Here comes another patch for Assassin’s Creed Unity

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ACU patch

I thought Assassin’s Creed Unity was a great game in many ways, but was far too broken to really enjoy as it should have been. It is now getting another patch to try to fix some of the frame rate issues as well as difficulties in matchmaking for co-op play. Let’s see if Ubisoft will patch this thing to full functionality by the holidays.

You can read the full patch notes here, although there are references to specific missions so don’t read them if you’re trying to avoid spoilers. Patch 3 will aim to fix the following:

Stability and performance

  • Fixed numerous random crashes for both on Campaign and Co-op
  • Fixed specific framerate drops

Gameplay (navigation, fight, stealth)

  • Fixed navigation issues where the player gets stuck
  • Fixed haystack issues where the player can stay stuck in it
  • Fixed Cover issues
  • Fixed various camera issues
  • Fixed animation issues
  • Fixed some Booster issues

AI & Crowd

  • Fixed various animation issues
  • Fixed various detection issues
  • Fixed various crowd stations issues

Matchmaking, Connectivity & Replication

  • Fixed various matchmaking issues
  • Fixed various host migration issues
  • 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 objectives & updates issues
  • Fixed issues in customization menu
  • Fixed some localization inconsistencies in the menus
  • Fixed some Credits issues

Mission tweaks (campaign, coop & side content)

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

World & 3D

  • Fixed various collisions and navigation mesh issues

Progression & Difficulty

  • Adjusted various community events rewards

PC-Specific

  • Fixed saves corruptions in some cases
  • Fixed temporal blur for SLI
  • Fixed graphical corruptions in Character Customization menu
  • Fixed crash in Character Customization menu on controller autoswitch
  • Alt+Enter switch window modes correctly
  • NPC on side monitors shows correctly
  • Minor UI improvements

I’m glad to see all these fixes – it’s a real shame that a game that punted the co-op so much had broken match making and various tracking issues in co-op. Plus, with so many glitches for animations and stability, it’s a small wonder that people are able to play and enjoy the game as much as some people are. I’d still wait until this latest patch rolls out to pick up your copy of the game if you’re still determined to play it – there’s really no reason to play a broken game, even if at its core it’s a fun experience.

How many patches do you think it will take until the game is where it should have been at launch? Have you been playing and enjoying it, or did you decide to wait until it was fixed?

Last Updated: November 26, 2014

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