View Full Version : AC IV: 7 Kill Streak Abstergo Challenge Help Needed

01-19-2014, 02:46 AM
I'm trying to complete the Abstergo challenges for Black Flag and one of them of course is the 7 Kill Streak challenge. I simply cannot complete this one for some reason. I always take hits during the sword fights as three or so enemies attack me at once and one of them always gets a hit in on me which ends the streak. It doesn't seem like you receive credit for this challenge when using pistols as that has failed for me every time. I have tried using sleep darts and then assassinating them while asleep but that doesn't work.

Does anyone have any tips or strategies to share? Is there a particular sword set that works best? Can it be done with pistols and I've just been screwing it up? I am open for just about any suggestion. Perhaps some combination an air assassination with some smoke bombs and then using swords for the last five? Something else? Thanks.

01-19-2014, 03:27 AM
Definitely try smoke bombs

01-19-2014, 05:27 AM
Ugh! Smoke bombs don't seem to be helping either as I think each one I drop stops the streak. I guess I could try dropping one just as I try to start the streak.

Does it help to use swords with a higher speed or a higher damage? Or does it not make any difference?

01-19-2014, 06:18 AM
Pistols should count; I'm pretty sure I completed that challenge with three sword kills followed by four pistol shots. I initially thought it would be easier to do whilst boarding (unlimited enemies) but you get jostled quite a bit, so I ended up completing it during a story mission that sets a group of guards on you. Although, there are groups of guards that roam close to each other in Havana that would be 7+ when combined, bumping in to them or otherwise gaining their attention should work just as well.

There's so little difference between swords I don't know if it would matter, but I'd go with speed since you only need to pay attention to the damage on the first in the chain.

01-19-2014, 06:22 AM
Drop the smoke bomb to start the streak using swords and then drop a second one just as they are coming out of it after you've killed like 4.

01-19-2014, 10:38 PM
I am starting to think this is now glitched as nothing seems to work. I have tried smoke bombs before and in the middle of the streak and I have had no luck. Pistols don't help either.

Has anyone confirmed this can be achieved by any means other than killing seven enemies using swords and nothing else?

01-19-2014, 11:01 PM
Use Air Attacks, air Attack Run away air Attack Run away, seems to work

01-24-2014, 03:15 PM
Replay the mission with the fort unlimited enemies and lost of space and most enemies ignore You
hope this helps Good luck :o

01-24-2014, 04:07 PM
I've achieved it on two saves, generally you have to make sure you are amongst enough enemies, a ship combat is good, or any fort situation where you are taking down a Templar fort or just a fort in the main cities. Smoke bombs is ok, but the trouble is if there are less than 7 enemies in the radius it tends to fail as you simply don't have enough time to take them all down and often you don't get a few more turn up in any way that is conducive to the chain. You have to parry and repost on "officers" and you have to break defence on brutes to get this to work too, unless you are lucky enough to take on 7 numpties (people you have to just hit) at once which rarely happens, you will chain against more skilled opponents but it's less frequent it will happen. Starting with a multiple kill (assassination) is a good way to get 2 on the scoreboard and as said keep doing that if you can and you are made, it's not easy to do but then if it was why would they call it a challenge. :)

It is definitely doable though, you just have to be in the right situation and pull of the right speed and combos, a fast weapon like the officers rapiers will help to line up attacks, you wont take foes down fast but you will be able to chain kills faster at least. Trial and error is your best bet sooner or later you will be mobbed by 9,100,000 opponents, I know I pulled off the challenge by accident myself both times. Genrally you can pull of a 4 or 5 chain with ease but the 7 is deliberately hard.

06-23-2017, 01:28 AM
Kill streaks can be difficult to set up because you must avoid all interrupts during the streak. What causes an interrupt? Being shot, being blocked, being tackled, being attacked before finishing off the opponent you are engaged with, basically anything that stops you from killing 7 enemies in a row without stopping.
Accordingly you want to avoid attracting a group of enemies other than Regulars, because Agiles, Brutes, Gunnars and Captains all interrupt regularly. While others have been successful earlier in the game, I did not personally attempt this Challenge until I was basically at end game, so I had good gear and the ability to Chain Shoot my Golden pistols. After quite a few attempts, here's what I did:

French Court Swords (I tried the heavier damage Pirate Scimitars but didn't have success with them, they didn't seem fast enough. The court swords do slightly less damage but are 2 ticks faster)
Golden Flintlock Pistols if you have them Canon-barrel pistols if you don't.
Crafted Pistol Holster IV. You can probably do this with the Holster III but will have to kill 1 extra enemy with swords.
Templar Armor, although that isn't strictly needed, you are hoping to not even be touched.
Location: Havana at the south end of the city between the forts.

I recommend going to Havana and take to the streets. Wherever you attempt this do it in the "Easy" regions (Dry Tortuga or Eleuthera) as the proportion of Regulars is higher. Nassau may work for you also, but there are more Brutes and Agiles there on the streets generally. There are numerous locations that are not in range of any Gunners and a particularly good spot around (240,607) where there are two groups of 4 Spanish Regulars.. Prep by making sure your guns are fully loaded and your swords ready, then set your tool to smoke bombs. Barge into a group of 4 until they aggro, then run to the next group which may have 4 or 5 barricading the street. Trigger a smoke bomb at the start and select pistols. Engage with swords and kill 3 (or 4 if you don't have Holster IV), then chain shoot the rest. This completes the streak without the remainder getting close enough to cause an interrupt. Chain shooting counts as part of the streak.

If you are unsuccessful, there is a Viewpoint close at hand, just Fast Travel, Leap and try again. A Vendor is close by if you need to replenish bullets or bombs.

Best of luck!

06-23-2017, 01:33 AM
Yes, you can also use pistols, see my complete post below.