Hitting the high seas for adventure in Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag has been a blast, but once you've seen everything there is to see, what more is there to do? Plenty, we say. If you happen to have time to complete Abstergo Challenges, you'll be able to earn some cheats that should make the enjoyable life of a pirate even more ridiculous.

Abstergo Challenges are all over the place, and can be earned simply by playing the game. There are multiple types of challenges, including Pirate Challenges (Complete 3 Naval Contracts, Drink 5 Glasses of Rum, Unlock 5 Taverns), Explorer Challenges (Loot 10 Underwater Chests, Collect All 200 Animus Fragments, Survive 10 Shark Attacks), and Golden Boy Challenges (Spend 50,000 Reales, Pickpocket 200 Reales, Possess 100,000 Reales), and so on. There are 100 total in Black Flag, and you'll have to complete them all if you want to earn every last cheat possible.

Keep in mind, if you do get a cheat and activate it, the ability to save will be turned off. Ubisoft wants to ensure your experience with the core game will remain authentic.

  • Celestial Navigation

    Finish 10 Abstergo Challenges

    This cheat gives you the ability to lock the day/night cycle to whatever time you choose. You could live in perpetual night, or keep your fleet powered by solar rays all day forever.

  • Arrr Matey

    Finish 20 Abstergo Challenges

    Black Flag does a nice job avoiding terrible pirate dialogue cliches, but once you have this cheat unlocked, those good practices go right out the window. Be prepared to hear plenty of "Shiver me timbers," and "Arrr, mateys."

  • No Quarter

    Finish 30 Abstergo Challenges

    Think Assassin's Creed is too easy? With No Quarter, you can turn Black Flag into a more hardcore experience. Activating it turns off health regeneration for both Edward and the Jackdaw.


  • Scourge of the Seven Seas

    Finish 40 Abstergo Challenges

    Ramping things up even further, Scourge puts your wanted level at maximum... permanently. With both this and No Quarter turned on, there's no where you can run to stay safe.


  • Loaded to the Gunwale

    Finish 50 Abstergo Challenges

    Live the life of a true rum runner with this code. Edward will be permanently drunk, just like that ol' drunkard Calico Jack.


  • Poseidon's Will

    Finish 60 Abstergo Challenges

    Rule the high seas, literally. With Poseidon's Will, you can control the ocean's mood. Like the seas to be docile as a lamb? You can do that. Want to recreate 'The Perfect Storm?' Yeah, you can try it. Probably have about as much success as Clooney, too.

  • Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Finish 70 Abstergo Challenges

    Nothing could be finer than to walk into a fort with nothing but your blades by your side. Of course, with the aid of this cheat, that's actually feasible since Edward or the Jackdaw won't take a single lick of damage whatsoever.


  • Shiver Me Timbers

    Finish 80 Abstergo Challenges

    If you really want a trip that'll change the game dramatically, activate Shiver Me Timbers. All your enemies turn from deadly pirates into treacherous Rabbids. Yep, Rabbids.

  • Armed to the Teeth

    Finish 90 Abstergo Challenges

    Never worry about running out of ammo ever. Both Edward and the Jackdaw will have infinite ammunition. Might come in handy if you've got some of the hardcore cheats activated, too.

  • Deceased Crew

    Finish 100 Abstergo Challenges

    Master the legions of the undead, and summon them to your beck and call. With Deceased Crew, you can control a ship full of zombies.