Patch 4 Release Notes [UPDATED]
12/16/2014 05:00 PM
As part of our ongoing efforts to provide the best experience for our players, we will be releasing Patch 4 for Assassin’s Creed Unity today. This patch is mainly focused on alleviating performance issues and improving the overall experience.
Part of the team’s effort to enhance frame rate for players involves replacing and updating portions of the Paris city map where we are seeing issues. This explains the large size of this title update (6.7 GB). However, since a large portion of the patch replaces existing files the net increase to the game’s overall size will be less than 6.7 GB.
Patch 4 delivers a variety fixes including:
• Performance & Stability: Frame rate drops, game crashes, lost progression
• Gameplay: Navigation, lock picking chests
• Online: Connectivity, matchmaking, companion app
This Patch is rolling out to Xbox One and PS4 players today and will be available later in the week on PC. You can find the full patch notes here.
Update 16/12, 5:15pm PST:
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.
We will continue to update this blog post as we learn more.
Thank you for your support and continued feedback. Your contributions have been key to the development of our patches.
Update 12/22, 10am PST:
We have confirmed that Patch 4 download size on Xbox One will be fixed starting today.
Players will see the following patch sizes:
- Players who have previously downloaded TU4 will have a 142MB patch
- Players who only have Patch 3 will have a 5.7GB patch
- Players who have not previously patched the game, which includes new players, will have a 6.3GB patch
This fix is rolling out now and should be deployed on Xbox One consoles throughout the day.
-The Live Update Team