Remember the patch that dropped for Assassin’s Creed: Unity on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One yesterday? That massive 6.7 GB download that Ubisoft chose to delay because they wanted to make sure they got it right after the comedy of errors that gamers were subjected to at launch? Well, Xbox One owners are finding out the hard way that Ubisoft still has some work to do.
It turns out that the patch on Xbox One, the fourth major one since Unity‘s release, is re-downloading the entire 40 GB game instead of just the 6.7 GB patch. Gamers who were likely already disappointed with Unity now have yet another reason to be upset with Ubisoft.
Ubisoft wrote on the official Assassin’s Creed site that the company is working on a solution to the problem with Microsoft but that there is no time frame for when the error will be resolved.
The French publisher did state that Xbox One gamers who own the disc version of Unity can uninstall the game and then re-install it, which will then trigger the correct 6.7 GB download. That hardly seems convenient though.
Other gamers who use Internet with a data cap are complaining that it’s essentially impossible to download this patch without torpedoing what’s left of their current month’s allowance, forcing them to continue playing the game with known bugs until Ubisoft can find a resolution.
For whatever it’s worth, Ubisoft did say that the patch, whether in the 6.7 or 40 GB variety, does fix the issues the company set out to tackle. The patch took care of issues with frame rate drops, game crashes, lost progression, navigation, online connectivity, matchmaking and more. Most notably, the patch re-builds portions of Paris to help the game’s frame rate.
But at this point, the overall sentiment regarding Assassin’s Creed seems to be moving from snark to disbelief. Assassin’s Creed is Ubisoft’s flagship franchise, but Creed‘s reputation has clearly suffered significant damage. Who knows, maybe Ubisoft will knock next year’s Assassin’s Creed: Victory out of the park and the current fiasco will be forgotten. But until then, everyone will just have to hope the next Unity patch gets the job done.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity is out now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
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