Assassin’s Creed Unity by Ubisoft has had a tough launch with many gamers reporting bugs and glitches after the release of the game last month. Ubisoft have been hard at work ironing out these and we’ve got the details of the 4th patch that should fix most remaining issues.
This patch will be roughly 6.7GB on most systems, but for some Xbox One owners are reporting that it is higher. The patch notes for this update are as follows:
Stability, Performance and Save Game
Fixed numerous random crashes both on Campaign and Coop
Implemented multiple optimizations and fixes to improve overall performance
Fixed save issue caused by the companion app on the main menu (loss of data)
Fixed save issue caused by contacts list (crash occurring). Users should now have access to save
Gameplay (navigation, fight, stealth)
Fixed various navigation issues
Fixed issues with lock picking chests
Fixed additional haystack issues
Character, AI and Crowd
Fixed various character, crowd station and NPC issues
Online, Matchmaking, Connectivity and Replication
Fixed various matchmaking and connection issues both in matches and when starting a match.
Fixed various issues with voice chat
Fixed join-in-progress issues
Fixed various replication issues between host and clients
Fixed issues with player rank and COOP/heist rewards
Fixed issues with Helix credits
Fixed issues with the My Club feature
Menus and HUD
Fixed HUD icon issues and issues with map information
Fixed various Initiates issues
Fixed additional issues with notifications
Mission tweaks (campaign, coop and side content)
Fixed various low occurrence walkthrough breaks in both Campaign and COOP
Fixed various NPC issues
Fixed issue with the quest log disappearing for specific side missions
World and 3D
Fixed various collision and mesh issues
Fixed additional issues where player would fall through the world
Fixed specific areas where textures were missing
It is clear that this patch addresses a multitude of previous problems players have witnessed in Assassin’s Creed: Unity. The reason why the patch is as big as 6.7GB is due to Ubisoft having to replace sections of the Paris map that were experiencing frame-rate issues. The problem facing Xbox One owners with the 40GB patch size might be as a result of the patch downloading process. Players who applied Patch 3 will see Patch 4 as being 40GB in size and is replacing the entire game instead of that the patch addresses. This was addressed on the Assassin’s Creed: Unity live updates website, where Ubisoft formally apologised for this issue:
“This is obviously not the expected behaviour, and we apologise that many of you will have to wait longer than expected to complete this download. This issue isn’t causing any other problems and once the download is completed players will have the most-up-to-date and fully patched version of Assassin’s Creed Unity.”
This statement also states that the download size was unintentional and that Ubisoft are currently working with Microsoft to resolve the problem. However, there has been no date as to when it will be rectified. Instead, Ubisoft suggested that those who own the disc version of AC: Unity to uninstall and reinstall the game. This should bring Patch 4 download size down to 6.7GB.
Patch 4 was released this on PS4 and Xbox One. The patch will be available on PC later this week.
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This post was contributed by Lorraine McGuinness.