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AC3 Frontier Overlook

Overlook of the Frontier

The Frontier was a location generated by the Animus, representing the areas in the North American countryside visited by Haytham Kenway and Ratonhnhaké:ton.

During the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War, the countryside of Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey was gradually being settled by colonial hunters and traders as the fur pelts of American animals were in high demand in England and France.


The Frontier was split into twelve hunting grounds, each containing four different types of wildlife:

Black Creek

Located at the most north-western area of the Frontier, Black Creek contained hares, beavers, elk, and bobcats. It contained Fort Duquesne in Pennsylvania, and the Grand Temple in Turin, New York.


Located roughly in the center of the Frontier, Concord, Massachusetts, included hares, raccoon, beavers, and deer. A trading post was located on the western edge of town, on the road leading to Valley Forge

Diamond Basin

The Diamond Basin hunting region was located north of Concord. It included cougars, deer, wolves, and beavers.

Great Piece Hills

Great Piece Hills was located in the north-east, just south of John's Town. It included hares, wolves, elk, and bobcats. Boston Light overlooked the eastern lake.

John's Town

Located at the most north-eastern area of the Frontier, John's Town in New York included hares, foxes, elk, and bears. It was the site of Sir William Johnson's homestead, Johnson Hall, and contained the route to the Davenport Homestead in Massachusetts.


Located at the central northern area of the Frontier, the Kanièn:keh Nation Territory, or "Mohawk Valley", was the location of Kanatahséton. Game included hares, foxes, deer, and cougars.


Located roughly in the center of the Frontier, west of Concord, Massachusetts, the town of Lexington included raccoon, hares, foxes, and deer. A trading post was located to the north, near an inn. 


The Monmouth, New Jersey hunting ground included elk, raccoon, hares, and foxes. It was the location of the Fort Monmouth and a harbor. A trading post was located just north of the harbor, on the road leading to Troy's Wood. 


The Packanack hunting ground included hares, beavers, bobcats, and bears.

Scotch Plains

The Scotch Plains hunting ground included raccoon, deer, hares, and cougars. It contained the routes to Boston and New York, as well as Fort St-Mathieu.

Troy's Wood

The Troy's Wood hunting ground included hares, deer, elk, and wolves.

Valley Forge

The Valley Forge hunting ground included hares, beavers, raccoon, and elk. It was the site of the Continental Army's camp during the first half of 1778.


  • The Frontier is 1.5 times larger than Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's Rome, making it the sixth largest map in the Assassin's Creed series to date, behind Paris, London, the River Valley, the North Atlantic, and the Caribbean.
  • The Frontier is the setting for about a third of the main storyline content for Assassin's Creed III.
  • It is impossible to reduce notoriety in the Frontier.
    • However, Connor's notoriety is predetermined by specific areas of the Frontier.
  • In the Monmouth region, a red enemy dot appears on the mini map inside a small building with injured men inside. However, the dot belonged to a woman who paced the inside of the building, and did not attack Connor. It is unknown why she was identified on the mini map.
  • During the events of The Tyranny of King Washington, the Frontier is devastated, with the colonial settlements and farms ruined and abandoned, and the land littered with the dead bodies of slaughtered civilians and Redcoats. Dead horses can also be found.
  • The encampment at Valley Forge was inaccessible until Sequence 8, as the Continental Army had not yet made camp until 1778. 



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