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Assassin's Creed III Remastered

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This page is for the remaster. For the original release, see Assassin's Creed III.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered
Assassin's Creed III Remastered cover
Original Ubisoft Montreal
Remastered Ubisoft Barcelona
Release dates
Windows March 29, 2019
Metacritic 75
OpenCritic 69
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world, Stealth
Vehicles Naval/watercraft
Art styles Realistic
Themes Historical, North America
Series Assassin's Creed
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Assassin's Creed 2008
Assassin's Creed II 2010
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2011
Assassin's Creed: Revelations 2011
Assassin's Creed III 2012
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD 2014
Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry 2014
Assassin's Creed: Pirates 2014
Assassin's Creed Unity 2014
Assassin's Creed Rogue 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles (series)
Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Origins 2017
Discovery Tour (series)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2018
Assassin's Creed III Remastered 2019
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered 2019
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2020
Assassin's Creed Mirage 2023
Assassin's Creed Shadows 2024

Key points

Remastered version of Assassin's Creed III featuring new character models, a new Physically Based Render (PBR) light system, higher resolution textures, all DLC, and HDR support.
Includes Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered, a remastered version of Assassin's Creed: Liberation.
Free for all owners of the season pass for Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
Game does not launch on a hard drive designated as a Storage Space by Windows. See Issues fixed.
Lacking several localizations from the original game.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
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Green Man Gaming
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Ubisoft Store
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Included with Ubisoft+.
Humble Store (unavailable)
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All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\.
  2. Delete or rename ubi_logo.bik.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\en\ or whichever language you use.
  4. Delete or rename epilepsy_warning.bik, ps3_autosave_hdd.bik, ps3_healthwarning.bik, warning_disclaimer.bik, and xbox_autosave.bik.

Game data

General settings
General settings

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed III Remaster\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/911400/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\5183\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/911400/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing


Video settings
Video settings
HDR settings
HDR settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See WSGF topic for fixed EXE.
Stuck at 16:9, fixes may only work on uPlay copy. Multimonitor fix above fixes ultrawide issues as well.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Controlled by Texture Quality setting.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA toggle.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Capped at 63 FPS.
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Better shadow quality[1]

Editing config file
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed III Remaster\.
  2. Open Assassin3Remaster.ini.
  3. Set ShadowQuality to the desired value and save the file. 0 = Normal, 1 = High, 2 = Very High.


Editing config file
  1. Set ResolutionModifier to a percentage of resolution, e.g. 200 to double horizontal and vertical resolution.

High frame rate

Unlock FPS Patch
  1. Download Unlock FPS Patch
  2. Replace ACIII.exe in <path-to-game>.


Input settings
Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Combined positive and negative mouse acceleration - can't be disabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
In aiming mode there is radial deadzone (30%), while in looking around mode there is a huge (50%) cross deadzone. Camera has minimum speed, making higher sensitivities hard to use.
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Disable controller settings in Steam's controller configuration menus to see DualShock 4 prompts.
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Controller has higher priority.


Language selection
Language selection

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Voice, Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan - #1
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation.

Issues unresolved

Motion blur setting won't save

Motion blur setting is reset the On every time the game is launched.

Audio will loop when a viewpoint is cleared

Workarounds are: quit game to menu and load back in; climb down from the viewpoint instead of jumping for a Leap of Faith; or during a Leap of Faith the from the viewpoint, open the map screen midfall. There is no proper fix to this bug.[citation needed]

Issues fixed

No sound on intro cutscene

Music Volume needs to be on[2]

Game fails to launch: opens a white window before closing itself

Move the game to the system's C Drive[3]

First launch asks for missing CD Key

If you received the game on Steam alongside the Odyssey Season Pass, the game may ask for a CD Key upon first launch which is not provided to you.
Launch Odyssey first so that the game (and the season pass containing the Remaster) binds to your Uplay account[4]

Game crashes at startup

Disconnect input devices

The game can crash with some unusual input devices such as Airmouse. Either disconnect such devices or use devreorder utility to hide them from the game.

Cloud saves failed to sync every time

You will lose your progress.
Toggle offline

If Uplay always complains about not being able to sync your cloud saves and deleting them does not help, switch Uplay to offline then back to online. Next time you launch the game Uplay will ask which save to use - choose local.

In-game stuttering, freezing issues

The game will not use CPU cores and threads properly on certain modern systems.
Each time you launch the game, change the core affinity for ACIII.exe. First select 1 core and confirm and directly after it select all cores and confirm again.[5]
When using VSync, excessive single core use is evident (typically 99%) with any Quad Core CPU and above. Removing the first core of your CPU availability manually using the Task Manager affinity or alternatively using utility Process Lasso to automatically remove CPU 0 access from the AC3 executable resolves this.

This affinity fix also fixes the same issue with AC2, ACB and ACR when using VSync.

Making affinity changes permanent (setting affinity in task manager only lasts until you exit the game):

  1. Edit your preferred shortcut for launching the game (desktop and/or start menu)
  2. In the target field, set the following (just put the default contents in double quotes and prepend cmd.exe /C ...):
  • For a 4/4 (core/thread) CPU cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity e "<path-to-game>\ACIII.exe"
  • For a 4/8 and 8/8 (core/thread) CPU cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity fe "<path-to-game>\ACIII.exe"
  • For a 6/6 (core/thread) CPU cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity 3e "<path-to-game>\ACIII.exe"
  • For a 6/12 (core/thread) CPU cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity 7fe "<path-to-game>\ACIII.exe"
  • For a 8/16 (core/thread) CPU and higher cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity fffe "<path-to-game>\ACIII.exe"

Verify correct affinity by launching the game and checking affinity in task manager (see beginning).

To be used in Steam launch options, to launch the game directly from Steam, it must be a little different:

  • Ex. for a 8/16 (core/thread) CPU and higher C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity FFFE "<path-to-game>\ACIII.exe" %command%

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz
AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon R9 270X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 5.0 support
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Full minimum and recommended specs based on target resolution and frame rate can be found here.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Better Shadow Quality - last accessed on May 2023
  2. Tested by Faust8.
  3. Steam Community - last accessed on May 2023
  4. Steam Community - last accessed on May 2023
  5. FPS Lag & Microstuttering - CPU Affinity Fix - last accessed on May 2023