Let's Play Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Multiplayer
It's good to stalk
It's easy to forget Assassin's Creed 4 even has a multiplayer mode when you're busy boarding ships, singing shanties and hanging out with Blackbeard. However, the series' online modes are unique and fun enough to make them worth a detour away from the story campaign. Hit the jump to see me play a couple of rounds, including the series' signature Manhunt mode, as well as capture the flag-alike mode Artifact Assault.
Multiplayer in Assassin's Creed 4 will be familiar to anyone who's played Assassin's Creed multiplayer before but, for the uninitiated, the premise is straightforward. The levels are populated with lots of versions of the same characters, and it's up to you to figure out which are controlled by the AI and which are the actual human players. And then stab them.
Blending in, standing still, and not running around on the rooftops are all essential if you're to stay incognito, but there are also power-ups to confer handy advantages, such as the disguise ability, which turns you into a different character for a short spell, or the money bomb, which can expose a human player in a crowd of doppelgangers.
To see this all in action, check out the video above, and be sure to stay to the very end for some astonishing French swearing from a vanquished foe. Then take a longer look at the single-player high seas adventuring in our Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag gameplay review.