Ubisoft has finally (finally!) come to their senses and fixed one of the most infuriating aspects of Assassin’s Creed Unity: the forced cross-platform connectivity needed to unlock in-game chests. Throughout the game’s recreated Paris are dozens and dozens of chests that can only be unlocked by playing and linking the game’s companion app, which is available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phones. To unlock a second set of chests you needed to create an “Initiates” profile and link that to your game as well. It was one of my biggest gripes with Unity in my review, which is in the current edition of NAG Magazine (spoiler: I did not enjoy the game).
There is good news, however: Ubisoft released a new patch for the game’s console versions last night (PC version is landing within a week) that removes these silly app and Initiates requirements. Those two sets of chests are now all unlocked in the game, which means you can just open them up as you find them. Those chests contain things like in-game cash and a plethora of costumes for Arno to wear.
You can read the full patch release notes over here. There are loads of PC performance fixes incoming, so that’s good news.
UPDATE: the PC version of the patch has been delayed. Ubisoft currently has no ETA. Sorry, GMR.