It is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established a lawless Republic. Among these outlaws is a fearsome young captain named Edward Kenway. His exploits earn the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but draw him into an ancient war that may destroy everything the pirates have built. Explore the luxuriant islands and vibrant cities of the area as you experience the brutal life of pirates and discover the reasons behind the creation of this unique Republic with unlimited freedom.