It would appear that Capin’ Jack Sparrow isn’t the only one associated with the The Flying Dutchman, as this is also the name of Assassins’ Creed IV’s next big multiplayer event!
Valentin Pasquier-Desvignes (Community Developer at Ubisoft Annecy) posted on the PlayStation.Blog, hyping the upcoming event. “Assassins across the community will compete to capture Artifacts and bring them back to their base in a special Artifact Assault mode (we’ve got the breakdown on the specific rules below). During the duration of the event, you’ll be provided with objectives to complete, and each of these objectives will unlock exclusive content. In this event, Artifact Assault mode will deactivate melee kills, so your only way to kill will be to take aim with the deadly pistol. Team play is mandatory to deliver the artifact to your base, so strategize to support your carrier using Sabotage, and prevent your enemies from using their ranged Pistol attacks!” he touts.
This comes on the heels of the first big multiplayer event for Assassin’s Creed IV, entitled “Under Control,” from back at the end of October. The next event is planned for this Friday the 29th, and will run through Sunday the first.
Much of this event is about the community. However, you’ll also have the chance to test your metal with the combination of individual and participation based goals, broken down below for your swash buckling pleasure maties:
- Individual Goal
Capture an Artifact while using the Glimmer ability (6 times)
- Individual Reward
1 Patron Picture for each playable character
- Participation Goal
Complete a session in the event playlist
- Participation Reward
Achieve the title “The Flying Dutchman”
- Community Reward
Unlock these exclusive Assassin costumes by reaching the community objective. Find out what the community objectives are by logging in to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is currently available for the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U.