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smithfam04
02-11-2016, 12:43 AM
Is anyone else having issues unlocking the fort chests in AC3? When i first started playing this game they were pretty easy, but recently they have been darn near impossible to pick! Any advice, tips, etc would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance! :)

Ureh
02-11-2016, 02:19 AM
1. Carefully rotate the Left stick until you see Connor find the tension angle (the camera will also zoom in a tiny bit to indicate that you found the correct spot). Once you see that subtle animation, hold the Left stick in that spot until you're finished with Step 3. Even the slightest twitch might cause you to start all over.

2. Carefully rotate the Right stick until you see Connor push both tools downward (aka raking angle). Continue holding the left stick and right stick in the correct positions, try your best not to move them even the slightest.

3. Now mash the R1 button until the lock is broken. Remember, while you're mashing the button you must keep the sticks as still as possible. One way to do this is to mash the button at a steady rate, don't do it too fast unless you're confident that you can hold the sticks securely.

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Top secret:
Finding the raking angle in Step 2 can be pretty easy, here's how:
1. Let's say the tension angle you found in Step 1 requires you to hold the left stick in the North-West direction (approx 135 degrees)
2. You can now deduce that the potential raking angles for Step 2 are either: North-East (~45 degrees), or South-West (~225 degrees), or South-East (~315 degrees).
3. In other words, the configuration for Step 2 is usually a mirror opposite of Step 1's angle. Don't be discouraged if you don't find it quickly, just carefully twiddle the stick until you find the sweet spot.