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Ubisoft provided another update on their efforts to fix Assassin's Creed Unity today. They've detailed the major features of Patch 3, scheduled to come to all platforms in the near future.

The company said on their recently launched Live Updates blog that the patch will focus on the following areas of Assassin's Creed Unity:
  • Gameplay: this includes bugs like Arno getting stuck on certain areas of the map (including a few more hay carts), problems with getting into/out of cover, character animation bugs, and general camera problems
  • AI & Crowd: in this category are problems with NPC animations, crowd events, and crowd stations, NPC navigation issues, as well as bugs related to NPCs detecting Arno’s activities in various situations
  • Matchmaking & Connectivity: this covers a number of issues related to co-op play, including bugs with joining games in-progress and problems that happen during host migration
  • Menus & HUD: fixes in this category will address missing details in certain menus, problems with some of the mission objective and co-op update pop-ups, localization inconsistencies, as well as some of the issues with menus and pop-ups overlapping each other
  • General Stability: this includes fixes for a number of crash situations we've identified in both campaign and co-op modes.
Ubisoft says that they will announce the full list of fixes in Patch 3 soon. It's possible that it could include other features as well. Determining what goes into each patch is a balancing act, though.

"Part of what we want to do at this point is balance the competing desires to get as much as we can into the patch with getting it out quickly. Once we’ve locked down exactly what will be in Patch 3, we will update you again with a more specific set of patch notes. This next patch won't solve every problem, but we're expecting that it will dramatically improve your experience."

Patch 2 addressed several game-breaking bugs, such as Arno falling through the ground or getting stuck inside hay carts. It also stops the game from crashing when you join co-op mode. Ubisoft released that update on PS4 and PC on Saturday and they implement the Xbox One version today. Patch 2 on Xbox One also gets rid of long delays on the main menu screen.

Ubisoft says that they're now looking into performance issues reported by many AC Unity players such as dramatic dips in the frame rate. Ubisoft doesn't have a timeline for the frame rate fixes but promise additional details soon.

In a new Q&A, Ubisoft admits that some of these patches may cause some issues of their own. If you encounter any problems after installing a patch, you're encouraged to contact their customer support so they can zero in on the issue.

"It might be a rare hiccup that's cleared up with a re-install, or it might be indicative of a larger problem we need to work on right away... so be sure to keep us posted about your experience."

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