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Ubisoft's latest patch for Assassin's Creed Unity aims on addressing performance issues

Due to Christmas and the widespread online outages many players were not able to receive the update to Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Patch 4

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News 02 Jan 2015, 13:11 IST
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Patch 4 available for Assassins Creed: Unity

Due to Christmas and the widespread online outages many players were not able to receive the update to Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Patch 4  (check our report on the matter here) This new patch is set to address issues like stability and performance and will improve the online matchmaking and connectivity. 

According to Ubisoft, some players on Microsoft's console experienced an issue that replaced the entire 40 GB game in the download process, instead of just implementing the 6.7 GB patch, that's now been eradicated with the new update, and the Patch 4 should download smoothly on all platforms.

New Patch aims at resolving the age old “Matchmaking Problems.”

The latest patch is aimed at addressing the gameplay, stability, and online matchmaking problems. In order to enhance Assassin's Creed Unity's frame rate issues, Ubisoft also replaced and updated portions of the Paris city map where related issues were occurring. Ubisoft said these fixes are the main reason for the size of the patch, with portions of the download replacing existing files. 

Patch 4 has been showing promise – frame rate performance has appeared better on both Xbox One and PS4, although the latter is showing slightly better results with the update. In crowded scenes with "hundreds of NPCs," Assassin's Creed Unity still experiences frame rate drops, but overall, when the engine isn't particularly strained, Digital Foundry saw a 2-5 fps increase in performance. Patch 4 doesn't help the game achieve the "locked 30 fps" seen in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, but it has helped both Microsoft and Sony's consoles.

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