Assassin’s Creed Unity launched with its fair share of bugs: NPCs were missing faces, Arno would get stuck in hay carts, and the game would crash frequently for some players. There was such a public backlash that Ubisoft’s stock fell.
Ubisoft announced that they were hard at work on a patch to resolve difficulties, particularly those affecting AMD users. They’ve released details of what the next patch will be addressing and it should make a significant improvement for a lot of players.
The next patch addresses mechanical bugs, AI glitches, online troubles, problems with the menus, and stability issues. So, pretty much every aspect of the game is getting a look in.
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.
There’s no release date on the patch yet but it should be out before the end of the week. If you’ve been holding off on buying Unity, as Fraser recommended in his Assassin’s Creed Unity port review, then it’s worth holding out a bit longer to see how well this patch clears up the game’s problems.