It's the fifth major installment and the third numbered title in the Assassin's Creed series. The main portion of Assassin's Creed III is set before, during and after the American Revolution from 1753 to 1783

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What are some good ways to earn cash?

Getting a large sum of money in Assassin's Creed 3 is much different then previous version of the game. Gone are they days of buying every shop in town, and now we appear to have to actually do a ...
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Does the AC 3 pre-order collector editions lack content available with the special edition

On the official AC3 pre order page it presents 4 different options: Standard Edition, just the game Special Edition, the game including "A Dangerous Secret" mission Join or Die Edition, the game ...
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What is the way to expose a ship's powder stores

On some of the ship missions there is an optional objective of "sink ships by firing on their powder stores". I know how this works broadly - I've shot up some ships and got the specific target that ...
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How to use an enemy as a meatbag?

I've tried everything (I think) and searched and searched, but I can't seem to figure out how to hold an enemy as meatbag when the red coats (or other enemies) start firing at me. The simple on ...
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What is the relevance of young animals in AC3

On occasion, I see bear cubs and fawn. Do they have a purpose other than adding additional realism to the game? Can they be hunted? Are they worth more or less than adults?
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Are Almanac page paths predetermined?

So far, I have had absolutely zero luck catching a single Almanac Page in Assassin's Creed 3. Every time I start to chase one, I am immediately met with a pop-up stating: "The Almanac page is ...
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Where can I see the Achievements?

In Assassins Creed III, I sometimes see "Brawler" or hunting achievements pop up, like Kill a captain (4/10) Where can I view the open achievements I still have to do? I couldn't find it ...
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My convoy's status is stuck at “attacked”, what can I do?

My convoy has been attacked and i sent my mini-mes to deal with it. Strangely, they became available nearly instantly, despite the dialogue saying they would be occupied for 11 minutes. I don't ...
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What is the flute music for when in the frontier?

I often run around in the frontier and at seemingly random spots I hear a native american flute play. Often I look around to try to see if there is something around me to look for but I don't see ...
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Which items are the most profitable for convoys?

So now that I've fleshed out my homestead with a whole bunch of people who can craft a whole plethora of items, I'm keen to find out which ones are the most profitable. Currently, I'm finding that ...
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What is the purpose of collecting feathers?

I am currently playing as Connor. I see feather locations a lot on my map. Some of the feathers I have collected. But what can I do with the feathers?
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How do I solve the Magic Lantern puzzle in the Boston Underground?

I'm in the Boston underground and just got to a puzzle about the Masons and a Magic Lantern. There are 4 symbols being projected on a wall: justice, a cross, a globe, and a ship steering wheel. The ...
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What do I do about a caravan that is being attacked?

So, in order to get money in Assassin's Creed 3 you've got to send out caravans (or naval caravans) to ship your goods across the lands and all that Jazz. Well when the game was first explaining this ...
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How do I perform a double assassination in Assassin's Creed III?

This has really been bugging me throughout the game. In previous games, when you were eligible to assassinate an enemy, it would show you that you need to press the Square button in order to do so. If ...
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Are hunting spoils vendor trash, or do they have another use?

I've gathered about 12k worth of animal bits while riding around the Frontier, should I be holding on to (some) of them, or is it safe to sell the lot? Do the useful bits, if any, get sold with the ...
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Why am I being called a murderer? I'm innocent _this time_!

So I fast traveled to a Patriot controlled fort. When I arrived there was a redcoat doing redcoat things. Then a bluecoat came and killed him. Then they started shouting "Murderer!" at me and I had to ...
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How do I beat the Homestead Innkeeper at Six Men's Morris?

I've drained about 500 of my precious in game currency trying to beat the Innkeeper of the Inn in the Homestead area for an achievement. Is there a trick to beating this guy? He is like the Six Men's ...
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How do I use the rope dart?

Could someone tell me how to use the rope dart properly? I use it, but struggle with finding out how to do different moves consistently with it. Especially wondering how to "catch" people and pull ...
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Can I still replay Desmond's Missions after completing the game?

In the present hub, there's a computer to play again Desmond's Missions. But in the ending of the game, an event makes that hub becomes inaccessible in the end-game (spoilers!). So, is it possible ...
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When do you unlock naval trade in assassins creed 3?

So I've been playing for a while now, and I assume that there is the possibility of naval trade, since there are missions to reduce the risk on certain routes, but I don't know when naval trade is ...
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I missed some homestead missions. Can I go back and pick them up?

I didn't know that the homestead missions in Assassin's Creed were limited to a specific sequence, so I skipped a few thinking I could just do them later on. Unfortunately, I'm now in sequence 7 and ...
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What's the DRM Model Ubisoft is Using for Assassins Creed III on the PC?

I'm trying to see if the rumors about Ubisoft coming to thier senses about super-intrusive DRM apply to thier AAA titles. So far google has 2 completely conflicting articles about DRM for Assassins ...
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What are Pivots for?

So I've completed the game now and am at 99% Animus DB complete. I did the two Epilogue missions and then got a mission icon in Boston. I zoned into Boston and the game loaded, then immediately went ...
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Where can I find a hunting cabin?

I'm trying to complete "The Hunting Society" mission. The goal is to "visit one of the hunting cabins in the Frontier", but I can't find any. There don't seem to be any marked on the map. Where are ...
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What is Captain Kidd's treasure?

I have found 14/24 trinkets for Peg Leg. After returning each back to Peg Leg a naval map location is revealed to me. Now the latest one has me aboard the Octavius, and I died a few times trying to ...
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Do I need to complete AC3 to understand AC4?

I just bought Assassins Creed Revelations, 3 & 4. I already played 1, 2 & Brotherhood, so I started to end the Ezio story with finishing Revelations. I just watched some trailers for AC 4 ...
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is there a way I can crouch in assassins creed III on ps3?

I want to be able to crouch anytime not just when I get into the bush so is there a button for it or something?
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How can I see the challenges of each club?

I want to get the trophy "In Good Standing" and for that I need to complete all the challenges of at least one club. Every time I complete one the screen pops out some notifications that inform me ...
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Can I get my recruit back after he has turned red?

Playing Assassin's Creed 3 and one of my recruits just turned red. Is he dead? Is there any way to get him back or replaced by a new one? Is there only so many recruits in the game I can get, and if ...
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Is there anywhere to buy larger capacity pouches?

In previous incarnations of the Assassin's Creed series, you've been able to buy pouches to upgrade your capacity of ammunition, darts, etc. In Assassin's Creed 3, I have yet to find a store that ...
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Are there any limits on hunting?

Does the game put in place any limits on hunting? Is it possible to out-hunt a region, either temporarily or permanently? Or do animals just keep spawning?
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How can I view the map in Assassin's Creed III?

Ok, this is a total newb question, but can't figure it out. I'm playing AC3 on a PC with an XBOX 360 controller connected. How can I open the map? Or, can I open the map? I have this tiny minimap in ...
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How do I acquire more convoys?

In Assassin's Creed 3, you have the option of sending out convoys loaded with goods for sale. I'm lead to believe that this should be your primary means of income as you roam the frontier and kill ...
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Lock picking technique

So I've tried this twice now and it's taken me about 5 minutes each time and it feels way too random. The instructions say "Move the mouse left and right" so am I supposed to wiggle it? .. and the ...
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Where is the best place to hunt bobcats?

I absolutely for the life of me cannot find these anywhere. The only area that my hunting guide even thinks they show up in is the one with the lighthouse (the name escapes me at the moment) but I've ...
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How do I earn the “An Extraordinary Man” achievement?

The "An Extraordinary Man" achievement requires you complete the Homestead challenge "Encyclopedia of the Common Man." I can't figure out how to do it though. The instructions that briefly came up ...
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What's the use of money?

So, I just finished the main storyline of Assassins Creed 3. In the beginning of the game, they showed me some crazy complicated method of trading supplies - I never bothered doing anything with it. I ...
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How do you break up the fight in Assassin's Creed 3?

This is the quest where you follow the kids to the two Irish guys having a fist fight out in the Homestead. What. The. Hell. I've spent the last 10 minutes trying to get these 2 green bars to the ...
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Where is the third farmer in New York?

Unfortunately this game is not free of bugs. In this case, markers disappear and never show on the map so it's hard to locate some targets or fast travel targets (forts, underground entrances, etc.). ...
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Where do I find a courier?

I've got all 100% sync, the only thing missing is the thieves challenges, which I can't finish because I can't find a courier to catch. I know that there's no way to make them "appear", but are there ...
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Is there any way to lock the camera on an enemy?

I'm having a bit of trouble adapting to the new combat engine. The Arkham Asylum-style combat is not a problem, but the camera is giving me trouble. It seems to stay put, even if I'm targeting an ...
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Is it possible to “focus stun” your pursuers?

After watching a few multiplayer videos that have popped up on YouTube, I noticed that pursuers will get the focus ring around the stun indicator when you're close enough. Do you get a bonus for ...
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Assassin's Creed III Random crashes

I've been playing Assassin's Creed III (version 1.05) for the last two days and I'm getting random crashes. The crashes occur when I'm in game for around 10 to 20 minutes at random locations in the ...
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How do I make my horse stop following me?

I summoned an assassin horse, and now I can't get it to stop following me. It's making it very difficult to do anything. How can I make it leave me alone, or at least just stand and wait for me?
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Sinking Men-of-war

I am doing the naval mission where you have to sink 2 men-of-war and board Nicholas Biddle's ship. I cannot sink the men-of-war however hard I try. Do you guys have any tips? Please try to not give ...
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Where's all the stuff I bought?

I recently made quite a few purchases in Assassin's Creed 3. Specifically, weapons and outfits. The problem I'm currently facing, however, is that I cannot find any of them! I've checked every room ...
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How to reduce notoriety in the frontier?

In some parts of the wilderness, I have a notoriety of 1, and in other parts I don't have notoriety at all. How can I reduce it?
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Stuck in present day cave without all the power sources

How do I get out of present day when I've only gotten 1 power source? I'm stuck in the cave and nothing happens when I walk up to the second power source on the ledge. I am trying to go back to being ...
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Should I play the predecessors before Assassin's Creed III?

I'm thinking about trying out Assassin's Creed III, but wondering if I should play through the predecessors first. Are they important to the story? Is there lots of things in AC3 I won't really get ...
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Can I play PS3 games from another country?

I'm going to buy Assassins Creed 3 on amazon.com, but my friend told me if I buy it from there, I can't play because I have a PS3 from Iceland (where I live). It is true? Does the PS3 have region ...