Aveline is a single-player downloadable content addition for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The content features the French-African Assassin Aveline de Grandpré, and is exclusive to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC. It is also included in The Rebel Collection along with all other single player DLC for the Nintendo Switch.
In 1784, Aveline traveled to Rhode Island on the request of Connor, with the intention of locating Patience Gibbs, an escaped slave, and recruiting her to the Assassin Order. Due to Aveline's name being known among the slaves, he hoped that she might be more successful than he had previously been.
In her quest to recruit Patience, Aveline learned of the mysterious charm in the young woman's possession and the Templar doctor Edmund Judge that wished to attain it. Although Aveline succeeded in rescuing Patience from the Templar's prison, the latter was unwilling to ally herself with the Assassin and attempted to flee. As a result, Patience was recaptured by Judge and forced to give up the artifact.
Aveline saved Patience once more, following which the two women agreed to work together to recover the charm. Once the artifact was back in Patience's possession, she would join the Brotherhood. After navigating the tunnels leading to the Newport Tower, the two women confronted Judge, who had been unsuccessful in his attempts to activate the artifact, and killed him.
Patience then revealed she had kept a crucial piece that prevented the charm from working. After demonstrating the artifact's function - it allowed her "see into all things" for a few seconds - she accepted membership into the Assassin Brotherhood.
- The Aveline DLC was the first instance of single-player downloadable content which did not star the game's main protagonist, instead introducing a new protagonist. This would later be followed by Adéwalé in Freedom Cry.
- Continental soldiers will refer to Aveline with male pronouns when alerted to her presence, due to the reuse of pre-recorded lines.