Assassin's Creed Unity owners have two things to look forward to next week. Ubisoft will be giving them a new patch and - in some cases - a free game.
The free game is compensation for Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass holders. Due to AC Unity's various bugs at launch, Ubisoft decided they will release the future downloadable content for free. Instead of refunding money to players who bought the DLC Season Pass, Ubisoft is offering them their choice of one of these games:
Some Season Pass holders may have trouble redeeming the free game, though. Ubisoft said that if you didn't activate your Pass by November 25th, there may be a delay of unknown length before the system recognizes you as eligible.
There are some other restrictions on this free game. It needs to be on the same platform that you own Assassin's Creed Unity. Furthermore, the exact list of games you choose from could vary depending on what country you live in.
Ubisoft is still trying to fix up Assassin's Creed Unity as well. They estimate that the fourth patch is just a few days away.
"We expect that Patch 4 will be released next week on Monday, December 15 across all platforms," Ubisoft said in another blog post. "This patch will address issues with stability and performance as well as online matchmaking and connectivity (among other fixes and improvements)."
The development said earlier this week that these three issues are their priorities:
While Ubisoft believes that Patch 4 will fix most remaining problems with the game, they encourage players to contact customer support with any issues.