Assassin Creed Black Flag IV is a game where you go into a VR-like system called the Animus and play out the story of a pirate. You have become a pirate due to lack of money. Due to this lack of money the characters wife left him, so he decided to become a pirate to gain money. In this story you need to take down other ships, raid islands and upgrade your tools and ship.
You get yours near the start of the game and you use this to adventure and explore new islands. The ship can be upgraded at the captain’s cabin or the harbour. The upgrades include more cannons, more damage of cannons, mortars and customising the design of the ship. You need to loot ships for resources to get these upgrades. Each ship must have a certain amount of crew members for the ship to work. These crew can be gotten from looting damaged ships, bribing them from the tavern or saving them for the templars.
Your character can also get upgrades. Examples of these are better swords or guns. To get these you need money (see section money). If you get better armour, then you gain more health bars. If you get a better sword you do more damage – same with the gun.
To get money you can complete missions of pickpocket civilians. Missions can give you from 1000 to 5000 R however pickpocketing can only give you from 10 to 50 R. Chests are also hidden around each island that if you open will give you from 200 to 700 R. Money can be used for upgrades and sometimes missions requires money. Money is extremely important in this game
Some islands have forts that you need to take down with your ship before entering the island. To take down the forts you need to destroy the towers on it with the weapons equipped on your ship. There can be from 2 to 10 towers on one fort. After taking down the towers with your ship you will need to enter the fort and kill a certain amount of people
To loot a ship, you must get the health of a ship down to red then board it or you can complete destroy the ship and dive down through the wreckage. If you are boarding the ship, then once boarded you will have to eliminate a certain amount of people and then the ship crew will surrender. This form of looting gives double the amount of resources than the other and gains you around 3 crew members. The other form of looting is taking down the ship and using a diving bell to get resources. This doesn’t give you many resources and no crew members.
I hope you enjoyed this very brief introduction to Assassin’s Creed Black Flag IV. Have fun playing and good luck.