Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag DLC and season pass detailed

Assassin's Creed IV to get a nine-mission chunk of single-player DLC which revolves around Adewale.

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Ubisoft has announced its DLC lineup for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, alongside details of the game's season pass.

Only the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC versions of the game will be able to purchase the game's DLC. Ubisoft does not mention the Wii U.

The main chunk of content revolves around the nine-mission single-player storyline Freedom Cry. This is set fifteen years after the events of the main campaign, and casts players as Edward Kenway's first mate Adewale, who's now a fully trained assassin, but finds himself shipwrecked in Saint-Domingue with no crew or weapons.

The season pass will also provide the Kraken Ship Pack, which gives owners more customisation options for Kenway's Jackdaw ship. This will not be available to purchase separately, Ubisoft adds.

Ubisoft also says additional DLC will provide players with more single-player missions, weapons, skins, and collectibles, alongside new characters for the game's multiplayer modes.

All of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's DLC will be released before March 2014, with the season pass being available at launch. The cost of the season pass will be 20 percent less than buying the DLC individually, Ubisoft says. No exact price was given for the content.

Those who choose to preorder the Digital Deluxe version of the game through Ubisoft's own Uplay store will be eligible for a 25 percent saving on the season pass, the publisher adds.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U on October 29. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions will follow in November.

Discussion

146 comments
adammr333
adammr333

Saying that a game is "incomplete" because the DLC wasn't included is like saying your car is "incomplete" because it didn't come with every single car accessory ever made. If this DLC was never made, the game would still be fully complete...

zebomoby
zebomoby

15 more days I can wait.

Vozlov
Vozlov

It is a shame Ubisoft are going so down hill in recent years.

The only game I've played of theirs in the last couple of years, that I thought was really great is Blacklist, and that itself is somewhat lacking in content.

Ferrybird
Ferrybird

So for the morons: Buy this rubbish, buy all it's DLC over the next year which has been developed WHILE MAKING THE GAME and then buy that crap called Watch Dogs and do the same thing. Yeah, Ubisoft really likes you fluoride idiots.

suplax
suplax

I guess some games MUST be pirated.

I pirate the game , pay $0 for it , then i can buy all the rip-off content, which in the end will give it something like $50 - $60.

And everybody end up happy.

adward22
adward22

nice dlc content i will play it no doubt about it along with AC4 Black FLAG  ^____*

erMonezza
erMonezza

Okay, If I get this is going to be the GOTY, or complete edition or whatever they will call it, when they will gather all the DLC's with the game.

Maybe a STEAM sale next summer or christmas 2014. 

No, problem. I'm patient.

ecurl143
ecurl143

Yeah - I'm just tired of hearing about this franchise nowadays and it's just getting over-exposed.

I'll give this a miss.

G4mBi7
G4mBi7

Never thought i would pass on an AC games since i thoroughly enjoyed every single game in the series (AC1, AC2 series, AC3; all great titles), but this is ludicrous. How can you except me to justify paying you $60 for an incomplete game, The fact that there is a day one DLC doesn't make the content optional, it means that was content removed from the main game to sell me an incomplete product. Don't even know if i will get a GOTY now even though it looks like a great game, passing on BF4 and AC now because of this DLC scam. I miss the days when expansions were released and brought forward actual content for nearly the same price as a modern DLC :(

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

Noted - Wait for complete pack a year after release, then keep waiting for it to be reduced in price, then keep waiting for it to show up in a -75% sale.

See you in 2 to 3 years maybe, Assassins Creed 4.

Stupid DLC, stupid seasons pass, stupid DRM, ... *walks away, remembering the good old times of PC gaming*

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Man this is some interesting DLC, need to get it reserved before I forget.

Henninger
Henninger

To all the ppl who say "stop bitching", "stop crying", & "its optional you don't have to buy it", STFU! Ur either dumb as shit or young as hell. Wake up! Can't you see what they've done to the industry? Can't you see that dlc is ruining gaming? Slowly but surely they're taking what us gamers considered fun & entertaining & making it not worth while anymore. Don't you remember those days where you UNLOCKED shit by playing the game & meeting certain requirements? If your young as hell then no you won't remember it as well as the gamers who started with Atari & Nintendo. We've seen all the era's of gaming & we know that this DLC shit is complete bullshit! To all the ppl who say fuck it or I'll wait for the GOTY edition, you guys must be the old school gamers or just have common sense. The fact that they plan DLC while developing the "main" game @ the same time is insulting to everyone with a brain. Is it optional, yes. But y accept this as the standard for gaming? What happened to expansions? Can't you see that in the future we'll be paying for the title screen? They're slowly selling us games piece by piece. Please boycott this game.

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

Glad I usually wait for it to go on sale. And I only buy it on the best version, PC. Nothing beats mods. Or Steam sales. I bought AC 3 for $12.

PC for life!

-RPGamer-
-RPGamer-

Trailer definitely got me interested, and I love expanding single players campaigns so I'll probably bite.

neumanbr
neumanbr

Their disrepect to us, gamers (which is way more than just consumers), is so big that it's even a bit comic. :P I'm not falling for this joke, Ubisoft.

R3NeGaDeAnGeL
R3NeGaDeAnGeL

I have had it with this DLC, season pass bullcrap. I miss the good ol' days where a game in a series is released every 4 years if you're lucky, and all the content was included in the original price of the game. 


Never spending a dime on season passes or DLC, no matter how tempting the content may be...it's the principle behind it.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

I'm happy enough with the main game content in AC games. Plus they put out games to often to pay for dlc as well.

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

Just get the Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag with all the DLCs, aka Pirated Edition. ;D

Stardust7
Stardust7

I heard that JackSparrow will be playable in the next DLC.

sergiodoom
sergiodoom

I'll pick it up later for Xbox 360 or PS3 on discount or maybe used. If they want us to stop buying used games, they should stop making season passes or day one DLC. No way I'm paying for this Ubisoft!

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

This confirms that throwing coins is supported in AC4.

moesuir
moesuir

06:11 That poor innocent monkey was just sitting in his tree, minding his own business.....

GamerNes9
GamerNes9

Actually is a pretty good idea, I have always liked single-player DLC... won't get season pass though, I never get those...

rmartinezdl
rmartinezdl

dont care, I hope this game is worth the magnet link ;)

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

Everyone worrying about not getting the full game. This single player DLC is about someone else. So no, you dont have to buy the DLC to see the ending.

knowngoose
knowngoose

Back at Ubisofts headquarters...

Ubisofts game director we are gonna make a game sell it for 60 dollars

Co worker - Is the dlc free?

Game director - of course not we must charge the gamers extra

Co worker - is there a season pass?

Game director- Yes and they will pay for that too. in the end we get all the cash

deth420
deth420

oh boy, look at all those discounts! ...for content that should prolly be in the game.

i am looking forward to picking this up on TPB!

DesertEaglex24
DesertEaglex24

Not buying the season pass and I will pick this up used after a month of release. I'm not paying $80 to experience the full game. That's fucking bull shit.

adward22
adward22

no nobody is moron only you ,,,,,,its free life and  poeple can do whatever  they want and iam happy they making more dlc to length the game for a longer time and having great time of fun

if y dont like it ..go back to stone age and become part of al croad family like in movie if you havent watch it

oh yeah dont wait for goty edition or discount the price of dlc ..they wont grant your wish ..jerk  y only wasting your time and holydays ............ ^___^

best wishes for best stupid friend .......is you :)

razor_rj
razor_rj

@G4mBi7 gamers are really ignorant, it wont deny content may have been pulled from game to dlc but, the fact that there is day one dlc just mean the develoters started working on it AFTER submiting the final code for aproval from microsoft and playstation, they dont stand idle after the game is done.

ACWH
ACWH

@G4mBi7 Try XCOM Enemy Within... but I agree with what you are saying.

python1026
python1026

@Henninger Yes boycott the game for having a dlc that makes perfect sense(sarcasm). But yeah DLC sucks.

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

@rmartinezdl You'll just end up with some wasted bandwidth and harddisk fragmentation while confirming their opinion that PC gamers are pirates.

If you disagree with their business practice, just ignore the game instead of pirating it and pick it up dirt cheap in a few years time or not at all.

razor_rj
razor_rj

@ACWH @G4mBi7 just an dlc, not expansion, there is no new campaign only new missions like slingshot, pretty lame for the price they ask