assassin's creed: unity (3)

Tumbling towards a Patch 4 release.

If you’re wondering what’s happening with Patch 4 for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the latest blog update from Ubisoft should provide (some of) the answers. The post says that Ubisoft are “still testing some fixes” for Patch 4 and to expect “a more detailed preview” of what will actually be in it next week.

While that means Patch 4 won’t be showing up in the immediate future, people hoping to play Assassin’s Creed: Unity at playable frame-rates (which is … most people, as far as I can tell) may be able to take heart from the statement that the next patch “should bring improvements to the framerate as well as additional fixes.”

What are those additional fixes? They are these ones:

  • Game crashes after loading your save: We’re devoting a lot of attention to this one and we have a workaround (try taking your system offline and reload your save, you should be able to play offline). Most instances of this crash will be eliminated in Patch 4, but if you do still encounter this issue after the Patch is applied please file a Customer Support ticket to help us identify what your issue is so we can create a fix for it.
  • Error CE-34878-0: Similar to the crash mentioned above, the game freezes or crashes after loading your save. This particular error message is exclusive to PS4. This issue should be resolved in Patch 4.
  • Initiates legacy recognition issues: Many of these issues have been resolved, but we’ve noted that it could still take several days for all of your progress from past games to be fully updated. If after five days you still don’t see your progress accurately reflected on the site, please file a ticket with Customer Support so we can more closely examine this issue.
  • Companion App issues: We’ve just released a new patch for the Companion App, so be sure to update to release 1.04 if you have not already.

After this summary, Ubisoft just throw caution to the wind entirely and say “we expect Patch 4 to rectify most of the remaining issues our players have been reporting.” That seems unlikely, but optimistic.

This new blog post also fields a couple of Season Pass related questions, namely about the freebie game owners of the Season Pass will now be entitled to. An update about how to claim said free game is promised “soon,” but apparently “we can tell you that we’re working on a web-based solution for submitting requests and distribution fulfillment.”

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