Defending convoys in Assassin’s Creed 3 is one of many side activities one can do to earn a reward. Convoys, however, only spawn in Frontier so whenever any group is in trouble, you can play the hero part and save them from the bad guys. A shield icon on your map will tell you the exact location of the convoy.
Now, you can defend the convoys either by yourself, or you can hand over the job to your fellow assassins. In order to assign the convoy defense job to your assassins, open up the assassins wheel, and you will see the message “Your Convoy is under attack” in the corner of the screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to assign the job.
Although, assigning the job to the assassins can save your time but in the earlier stages of the game, they might not be strong enough to defend convoy groups. However, you don’t need to worry about their deaths (fellow assassins) as they will be available to your service again faster than the older Assassin’s Creed games.
Contrary, if you take the job yourself, it will take a minute or two to clear out the mess after you have reached the designated spot. You can collect your reward and head back to your primary objectives. If you are having any troubles in defending the convoys, share with us in the comments below, and we will try to help you out.