Cannon Fodder achievement in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Cannon Fodder

Recruit 500 crew members.

Cannon Fodder0
3 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCumulative +

How to unlock the Cannon Fodder achievement

  • AgentOfAbyssAgentOfAbyss475,000
    03 May 2014 03 May 2014
    81 1 5
    I just got this achievement by playing Sequence 3 Mission 2 over and over. Load up the mission on replay and keep freeing pirates until you reach 500. The mission will reset your crew meter back to zero so don't worry about having a full crew!

    Be warned: This will take a while as you only get about 20 or so each time you play the mission, what I had done was save this for almost last and then used this tactic to mop up the last crew members I needed!

    You CAN do this after the main game has been completed as the achievement is cumulative between all of your play time. Good luck!

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    Dread ReaverVery nice solution! Saved me several hours of attacking ships and hoping enough of my men got killed just so I could recruit more :)
    Posted by Dread Reaver on 29 Jul 14 at 09:15
    Alf GanikillerI know it's some years since this solution but it is absolutely fantastic. Saved me a lot of time. Thanks +1
    Posted by Alf Ganikiller on 22 Jul 17 at 07:11
    radnonnahsAwesome guide. Needed ~100 more after the main game. You don't even need to finish the mission, just free more than 15 and then pause, and restart the memory
    Posted by radnonnahs on 06 Dec 21 at 18:32
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  • KarkayuKarkayu188,616
    31 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014
    14 6 0
    If you are having problems getting this achivement fight vs big ships and when you assault them wait for your crew to jump to the other ship and then fire the cannon you will kill both enemys and allies and you will be able to go to a tavern and contract a bigger amount of pirates.
  • HoO0k1anD FGHoO0k1anD FG139,970
    24 Dec 2013 27 Dec 2013
    14 15 0
    This will be achieved overtime as you play through the game. Take every opportunity to rescue pirates from fights and from the sea. Upgrade the jackdaws crew quarters early in the game as this will help when recruiting and replacing your crew lost when boarding ships.
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