Assassin’s Creed: Unity has been talked about quite a bit since its launch, but not all publicity is good.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity has been known as a hot mess of a game. Ubisoft fans complain about the constant glitches, missions not showing up and the ridiculous necessity of the mobile app in order to open chests.
The makers of the Assassin’s Creed games have been flooded with complaints. It’s possible that they may have even lost the loyalty of gamers for future installments.
As of Wednesday, Ubisoft finally put out a patch (Patch 5) for Assassin’s Creed: Unity. They explained the patch on their Assassin’s Creed site.
“Patch 5 for Assassin’s Creed Unity is rolling out today on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The patch should resolve numerous reported issues including the ‘Find Leon’ objective not showing up and the relocking of weapon and equipment rewards after they’ve been earned. Additionally, we will be unlocking all content exclusive to Initiates and the Companion App, including both blue and gold chests. Players can still progress on the Companion App, they just will no longer be required to complete content to unlock in-game chests. PC-specific fixes that address performance, connectivity and general stability issues will be available when the PC update releases later this week.”
The notes for Patch 5 indicated that Assassin’s Creed: Unity was finally given fixes to stability & performance, save game and progression, online matchmaking, connectivity and replication, gameplay, navigation, menus and HUD and world.
Most notably, however, is that fans of the Assassin’s Creed game no longer need to sync the game to the mobile app in order to get the blue and red treasure chests scattered around the virtual Paris.
Players were angered when they originally began exploring their new Assassin’s Creed world and found treasure chests that, when opened, would offer them a prompt letting them know that they couldn’t have the treasure without the mobile app.
Hayden Dingman of PCWorld wrote about the Assassin’s Creed: Unity mobile app and sent a plea to all current and future developers.
“Stuff like this feels forced. It feels cheap. It feels like you’re trying to exploit me. Don’t do it. And I know, developers—it’s probably not your fault. It’s some dude in a suit (or wearing a blazer over a t-shirt, more likely). Whoever is in charge of these decisions, look at Ubisoft and maybe…think again, next time the topic arises.”
Perhaps Ubisoft has learned their lesson with Assassin’s Creed: Unity. It remains to be seen if it’s too little, too late.
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