Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag PS3 and Xbox360 Crashes, Freezes, Limited Mode, Missing Audio and Fixes 6


Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag features an open world which is full of pirates and ships. Play as Edward Kenway and take down pirates group. Explore mysterious place, adventures and join battleships. Check below the all possible PS3 and Xbox360 crashes, installations issues, freezes and multiplayer connection issues and their fixes.

First of all, apply the first update for fix most of crashes, freezes, multiplayer issues, and visual bugs and several other issues and errors.

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Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Multiplayer Connection Issues on Xbox360

First of all, test your connection and it is also recommended to use wired internet connection at least first 2-5 days because of heavy game’s server connectives.

How to text internet connection in Xbox360

  1. Go to Xbox360 Dashboard
  2. GO to System Settings
  3. Choose Network Settings
  4. Choose your wired or wireless internet connection
  5. Now select Text Xbox Live Connection

If test passed then you can play game online if not they try the following solutions?

Restart Modem or Router

  1. First of all, turn off your internet devices such as modem or router whatever you are using
  2. Now wait for at least 15 minutes then turn on the power
  3. Now start your console and check the game

If problem persists then, try the port forwarding to fix this issue.

Network Port Forward

Now last ditch possible solution is port forwarding, you can configure the following network ports from your PC.

  • TCP 80, 443
  • UDP 3074

How to link UPlay to Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag?

When you will start Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag first time on your console, you will be prompted to login in UPlay client. You can login if you have already registered or make a new account. It is an optional procedure but the PlayStation users will need to sign into UPlay once they reach level 5 in multiplayer.

Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Limited Mode Error

When you try to connect game to online or multiplayer you will receive a message of ‘Limited Mode: The Ubisoft Services are not available. Please try again later. Limited mode is now active. You will not be able to use any features that require you to be connected to the Ubisoft services”. And your dashboard or XMB menu will goes Dark Red.

There might be many reasons of this issue such as:

  • If you are not signed into the PSN or Xbox Live, you may face off this problem, make sure you have registered already on PlayStation Network or Xbox Live and also make sure that you are using correct profile and that your console can connect to the internet.
  • It is also possible that the game servers are unavailable or close for maintenance; this would automatically redirect you to Limited Mode. To check if the servers are back online then select ‘Go online’.

Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Multiplayer Level Shown as Prestige 100 in Single player under certain conditions – PS3


Download and apply the first update or patch to solve this problem.

How to access The Aveline on PS3?

The Aveline is an exclusive content and you can access or redeem from the 29th of October. If you will try to redeem before the date, you will receive an error message, just wait for date. To redeem content follow the guidelines below:

  1. First of all make sure you have logged in PSN and also connect to internet connection
  2. Select PSN then Account Management
  3. Now hit ‘Redeem Codes’
  4. Now enter code and redeem your exclusive content

Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Multiplayer/Online Connection Issues and Problems on PS3

As Xbox360, first of all test your internet connection before applying any other fixes or solutions. To do this, check steps below.

  1. On PS3 XMB
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Select Network Settings
  4. Now hit Internet Connection Test

On completing test, if test shows your connection as NAT type 3, you will need to apply below tricks and guide.

Restart your Internet Devices

  1. Turn off your PlayStation 3 first then test restart and check again
  2. If problem persists then power-off Internet Modem or Router and keep turn-off for at least 15 minutes

Forward Network Ports

Forward network ports by using your PC, the ports are below.

  • TCP: 80, 443
  • UDP: 3658, 13000

Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Missing Audio or other Sound Problems on PS3

If you are facing sound issues such as voices or dialogues are cutting out or missing background sound. These problems can be caused by file corruption or incorrect audio settings. Try the following possible solutions.

Solution 1: First of all, check your audio multi-output settings, check steps below.

  1. PS3 XMB then goes to Settings menu
  2. Now select Sound Settings
  3. Select Audio Multi-Output
  4. And turn it off

Solution 2: if sound problem persists then try this solution:

  1. From PS3 XMB Menu then Settings Menu
  2. Now Select Sound Settings
  3. Then select Audio Output Settings
  4. Now select connector from list
  5. Select Automatic

Share your Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag experience with us…


  • dengine

    I have Sound Problems on xbox.. the dialogs come from the subwoofer

    • Tristan

      Are you talking about where the sound for swords/guns(or combat in general) and whatnot stops playing? If so, just pause and unpause it. Fixes it every time for me.

  • Eirik Skoglund

    I downloaded AC4 form psn store and i have small background audio an no voice audio -.- please help?

  • CrimsonFlare

    my ps3 freezes on the loading screen when i try to play story after sequence 1

  • EdThatch

    The missing audio solution for the PS3 does NOT work. After you beat the main story, Anne Bonny will no longer speak but will continue to gesture as if she were giving orders. Tried this solution multiple times but it has not succeeded. I’m not even playing on surround sound or anything.

  • Joe Davidson

    Im at 70% game completion & my game just says Loading/ black screen/ spinning lil triangle in the corner..any clues ??? Ive left system off for hours, restarted numerous times, have connection and initial game stuff, but when I load my saved game, it shows Ed, and animus room, then does a save, then a load, a save, then loads forever ..been 25 min. already..any help ???

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