Shipmaster achievement in Assassin's Creed Liberation HD


Buy the maximum number of ships (8).

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How to unlock the Shipmaster achievement

  • DJH4311DJH4311228,859
    28 Jan 2014 29 Jan 2014 11 Nov 2014
    30 3 7
    The only way to get this achievement is through money and apart from the in-game chests & quest rewards, which I spent on equipment upgrades, this is the easiest method I found to get the money need.

    edit: Please note, you can also sort the Trade Ships out from any owned shop, as well as The Hideout.

    !!! What each city Provides & Demands changes per sequence !!!

    With frigates, this route takes ten minutes, and nets between ê14,000 - ê16,000 per ship. The only peril on this route is a Storm, which sets the afflicted frigate back by a couple of minutes or so.

    • Ships

    S: Speed - CS: Cargo Space

    Galleon: S: 52 - CS: 130 - ê3,700
    Schooner: S: 138 - CS: 50 - ê4,000
    Barque: S: 58 - CS: 150 - ê8,000
    Brigantine: S: 150 - CS: 60 - ê9,000
    East Indiaman: S: 60 - CS: 200 - ê13,670
    Brig: S: 175 - CS: 70 - ê15,800
    Frigate: S: 120 - CS: 130 - ê19,650

    You start with one Galleon, for free, so you only need to buy 7 more ships. That means you only need ê25,900 to buy 7 more Galleons.

    The main three to choose from in Speed/Cargo ratio are the Galleon, East Indiaman & Frigate.

    Using the route I described above I timed a single ship, of each of the three types and tallied the total money and time at the end of step 3:

    Galleon: ê31,200 - 46:08
    East Indiaman: ê48,000 - 39:58
    Frigate: ê31,200 - 19:58

    As I found out, the frigates are the better choice for the naval trade missions, whilst the E.I. can bring ê17,000 more, the frigate can do the same route twice in just under the same time. The Galleon has the same cargo space as the Frigate, but doubles the time needed compared to the frigates.

    This is also very handy for getting the funds needed to purchase the pocket watches from the smugglers, prices for which can be found here:

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    • Suggested Routes

    My personal favourite route is for later in the game, or in post game achievement clean up and is as follows:
    1: Firearms - from Bordeaux - to New York
    2: Furs - From Boston - to Bordeaux
    3: Send the ships that arrive at New York to Boston
    4: Repeat until the needed money total is acquired

    If anyone wants to post any personal route they prefer and/or the ships they use on the route, as well as the Sequence you're currently on, please post in the comments, I'll add them to the guide with credit.

    Sequence 7 - from Akinokaze FA
    1: Iron - from Seville - to Port-Au-Prince
    2: Spices - from Port-Au-Prince - to Seville
    Hazards: Storm 30% & Hurricane 10%

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    SpirantCrayon22The choice of ship to buy is actually described well by the cost; the ecu-per-minute value increases more or less in the same way as the cost of the ship so it's simpler just to go for the most expensive ship that can be afforded.
    Posted by SpirantCrayon22 on 18 Oct 19 at 08:44
    SpirantCrayon22One thing that took a few minutes to understand is that the game writes costs ten times higher than what actually happens. So where it ways cotton costs 270 it actually costs 27. By the way, I forgot to offer thanks for putting the effort in to write something. So, well, thanks!
    Posted by SpirantCrayon22 on 18 Oct 19 at 09:16
    EthigyGreat solution, was able to get the needed money very quickly.
    Posted by Ethigy on 14 Dec 19 at 00:47
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  • Saw3d 0ffSaw3d 0ff180,792
    21 Dec 2020 21 Dec 2020 21 Dec 2020
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    I got this achievement after I completed the game. I had ~81k, more than enough to buy 8 ships. This took less than 5 minutes for me to unlock.

    Don't do the achievement this way if you have plans for your hard earned money. You may need it for other achievements or activities in game. This method is not geared towards getting you your money back.

    1. Go to New Orleans

    2. Find the Headquarters on the map- go there and enter by the glowing white door on the ground level of the building.

    3. Go upstairs to the desk in the HQ and interact with it to enter the Ship interface

    4. Navigate to any of the unlocked territories on this map, Press A to select it-- now press A again and navigate with Left Stick to "Buy Ship"

    5. Buy the ship that costs 8k over and over again. When you reach max ships in the territory, go to a new one and repeat.

    The achievement will pop right away.
    06 Feb 2021 09 Feb 2021 09 Feb 2021
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