How long does it take to beat AC: Black Flag? Main Story & 100% Completion Time 

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag is one of the most critically acclaimed games of the Assassin’s Creed series and it follows the journey of Welsh pirate Edward Kenway. It is the sixth major installment in the franchise.

The game has a plethora of content except the main story and also featured a huge open world. The game lets players sail around in naval fleets and explore multiple islands and cities. Due to the huge map and tons of activities, finishing the game can take quite some time.  

If you’re aiming to complete the main story of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, then it’s going to take you around 22 hours. Completing both side quests and the main story will take around 40 hours while a completionist run of the game will take around 60 hours. 

Difficulty won’t affect your playtime as Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag doesn’t have any difficulty settings so you have to play the game on a predetermined difficulty setting. 

1. How long are the DLCs? 

Aveline – Assassin’s Creed Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag features two DLCs which are: 

I. Aveline – This DLC featured Aveline de Grandpré from Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and its main story is 43 minutes. A completionist run would take merely 46 minutes.  

II. Freedom Cry – Even though a standalone game now, Freedom Cry was originally a DLC for Black Flag. Its story clocked in at 4 hours while a complete run of this DLC would take around 7 hours. 

2. Does Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag have multiplayer? 

Multiplayer – Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag does indeed have a multiplayer mode that you can play with friends. Black Flag’s multiplayer mode was the same as Assassin’s Creed: III’s with the exception of some new game modes.  

A new system called The Game Lab was introduced which allowed players to create their own custom game modes. Unfortunately, the multiplayer didn’t have any naval stuff as Ubisoft stated that it was too hard to pull off. 

3. How many endings does Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag have? 

Edward Meets His Daughter – Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag has one definitive ending which serves as a conclusion to Edward’s story. During the course of the game, almost all of Edward’s friends and allies die, leaving him alone at the end of the game. Only he and one of his comrades called Anne Bonny survive the journey.  

Anne Bonny and Edward converse about his return to England, shortly after which he bids her farewell. Edward looks over at a table to see all of his fallen friends and comrades having a drink, after which Edward meets his daughter for the first time and they both sail away to start a new life in England. This is how Black Flag ends. 

4. Is Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag a hard game? 

Edward Kenway – Assassin’s Creed Black Flag

The majority of players that played Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag are of the opinion that the difficulty is just right. The game is not that difficult except maybe some of the side objectives but they’re not impossible to do.  

Although achieving 100% sync on a specific memory can be pretty challenging, it’s doable. The naval stuff can be pretty challenging too but it’s nothing to worry about. Overall don’t expect the game to be very hard, it’s meant to be fun so have fun. 

5. Is Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag bigger than Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey? 

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is a much bigger game than Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag and its main story is double the length of Black Flag’s. Odyssey’s main story clocks in at around 44 hours while Black Flag’s story clocks in around 22 hours.  

Not only in length but Odyssey’s map is also bigger than Black Flag’s and has many more side quests and activities for players to engage in. Assassin’s Creed: Origins set a trend for the next game to be bigger than the previous one so it’s not surprising that Odyssey is bigger than Black Flag. 

6. 100% Completion 

Blackbeard and Edward Kenway – Assassin’s Creed Black Flag 

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag will take around 60 hours to complete the game in its entirety and here’s all the things you need to do in order to achieve 100% completion: 

  1. Complete the Story 
  2. Complete all Side Missions 
  3. Complete all Abstergo Challenges 
  4. Collect all Templar Keys 
  5. Collect all Collectibles: 
    • Treasure Chests 
    • Viewpoints 
    • Animus Fragments 
    • Taverns 
    • Mayan Stone 
    • Art 
    • Manuscripts 
    • Letters in the Bottle 
    • Buried Chests 
    • Shanty 
  6. Destroy all Legendary Ships 
  7. Unlock all Trophies 

7. All Main Missions List 

Whale Hunting – Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag

Here’s a list of all the main missions in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag and they’re divided into different sequences: 

I. Sequence 1 

II.Abstergo Interlude 

III. Sequence 2 

  • Lively Havana 
  • …And My Sugar 
  • Mister Walpole, I Presume 
  • A Man They Call The Sage 
  • Claiming What’s Due 
  • The Treasure Fleet 

IV. Sequence 3 

  • This Tyro Captain 
  • Now Hiring 
  • Prizes and Plunder 
  • Raise the Black Flag 
  • Sugarcane and Its Yields 
  • Proper Defenses 
  • A Single Madman 

V. Abstergo Interlude 2 

VI. Sequence 3 

  • This Old Cove 
  • Nothing is True… 
  • The Sage’s Buried Secret 
  • Overrun And Outnumbered 

VII. Sequence 5 

  • The Forts 
  • Traveling Salesman 
  • Unmanned 

VIII. Sequence 6 

  • Diving For Medicines 
  • Devil’s Advocate 
  • The Siege of Charles-Towne 

IX. Abstergo Interlude 3 

X. Sequence 7 

  • We Demand a Parlay 
  • The Gunpowder Plot 
  • Commodore Eighty-Sixed 
  • The Fireship 

XI. Sequence 8 

  • Do Not Go Gently… 
  • Vainglorious Bastards 
  • Marooned 

XII. Sequence 9 

  • Imagine My Surprise 
  • Trust is Earned 

XIII. Sequence 10 

  • Black Bart’s Gambit 
  • Murder and Mayhem 
  • The Observatory 

XIV. Abstergo Interlude 4 

XV. Sequence 11 

  • To Suffer Without Dying 
  • Delirium 
  • …Everything is Permitted 

XVI. Sequence 12 

  • A Governor No Longer 
  • Royal Misfortune 
  • Tainted Blood 
  • Ever a Splinter 

XVII. Abstergo Interlude 5 

XVIII. Epilogue 

8. All Side Missions List 

Edward on a Rooftop – Assassin’s Creed Black Flag

Here’s a list of all the side missions you can do in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag and they’re divided into Assassin Contracts and Naval Contracts: 

I. Assassin Contracts

i. Havana Assassin Contracts 

  • Beach Bonfire 
  • No More Taxes 
  • A Shipment of Powder 
  • A Botched Escape 
  • The Spanish Commander 
  • Unlicensed Dealer 

ii. Nassau Assassin Contracts 

  • The Pirate Captain 
  • The Outlaws 

iii. Salt Key Bank Assassin Contracts 

  • Shady Business 
  • The Informant 

iv. Andreas Island Assassin Contracts 

  • The Treasure Hunter 
  • A Slaver’s Business 

v. Crooked Island Assassin Contracts 

  • The Poachers 
  • The Deserter 

vi. Kingston Assassin Contracts 

  • The Plantation Master 
  • The Guard Post 
  • The Slave Traders 
  • The Judge 
  • The Weapons Smugglers 
  • The British Captain 

vii. New Bone Assassin Contracts 

  • Castaway 
  • The Dreaded Pirate 

viii. Corozal Assassin Contracts 

  • The Unworthy Brother 
  • The Outlaw’s Cave 

ix. Ile a Vache Assassin Contracts 

  • The Expedition 
  • The Slave Master 

x. Grand Cayman Assassin Contracts 

  • The Twin Dilemma 
  • The Smuggler’s Squat 

xi. Arroyos Assassin Contracts 

  • Tomb Raiders 
  • A Last Drink For The Road 

II. Naval Contracts

  • An Eye for an Eye 
  • The Law of the Ocean 
  • A Spanish Plague 
  • Driftwood 
  • Silk on the Waves 
  • Contraband 
  • Private Escort 
  • Blind Justice 
  • The Realities of War 
  • Hunter Gatherer 
  • Papers Please 
  • Weathering the Storm 
  • Smuggler Den 
  • A Personal Matter 
  • The Final Contract 
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9. About Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag

The sixth instalment of the Assassin’s Creed series and a classy sequel to Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag explores the narrative of Captain Edward Kenway, the grandfather of Ratonhnhaké:ton and an ancestor of Desmond Miles. It’s set during the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean sea, with most of the story unravelling in Havana, Nassau and Kingston.

It was developed and published by Ubisoft. Furthermore, it’s a crucial entry of the franchise as it set the benchmark for top-notch graphics for the remaining Assassin Creed games to follow. 

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