Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag Companion App Guide
A guide to every feature in the new Black Flag app.
More and more console games are taking advantage of phones and tablets to give gamers a little more screen space to work with, and the new Assassin's Creed game from Ubisoft is no exception. The Black Flag companion app is available now for iPad and Android devices, so we've put together some essential information for getting started with this new way to enjoy the game.
How do I start using the Assassin's Creed 4 companion app?
Before you do anything else, you're going to need to either log-in with your Ubisoft Uplay account or create a new one. Simply following the account creation steps outlined in the app to get started. If you've forgotten your password, you can retrieve it through the app too.
How do I sync my Assassin's Creed 4 progress to the companion app?
If you've logged in to both services using the same Uplay account, they'll be automatically synced together. Note that you must start playing the console game on your chosen platform before any meaningful data will appear in the app.
How does the World Map function work in the Black Flag companion app?
This handy second-screen feature allows you to keep track of Edward Kenway's progress through the world in real-time. If you want to set out an area of exploration, you can add a marker that will remind you to investigate the area at a later date. Useful if you want to make sure you've covered every last bit of ground. You can switch between different marker types using the tabs at the top of the screen.
How do I use Treasure Maps in the Black Flag companion app?
If you've got money on your mind, you can actually view the Treasure Maps you've gained in the console game on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. There's nothing new you'll discover by using the map, but it's a useful way of keeping on-screen clutter down - and you can plan your fortunes on the go as well.
What game stats can I view in the Black Flag companion app?
Those obsessed with collecting every last morsel of content in Assassin's Creed 4 will find the Progress Tracker screen extremely useful. Here you can get a closer look at all of the crafting objectives you've completed, your progress through the main campaign and side-missions, and all of your collectibles and completed activities.
How do I use the Animus Database in the Assassin's Creed 4 companion app?
If you have an insatiable appetite for all things Assassin's Creed, you'll likely find it much easier to browse through the information database on your tablet, rather than squinting at the television. There's a huge amount of content included in this section of the app, from the different fauna to be found in the world, to every last person of interest.
How do I manage Kenway's Fleet using the Assassin's Creed 4 companion app?
Access this section of the companion app, and you'll be able to set up new ship missions, set out secure routes for passage, and even scoop up all the booty you discover on your way. It's a great way to continue making meaningful progress in the game, even when you're away from home.
How can I view my friends' progress in Assassin's Creed 4
The companion app for the game has a very useful Initiates section. From here you can view the progress your Uplay friends are making in the game - helpful if you want to beat them to a particular punch!