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Ubisoft To Release Next Assassin’s Creed Unity Patch This Week

by Mike Futter on Nov 25, 2014 at 09:54 AM

Ubisoft is getting ready to release Assassin’s Creed Unity “patch 3” this week across all three platforms. Rollout will begin on Wednesday, November 26, on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. PC users will receive it later this week.

This update includes eight categories of improvements, with PC users slated to get a number of fixes tailored to that platform. Included on the list are repairs to stability, including improvements in the area of “numerous random crashes” and frame rate.

Gameplay improvements address “haystack issues” as well as problems with players getting stuck. Matchmaking and online components also received some care in this update. Here is the full list of fixes:

Stability and Performance

  • Fixed numerous random crashes in Campaign and Co-op modes
  • Fixed specific framerate drops
    • Improved task scheduling
    • Tweaked performance for Reach High Points (Synchronization)

Gameplay (Navigation, Fight and Stealth)

  • Fixed various navigation issues where players could get stuck
  • Fixed various haystack issues
  • Fixed various cover issues
  • Fixed various camera issues
  • Fixed various animation issues
  • Fixed various Booster issues

AI & Crowd

  • Fixed various animation issues
  • Fixed various detection issues
  • Fixed various crowd station issues (bonfires)

Matchmaking, Connectivity and Replication

  • Fixed various matchmaking issues
  • Fixed various host migration issues (hand-off occurs more smoothly)
  • Fixed join-in-progress issues
  • Fixed various replication issues between host and clients
  • Fixed various issues in the My Club menu

Menus and HUD

  • Fixed various menu issues and pop-up overlap issues
  • Fixed Mission objective & updating issues
  • Fixed issues in customization menu
  • Fixed some localization inconsistencies in menus
  • Fixed some issues in the credits

Mission Tweaks (Campaign, Co-op and Side Content)

  • Fixed various low-repro walkthrough breaks
  • Fixed various NPC navigation issues
  • Fixed inconsistencies in some missions

World and 3D

  • Adjusted various collisions and navigation mesh issues

Progression and Difficulty

  • Adjusted various Community Event rewards

PC-Specific

  • Fixed save game corruption in some cases
  • Fixed temporal blur from SLI
  • Fixed graphical corruptions in Character Customization menu
  • Fixed crash in Character Customization menu on controller auto-switch
  • Alt+Enter switches windows correctly
  • NPC on side monitors show correctly
  • Minor UI improvements

Patch 4 is currently in progress, with more news about it coming after the Thanksgiving holiday. For more on Assassin’s Creed Unity (and other games having trouble this season), check out a recent opinion piece.

[Source: Ubisoft]

 

Our Take
This patch looks to address a diversity of problems leading us back to a drum I’ve been forced to beat often in the past few weeks. How on Earth was this game allowed to ship with so many problems?

I’d also recommend that anyone interested in The Crew, which releases on December 2, be aware of a recent Ubisoft blog post. It seems you might do well to hold off until after launch to make your purchase decision.