Following the release of Patch 2, Ubisoft has announced that it was working on a new Patch 3 update for the problem-prone Assassin's Creed Unity. Ubisoft has revealed the notes for this Patch update.
It has, however, pointed out that the Patch 3 has not yet been 'finalised,' but promises that the new update will have a bigger scope and will be addressing a number of problems.
Ubisoft also said it has been investigating the performance issues in Assassin's Creed Unity including frame-rate drops. It also said that it is trying to find the balance between what fix should be a priority and what can be patched at a later date.
Below are the Patch 3 update Notes for Assassin's Creed Unity (Ubisoft Commodity):
- Gameplay: this includes bugs like Arno getting stuck on certain areas of the map (including a few more hay carts), problems with getting into/out of cover, character animation bugs, and general camera problems
- AI and Crowd: in this category are problems with NPC animations, crowd events, and crowd stations, NPC navigation issues, as well as bugs related to NPCs detecting Arno's activities in various situations
- Matchmaking & Connectivity: this covers a number of issues related to co-op play, including bugs with joining games in-progress and problems that happen during host migration
- Menus and HUD: fixes in this category will address missing details in certain menus, problems with some of the mission objective and co-op update pop-ups, localization inconsistencies, as well as some of the issues with menus and pop-ups overlapping each other
- General Stability: this includes fixes for a number of crash situations we've identified in both campaign and co-op modes.
Ubisoft's Patch 2 updates included the patching up the following bugs:
- Arno falling through the ground.
- Game crashing when joining a co-op session.
- Arno getting caught inside of hay carts.
- Occasional long delay seen reaching the main menu screen at game start. (Xbox One Only)
Unity was released on 11 November 2014 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Polygon in its review of the game said, "The ingredients are all here for a spectacular new standard for the series on Sony and Microsoft's new machines.
But in the quest to build something that looked and sounded 'next generation,' Ubisoft Montreal failed to fix the problems that have accumulated over so many annual releases. Combined with an uninspiring story, and a long list of considerable technical problems, Unity falls short of the fresh start Assassin's Creed needs," and rated it 6.5/10.