk Darts. — How To Unlock: Becomes available in Sequence 4.
  • Rope Darts; — How To Unlock: Becomes available near the end of the Singleplayer game. / Gameplay Tip: Rope Darts are very useful when you deal with a bunch of enemies in close combat, especially with those tough ones that usually take you a while to kill. Shoot the rope darts at him and he will fall, then easy kill! — Guns sometimes cannot kill an enemy in one shot, but after using rope darts to shoot him you basically grab him close and use your close weapon to finish him for an easy kill. No cool down time either, whereas handguns take you a while for reloading.
  • Smoke Bombs; — How To Unlock: Go to any general store and buy them, or get it at random by looting enemy bodies or treasure chests. / Gameplay Tip: If you’re even facing multiple difficult enemies at once, throw a smoke bomb and quickly perform multiple instant assassinations with your hidden blade. It’s one of my favorite moves in the game to even the odds into my favor!

PS: Please comment if you know where to find other weapons.

Assassin’s Creed 4 Weapons Tactics Guide

This video guide from the creators of Assassin’s Creed 4 focuses on the combat, weapons and tactics of the game. Dual-wielding, which lets him carry dual cutlass swords, even up to four flintlock pistols (through crafting) that can be used together, chaining up to four gunshots into a combo of attacks to take down more enemies.

Mike Loades, world famous historical weapons expert and host of TV shows like Weapon Masters and Going Medieval, presents a diverse range of authentic weapons used by real-life pirates in the early 18th century Caribbean. He showcases gun, blade and explosive armaments, demonstrates combat techniques and shares how these weapons are critical to the act of boarding and looting ships.

Find out a little more about the weapons of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

Thanks for the guide tips to Ubisoft & Cheapcoffee.

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