Assassin’s Creed 3 Guide: Public Execution Guide

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Public Execution is the mission where Connor is to be hanged for his crimes. You of course have to escape and after that you need to protect the general. This guide will help you beat the mission and get all the side objectives as well! Let’s go!

Assassinating Hickey

AC-3-Washington First off you have a few cut scenes. Watch or skip your call.Once you gain control of Connor keep walking forward. Keep going forward and you will pass by Washington. As you get close to the neck tie a cut scene will happen. You will get punched and Achilles will come and tell you that you are not alone. The next cut scene has you going up the steps and being hanged. Once you are hanged press the button on screen to be saved. After that Achilles gives you a tomahawk and the mission gets harder.We have to assassinate Hickey, keep Washington’s body guards alive and kill 2 militia men. It is actually kind of tricky and might take you a few tries. If you accidentally kill Hickey try to restart the check point until you get the side objectives.Right when Hickey starts running you need to chase after him. The trick to catching up to him is to avoid the crowd. They scatter in a bunch of different directions but you can get through the holes easily. Skip the enemy militia for now.Right before Hickey gets to Washington you should be almost in front of him and you can strike him with you axe. Once you hit him with the axe he will be focused on you and you can go back down the steps and kill two militia. After you kill the militia finish off Hickey and you will have beat the mission. Good job.That will end the Assassin’s Creed 3 Public Execution Guide. Check back soon for more guides!Did you find this Game Guide helpful? Follow us on Facebook for all our latest Game Guides, Game Reviews, Games News and our Suck My Controller Game Podcasts. You can also follow us on Twitter, Raptr, Youtube and Freeglance.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Miles Turner

    The Assassin’s Creed 3 Public Execution mission’s side objective is seriously the most ****** objective in my honest opinion. “Hit Hickey with your axe to make him focus on you” why in the hell would anyone think of that first? Why would Hickey focus on you when his mission is to assassinate Washington. Did anyone at Ubisoft test this? it literally takes the entire length of Hickey running up to Washington and killing his guards to kill one militia member.

  • Danny Small

    I agree with Miles. The optional objectives are incredibly stupid. Mainly because killing 2 other militia before Hickey makes no sense. How is that significant to the story?

    Anyway, I’d like to share my strategy incase anyone else is getting close to burying their controller into their wall like I was.

    The strategy mentioned in the article does in fact work, but the main problem I noticed is, when you finally catch up with Hickey on the stairs, the first attack you make is almost always an assassination since his back is facing you. I’ve found that if you just keep running full speed and shove him, it will interrupt his attack on Washington’s first bodyguard and you then can orient yourself enough to hit Hickey and get his attention. I hope this helps.

  • Danny Small

    I agree with Miles. The optional objectives are incredibly stupid. Mainly because killing 2 other militia before Hickey makes no sense. How is that significant to the story?

    Anyway, I’d like to share my strategy incase anyone else is getting close to burying their controller into their wall like I was.

    The strategy mentioned in the article does in fact work, but the main problem I noticed is, when you finally catch up with Hickey on the stairs, the first attack you make is almost always an assassination since his back is facing you. I’ve found that if you just keep running full speed and shove him, it will interrupt his attack on Washington’s first bodyguard and you then can orient yourself enough to hit Hickey and get his attention. I hope this helps.

  • ZephyrSP

    Not only is this one of the most asinine extra objectives in the game (and that is QUITE a statement given some of the objectives – I’m looking at you “don’t shove or tackle anyone”), but it compounds itself with the worst of the auto-save feature.

    If you mess this up in any way that results in you completing the assassination (including my personal favorite, Washington’s guards killing him FOR you), you have to skip multiple cutscenes, do the whole walk of shame again, and listen to Lee prattle on again by restarting the memory. Last Checkpoint will just put you BACK IN THE ASSASSINATION CUTSCENE with Hickey. Not to mention how absurd it is in the context of the plot, as Danny and Miles pointed out.

    This objective WILL make you want to tear your hair out, and is one of the best examples poor design in the AC series.

  • ZephyrSP

    Not only is this one of the most asinine extra objectives in the game (and that is QUITE a statement given some of the objectives – I’m looking at you “don’t shove or tackle anyone”), but it compounds itself with the worst of the auto-save feature.

    If you mess this up in any way that results in you completing the assassination (including my personal favorite, Washington’s guards killing him FOR you), you have to skip multiple cutscenes, do the whole walk of shame again, and listen to Lee prattle on again by restarting the memory. Last Checkpoint will just put you BACK IN THE ASSASSINATION CUTSCENE with Hickey. Not to mention how absurd it is in the context of the plot, as Danny and Miles pointed out.

    This objective WILL make you want to tear your hair out, and is one of the best examples poor design in the AC series.