Our guide for Assassin's Creed III will prepare you for dismantling the Red Coats' forces, detailing each sequence and optional objective along the way.
Here are some basic tips to help you navigate some of ACIII’s new features.
New Features In Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin’s Creed III sets itself apart in a number of ways from the previous games. Here’s an overview:
- Combat no longer requires you to manually lock onto opponents. In previous games, you’d have to target an opponent and click your left trigger to lock onto them; here you simply get close and wait for them to become highlighted, then start swinging away. This will take a bit of time to get used to, but should become second nature as you play.
- No more grappling. In previous games, it was a simple matter to grab hold of your enemy and throw them off rooftops, but ACIII largely does away with the physical wrestling aspects of the combat system. It won’t matter too much, as you’ll spend very little of your time fighting on rooftops this time around, but it’s still sad to see it go.
- You’re now able to perform stealth assassinations without slowing down to play through the whole animation. Likewise, you can now pick weapons up off the ground in the middle of running. Handy if you find yourself without time to reload your pistol; just run over a musket, grab it, and keep moving.
- Guns, guns, guns! The 18th century features far more firepower than did Ezio’s Italy, and as such you’re going to have to deal with quite a few more enemies who’ll be lining up shots on Connor, but Connor can use a variety of firearms himself. Guns and rifles here take a substantial amount of time to reload, but they’re often going to be the deadliest weapons available to you.
It’ll take you a few hours to unlock hunting, but you can expect to spend a fair amount of time running around killing animals with Connor. You can earn a great deal of cash by selling the skins and other items you gain from doing so, and those materials are also going to be used by your homesteaders to craft new items for you. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
- You can hunt from horseback, if you like. If you spot an animal while riding through the forest, tap your attack button if you get close enough to target it. Connor will leap off the horse and kill it with his hidden blade, allowing you to skin it. Many animals will run away faster than your horse can chase, however.
- Shooting animals with a pistol or musket is the easiest way to kill them from a distance, but it’ll also damage the pelt, leaving you with an item that sells very cheaply and can’t be used in crafting.
- You can skip the skinning animation by rapidly pressing the same button you use to start it.
- If you’re trying to discover all of the animals that live in an area of the frontier, check all of the clues that you see. Clues will result in animal discoveries just like killing them will, and require no sneaking up on, to boot.
- Using Eagle Vision will allow you to more easily spot animal clues from further away.
A major but optional part of the game is homesteading. ACIII abandons the property-buying feature of the Ezio games in favor of a more personal set of side missions at your homestead. You’ll recruit new artisans and level them up to craft new items and sell them via trading.
- Homestead missions are relatively easy to complete and never feature optional objectives. Completing them will increase the abilities of your artisans and let them craft more advanced recipes, but they’re not all unlocked immediately; you’ll have to progress through the game’s main storyline to find all of the homestead missions.
- Recipes are found in many places, such as in treasure chests and by completing almanac chapters for Ben Franklin. Although you can purchase weapon upgrades at shops still, many of the best weapons will only be available through crafting, so you’ll want to be on the lookout for those recipes! Crafting also appears to be the only method with which to equip Connor with bigger pouches for ammunition.
- You can access the homestead interface from any general store in the cities, so there’s no need to travel all the way back to the homestead to send out your convoys.
- Convoys can generate a lot of money for you if you’re willing to invest the time to craft high-cost items and sell them in distant ports. Keep in mind that you can sometimes reduce the tax rate that you’ll be charged by conquering Templar forts in the world.
central boston chest i have the maps but for some reason it does not show where the last one is help me pleaseeeee...
@get2_kr0nk I found it towards the end of the game in one of the taverns in boston, I wondered the same thing as you, but it is there, it just shows up on mini map I think during sequence 12 :)
OK I got this for Christmas and have just started the game I'm in the theater and I use Eagle Eye to spot my target and nothing happens! Am I supposed to do anything else? Push a button or something?
I'm still having trouble with snitches. I used the smoke bombs - but there is still only one snitch present. There are two during the alley running scene. But only one during the fight scene.
Is this a specific PC Version bug? Is anyone using a console having the same problem?
I looked at several YouTube videos - but they all failed the snitch requirement despite having "Full Synch" in their video title. *rolls eyes*
I've reported the bug to Ubisoft's main site. Hopefully the next patch will see this resolved.
Still - this is a wonderful walk-through. I didn't even think to use smoke bombs at first.
Found out the hard way that you don't have to eliminate all of the guards on the ship w/ the 2 officers. The optional objectives are granted once the 2 ships are blown, not once the flag's up. Kill the 2 officers w/ ledge grabs (unarmed seems quieter but maybe it's just in my head) and the 2 nearest the kegs w/ the hidden blade (slow walk, tap the crap outta X and bail. Double assassinations seem to get you caught too quickly). The ship w/ the grenadier is a different story but I found it easy to kill the 3 lone guards from a ledge then hidden blade the couple at the bow. It's funny when you place the flag on the grenadier's ship. You'll be atop the other during the cutscene.
@saudgamermalik Yes, there are two missions you can do to wrap the story up concerning Conner's tribe and what happens to the British.
For the second ship all you have to do is take out the patroling guard and the you can just run up and set the charge. You just have to be aware of the guard thats alone at the end. I just tried it after failing to do it the other way several times. I just tried it as a joke and it worked.
I saw on one of the recent post about my question and I've done a lot of liberation missions I've got on person about
90% on my side but now I can't find him or any body else's missions what do I do to finish them.
@sman81 Keep running around and getting his/her three goals. Even if you do all the viewpoints, some portions of the map will still be hidden. Which I'll be quite honest, is annoying as hell because stuff like this. I went through the story with only 4 recruits because of this same reason and after going back and running around some more, found and completed the goals to get the other 2.
does anybody know how to get more assassin's on your crew besides the bartender in this version since its not like any of the other assassin's creed games?
@saudgamermalik General Stores under Consumables. or if you found the recipe and have the right items and people, you can make them.
is this the last mission of the game???
i have 2 dvds of this game n i am still on first if the the games ends on first what dvd 2 contains??
@saudgamermalik If your playing the Xbox version the 2nd disc is the multiplayer. The first disc is only the singleplayer.
having trouble witht the first blend mission they dont talk they just stand there when i blend wth me too they dont say anything nothing happens when i blend wth anyone know what im suppose to do
@Mifflinite45 What a great game this is
Looking forward to this the most..
Pre-ordered in fact!
Can't recruit all the assassins.. Boston North and NY North, the lass outside a house and the dark dude by the bar. Yeh, I can't recruit either of them and I think it's a bug, because I've done 3/3/3 (if that makes sense) missions for both of them and they just stand there unresponsive and are not prompting the final recruitment mission. Am I missing something? If anyone has the answer to this I'll......pray for you or something
@SteelPenguin90 As Gianna earlie wrote your sure that you finished all the missions? If not check the missions info either the side missions entry or the animus to see if your really finished. I did'nt know that there was three missions in NY so I at first thought they were bugged since they did'nt show up on the map then I spotted one. Also when the Npcs dont respond to interaction which seem to happen alot. I have to either restart the game or a spot earlier like a replaying a mission before the error. If that dont work I dont know how to help you I do know that when all the NY North missions are done she stop leaning on the house and moves a bit away from there to just stand around. Also not sure who the black dude your talking about is since all the recruits are white. Pretty sure though that all the recruits who were in a bar had a cut scene starting the second I entered the bar when all the missions for it was done
@Tobajas Sorry not a black dude, a dude in black, he's wearing black clothes and a hat on his back. It does say the district is liberated on the map, so I thought it might be the forts, so I dominated them, collected all the chests and paper, saved the starving children, killed the debt collectors, and was it protect farmers? Literally wiped the district clean. I think I might have to restart the sequence :- /
@Tobajas focusing on the NY one, I'm trying to get that done which is why I was talking about that one ^^ lol
@SteelPenguin90 Well, usually there are liberation missions that DON'T appear in the map so you need to find them wandering random. Really, I've passed through this =/
@GianniBR No, that's not what I mean. I have looked around the streets, I have found the liberation missions, I have done the liberation missions, and nothing happens. Really, I'm not an idiot "/
@prime091474 @GianniBR @Tobajas Sorted! I don't know why but after I talked to a man about his family back home in England, I re-entered and then the cutscene triggered and I unlocked him. In NY North I did one of the protect the farmer missions, which I found by "colouring in" the map by exploring, although before I did that mission it did say 3/3 on the animus, and still said 3/3 afterwards but let me continue. After that I decided to finish the game, and I did. Wow.
@GianniBR Thanks anyway :) Sorry, been a bit arsey today dno what's wrong with me. Still not found out how though
@SteelPenguin90 Oh, well, it happened to me once, thought it may have been the same to you. But ok, I've tried to help.
@Hitman9 You have to do liberation missions for the different districts in the two towns then when the missions are finished for a district you get a district liberation mission which when finished grants you a new assassin and a new assassin call skill.
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if anyone is wondering what to do for recruiting assassins, its a lot different then Rev. or Brotherhood. You need to find the Liberation missions. there are usually 3 different tasks for several different people. EX: a doctor trying to fix the smallpox epidemic needs you to rescue 3 people (usually lying down some where) and bring them to him, kill 3 rabid dogs, and burn 3 piles of smallpox infested blankets. after you do all that you go back to him and talk to him, to then protect him from an ambush. after completing that, he then joins your side as your apprentice. so keep looking for those liberation mission symbols and the more you do, the more guys will join you. they made it much more personal for the recruits this time around for some reason, instead of just saving them and have them owe you their life. but there you go. also with almost every guy you add, there is a perk added to your recruit skills. whether it be starting a riot or having them disguise themselves. its definitely worth doing several missions to have more then one assassin recruit with you.
@slipknotmaggot1 are these areas just not marked on the map because I'll find a liberation mission but no objectives are marked?....
@Baroni88 when you look on your map and see the free masons symbol, that is where you need to go to start the mission. the objectives won't show up until you get right up to what you need to do. EX: in one case you need to stop a firing squad from killing innocent people. as you are walking up to them they will all highlight a red dot above them making them a special kill objective for you. kill the 4 or 5 guys and then the top left of the screen will show that you have completed 1/3. not every liberation mission is the same though, like i said, there are 3 missions of the same objective, but several different objections for the recruit. most of them aren't to hard to figure out. as soon as you get to the marker, look for guys with the red dot above their heads and kill them.. sometimes the dot will be yellow, and that just means interrogate. they can't die, so don't worry about killing them. but you can only interrogate them once you have killed all the other redcoats around you. hope that helps a little.
Table of Contents
- General Tips
- Sequence 2.1-2.2
- Sequence 2.3-2.4
- Sequence 2.5
- Sequence 3.1-3.2
- Sequence 3.3
- Sequence 4.1
- Sequence 4.2-4.4
- Sequence 5.1-5.5
- Sequence 5.6-Desmond Int. 1
- Sequence 6.1
- Sequence 6.2
- Sequence 6.3-6.4
- Sequence 7.1-7.2
- Sequence 7.3
- Sequence 7.4
- Sequence 8.1-8.2
- Sequence 8.3
- Desmond Interlude 2
- Sequence 9.1
- Sequence 9.2-9.4
- Sequence 10.1-10.2
- Sequence 10.3
- Desmond Interlude 3
- Sequence 11.1-11.2
- Sequence 12.1-12.2