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Preemptive Strike achievement in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Preemptive Strike

Playing as The Orchid, block 10 abilities from opponents with Sabotage.

Preemptive Strike+0.1
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How to unlock the Preemptive Strike achievement

  • prowlerdanteprowlerdante1,349,876
    12 Dec 2013 12 Dec 2013 12 Jan 2014
    74 9 23
    To unlock this, you must use Sabotage BEFORE your opponent uses an ability. When done, it makes a sound effect and the opponent will kinda glitch a little in appearance. You can do this in Wolfpack mode or Public Matches. I did this in Wolfpack on Prison, viable enemies to try it on are during Defense, during Infection, or on the later groups of enemies that are colored red. For the red enemies, I would wait until they noticed me then use Sabotage, then they usually try an ability and it works.

    EDIT: Alright, so there's a bit of confusion regarding this. Sabotage is unlocked at level 28. It is actually a ranged weapon, not an ability. Hopefully this clears up some confusion.

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    FuzzedUpCookiei do what is needed but the cheevo counter wont go up :O
    Posted by FuzzedUpCookie On 26 Oct 14 at 02:45
    FuzzedUpCookieUPDATE: i just tried it a few more times and it popped :) apparently the cheevo is not tracked so dont bother putting the cheevos snapped to track the progress laugh
    Posted by FuzzedUpCookie On 26 Oct 14 at 03:15
    Ohhh DeclanNobody is explaining anything. This is a useless guide
    Posted by Ohhh Declan On 11 Jan at 19:34
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  • AradorArador607,976
    12 Aug 2014 11 Aug 2014
    61 8 2
    Video solution for those who like me need a visual aid more than just a written one. Credit goes to the guys in the video
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    FuzzedUpCookiei do exactly what you do in the vid but the cheevo counter wont go up... :(
    Posted by FuzzedUpCookie On 26 Oct 14 at 02:44
    FuzzedUpCookieUPDATE: i just tried it a few more times and it popped :) apparently the cheevo is not tracked so dont bother putting the cheevos snapped to track the progress laugh
    Posted by FuzzedUpCookie On 26 Oct 14 at 03:10
  • zamacgod303zamacgod303274,070 274,070 GamerScore
    02 Feb 2014 03 Feb 2014 03 Feb 2014
    39 3 8
    hey guys here is how i got this achievement easy and without a lot of trouble.
    first download the dlc
    reach lv 28 multiplier

    go under ranged weapons unlock sabotage ///this is a ranged item not an ability /////
    now play wolf-pack unleashed standard what ever map you choose..
    now play till round 11......
    the best way to do this is earn as many points as poss,
    by being stealthily and using hidden kills also completing the bonus in the top left corner.
    At round 11 after the sync kill red clothed enemy's start to appear.

    If you lock them, and HOLD Y the sabotage will lock and hold on them. As soon as they notice you they will try to run away and you release the Y button, this will stop them from using there smoke bomb now just rise and repeat 9 more times...........
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    FuzzedUpCookieUPDATE: i just tried it a few more times and it popped :) apparently the cheevo is not tracked so dont bother putting the cheevos snapped to track the progress laugh
    Posted by FuzzedUpCookie On 26 Oct 14 at 03:11
    bennjjeeGreat solution. Thanks!
    Posted by bennjjee On 06 Jun 15 at 12:17
    TVthePunisherThey don't run away for me, they always either immediately use their ability or go for a stun. I can't get a Sabotage on any of them...because after they've stunned me they immediately use an ability...and I can't use the sabotage too early because they'll never use the ability then. What the heck...

    Edit: Guess it didn't matter, achievement popped. I'd use Sabotage right and immediately after he'd go straight into an ability. Like Disguise or whatever. So I thought it wasn't working but it popped on one of the times where he immediately disguised after.
    Posted by TVthePunisher On 24 Mar 16 at 23:23
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