Assassin's Creed 4 Blackbeard's Wrath Multiplayer DLC Launching Today

Ubisoft is releasing the first multiplayer DLC for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag today. The Blackbeard's Wrath add-on will be available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Assassin's Creed 4's multiplayer allows players to stalk and kill each other in open-world environments. Players looking for a more cooperative experience can team up in Wolfpack to hunt down A.I. targets.

Blackbeard's Wrath provides three new characters for online play. It's a diverse group from all corners of the globe:

Blackbeard, wielding his sword and short temper, is not to be trifled with. His reputation as a feared pirate is justly received, and his preferred kill moves include using his tremendous strength to throw his targets off balance and quickly finishing them with one clean strike.The Orchid, a deadly Assassin, grew up in China and served as a military advisor during the Qing Dynasty, honing her murderous skills. She executes opponents swiftly and gracefully with her blade, an extension of her mind and body.The Jaguar, Cuali, an Aztec warrior from Mexico, took to the sea to fight against the Spanish conquest of Central America. A fighter, he survived the destruction of his community and joined forces with a growing contingent of native Templars who sought renewed peace and order. Driven by a mystical force, The Jaguar strikes swiftly and quietly with his preferred weapon, a discreet axe.

The DLC can be purchased for $2.99 on all platforms. Alternately, you can buy the $19.99 to get the Season Pass. The Pass will also include future multiplayer characters as well as a single-player campaign called Freedom Cry. Edward Kenway's first mate Adewale, now a trained Assassin, will use his new talents to free a slave community over the course of Freedom Cry's nine missions. Season Pass Owners are also entitled to an exclusive Kraken Ship Pack that makes Kenway's ship look like a sea monster.

Blackbeard's Wrath is already on Xbox Live. Look for it on PC by early afternoon (Eastern time) and on PlayStation platforms around dinner time.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.