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.

A brash rebel Assassin

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.

Become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean

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.

Experience the gritty reality behind the pirate fantasy

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.

Multiplayer experience

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.

Second Screen

Access the second screen experience with your external device to view your game progression, access the West Indies map while playing, and view your treasure map collection. You can also play Kenway’s Fleet while you’re on the go to gain even more rewards.
You need to be connected to Uplay and your second screen device to access this feature.

To view the single-player in-game manual, press the button to access the Pause menu, select Database, and then select E-Manual. To view the multiplayer in-game manual from the Main Menu, Press to reach the Options and Data hub, select Animus Database, and select How to Play.

In the main menu, use QUICK MATCH to join directly into an available random session.
Use CUSTOM MATCH to choose the specific Game Mode you want, and play with Search Session.
Select TRAINING then select the training session you want to launch. You can also view some Training Videos which will show you how all of the abilities are used.
Select WOLFPACK to play cooperatively with other players. In the Wolfpack mode selection screen, select DISCOVERY to learn about the Wolfpack experience, with a sequence of predefined missions in a specific order. Select UNLEASHED and the map you wish to play on to enjoy the full Wolfpack experience. Select Public or Private depending if you want to play with friends or with any other players.
Select GAME LAB to create your very own game mode based on the existing game mode templates. Select ‘Edit Parameters’ and you can change over 200 parameters to craft and tweak as your desire. You can play your created modes with friends through the Private option or if you select Public you will find the most popular player created modes that have been selected by the development team in a Public Playlist.
Playground (accessible only via Custom Match / Private) is an area you can use to practice with different abilities. XP, Abstergo credits and Challenges are not available in Playground.

Uplay Account

A Uplay Account is required to access the full single-player connected experience and the multiplayer game modes. You can link your Xbox Live account to a new or existing Uplay Account after having launched the game or by going to the Uplay button in the main menu.
To unlink your Xbox Live account from a Uplay account, please go to

Uplay passport

Activate your Uplay Passport to get access to the full single-player connected experience, all the multiplayer abilities and customization items without any restrictions and to unlock an exclusive character. If your Uplay Passport code is missing, or it has been redeemed, you can buy a new one in the Xbox Store.
The Uplay Passport is written on the back of the flyer in the game box. Make sure you activate it to get rewards!

Generic Controls

Pause Menu
Map Menu
Center camera

Ground Controls

Fast walk / Jump / Break defense
Interact / Counter
Assassinate/ Melee weapon
Eagle Vision
Free Aim
Free run
Island information panel

Surface Swimming Controls

Hold: Dive
Eagle Vision
Fast Swimming

Underwater Swimming Controls

Stationary: Swim up
Eagle Vision
Fast Swimming

Ship Controls

Accelerate / Travel Speed
Slow down
Hold: Release wheel (when ship is stopped) / Boarding (close to incapacitated ship)
Hold: Bracing
Hold: Swivel Gun
Hold: Free Aim
Shoot (during Free aim)
+ Camera on the left or right: Heavy shot
+ Camera forward: Chain shot
+ Camera behind: Fire barrels shot
Hold: Spyglass
+Mortar shot
Sea Shanties Controls

Present Day Controls

Pause Menu
Abstergo Entertainment Map
Open / close Tablet
Tablet interaction

Basic Controls

Pause Menu

Extended HUB



Fast walk/Contextual Moves (Fall)

Ground Finish/Revive/Contextual Moves (gentle push/shove/Vault/drop)


Use Ability 3 (Ranged Weapon)

Quick Lock/Precise aiming mode

High Profile (Sprint/Climb/Free run/Jump)

Press: Use Ability 1/Hold: Throw Ability 1

Press: Use Ability 2/Hold: Throw Ability 2

Taunt/Switch Target
Xbox Play: Resume the game (after a pause)

Xbox Pause: Open the Pause menu

Xbox Show Menu: Open the Pause menu

Xbox Change View: Open West Indies map

Xbox Go Back: Go back, exit menu

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