Personal bag of tricks achievement in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Personal bag of tricks

Finish a game session with an ability set that you customized in Multiplayer.

Personal bag of tricks+0.4
1 guideOnline Game ModeSingle PlayerCooperativeVersus

How to unlock the Personal bag of tricks achievement

  • Fallout JackalFallout Jackal518,092
    08 Apr 2014 15 Apr 2014 17 Sep 2015
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    Pretty simple one you can get playing your very first match.
    When you first start playing you will naturally be lvl 1 and have a default set. You can simply switch Money Bomb and Disguise around.
    So basically move disguise from LB to RB (Upper position in ability set) and vise versa for money bomb.

    Update: tjpatterson146 has mentioned that you might want to customize a character and rename an ability set then use both the customized ability set and character in a match.

    It will not unlock in the tutorial if you choose to do it.
    It will unlock at the end of the match.
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    Raziel CruentusHave you tried completely deleting your save game data for this game, and deleting your Xbox profile from your Xbox? I've had some glitchy achievements in the past where deleting and redownloading my Xbox profile fixed it (not this achievement specifically).
    Posted by Raziel Cruentus on 14 Nov 20 at 17:06
    TVthePunisher^Yep, even ran through all of discovery changing out each of my custom ability sets after doing all that.

    This achievement must have jacked up years ago and there is no trigger now. It’s effectively broken.
    Posted by TVthePunisher on 14 Nov 20 at 22:59
    Maverick HiroJust passing by a few years later to confirm that yes, i do retry something new from time to time and no, still haven't got it.

    BS achievement indeed. I wish there was a way to delete multiplayer progress, fairly sure the glitch is somehow tied to progression. I've tried this on some gamertags that had no save for it yet and it always unlocked first try.
    Posted by Maverick Hiro on 16 Nov 20 at 00:19
    TVthePunisher^in the same boat man. I finish games and Xbox is like “next achievement - Ass Creed IV” and I’m like “the raw sadism in this system, torturing me like this”. I had set out to do all the ass creeds then this friggin BS achievement made that impossible (let alone hearing other titles have glitched stuff too...I remember the book achievement glitching in Revelations back in the day but at least they patched that!).

    One day I hope to post back a way I succeeded in popping this, maybe it could help someone or maybe it’s the game deciding enough punishment is enough...GTFO and play other ass creeds again.
    Posted by TVthePunisher on 17 Nov 20 at 04:08
    HillyLoki001Hi,
    is another way to do this achievement ? (02.11.2021) - it seems this menu where it should be the ability is disable. It is a message "You are in Limited Mode".
    Posted by HillyLoki001 on 02 Nov 21 at 11:23
    SchwarzioI don't know if this has been fixed but I dove into multiplayer for the first time ever today and scored the achievement on the first try, level 1. Swapped ability sets, a few appearance settings, then solo Wolfpack while using both abilities.
    Posted by Schwarzio on 28 Jan at 23:05
    Maverick HiroIt hasnt been fixed. Probably won't ever. Only a handful of people has reported this problem. I've done that exact setup on different accounts and they all unlocked first try. Just my main GT won't. I even have it on the 360 version, it was the first multiplayer achievement i unlocked there. Hell i've tried every possible combination under the sun, on every single game mode. Swaped main abilities, changed ability loadouts names, used my account on different consoles, deleted my save files. Just won't unlock.

    By proccess of elimination you can't possibly get the one below without getting Personal Bag of Tricks first
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black FlagAll rounderMaverick HiroThe All rounder achievement in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag worth 148 pointsPlay on every game mode, and use every ability and ranged weapon once in Multiplayer.


    Also tried Ubisoft and Microsoft support a few times. Both were useless.
    Posted by Maverick Hiro on 19 Apr at 17:40
    jh0rgeI was able to get the achievement
    Posted by jh0rge#9894 on 27 Apr at 05:57
    FrankCastle492Been having this problem and checking in here in case someone found the trigger, but no luck so far, and I've had a post open in the Ubisoft forums since December. Feel free to visit the post and make some noise.

    Posted by FrankCastle492 on 14 Jul at 15:32
    TVthePunisher@FrankCastle492 I was about to make my own thread but checked here. Yeah I’ve posted enough in this comment section and to this day no luck. I’m really wanting this to finally read 60/60...it messed up my drive to complete every one of these games.
    Posted by TVthePunisher on 15 Sep at 01:10
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