“Yo ho ho, matey!” might be a phrase you’ll feel like uttering as you play the latest Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. In the game, you play the part of Edward Kenway, a British pirate, and become deeply involved in a long-standing war between the Templars and the Assassins. Upgrading your ship, the Jackdaw, can be expensive — unless you know where to find Elite Upgrades, like where to find Elite Round Shot to fire from your cannons. Why spend the money you’ll be earning, when you can get the upgrades for free?
Some of the other Elite Upgrades for the Jackdaw that you can find, for free, rather than spend money to get, include better cannons and armor, a mermaid to grace the front of your ship, and black sails.
Battles against ships from the Portuguese, British, and Spanish fleets can earn you lost of treasure and rum and sugar you can sell for even more money. The more areas you explore, the more Elite Upgrades you’ll be able to find, and then you can use your cash for other uses, rather than spending it on your ship.
In Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, you can explore almost every beach, fort, and bay. You’ll also get immersed into numerous missions on the land, and because you are one bad-ass fighter, Edward can take on many of his enemies at one time.
Whether you sneak up on your foes and use your trusty knife to make quick kills, or you leap from ledges and make dramatic kills by plunging your knife into the necks of your hapless enemies, they’re just as dead. When other weapons might suit your needs better, you also have poison darts, swords, and guns at your disposal.
Edward can also upgrades upgrades from jungle animals, and you can use harpoons and rowboats to hunt for sharks and whales. You can even make like Captain Ahab and hunt for a white whale!
In the vast world of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, besides Edward and other fictional pirates, you can also spend time with actual pirates such as Calico Jack, Benjamin Hornigold, Blackbeard, James Kidd, and Black Bart.
Where can I find all of the Elite Upgrades in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag for the Jackdaw?
The Elite Round Shot is located at the map coordinates 769, 145 in the Kabah Ruins. To obtain the Elite Hull, check out your map and travel to the coordinates 379, 770. It’s in San Ignacio, yo.
Want to find out where the Elite Swivel Guns are located? They’re in the Devil’s Eye Cave at the map coordinates 488, 353. If you want to complete the quest of killing a white whale, the Elite Harpoon will come in handy — you can find it at the map coordinates 579, 720, on Andreas Island.
Go up against the baddest of the bad using the Elite Broadside Cannons you’ll be able to locate at the map coordinates 471, 170 at The Blue Hole. Of course, then you’ll also probably want to know where the Elite Heavy Shot is located. That Elite Upgrade can be found at the map coordinates 901, 263, at the Petite Cavern.
In San Juan, at the map coordinates 479, 487, you’ll be able to find the Elite Fire Barrels, while at the beautiful Isla Providencia, you can locate the Elite Fire Barrel Storage at the map coordinates of 502, 44. The last Elite Upgrade you can locate is the Elite Ram, which you can find at La Concepcion Shipwreck, at the map coordinates 181, 296.
Get your pirate swagger on, sail the Seven Seas, blast your enemies to smithereens, and even learn a bit of history by playing Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag! Finding all of the Elite Upgrades to upgrade the Jackdaw will aid your progress in the game, and you won’t have to spend any of your money to get them, now that you know where to locate all of them — have a bloody good time!
Written by: Douglas Cobb