Freedom Cry

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Freedom Cry

Firepower achievement in Assassin's Creed IV


Kill 5 guards at once with a blunderbuss.

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How to unlock the Firepower achievement

  • TheDude722TheDude722529,738
    19 Dec 2013 19 Dec 2013 04 Dec 2016
    33 1 8
    After Sequence 3, you get the blunderbuss. Many people choose to have lots of soldiers chase them to a choke point and then blast the group. If that becomes difficult for you, there's a possibly easier way that doesn't require the cat-and-mouse game.

    There's a restricted area (see map and video below) on the Port-au-Prince map along the southern part of the shoreline, directly west of the south-western viewpoint (not the small square at the viewpoint). You'll see a platform with several cannons and near it are lots of soldiers lined up nicely in a row for you with another soldier barking orders at them. While staying out of the restricted area (I approached from the beach) but close enough to line up a shot (make the soldier line as narrow as possible but keep each one visible), blast at the 5 lined-up soldiers. You should kill them all, but then you'll be attacked by a few soldiers near the area. Easy enough for your superb skills, though, right? ;) The achievement popped for me several seconds after the blunderbuss blasting.

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    * I already had the achievement before I recorded this clip. You can see 6 corpses on the ground when I walk up to them: 1 on the platform plus the 4 that were bunched up, then the last guy I shot later

    If you do not see 5 soldiers lined up like I did, then either reload the area, or you might be able to catch a slave convoy passing by. Add them to the soldiers near the cannons and that will give you enough soldiers to attempt the other way and get them mad at you for a chance to group them up for a blunderbuss shot. (thanks z 4assed monkey)

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    perceptron3000This solutions is fantastic, got it first try. Thx for sharing this!
    Posted by perceptron3000 on 06 Apr 14 at 09:27
    TheDude722Cool. Thanks for confirming this can happen for other people
    Posted by TheDude722 on 06 Apr 14 at 11:13
    TheDude722I recorded some visual aids while I was stacking the One version of AC4. Added them to the solution.
    Posted by TheDude722 on 13 Aug 15 at 00:18
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  • unkled20unkled20480,123
    03 May 2015 03 May 2015
    11 0 2
    Let me start by saying, I know most people just want to get achievements as quickly as they can. However, if you don't mind waiting until sequence 9, you can get this as easily as possible. You don't have to run around and get guards to chase you or really do any work at all.

    At the beginning of sequence 9, head towards the front gate of the compound where your target is. Right next to the gate are some stalking zones, get in the one closest to the gate. Once there you will see about six or seven guards standing there. All you have to do now is pull out your blunderbuss, aim in the middle of the group and fire! I did it on my first try. Just to check, I tried it three more times, I got at least five guards every time.

    One of the optional objectives for this memory is to kill five guards with the blunderbuss. This way you get this optional objective done and the achievement in one shot.

    Tip: After you shoot the guards, equip your smoke bombs. There will be guards all over the place, so you will want to have these ready to help you escape them. This way you can get to the final area where your target will be going.
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    HawaiianrulerAnother great spot to get this in sequence 9 is right at the end. If you chase the target until he stops running you will see a group of 5-7 guys all right next to each other. Easy to pull out and blast all of them. Also makes killing the target with the branding iron a lot easier.
    Posted by Hawaiianruler on 27 Jul 15 at 02:34
    HolyHalfDeadThumbs up from me.
    There are achievements for both of the Memory 9 Optional Objectives
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360)FirepowerThe Firepower achievement in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360) worth 30 pointsKill 5 guards at once with a blunderbuss.
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360)Secret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360) worth 48 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
    which are required for
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360)His Full AttentionThe His Full Attention achievement in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360) worth 125 pointsFreedom Cry - Achieve 100% synchronization
    If I had know that I wouldn't have bothered getting this achievement before then.
    Posted by HolyHalfDead on 03 Apr 16 at 12:44
  • JuicyBoxMayneJuicyBoxMayne83,606
    28 Dec 2013 30 Dec 2013 30 Dec 2013
    11 2 0
    This is my own guide that I made for this achievement before I completed the game.

    Please watch the video, as I explain how to do everything in it. Thanks!

    Additional tips:
    > Of course make sure you have the Freedom Cry DLC.
    > You will obtain the blunderbuss after completing Sequence 3.
    > Once back in Port-au-Prince, gain at least 5 guards' attention.
    > Lead the guards to a narrow area, aim, fire!
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