‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ Xbox One Patch Size Drastically Reduced

Ubisoft offered gamers some relief last week after they finally released a patch for Assassin’s Creed Unity that improved online stability for the title’s new four-player cooperative mode. Even though the update was released on all platforms, there were some issues with the Xbox One version of the patch that required users to download an additional 40 GB on the Xbox One while those playing Assassin’s Creed Unity on Playstation 4 and PC were only met with a update file of less than 7 GB.

Thankfully, Ubisoft was able to work with Microsoft and have now managed to significantly trim the massive download of the newest Assassin’s Creed Unity patch on the Xbox One. Providing an update on the file size issue from the Ubisoft Blog, the developer revealed on Monday that Patch 4 for Assassin’s Creed Unity will now require a much smaller download that is more in line with the file size of the same patch found on other platforms.

Those who already downloaded the full 40 GB patch will now only have to acquire a small 142 MB update. New players who have never patched their version of Assassin’s Creed Unity will be required to download a smaller 6.3 GB patch on the Xbox One to receive all fixes through Assassin’s Creed Unity‘s Title Update 4.

The gigantic 40 GB download size for Patch 4 on Xbox One was a mistake in the update’s delivery process that forced players to re-download the full game on Microsoft’s new-gen console before being able to benefit from the update’s fixes, explained Ubisoft.

“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.”

The fourth patch for Assassin’s Creed Unity improved online connectivity to make the title’s co-op gameplay more stable. Before the most recent update for Assassin’s Creed Unity was deployed, many users were simply unable to play the game online. As reported by the Inquisitr, gamers immediately began reporting improvements in online stability after the release of Patch 4.

To apologize for the numerous launch issues of Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubisoft decided to offer the title’s season pass DLC to all fans for free. Those who had already purchased the season pass would instead receive a free game from the developer’s library. However, after reading the fine print, Polygon pointed out that anyone who accepts the game in exchange for their Assassin’s Creed Unity season pass purchase waives their right to be able to sue Ubisoft in the future.

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