The fourth patch for Ubisoft’s latest entry in the Assasin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Unity, is now available for download on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Ubisoft says the patch is mainly aimed at fixing performance issues that have plagued the game since it’s launch about a month ago.
This patch includes fixes to frame rate drops in certain areas of the game, progress of players being abruptly deleted, and game crashes for the most part. Performance issues aside, patch four will also fix connectivity issues for the game’s multiplayer component as well as the Assassin’s Creed Unity companion app.
As to why the patch is fairly large, Ubisoft has said that the size of the patch is mostly due to updating certain parts of Ubisoft’s rendition of Paris where players were reporting frame rate drops. The company also noted that since much of the map is being updated, the patch will not take up extra storage space on the player’s console as a large amount of data is being overwritten.
Though the game is currently in a much more playable state compared to when it first launched, Ubisoft still has a fair bit of patching to do before the game reaches a perfectly playable state. Though the launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity is a fiasco to say the least, and Ubisoft’s apology and attempted compensation to players has not been well received. It is glaringly obvious that the game launched in a broken state and Ubisoft has set an example of how not to launch a game.