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    Ubisoft have provided notes for a forthcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins patch, which will take the game to version 1.05. This update will come to the PC, but the release date is currently listed as “to be confirmed”. It comes to consoles on 16 November and 20 November.

    In terms of specific PC fixes in this coming patch, it looks like “hardware performance metrics” for AMD 2xx cards are being fixed, and some problems with Ultra HD, multi-monitor, and multi-GPU set-ups are being addressed as well. Good news for hairstyle fans too; you’ll be able to toggle Bayek’s hair/beard combo with keyboard commands, and get it to stick in-game.

    The usual “performance and stability” improvements get a mention too, although the notes are a bit light on specifics there. Nothing about reduced CPU churn, but fingers crossed eh? Here are the notes for Assassin’s Creed Origins patch 1.05. It’ll likely be 1.3GB in size when it is released for PC.

    Patch Highlights

    Ambush at Sea – The issue that caused for some save games to be corrupted was fixed and the mission is now available to players again
    Note: The mission should reappear on the map after a reboot of your system. Be sure to be connected to the online services while starting the game.
    Difficulty – Enemies of a lower level than the playable character are now more challenging in Hard Mode.
    Beard/Hair Toggle
    Selected preference of beard/hair will remain saved now
    Added support for Keyboard and mouse controls
    [Shift]+[Z] – Hair
    [Ctrl] + [Z] – Beard
    Performance and Stability improvements on all platforms

    System

    Improved performance and stability
    Fixed some infinite loading and black screen hang
    [PC] Fixed hardware performance metrics for Radeon R9 2xx series
    [PC] Fixed several Ultra HD monitor, multi-monitor mode, and multi GPU mode issues
    [PC] Fixed infinite saving occurring in Photo Mode when anti-aliasing option is Off

    Graphics & Audio

    Improved Sandstorm ending visual
    Fixed some level of detail issues in the world and for some NPCs
    Fixed an issue that could prevent the call mount whistle from playing
    Fixed an issue that could cause music tracks to overlap
    [Xbox One X][PS4] Revised the default Luminance value in the HDR settings
    [PC] Temporarily deactivated spatial sound support to resolve issues with some USB headsets
    [PC] Fixed the functionality of the Field Of View option during the Benchmark session

    World

    Improved appearance of the water in caves
    Removed some invisible collision in Siwa
    Fixed various issues with the spawning of boats
    Fixed a lighting issue in the Sunken Temple of Sarapeion
    Fixed some floating NPCs, floating rocks, and other floating objects
    Fixed various texturing issues

    Gameplay

    The selected cheat option for Bayek’s hair and beard will now remain saved
    Improved various animations on the playable character
    Improved the navigation of the playable character
    Improved shield stance behavior while on vehicles or mounts
    Improved NPCs and animals reactions and navigation
    Improved Raging Axe’s boss fight behavior in Arena
    Improved spawning delay on loot bags when killing NPCs
    Improved shield charge behavior
    Improved Follow Road mode
    Revised fire damage taken by the playable character
    Revised poison propagation
    Made enemies of lower level than the player more challenging in Hard Mode
    Fixed some loading issues while using Senu
    Fixed some issues preventing the playable character from interacting with loot bags
    Fixed an issue that allowed thrown torches to inflict poison or bleed effect
    Fixed spear fight animation against some enemies
    Fixed an issue with loot bag spawning in shallow water
    Fixed an issue preventing crocodiles from being damaged while in water
    Fixed an issue with the activation of slow-motion
    Fixed various issues causing the playable character to be stuck
    Fixed some camera clipping issues
    Fixed some issues preventing bows to automatically sheathe
    Fixed an issue where counterweights could remain stuck on the ceiling in the Tomb of Sneferu
    Fixed an issue that could prevent Overpower Chain Throw from being used
    Fixed an issue that could prevent Chain Attack from dealing damage when a spear is equipped
    Fixed an issue that could prevent the player from interacting with the entrance of “Eesfet Oon-m’Aa Poo”
    Fixed issue preventing Senu’s perception range from being taken into account when loading a save game
    [PC] Fixed movement issues in Walk mode

    Quests

    Improved various cinematic transitions
    Fixed an issue that could corrupt the playable character’s inventory after completing “Ambush at Sea” quest
    Fixed an issue that could prevent the player from completing quests after returning to the title screen
    Fixed various issues causing Quest objectives to disappear after desynchronization
    Fixed various issues with Flavius during ‘’The Final Weighing’’ quest
    Fixed an issue where the objective would not update during ‘’The Hungry River’’ quest
    Fixed an issue with Theodoros who could stay in midair during ‘’A Rebel Alliance’’ quest
    Fixed an issue where leader’s health could be restored during ‘’Plight of the Rebels’’ quest
    Fixed various issues with Pothinus’ elephant during ‘’Battle of the Nile’’ quest
    Fixed an issue with Hotephres’ ship being sunk in gameplay and cinematic during ‘’The Crocodile’s Scales’’ quest
    Fixed an issue where the Planetarium Tunnel could remain closed after performing a save/load action
    Fixed an issue where the “Wild Ride” quest would fail when getting on a chariot or a cart
    Fixed an issue where objectives in the ‘’The Flea of Cyrene’’ quest would not properly update after performing a leap of faith from the Apollo Temple
    Fixed various issues with the fight against the war elephant Herwennefer
    Fixed issues preventing the ancient tablets to be interacted with
    Fixed an issue which allowed the playable character to keep the “The Battle of the Nile” quest spear
    Fixed issue where Apollodorus could remain stuck in a wall during ‘’Egypt’s Medjay’’ quest
    Fixed dialogues that would sometime be missing from the cinematics of “Playing with Fire” quest
    Fixed an issue that could prevent Hypatos from attacking the playable character in the quest “Homecoming”
    Fixed an issue that could make Septimus invisible during “The Final Weighing” quest
    Fixed various issues with Thutmose during “Blood in the Water” quest
    Fixed an issue preventing the player from completing the quest “Fall of an Empire, Rise of Another” because he spawned as Bayek

    Activities

    Improved the spawning of enemies in the Cyrene Arena
    Fixed an issue preventing the unlockables completed as Aya from carrying over to Bayek
    Fixed various issues causing the playable character to be pushed out of the chariot while in Hippodrome races
    Fixed an issue where the playable character could remain stuck in the Arena ‘’lobby’’

    User Interface

    The selected Map filter will now remain saved
    Added sound feedback when switching the editing modes during Photo Mode
    Added button mapping for petting Senu in the alternate control scheme mapped to specific keys
    Improved image resolution of crafting items
    Improved fire visual effects on animals
    Changed health gain visual feedback to display in green when hitting enemies
    Fixed Senu’s marked location for the Tomb of Khufu
    Fixed various issues with icons in the Map
    Fixed an issue where the Photo Mode HUD could not appear
    Fixed HUD modules that stayed hidden changing HUD Preset to ‘Show All’
    Fixed the suggested level of some quests for some their owners
    Fixed multiple typos in the menus
    [PS4] Fixed the Season Pass and Deluxe Pack showing up as “Coming Soon” in the Store
    [PC] Added mouse support for rotating the character in the Gear menu
    [PC] Added mouse and keyboard support to toggle Bayek’s hair and beard in Gear menu
    Hide Arena HUD while in Photo Mode
    [PC] Allowed triggering Call Mount and Animus Pulse on button Press when they are

    Peter Parrish

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