Reference & Analysis Achievements & Trophies

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Reference & Analysis Achievements & Trophies

The following tables offer a range of prompts and tips to help readers obtain a full haul of Achievements and Trophies.

Main Story Milestones

Icon

Name

Trophy

Unlock Condition

Heroes Aren’t Born

10

Bronze

Complete Sequence 01.

Good While It Lasted

20

Bronze

Complete Sequence 02.

A Pirate’s Life For Me

20

Bronze

Complete Sequence 03.

No Apologies

20

Bronze

Complete Sequence 04.

Death Of A Salesman

20

Silver

Complete Sequence 05.

Mixing Up The Medicines

20

Silver

Complete Sequence 06.

The Hammer Falls

20

Silver

Complete Sequence 07.

Adrift

20

Silver

Complete Sequence 08.

A New Hope

20

Silver

Complete Sequence 09.

My Elusive Fortune

20

Silver

Complete Sequence 10.

Been Down So Long…

20

Silver

Complete Sequence 11.

Just Like Starting Over

20

Silver

Complete Sequence 12.

Saw That One Coming…

50

Gold

Complete Sequence 13.

Routine Hacking

20

Bronze

Complete Present 02.

Getting Weird Around Here

20

Bronze

Complete Present 03.

Bunker Buddies

20

Bronze

Complete Present 04.

It’s All Good

20

Bronze

Complete Present 05.

Side Quests & Optional Accomplishments

Icon

Name

Trophy

Unlock Condition

By The Book

50

Silver

Complete all main story Memories with a 100% Synchronization rating. Use the Walkthrough chapter for any mission where you struggle to complete the Optional Objectives. You can find a checklist of all Memories overleaf.

Owned

10

Bronze

Find all collectibles and complete all side quests in one location.

Vault Raider

30

Bronze

Collect all 16 Mayan Stones and unlock the secret door in Tulum.

Killer Killer

10

Bronze

Harpoon a Killer Whale.

Help A Brother Out

20

Bronze

Complete a Templar Hunt.

Sea Legs

30

Bronze

Complete all Naval Contracts.

King Of The Castle

30

Silver

Conquer all 11 forts.

Employee Of The Month

30

Bronze

Complete 25 Abstergo Challenges.

Redingote Up!

10

Bronze

Craft the Hunter Outfit. This requires Red Howler Monkey Skin x1 and White Jaguar Pelt x1.

Business And Pleasure

20

Bronze

Earn a total of 5,000R by completing missions in Kenway’s Fleet.

Devil Of The Caribbean

40

Silver

Defeat all Legendary Ships.

Destroyer

40

Silver

Buy all Jackdaw upgrades.

Seven Deadly Seas

10

Bronze

Explore all 10 underwater shipwrecks.

Barfly

30

Silver

Unlock all 11 taverns.

FTFY

10

Bronze

Buy all Great Inagua hideout upgrades.

Cartographer

20

Bronze

Visit all “charted” locations in the game. This refers to the locations represented by an icon on the in-game map. See our map directory.

Ghost In The Machine

10

Bronze

Hack 15 computers in the present day.

Sharing Is Caring

10

Bronze

Share each type of discovery sharing event to friends once.

Excavator

10

Bronze

Find a single Buried Chest.

UNIQUE FEATS

Icon

Name

Trophy

Unlock Condition

Hungover

10

Bronze

Drink 10 glasses of rum in a row in a tavern by interacting with the bottle. It’s usually found on the right-hand side of the bar.

Silence, Fool!

5

Bronze

Kill a guard as he stands poised (or just begins) to ring an alarm bell. This is easy to accomplish if you visit any warehouse location (Cat Island in particular).

Mer-man

10

Bronze

Swim for a total of 3km. This is a late-game accomplishment, though you should unlock it in the process of visiting all marked locations on the Caribbean map.

Thug Life

30

Bronze

Plunder 30 ships. Dedicated pirates may obtain this as early as Sequence 04.

Cannon Fodder

5

Bronze

Recruit a total of 500 crew members. This is a cumulative figure that presumes a fair number of boarding actions, so it will pop up much later than “Thug Life”.

All Aboard!

30

Bronze

Complete a full boarding on a brig, a frigate or a man o’ war without losing any crew members. This is easiest during an attack on a brig: if you use your five swivel gun shots wisely, aiming for powder reserves, you can kill the specified 10 enemy sailors before your crew set foot on board. If you are short by a man or two, use pistol fire.

Siren Song

20

Bronze

Use dancers to distract Gunners aiming at pirate prisoners during any random “save pirates” event. You can find appropriate locations in Havana, Kingston and, from Sequence 07, Nassau.

Wild West Indies

20

Bronze

Kill four enemies in quick succession using pistols. This requires that you craft all available Pistol Holsters. Attack a group of enemies composed of basic soldiers only, and simply kill four of them in a row with pistol shots. Havana features many suitable locations to achieve this feat.

Roped In

10

Bronze

Perform five air assassinations from a swinging rope. This can be achieved during boarding sequences.

Prizes, Plunder, and Adventure! 

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Platinum

Get every Trophy (PS3 and PS4 only).

MULTIPLAYER

Icon

Name

Trophy

Unlock Condition

Personal Bag Of Tricks

10

Bronze

Finish a game session with an Ability Set that you customized.

Master Of The Caribbean

10

Bronze

Complete Wolfpack’s Discovery Mode.

Lab Technician

10

Bronze

Play and complete a public Game Lab game session.

All Rounder

20

Bronze

Play on every game mode, and use every Ability and Ranged Weapon once.

Committed To The Cause

30

Silver

Reach Level 55.

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