Assassin’s Creed 3 Guide: Assassinate John Pitcairn

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This is one of the trickier side objectives in Assassin’s Creed 3. You need to air assassinate John Pitcairn in his camp as he is surrounded by like 30 troops. This guide will help you get through it with no issues. So let’s go.

Assassinating Pitcairn

 

AC 3 TomahawkOnce you are at the camp you have a few different ways to go. In order to air assassinate John Pitcairn you will have to get on top of the flag pole right by him.

Basically you want to head left and through the two smaller camps. Remember you can kill three guys without losing the other side objective. If anyone gets close to you int he brush and you can get a clean kill you might as well take it.

Start by going left up onto the rockers. You will see a tree that you can climb. Do so and look to the left. You will see some rocks you can jump to from the tree. Jump over to the rocks.

From there drop down to the floor level rock and run until the end of it. Jump off and use the brush behind the tents to stay hidden. Once you reach the end of the brush you should see the flag and a hay cart. Do NOT run towards the flag. Instead head out of the brush and then left again into the next part of camp. Check your radar to make sure the guard can’t see you.

There is brush in this part of the camp as well so use that to your advantage. Keep going to the end of the camp and you will see a fallen tree you can climb up. Climb up that tree and jump to the next tree. Climb up that tree even further then jump to thee flag pole.

From there you do the air assassination kill Pitcairn and beat the mission. Good job!

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  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Pam Clarkson

    AWESOME!Thank you so much. I didn’t realize you could jump on the flagpole – that was the missing link for me. Thanks again.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com/members/captaincamper/ Captain Camper

      Go Johnny! Glad we could help Pam, hope you’re enjoying Assassins Creed 3 :D

  • Albin Johansson

    I’m so glad I found this, really helped me. But instead of going by the trees at start I went through the grass all they way to the tree leading to the flagpole. 2 kills along the way. Thanks!

  • Beth

    I have done this mission over a dozen times. I’ve been successful at making my way to the top of the flagpole undetected. But, when I do the air assassination, all Connor does is jump down and boot Pitcairn off the horse WITHOUT actually killing him. Am I missing something? Some new-move tutorial? I’ve even waited for the marching redcoats to be turned the other way before jumping down! I’m literally tearing my hair out over this. I’m going bald, you guys.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com/members/ryan-mcbride/ Ryan McBride

      Hey Beth!

      Saw the same post on a Ubisoft forum so maybe there might be a bug? Make sure you have a good a weapon for assassinating and not your bare hands? I can’t seem to find an open bug for this mission but I will keep looking into it and get back to you if I find anything.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com/members/ryan-mcbride/ Ryan McBride

      Hey Beth!

      Saw the same post on a Ubisoft forum so maybe there might be a bug? Make sure you have a good a weapon for assassinating and not your bare hands? I can’t seem to find an open bug for this mission but I will keep looking into it and get back to you if I find anything!

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com christin

    Hey u gotta make sure u have ur hidden blades ready and hit L1 to aim on him then square and jump

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com My Name

    Don’t know if it’s just me or if it’s common, but I managed to run up behind him with about 8 troops watching me and ground-kill him by normal on-horse assassination and still got full sync. Maybe something to try?

  • Speedyofar

    You def have to have your hidden blades out, aim at him with l1 and then youll be golden!!

  • Speedyofar

    You def have to have your hidden blades out, aim at him with l1 and then youll be golden!!