Lab Technician achievement in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Lab Technician

Play and complete a game session of Game Lab in the Multiplayer Public playlist.

Lab Technician+1.2
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How to unlock the Lab Technician achievement

  • Luc1d DreamingLuc1d Dreaming551,394
    15 Dec 2013 15 Dec 2013 26 Sep 2014
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    You don't need to use the Game Lab to get this achievement. Just go into the Custom Match menu and set session type to Game Lab and Matchmaking to Public, then wait to find a game. I started with an empty lobby, but there were enough players to start a game within a minute or so. Once the match starts just stay until the end and the achievement will unlock.

    You need to be in the match from the beginning to get the achievement (thanks to PHANT0M LEGEND for confirming this), so if you are dropped into a game in progress be prepared to stay on for another match afterwards. This achievement seems to be a little buggy (details below) so you may need to play a few matches before it unlocks.

    According to FuzzedUpCookie if you fail to find a match on your initial search you must back out and begin a new search for a Game Lab match. This is because selecting the search again option results in being put in a normal public match instead of staying in Game Lab.

    Several people have commented that the achievement didn't unlock immediately after they followed this method. destinee ehgc described playing a number of matches where a warning about server problems briefly flashed up without gameplay being interrupted, and says that the achievement unlocked after the first match where the warning didn't appear. I MR FLASH I also described having to play several matches before the achievement unlocked, but with no indication of network issues.

    Patience seems to be the main fix for getting this to unlock. If you continue to have problems I suggest contacting Ubisoft:
    - Uplay account holders can file a support ticket at
    - You can report problems on the official technical support forum at
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    UtdRhysIt's not working for me, I can't get it to start because it just says 'Waiting for more players'.
    Posted by UtdRhys on 17 Apr 16 at 14:36
    Luc1d DreamingI think you need four players to start a match Im Elmoooo. You may need to arrange or join a boosting session to ensure you're able to play a match.
    Posted by Luc1d Dreaming on 18 Apr 16 at 13:48
    SockGORE828worked for me first game...I was surprised that it only took about 30 seconds to find a game considering how long the game has been out.
    Posted by SockGORE828 on 25 Sep 16 at 01:01
    FQXWish I could say the same, SockGORE828, I guess I'll try finding a game at different times the coming days.
    Posted by FQX on 25 Sep 16 at 04:55
    z 4assed monkeyConfirming beavis's comment about not needing to be in the match from the beginning lobby. I joined a match that was in progress with only three minutes remaining, and got the achievement when the match concluded.

    This might've been true at one point, but it's no longer the case. Please edit your solution accordingly.
    Posted by z 4assed monkey on 03 Nov 16 at 08:14
    rastabikermanI would also like to confirm that you do not need to be in the game from the beginning. Joined in the second round of a manhunt game and got the achievement
    Posted by rastabikerman on 09 Dec 16 at 18:10
    HieronimusCan you get this by playing quick matches? I am unable to find a game lab match.
    Posted by Hieronimus on 22 Jun 18 at 09:42
    tjw CENA2000Wish people would play game labs. It's basically impossible to find a game that's not the exact same game mode that you played 4 hours ago. After hours of attempts, an playing the same game mode, I finally got my self into a game of manhunt. Just need dom. But it's also impossible
    Posted by tjw CENA2000 on 08 Dec 18 at 07:05
    ChooseMyFate@Delnacks Try making a boosting session:
    Posted by ChooseMyFate on 07 May 20 at 22:29
    Posted by Beanpotter on 18 Apr 21 at 09:54
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