Ubisoft has rolled out a fourth patch for the bug-riddled Assassin’s Creed Unity. The patch was initially going to be delayed, but appeared on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One yesterday. The PC version will be released before the end of the week.
Patch 4 is a belter, clocking in at 6.7GB so be aware if you’re constrained by cap limits. The size of the update is largely thanks to the fact that Ubisoft has overhauled portions of the Paris map in order to stabilise frame rates and other graphics related glitches. Additionally, fixes to the game’s UI, matchmaking, and save game bugs have also been patched up. The PC version is getting a number of fixes for TXAA and MSAA issues. If you want to read the full patch notes then head over here.
On a side note: I’m knee-deep in this game for a postponed review in NAG Magazine. I’ve been fairly lucky with regard to game bugs and have only experienced some UI issues that wouldn’t register my X button inputs. That being said, the frame rate problems are awful on PlayStation 4 so I’m hoping patch 4 is able to get that under control.
UPDATE:Whew boy, Ubisoft is really stuffing up this one. The Xbox One version of this patch is 40GB big because for some or other reason, the patch replaces the entire game instead of just updating existing files. Ubisoft has acknowledged the problem and released the following statement on their website:
We have received and confirmed reports that some Xbox One players who have previously applied Patch 3 are seeing a 40GB download instead of the expected 6.7GB download. Unfortunately, an issue with the patch downloading process is replacing the entire game instead of just the parts affected by the patch. This is obviously not the expected behavior, and we apologize 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.
We are working with Microsoft on a solution to reduce the total download to the intended size so that you can get back into the game faster, but as of now we have no ETA on when this will be resolved.
Currently there is one known workaround: Owners of the disc version of the game can uninstall the game and reinstall it. On starting the game, the patch process will start with the correct download size.
Wow. So for everyone sitting with digital copies of the game on Xbox One, you unfortunately get to download the entire game again if you want the most up-to-date version, which with this game, you do.