Assassin's Creed Unity's Second Patch Incoming, Third Patch Detailed

Assassin's Creed Unity's Second Patch Incoming, Third Patch Detailed

Richard Walker

Ubisoft has rolled out the second patch for Assassin's Creed Unity on PS4 and PC, and will be actioning the update on Xbox One soon, in a bid to rectify the array of glitches and bugs that have affected the game since its release, like falling through the world, rowdy NPCs invading a pivotal cut-scene and other issues.

Attention has now turned to the next major update for AC Unity, which aims to address a number of other problems on the list, and promises to be "larger in scope, addressing a number of bugs in the areas where you’re telling us you're having the most problems," Ubisoft writes on its live blog for the game.

Ubisoft has yet to finalise the list of fixes for Assassin's Creed Unity's patch number three, but it will include the following:

  • Gameplay: this includes bugs like Arno getting stuck on certain areas of the map (including a few more hay carts), problems with getting into/out of cover, character animation bugs, and general camera problems 
  • AI & Crowd: in this category are problems with NPC animations, crowd events, and crowd stations, NPC navigation issues, as well as bugs related to NPCs detecting Arno’s activities in various situations 
  • Matchmaking & Connectivity: this covers a number of issues related to co-op play, including bugs with joining games in-progress and problems that happen during host migration 
  • Menus & HUD: fixes in this category will address missing details in certain menus, problems with some of the mission objective and co-op update pop-ups, localization inconsistencies, as well as some of the issues with menus and pop-ups overlapping each other 
  • General Stability: this includes fixes for a number of crash situations we've identified in both campaign and co-op modes.

Patch 3 should be coming very soon to Assassin's Creed Unity, although Ubisoft notes that "this next patch won't solve every problem, but we're expecting that it will dramatically improve your experience." For the next patch, Ubi will be investigating performance issues like framerate drops and how to address them. Come hell or high water, it's heartening to see that Ubisoft is determined to get Assassin's Creed Unity sorted out quickly. Watch this space.

  • Patch 3 and the game has been out a week. Modern gaming ftw!
  • That is a lot of turd polishing.
  • Frame Rates should've been first on the agenda since nothing ruins a game faster than a stuttery frame rate. Admitably. later on in the game it seems to sort itself out, but on the Notre Damne assassination mission, you notice it a lot.
  • I love how Rouge has more polish than Unity, but Unity was allegedly in development at the same time as ACIII.
  • Damn autocorrect *Rogue
  • This game is shoved up UBisofts ass along with there season pass robbing bastards
  • Does nobody test shit these days or what, I'm willing to get paid for playing games and telling you they broken and I bet I'm not the only one
  • After all the bad press this release is getting, I am not surprised by this news at all. I just hope they learn something from this experience and move forward in a more responsible manner.
  • Last Ubisoft game I played was Trials Fusion - it had a gamebreaking bug that ruined leaderboards from day 1 and I think the online multiplayer they advertised for it still isn't ready 7 months after release.. among many other things. Is it too much to ask for devs to make sure games are finished and work properly before taking people's money?
  • Have peoplel really not seen the connection between all these half finished games and the fact that tons of them is pushed to 2015? Rogue is more polished because it's a cut and paste of the existing three year old tech and game elements. The industry needs to get over the Christmas obcession. That's the problem
  • The internet is making this a bad game which it is not. Don't trust the internet. I mean it.
  • Amazing game! Amazing graphics! Great additions. Forgot the in-thing was to bitch about every game released. If you don't like the game, then sell it. No one is making you play it!
  • @11 you're right it's not a bad game, it's just not a very good one !!!!
  • nothing new here people. AC III had bugs, alot of bugs. They fixed it and it became fun to play. For me its actually a good thing, other people complain, ubisofts goes on a bug-glitch-patching frenzie, and after 5 months the game works perfect, has dropped in price, and i got a great game to play :)
  • Should of never been released in this shape!!! Ubisuck is taking some heat over this one.
  • they should have brought Rogue out on both the 360 and X1 this year and then next year bring out Unity on the 360 and X1. trying to do 2 different game on 2 consoles causes too many problems as we have now found out with Unity.
  • @14 even with the delay it was full of bugs. The release shouldnt be a beta but with ubisoft games that seems to be the often the case.
  • @16 or maybe release it when its ready, not just so they can get it into the oct/nov slot.
  • @7 no you're not the only one @8 they haven't learned from the mistakes of other companies, so don't count on it
  • @13 sure, there is always room for rational valuation and criticism but the extreme just-for-fun bashing of publishers gets old. And that is what is going on with this game right now. Ubisoft could have delayed this to 2015, I agree, really. But in fact I'm happy they didn't. The patches are rolling in and even now I find it a pretty damn good piece of software already. And all that FPS talk... sure there are some FPS hickups probably caused by bad IO harddisk access code and the average FPS is pretty low (25-30) but honestly? I haven't noticed it until I heard the childish cry for help of the comment-basher-army.
  • Playing Rogue for now and will jump directly into GTAV and Dragon Age. My copy of Unity can wait till all the patches fix this mess.
  • Didn't they go on a fixing rampage for ACIII? Even after they fixed it, I didn't find it worth playing. I never finished it. I think ACIV was it for this franchise for me.
  • Glad they are fixing these problems. If the game is almost all the way fixed after patch 3 then I have no problem with that. If it's still a mess then yeah, I agree it should have been delayed. I don't mind having a rough week or two.
  • "it's heartening to see that Ubisoft is determined to get Assassin's Creed Unity sorted out quickly." Seriously!! It should have never been released in this shape. It should have been delayed until it was at least in a playable state.
  • For me this is the problem of having a console online ie. They can release the game knowing its broken and patch it later rather than delay it. The other thing is though if the console wasn't online then it would never be able to get patched. I'm done with Ubisoft releasing broken games but still selling £20 season passes. I bet far cry 4 will be glitchy as well. If Ubisoft weren't milking assassins creed to death they might be able to sort it out properly before releasing them
  • Q. Why on earth are companies releasing game after game with obvious, impossible to miss bugs? A. Because they're run by investors and they want their money now, so release the game unfinished, get revenue, look good on the stock Market. Bugs make no difference to the sales, most heavy gamers preorder, casual gamers wouldn't know about problems and buy blind. So revenue isn't really affected. And they know 99% of people will throw another £50 their way as soon as the next big game comes out anyway.
  • @26. Well said. That is exactly what's happening!
  • Games should have to go through more rigorous testing before they are released
  • @26 ubisoft stocks dropped 12 percent the day unity released.
  • just because games are easy to patch now shouldn't mean publishes should keep pushing out broken unfinished games. before last gen and this gen i encountered absolutely no games that didn't work as intended. the only glitches i ever came across were funny silly little things that were extremely rare. now i cant get a new game without it crashing for weeks before they patch it.
  • I'm still waiting for "E.T." on the Atari 2600 to get patched... the gameplay is terrible! :-p
  • Where was the first patch? Did I miss it, or does XBOXOne just patch automatically?
  • @32 they delayed it for xb1 to fix those specific system issues
  • "Come hell or high water, it's heartening to see that Ubisoft is determined to get Assassin's Creed Unity sorted out quickly." If they can get to work on these fixes so quickly, why didn't they work on them before releasing the game for full retail price, especially since it was delayed specifically for these reasons? Not that heartening at all really. Are they going to give everyone some Helix points with a corporate apology on letterhead with patch #3?
  • @12 What a stupid thing to say. If people shell money out on something that is broken, they have the right to complain about it. If nobody complains then nothing gets corrected. OT - What the hell has happened to testing games before release? It's all about quick turnaround and sales figures now.
  • so glad i decided to avoid this, i wouldnt mind getting rogue, but i cant warrant £40 + for a console i dont really play anymore...
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