We already published an article on the importance of upgrading the Jackdaw pirate ship in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. If you want to take Edward Kenway’s boat to the next level, you’ll need Elite Upgrades. Getting them can be tricky, so let us point you in their general directions with info pulled directly from Prima. For specifics, be sure to unlock the official AC4 eGuide today.
Elite Hull Armor: Open a specific Treasure Chest in the San Ignacio Wreck, visited during a main story Memory.
Broadside Cannons Elite Set: Open a specific chest while exploring The Blue Hole underwater shipwreck.
Elite Ram: Open a specific chest while exploring the La Concepcion Shipwreck.
Elite Round Shot Strength: Open a specific chest while exploring the Kabah Ruins underwater shipwreck.
Elite Mortars: Open a specific chest while exploring the Antocha Shipwreck.
Elite Swivel Guns: Open a specific chest while exploring the Devil’s Eye Caverns underwater shipwreck.
Elite Heavy Shot Strength: Find the treasure map while exploring the Ambergris Key cave, then visit Misteriosa to dig.
Elite Fire Barrel Strength: Collect the Treasure Map from Santanillas, then visit San Juan to dig.
Elite Heavy Shot Storage: Pick up the Treasure Map from Cayman Sound, then go to Petite Caverne to dig.
Elite Mortar Storage: Obtain the Treasure Map from Tortuga and visit the dig site at Matanzas.
Elite Fire Barrel Storage: Obtain the Treasure Map from Kenway’s Fleet, then visit Isla Providencia to dig.
Elite Harpoon Strength: Collect the Treasure Map from Mariguana Island, then excavate the chest from Andreas Island.
Now you have the Elite Design Plans in Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag!