King Of The Castle achievement in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

King Of The Castle

Capture all forts.

King Of The Castle+0.9
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How to unlock the King Of The Castle achievement

  • Stu13xStu13x166,604
    07 May 2014 05 Aug 2014
    26 1 11
    There are 10 naval forts scattered throughout the map and each Capture requires the same step by step process, and each naval fort is categorized as either easy, intermediate or expert difficulty. (the difficulty level is given based on the area of the map, which is also indicated on the map page).

    1) Locate and Lay Siege - The naval forts are usually defended by hostile ships that you will have to destroy before you have a clear path to the fort. Hitting the fort is MUCH easier than hitting the defending ships (because it is stationary). Do your best to hit it hard with mortars from a distance before you close in with your broadside cannons. The forts fill the ocean with red zones, so be prepared to maneuver about carefully as you drop bombs.

    2) Assassination - Once the fort's defenses have been destroyed you are able to dock and capture the fort once and for all. Capturing the fort requires killing either 1 or 3 captains at the fort and then killing the fort's commander. This isn't terribly difficult as you will have several pirates fighting on your side as you take out the marked targets one by one.

    Cool! Best of luck, matey.

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    VARNATI0NI’m Having the same problem,
    Cleared all forts, all Chests, all Fragments, all
    naval contacts and nothing!
    Posted by VARNATI0N on 05 Jul at 21:30
    Bouch625Did you have any update if the achievement finally pop for you?
    Posted by Bouch625 on 11 Jul at 03:09
    arturo moreno68any update by your side, im also having the same trouble
    Posted by arturo moreno68 on 04 Dec at 07:15
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  • Seeker74Seeker74228,058
    07 Jul 2017 06 Jul 2017 18 Apr 2019
    8 0 1
    You need to take possession of these:
    Fort Dry Tortuga (Easy)
    Fort Eleuthera (Easy)
    Fort Gibara (Easy)
    Fort Castillo de Jagua (Medium)
    Fort Conttoyor (Medium)
    Fort Cabo de Cruz (Medium)
    Fort Navassa (Medium)
    Fort Charlotte (Hard)
    Fort Chinchorro (Hard)
    Fort Serranilla (Hard)

    You should complete Sequence 04: Memory 01 to be able to attack forts. It will give you a tutorial.

    The difficulty is not the fort itself. (I've seen a fort in easy waters with seven towers and a fort in hard waters with only four.) The difficulty is the ships in that area. Don't ignore the ships, they are awesome for emergency repairs during the battle. DO NOT FORGET TO GO BOARD ANY CONQUERED SHIPS LEFT IN THE AREA BEFORE YOU INFILTRATE THE FORT OR THE FORT WILL DESTROY THEM.

    You want the best armor you can have as soon as you can get it. The weapons are also important, the more damage you do to the fort, the faster you can end the battle. Few ships have mortars of their own. Mortars are an excellent opening strategy, but they are best from far away. If you are getting within 200-300 meters, your cannons (and Swivel guns for weak points revealed with Heavy Shots) do wonderful damage. You'll spend a lot of time going back and forth in front of the fort, beware of your surroundings and try not to hit land too much.

    Once the towers are down it's just a mad dash to kill whatever officers are marked on your map while you try to avoid getting killed by the rest of the enemies.
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    GhostWrexYou actually don't need to complete that sequence to attach for, that's just when the game shows you how to do it.
    Posted by GhostWrex on 18 Apr 19 at 17:04
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