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His Full Attention achievement in Assassin's Creed IV

His Full Attention

Freedom Cry - Achieve 100% synchronization

His Full Attention0
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How to unlock the His Full Attention achievement

  • MC0REBEMC0REBE513,668
    18 Dec 2013 17 Dec 2013 22 Sep 2014
    82 5 27
    Hey guys,
    This is my guide towards getting the full 100% sync and it's not needed to find every collectible or synchronise every viewpoint. The only thing needed for this achievement is completing the objectives for each mission. Thanks to DarkSquall1 to point it out when it didn't know it, but seeing as I unlocked the achievement I found out myself laugh.

    Another thing you need to know is that the game will sometimes make you free a certain amount of slaves or liberate a plantation in order to advance through the story. This will help you on your quest towards the following achievement:
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360)Seeds of independenceThe Seeds of independence achievement in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360) worth 82 pointsLiberate 500 slaves.


    Chests will give you a good amount of money, but since you receive upgrades (and near the end of the game ammo) for free, you can use that money to buy slaves and set them free or on upgrades for the Expecto Credo (which may be needed around sequence 6 or 7).

    Memory I - The Calm Before The Storm
    - Locate the Templar Admiral's ship using the SPYGLASS
    When you gain control over Adéwalé and your ship, press cn_B to anchor your ship and stop it completely (will help for the objective listed below). When stopped, press and hold cn_RB to look through the spyglass. Scan the 4 ships, the Admiral's ship will be the Man-O-War.

    - Use the mortar to surprise the Templar Fleet
    Set half-sail towards the ships in front of you while holding cn_LB. When the target is coloured red (instead of white), fire it with cn_RT. It doesn't matter which ship you hit to complete this objective.

    Memory II - A Common Enemy
    No additional objectives

    Memory III - Laying The First Brick
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
    - Perform an air assassination from a height of 10 meters
    When you gain control over Adéwalé, equip the Hidden Blades with cn_up. Walk slightly to the right hand side and look over the edge. You should see a lone guard waiting for his death.

    - Push an overseer into the water
    From where you performed the air assassination, go to the right until you see a pond. An enemy should see you running over there. Hang on the ledge of this pond and wait for him to come close. Assassinate him and you will automatically throw him into the water.

    Memory IV - A Ship of His Own
    - Use Bastienne's Girls to distract the guards
    The Bastienne's Girls are marked as little flowers on your mini-map, just like the Courtisans (AC: Brotherhood) or the Roma's (AC: Revelations). use them by pressing cn_B (you don't need to pay for them) and you will see the 'cn_LB'-prompt appear over guards' their heads as you move. I suggest you distract guards near the explosive barrel, since you will need it in order to advance in the story. You only need to distract one guard to complete this objective.

    - Distract 4 guards with Firecrackers
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
    Luckily, most guards are in groups of 4. To distract them, you press cn_Y. Please note that you don't throw them really far away, so make sure you can find a place to hide (bushes, haystack, on a rooftop, ...). You do not need to kill the guards to get this objective completed.

    Memory V - Lifting The Veil
    - Kill the overseer who led the slaves
    Use your Eagle Sight (click cn_LS) as soon as this objective pops up and scan the area for a golden target, he should be located near the exit talking to another guard. As soon as their conversation ended, follow him and kill him.

    - Liberate slaves from the slave barracks
    As soon as you completed the eavesdrop on the Governor and his associate, you will need to return to Bastienne. First, head back to where you started this mission and kill the 3 guards around the slaves to complete this.

    Memory VI - A Scientific Inquiry
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
    - Complete all 5 investigations
    Just don't return to Bastienne when you completed 3 investigations. When you fail an investigation, you will need to reload your previous checkpoint. The investigations are the following:
    * Search the group for a golden target then steal a letter
    * Search the group for a golden target then follow the thief and steal his package
    * Eavesdrop on scientists
    * Search the area for a golden target then tackle the courier
    * Liberate slaves to gain information

    - Do not kill anyone while investigating
    As noted above, you will need to move through this mission unarmed to make sure you don't kill anybody. Also, DO NOT USE HUMAN SHIELD. I know this is tempting, but you are killing the guards in some way and it will not complete this objective if you do.

    As mentioned in the comments below, this objective can appear rather buggy and the fact that this objective only pops up when the summary comes up doesn't help either. DarkSquall1 's comment below might be useful as well:
    For memory VI, you can do all 5 investigations without even attacking anyone. Don't even bother with fists just to avoid problems. If you get in a brawl, either escape, or reset the checkpoint. Any investigations you have completed will still be counted. For pickpocketing the key, the holder does go into an area with no other guards, so you should be able to nab it there.
    Memory VII - Plant The Seeds
    - Sink the pirate schooners before sinking the brig
    As soon as you are sailing with the Experto Credo, use your spyglass to locate the brig. It should be sailing all the way in front of the fleet. Mark it with the A-button while pressing cn_RB to see how many meters you are away from it. This way you can easily focus fire on the ones you didn't mark. The brig takes a whole lot more damage than the schooners, so if you don't focus on the brig you should be good.

    - Destroy the pirate flotilla in 6 minutes
    This should be easily reached if you are using mortars and heavy fire a lot. Before the Vautour took damage (it's going to happen nonetheless), I already sank 3 schooners by only using the mortars. The remaining 4 should consist of 3 low health schooners and the brig.

    Memory VIII - Down with the ship
    - Take less then 50% damage during the naval fight
    Very easy to do if you combine mortars and heavy fire. Make sure to brace when your ship is under attack.

    - Liberate 15 slaves
    This assignment is timed once you've enter the underground of the slave ship. Slaves are mostly grouped with 3 persons each. In the first area you should be able to liberate 9 slaves, since there are only 3 groups you can release anyway. After that, and after a cutscene, you will be able to free 4 more groups of 3 (making it 12 slaves in total). Personally, I could only manage to free the first 2 groups; so make sure you don't miss during the QTE and you could be able to free the other two as well

    Mission IX - de Fayet's Last Stand
    - Kill 5 guards with the blunderbuss
    Very easy to do, press cn_left on the D-Pad once to equip it. Then you can either opt to press cn_Y to shoot when an enemy is highlighted or you can use cn_LT to aim and shoot with cn_RT. If you manage to get a group of 5 together (make sure de Fayet is not in there!), you will also unlock the following achievement at the same time if you didn't already:
    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.


    - Kill de Fayet with the branding iron
    Don't equip any weapons and when you are facing de Fayet, wait for him to attack. Counter him if he does (press cn_B) and disarm him (press cn_A). Afterwards you can just mash every bone and teeth out of him. Completing this objective will also unlock the following secret achievement:
    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


    Completing this memory, whether you failed an objective or not will net you the following achievement:
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360)Secret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360) worth 59 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement


    Thanks for reading, I hope I helped! Let me know in the comments what needs to updated or cleared up and I'll add it in if needed!
    toast
    - MC0REBE
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    Warboy925P.S. Be VERY careful, I didn't notice that de Fayet picked up a sword and dropped his brand during the fight, and so I disarmed him and killed him with the sword instead of the brand, btw, the BRAND glows red at the tip
    Posted by Warboy925 on 24 Jul 14 at 04:25
    DragonFangDanWow.... how long are these credits and when does the achievement actually pop? That would be a good thing to include in a guide. Of course, assuming you got 100% all the way through the game up until the end.
    Posted by DragonFangDan on 07 Dec 14 at 17:43
    Shasta BeastFor memory 6 "a scientific inquiry" I can confirm that you can do all five investigations and if you happen to kill someone it is okay. If you redo the mission you only need to do 3 of the 5 while not killing anyone, the end of the memory will show that you did not get all 5 investigations but if you check your progress tracker you will have both finished.
    Posted by Shasta Beast on 16 May 15 at 17:15
    ChaosAlertGreat. Once again, an achievement that glitches and doesn't unlock when it's suppose to. Ubisoft in a nutshell. I've done every objective in every mission. 100% sync rate. Why does this have to happen... Every. Single. Time?

    Fuck this game.
    Posted by ChaosAlert on 14 Jun 15 at 20:08
    ChaosAlertScratch that, for whatever dumb reason, getting a full sync on the first mission again caused it to pop. Still, a huge pain and something that Ubi should think about removing in future AC games since it's not fun at all.
    Posted by ChaosAlert on 14 Jun 15 at 20:42
    Onyx GrimoirePretty good solution, it helped a lot with this annoying achievement. Fucking memory 6 in particular was making me so mad with the stupid 'no killing' objective.
    Posted by Onyx Grimoire on 15 Jul 15 at 05:11
    Oceans 4 RansomOkay so I just achieved this and here is what i did: I completed the mission with all 5 incidents investigated. Then i replayed and did the minimum 3 without touching or alerting anyone (just to be safe). I investigated the scientists, the letter and the messenger to do that. I then turned in the mission with the lady and POP goes the cheevo!!! so dont freak out like i did after killing the thief and wonder why you didnt get it. For whatever reason, the game counts that as a kill even though you must kill him to do that investigation. Hope this helps
    Posted by Oceans 4 Ransom on 08 Feb 16 at 18:38
    VampSlayerLizzyThanks for the great guide, but as a note I do agree with DragonFangDan, the credits are still rolling now but glad to know it will pop when they finish. Thanks again clap
    Posted by VampSlayerLizzy on 08 Feb 16 at 23:36
    RavengambitxFor Mission VI, I think that some unarmed attacks will actually kill your opponents, like snapping their neck as a finishing move.
    Posted by Ravengambitx on 04 Nov 16 at 22:06
    Warboy925Just for peeps who want the best weapons early, here is a list of whats on every island except the ones with plantations....please keep in mind, you can't get access until memory 4 for the ship......in a nutshell Scafell Island for the upgraded pouches, Fort Matias for the best machete (and a lot of Royales), Cumberland Bay for a real nice gun, and Fort Lully for 4000 R, I put the cords below so you don't have to hunt EVERY island just for what you want...

    Scafell Island 270, 128

    Upgraded Firecracker, blunderbuss, rope dart, smoke bomb, and dart pouch.......

    Fort Lully 234, 219

    Apx 4000+ R 2 chests on west side, 1 chest on the East side

    Shipwreck 237, 277

    Jackdaw's figurehead & about 1500 R

    Martock Island 142, 323

    About 1000 R

    Cumberland Bay 176, 374

    174, 376 Precision Shooter (Blunderbuss) 5 damage.1 spread/5 range next to a chest with 1 R (not joking, it only had ONE Royale)

    173, 374 chest with 1500 R (well hidden, same place that a chest was in the base game. From the blunderbuss location run immediately to your right, you hould see the "stone steps" in front of you leading to the chest)


    171, 378 chest with about 1800 R

    Fort Matias 276, 402 (Well worth the trip!! 3 chests with 6000 R total and the best Machete in the game!!)

    Isla Faro 331, 388

    2000 R

    Isle-du-Fey 315, 309

    2000 R
    Posted by Warboy925 on 18 Sep 17 at 12:10
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