Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag bugs and errors (2023)

A short compiled list of bugs and glitches in Assassin's Creed 4: Black flag.

Like most big budget games,Assassins Creed 4 bandera negroIt is full of bugs and glitches. These oddities can either make a game much more interesting or completely break the game and make you unable to complete the game 100% or simply crash your last save.

This is a compilation of some of the most interesting hacks that I (and others on the Internet) have come flag. If you found some, feel free to share them in the comments section below.

The Rise of the Grail

This one has many names, the best I found is "Ascensão da Gralha". I haven't personally seen this in-game, but it seems to happen more often on Big Inaqua Island. Other names I've seen are "Fun with Portals" and "Boat Fail".

This bug is interesting because it creates a big hole where the crow should be. Your crew will float in the air as if they are being held in one of those indoor skydiving systems as they and your craft slowly rise into the air.

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The bug appears to be little more than an anomaly and does not appear to be groundbreaking.

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Double Adéwalé

I located this error at the end of Sequence 03, Memory 01: That Captain Tyro. You return to the ship to locate Adéwalé, and as the cutscene begins, two of his quartermasters suddenly appear.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag bugs and errors (2)

This glitch isn't groundbreaking either and just staged the scene with two Adys complete with an ecstatic frowning expression on one taking the wheel when Edward gets a little too close.

Did you see any bugs or errors? Feel free to share stories or images in the comments below.

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Posted on November 25, 2013

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    July 29, 2016 3:42 am

    I was in a meltdown where my knees were on the floor and I could still move, I just sank deeper. It took me a while to get rid of it.

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    March 19, 2016 1:06 pm

    Assassin Creed Black Flag says load-load and does not load the next mission. It's 7 percent of the game.

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    February 13, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    I'm stuck and I can't get out, I'm about to start the game. When I cast, it just says "get a safe distance on target" or something like that, but no matter what I do, I lose sync and miss the target. Any ideas, or do I have to start over because I missed an important item or something?

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    I'm stuck in the real world at the office and I can't get back into the animus. I went to hack the security camera after getting level two authorization and there is no one in the camera view. I should be watching a conversation, but it's just the CCO's empty office. Every time I restart it's in the same place before I supposedly hacked the cameras. If I have to jump ship at 53%, I'm going to be upset.

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    Alex Monroy

    December 17, 2015 3:54 pm

    I saw another rook circling after the mission where you used Blackbeard's ship.

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    Jack Byers

    08/17/2015 at 12:55 pm

    After the main story unfolds, Anne will no longer issue orders as a boatswain and will only support herself. When I pushed her once after mating, her growl was that of a male. Adewale's dialogue can also be heard when he harpoons and does not change sentences.

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    June 11, 2015 4:52 am.

    I feel like I was under a city on water and I couldn't find my way back, I saw everyone above me but there was no turning back

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    May 28, 2015 11:34 am

    So I entered my game, without any weapons. I've tried everything but nothing.

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    May 7, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    So I was trying to do a Corozal assassin contract and my target is Fort Chinchorro. I already conquered this fort. When I tried to go up to use eagle vision, the screen went partially black, so I couldn't see my character, but I could still see the minimap, drop bombs and walk, etc. I tried to run away quickly but the same thing happened when I let go of my boat's rudder, help?!

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    amanda wallace

    May 7, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Former Editor-in-Chief

    I've never seen this before. That horrible, obvious question: have you tried restarting the game?

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    April 18, 2015 4:33 a.m.

    I am currently facing a viewpoint error in Havana. I have synced all 8 and I can fast travel to each one but the game keeps telling me 7/8. So... I decided to resync them all just to be on the safe side, and an *already highlighted* ninth point of view appeared. I've tried going there and it's nothing. Underground. That was the biggest mistake so far. It keeps me 100% away from it. I also had an issue with taverns not showing up on the map, but YouTube helped me with that :) F'in Ubisoft.

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    getting lucky

    March 26, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Defeat the ships in Sequence 3, Storage 6, but don't go near the island. Half of the card is still blocked. Any idea? Ubisoft had no idea.

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    March 17, 2015 1:31 pm

    Error report!! I lost the last key you need to loot from the corpse. I went back to look for it and couldn't find it anywhere. Do you know any way to fix this please let me know. Thanks.

    To edit. I figured out how to play streams, so I finally got it.

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    March 13, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I don't like to use gimmicks and I like to start from scratch and work my way up.

    I'm starting a new game and I've come to the part where I access Kenway's fleet and hope to capture ships again and send them on trade missions, but I started with a full fleet of ships (carrying lvl 60 Man at War) full diamonds and thousands of resources to trade. I know it sounds like "lucky guy" but for me it spoiled my game and I really enjoyed it.

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    03/07/2015 at 4:31 pm

    There is an error in Havana when I release the prisoners. They keep reappearing.

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    megan tomashot

    February 21, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    This is a big bug I found when he was 83% done and 2 had to start over his killer contract #28 and I think you can find him in Salt Key Bank if you let the guy get away or he kills you or sends you no you will have another chance to pick it up and for the rest of the game it will tell other missions find the target or kill the target or something on the side of the screen. They removed a patch, but I don't have internet at home. I would really like to know this before I finish 83% of my game. You won't be able to get 100% and you won't get the swords, your supposed 2 for completing assassin's contracts!

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    dakota mitchell

    February 2, 2015 22:21

    So I took this perch assassination mission (naval assassination) and I go to the marker to kill the person and there is absolutely nothing there except the kill marker floating on the dock. what can i do to get rid of it? It's still there during missions, so it's pretty annoying.

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    make elijah

    January 30, 2015 at 5:50 pm

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    I found out a long time ago that when you kill someone on a waterwheel, their body sticks like glue and spins over and over again. I also once landed my ship with the boarding mechanic due to a script error.

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    January 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Hey guys. I had a problem with the game, when I arrived on the island of Nassau, the game was static on the loader side and did not work properly. I read other experiences with the same problem so I found a good solution that solves this problem, check the official Ubisoft forum at this link fine for me. The video game is incredible.

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    January 8, 2015 12:59 pm

    It looks like Assassin's Creed Black Flag for Xbox One has a huge bug that makes the game unplayable and Ubisoft doesn't seem interested in getting it right. As some other reviews say, the game hits the Nassau fast travel loading screen and stays there. The Ubisoft website suggests uninstalling the game and downloading it from the Xbox. But the only thing that appears is the option to buy the game.

    I have contacted Ubisoft support and have not received a response.

    As far as I'm concerned, they committed fraud. I paid for something and didn't get it and they don't seem interested in making sure I get what I paid for. Fraud.

    Pause poster below – In this mission you need to craft holsters and a health upgrade from the collected skins. He will pause to let you know. After crafting the items, the quest will end.

    But that's where the Nassau trips bug kicks in, so I hope you're luckier than I was!

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    November 30, 2014 01:50 am.

    I can't get into Nassau Island, please help

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How do I fix Assassin's Creed Black Flag stopped working? ›

To fix the issue, try running the game as an administrator or in Compatibility Mode. Assassin's Creed Black Flag crash on startup Windows 10: The issue might be your drivers if this problem occurs. Update your graphics card driver and check if the problem persists.

Why can't I access my fleet in ac4? ›

The recommended troubleshooting for connecting to Kenway's Fleet depends on the platform you are playing on. Restore the licences on your console. Go to the Ubisoft account website and log in. Unlink and then relink your PlayStation account to your Ubisoft account.

Is there a Kraken in ac4? ›

Finally, something that won't be included in the game are any fantasy elements - such as the fan-requested appearance of the kraken. "I'm going to have to disappoint some people - no, we didn't put the kraken in," Pincombe sighs.

Why is Assassin's Creed 4 black flag not opening? ›

You will need to check that all of the files are functioning properly, using the following steps: Launch Steam and open the game library. Right-click on Assassin's Creed from the list of games and select Properties. Go to the Local Files tab and select Verify integrity of game files.

Why does Assassin's Creed keep crashing? ›

Why does Assassin's Creed Odyssey keep crashing? The issue could be triggered by many factors such as outdated video card drivers, missing DLL files, low disk space, bad sectors, corrupted hard drive, etc.

Can You Get a Man O War in AC4? ›

There are five legendary level 75 Man-o-Wars spread throughout the world, these ships each have different unique battle strategies and are incredibly difficult to fight, elite ship upgrades are recommended.

Does Kenway's fleet ever end? ›

Kenway's Fleet unlocked during Sequence 4 during or after "This Old Cove". Because it accesses Uplay constantly, Kenway's Fleet missions continue in real time even if you are not playing, allowing for some missions to take well over 24 real world hours to complete.

What is the point of Kenway's fleet? ›

Kenway's Fleet is a minigame that runs in parallel with your AC4 game. It does not become available until sometime near the start of Memory Sequence 4. Up to that point, all you can do with captured ships is use them to repair the Jackdaw or lower your wanted level.

What is the hardest ship in Black Flag? ›

El Impoluto (Dry Tortuga, Northwest Corner)

In terms of difficulty the El Impoluto is probably the hardest of the legendries. It packs a nasty surprise: a huge naval ram. This ram can take out an entire health bar with one hit, so avoid it at all costs.

Does the jackdaw sink? ›

It is unknown what happened to the Jackdaw in the intervening years, but at some point prior to 1735, the brig had returned to the West Indies, where she sank off the coast of Hispaniola due to unknown circumstances.

What is the strongest ship in Assassin's Creed Black Flag? ›

El Impoluto - Dry Tortuga Region

One of the toughest of the five legendary ships you'll face off against in Assassin's Creed 4, the crew's strategy is as simple as it is devastating: get up close at high speed and ram your ship into kindling.

Is AC4 better than AC3? ›

AC4 rated laminate is more wear resistant than AC3 by 60%, than AC2 by 120%, and than AC1 by 180%. With higher AC ratings, you will thus benefit from a longer life for your laminate flooring. When shopping around for laminate, it's essential to balance the durability of a laminate with its price.

Can you play as a girl in Black Flag? ›

Though her back story goes into Templars and the Qing dynasty and some stuff about how she balances her mind and body through the blade of her katana, what's important here is that she is a female, and you can play as her.

Can you play as Blackbeard in Black Flag? ›

Play as the infamous pirate in multiplayer.

The Jaguar, meanwhile, is an Aztec warrior from Mexico, working with the Templars and using a discreet axe. Original story follows. Original story: Future DLC for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will let you take control of Blackbeard in the game's multiplayer.

Why does my game suddenly crash? ›

Games can crash for reasons beyond (but not unrelated to) unsuitable hardware and operating systems. Video drivers, for instance, should be up-to-date, as should the game itself. To update your video drivers, visit the manufacturer's website and download the latest version of the driver.

How do I force a game to stop crashing? ›

So, here we are with several troubleshooting methods to resolve the game crashing problem.
  1. 1: Restart Your PC and Try Again: ...
  2. Make Sure The Game Is Installed Correctly: ...
  3. Make Sure Your PC Meets The Specs: ...
  4. Update Your Video Drivers: ...
  5. Check For Virus: ...
  6. Run Your Games In Admin Mode: ...
  7. Update The Windows System:

Why is my game crashing again and again? ›

The game may close, generate an error, or crash during start or during play if your computer is infected by a virus. Important If you already have antivirus software installed, update your antivirus program by installing the latest signature files before you scan your computer for viruses.

Does Assassin's Creed Black Flag have cheat codes? ›

There are tons of Cheats and Secrets found throughout Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag.
Video: How Cheats Work in Assassin's Creed 4.
CheatEffect# of Challenges to Unlock
Armed to the TeethBoth Edward and the Jackdaw have unlimited Ammunition90
Deceased CrewGives the Jackdaw a skeleton crew100
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What do you get for completing all Assassin contracts black flag? ›

All of the main islands in the game have Assassination Contracts aswell as most of the side ones. They reward you with the Pistol Swords for completing them all.

What is the best sword in black flag? ›

Personally, my favorite swords in this game are the Pistol Swords, Ezio's Swords, and Altair's swords. For pistol, it really depends on you. EDIT: I just tested this in AC4, and it seems Ubisoft switched the combo stat to work backwards now.

What happens if you collect all Animus fragments Black Flag? ›

You must collect them all to complete Abstergo Challenges and as a reward 'Deceased Crew Cheat' will be unlocked for you.

Can you not fight Dag? ›

No matter which option you choose when speaking to Dag, you'll have to fight him.

What happens if you touch a Man O War? ›

While it may be tempting to touch or poke it, you are likely to still get stung. What happens if you get stung by a Man o'war? After a sting, the tentacles leave long, stringy red welts on the skin. There is local pain, burning, swelling, and redness.

Can you get a bigger ship in Black Flag? ›

As you progress through Sequence 3, Memory 4 (Raise the Black Flag), you will be asked to purchase a hull upgrade for the Jackdaw. From this point on, you will be able to upgrade your ship into a fearsome pirate vessel.

Is there a ghost ship in AC4? ›

The HMS Prince is one of the four legendary ship battles in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Her tattered black sails, ghostly theme, and the constant fog surrounding the ship makes her closely resemble the Black Pearl from the Disney film series Pirates of the Caribbean.

What level is the jackdaw fully upgraded? ›

PSA: A fully upgraded Jackdaw is level 45, so that's worth bearing in mind before going into battles.

Is the jackdaw a brig or a frigate? ›

In battle, brigs typically alternated between delivering broadsides and ramming. They could move faster than most ships but could be easily checked by fire barrels. One notable brig in operation during this time was the Jackdaw, owned by a pirate named Edward Kenway.

What ship type is the jackdaw? ›

The Jackdaw is a military clipper ship fully equipped for Naval Combat. The Jackdaw can be upgraded with more cannons, stronger hulls, new abilities, and new weapons; many of which you saw in AC3. In addition to upgrades, the Jackdaw can be repaired and will have an expandable crew.

Can you swim to a legendary ship in Black Flag? ›

With regular ships, you can jump off your shipa nd climb ontot heirs, eliminating it stealthily. I tried with a legendary ship, but it shot me when I got near. is it possible to stealth swim to it, or will it detect you? No, thats not possible.

Can you use a man o war in Black Flag? ›

In Black Flag and Rogue, regular Men O' War can be level 36, level 49, or level 60, while legendary ships are level 75 (except for the Storm Fortress, which is level 99).

How do you upgrade Jackdaw fast? ›

  1. loot ships with lots of metal and wood.
  2. upgrade your armor and mortars.
  3. attack ships that have their level in red from a distance.
  4. use the plunder to upgrade the rest of your guns and armor.

Can you tame a wild jackdaw? ›

These small crows are highly intelligent and social, and easily pick up tricks and new skills in the wild as well as in captivity. Once a tame jackdaw was trained by some Italian thieves to steal money from cash machines but it's more common to see them working out how to gain access to bird feeders!

What is the lifespan of a jackdaw? ›

5 years

Is it lucky to see a jackdaw? ›

They were once thought to be portents of death

These enigmatic birds have a place in folklore, too. A jackdaw on the roof was said to proclaim a new arrival, but might also be a portent of early death. In the Fens, a jackdaw encountered on the way to a wedding was a good omen.

Who is Edward Kenway's love? ›

Fictional character biography

As a Welshman born into a family of farmers in 1693, Edward Kenway is from a low socio-economic background. At some point in his life, he fell in love with a wealthy girl named Caroline Scott.

Can you steal ships in Black Flag? ›

Simply maneuver into a ship's path, climb out of the Jackdaw and board the enemy ship and you can kill its entire crew. Once this is done, return to your ship and you can pull up alongside it and capture it. This does not work if you are engaged in battle, so you'll need to sneak aboard.

Who is Kenway's son? ›

Within the series' alternate historical setting, Haytham was born in 1725 as the son of Edward Kenway, one of the leading members of the British Brotherhood of Assassins and the protagonist of the prequel game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013).

Which is the most successful Assassin's Creed? ›

There are many contenders for the best Assassin's Creed game of all time, and Black Flag is definitely one of them. This title oversaw the journey of Edward Kenway, a pirate who slowly discovered the order of Assassins while traveling the high seas.

Who is the strongest assassin in Assassin's Creed games? ›

To put it in simpler terms, the Eagle Bearer and Eivor are the two strongest assassins in the history of the franchise. They were a master of stealth, combat, and almost any other skill you could name.

How many pistols can you carry in Black Flag? ›

Edward Kenway, in particular, could wield up to four pistols at a time, and is an extremely skilled marksman. Edward was capable of using his pistol to assassinate targets from a distance as well as in combat.

Are Black Flag and rogue connected? ›

The game would be a direct sequel to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and would feature a Templar named Shay as the main protagonist. Haytham Kenway from Assassin's Creed III and Adéwalé from Black Flag would also make appearances.

Who was the first playable female assassin? ›

Aveline De Grandpré

The first playable female protagonist, Aveline headlined Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, with her story overlapping Connor's. Aveline is essentially responsible for the series shifting toward female protagonists as fans connected with her portrayal as a capable assassin.

Can you hunt whales in Black Flag? ›

Hunting for Whales is an important source of income in Assassins Creed IV. To harpoon Whales, look for their icons on the World Map and then sail to that location to begin the harpooning event.

Why do people fly the Blackbeard flag? ›

In many cultures around the globe, the color black is associated with notions of death. Pirates played upon this idea and adopted the black flag as their personal standard. Red, or “bloody," flags were also used to communicate no quarter to enemies, and were used interchangeably with the black.

What is the best outfit in Black Flag? ›

Captain Morgan's Redingote is by far one of the best-looking outfits in Black Flag. The attire will remind players not only of Captain Morgan but of the pirate captain caricature in general. The DLC mission to unlock the outfit is slightly underwhelming, but playing through the monotony is worth the effort.

Why is Assassins Creed not launching? ›

Missing or corrupt game files can lead to Assassin's Creed Valhalla not launching/loading in Windows 10/11. To get rid of this situation, you need to verify the integrity of game files and repair corruption. Open this app and go to Games, then choose Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

How do I fix Ubisoft not working? ›

If you experience issues with the overlay, disable all background applications when launching Ubisoft Connect PC and your game. Check your security software Make sure that Ubisoft Connect PC is not being blocked by any security software you have, such as a firewall or anti-virus.

Can I run Assassin's Creed Black Flag on Windows 10? ›

Will your PC be able to run the latest AC game? Check the Assassin's Creed Valhalla system requirements. Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag will run on PC system with Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8 (both 32/64bit versions) and upwards.

Can I play Black Flag without Ubisoft connect? ›

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

Can I play this offline without Ubisoft Connect? No, only AC1 will run without Uplay. Hi msrz, As mentioned above, you still require Ubisoft Connect to play, but you can also set that to Offline mode in the Settings for that client.

What do you do when a game won't launch? ›

What if new games don't start or are not working on Windows 10/11...
  1. How to Fix Games Not Working in Windows 10:
  2. Fix 1: Restart Your Gaming Platform.
  3. Fix 2: Restart Your PC.
  4. Fix 3: Check Whether Your System Meets the Game's Requirements.
  5. Fix 4: Grant the Game Administrator Rights.
  6. Fix 5: Verify the Integrity of the Game Files.

Is Ubisoft ending Assassin's Creed? ›

The arrival of The Last Chapter will also see Assassin's Creed Valhalla debut on Steam, Valve's PC game storefront, marking a return to the platform for Ubisoft. Though this marks the end of production for Ubisoft's most successful Assassin's Creed games, the future of the franchise looks bright.

Will Assassin's Creed ever go to Japan? ›

It's finally happening: Assassin's Creed is going to Japan. After a series of earlier reports and leaks, Ubisoft finally made the news official during Saturday's 2022 gaming showcase. It was just a short tease, but we got a quick animated glimpse of a ninja slinking through the shadows in feudal Japan.

Is Ubisoft getting hacked? ›

Video games developer and distributor Ubisoft has confirmed that it was hacked earlier this month, with the Lapsus$ group believed to be responsible. The French-headquartered gaming company, known for leading titles including Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, and Rainbow Six Siege, has around 117 million active users.

Why is Ubisoft struggling? ›

For the past few years, Ubisoft has been consistently plagued by internal issues involving alleged misconduct at the highest levels and struggles to grow company sales and live services beyond breadwinners like its “Assassin's Creed” franchise and “Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.”

Why is Ubisoft in trouble? ›

The French video game publisher cited poor performance of its Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and Just Dance 2023 titles, as well as a challenging economic environment. Ubisoft said 2022 net bookings will likely fall 10% after an earlier forecast called for an increase of 10%.

Can you play as a girl in black flag? ›

Though her back story goes into Templars and the Qing dynasty and some stuff about how she balances her mind and body through the blade of her katana, what's important here is that she is a female, and you can play as her.

Is black flag bigger than Odyssey? ›

AC Origins: Egypt – 80km. AC Valhalla: Norway – 22km2 sea included; England – 120km2 sea included. AC Odyssey: Greece – 130km2 , 256 km2 sea included. AC Black Flag: Caribbean – 235km.

Is AC4 a pirate game? ›

About This Game

The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic where corruption, greediness and cruelty are commonplace. Among these outlaws is a brash young captain named Edward Kenway.

Why is Ubisoft removing games? ›

Ubisoft is shutting down access to multiplayer and DLC for some of its older games, and that shows the need for preservation in the industry.

What games is Ubisoft shutting down? ›

Assassin's Creed 3, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Assassin's Creed Liberation HD, Driver San Francisco, Far Cry 3, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Silent Hunter 5 will lose access to purchased DLC. Space Junkies, as an exclusively multiplayer game, will stop working altogether.


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