There are tons of Cheats and Secrets found throughout Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. This page collects all discovered cheats and codes, unlockables and other secrets. If you see something cool while playing, make sure to add it here.
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Go to Florida Island and there will be two incapacitated ships. A spanish ship and a British Ship. Board the spanish one and you will have 45 seconds to loot the ship before it sinks. Board the British you have 1 minute to loot the ship before it sinks. Once you have looted both ships go to your map and Fast-Travel Florida Island. Both ships will have their loot there again and you can keep on doing this to get infinite loot. Hope ths helps.
CheatsCheats and Abstergo Challenges - Assassin's Creed 4
Video: How Cheats Work in Assassin's Creed 4
These cheats can all be unlocked by completing the Abstergo Challenges. Once you complete enough challenges, go to the challenges menu on the pause screen. From there, go to the "cheats" section, and turn on anything you want. Remember, while cheats are turned on, the game will not save.
Cheat Effect # of Challenges to Unlock
Celestial Naviation Controls the day/night cycle 10
Arrr Matey! Makes Edward speak only in pirate cliches 20
No Quarter Turns off health regeneration for Edward and the Jackdaw 30
Scourge of the Seven Seas Brings your wanted level to max, and keeps it there 40
Loaded to the Gunwale Makes Edward perpetually drunk 50
Poseidon's Will Can eliminate waves, or make permanent huge waves 60
Dead Men Tell No Tales Makes Edward and the Jackdaw invincible 70
Shiver me Timbers Turns enemies into Rabbids 80
Armed to the Teeth Both Edward and the Jackdaw have unlimited Ammunition 90
Deceased Crew Gives the Jackdaw a skeleton crew 100
Capture Ships without Fighting
If you are in earlier stages of the game or even in later stages, and you are going up against big ships like frigates and man o wars, you can try and release your ship nearby and swim to the ships and take the crew out. Once you do that, swim back to the Jackdaw and then hit each ship with one broadside and you immediately win the boarding sequence without having to go into heavy fighting.
Unlockable: Speed Ram Attack
If you manage beat all of the Legendary Ships, apart from the large monetary rewards (don't forget to loot the packages for the money); finishing all four battles will also give the Jackdaw the additional move of aSpeed Ram Attack, where aiming forward and pressing X (PS) and A (Xbox) will allow the Jackdaw to dash for a moment for a ram with increased power.
Cheat: Infinite Money from HMS Fearless and Royal Sovereign Legendary Ships
If you can sink one ship in the HMS Fearless and Royal SovereignLegendary Ship battle, you can loot its share of the reward Reales: 10,000 floating in the water. Let the remaining ship kill you and you will be able to start the battle over again and keep the money each time.
Infinite Money Glitch (CURRENT MEMORY)
During the Mister Walpole, I Presume mission, you are tasked to pickpocket the 3 Templars. After you've robbed all three men, immediately pause the game and reload the last checkpoint to rob the men again. The game saves previous money from reloads, so you can keep reloading the checkpoint and pickpocketing!
All three men carry about 240R to 300R each, so you can gain easily gain up to 1500R within 2 checkpoint reloads. Steal as much as you need and then complete the mission.
Infinite Money Glitch (REPLAY)
If you are planning on gaining more $$$ on a Replay, you'll need to do a few things first because the glitch won't work if you try it out of the Current Memory (if you try it, you'll gain money but the amount won't be saved when the mission is done). Follow these instructions:
Uninstall the 1.01 update! The 1.01 update is included with the 5GB install, so you'll need to delete the 5GB file and then reinstall it from the game menu without accepting the 1.01 update.
Play the mission offline. Without the 1.01 update, you can't access the UPLAY but it's necessary for the glitch.
Replay the Mister Walpole, I Presume mission and get to the Pickpocket part of the mission.
Pickpocket the three men (follow the glitch instructions above for lots of money). Steal 100,000R to complete an Abstergo Challenge if you want!
When the cutscene triggers afterwards, PAUSE the game and then QUIT TO MAIN MENU.
If done correctly, the money amount you pocketed will appear when you reload a game save from a Replay!
MISSION NOTE: MO' MONEY?
Be aware that the game only allows for you to swipe up to 100,000R for this mission. Once you reach 100,000R the money will still increase but it won't save even if you reload the checkpoint.
Easy Underwater Exploration
Once you unlock Dead Men Tell No Tales (70 Abstergo Challenges) activate it and explore shipwrecks for chests and animus fragments with no fear or sharks or drowning. After you finish finding everything, pause and go to quit, and exit animus. Go back into animus and you should still have all the plans/chests/fragments from the wreck, and it should turn yellow indicating completion. Do NOT do assassin contracts or missions this way as it will mess up your sync. Make sure you already have the collect 10 underwater chests abstergo challenge, because the count doesn't move using this method. The other challenge (collect all underwater chests) is not affected by this. Probably collect the last one with no cheats just to be safe.
Infinite Reales from All Legendaries and Early Speed Ram Attack!
Once you unlock Dead Men Tell No Tales (70 Abstergo Challenges) activate it and go to the legendary ship battles, sink them all and collect. Oh bummer, it doesn't save with cheats. Pause and go to quit, exit animus. Go back into your animus and the legendary ships are back, but you have the reales and the speed ram attack is yours now, which will make the real battle without cheats much easier. Do NOT do assassin contracts or missions this way as it will mess up your sync.