News: Assassin’s Creed III Gets Patched To Prepare For King Washington DLC

assassins_creed_4In preparation for Assassin’s Creed III‘s Tyranny of King Washington DLC, Ubisoft has released a rather big patch for the game, bringing with it a load of new fixes for bugs and glitches present in both the single player and multiplayer portion of the game.

The first episode of the three-part DLC will be released next week on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC and will let you play through a separate non-canonical campaign where George Washington has appointed himself the King of the United States. Definitely a lot more interesting that map packs, that’s for sure.

Anyway, the full patch notes can be found below, so check them out if you want to know what’s being fixed, or don’t bother if you don’t care. It’s up to you.

Single player sequence

  • Fixed a potential crash in mission “Bridewell Prison” when trying to skip cinematic with Mason.

Bug fix

  • Fixed a bug preventing the creation of new Uplay accounts
  • Removed the ability to hide pivots during pass-throughs and cinematics

DLC preparation

  • Added support for “Tyranny of King Washington: The Infamy”
  • Fixed potential game data corruption when a DLC download ends while the player is in-game.

Multiplayer modes

  • In Wolfpack, a target doesn’t remain stuck on the ground if the player hosting the game leaves while another player is joining at the same time.
  • In Wolfpack, some targets that were not visible to players under certain conditions can now be seen correctly.
  • In Wolfpack, the radar is not broken under certain conditions anymore.
  • In Artifact Assault, Team members can now correctly score when the initial artifact carrier gets killed under certain conditions.
  • In Deathmatch, players no longer have lookalikes NPCs unless they use abilities that create lookalikes.
  • In Deathmatch, the game no longer crashes in the New York brewery map for a player who used a Decoy while hiding in a group.
  • Some players are no longer stuck in rematch after completing a Simple Deathmatch session on the Saint Pierre map.

Ladders

  • Some ladder issues when players left a session during the first minute have been corrected.
  • Ladders now update properly upon a full group kick.

Graphical glitches

  • The Independent’s hair when she wears the Wild Cat costume now displays correctly.
  • The Strong Man’s white costume, alternative costume and warrior costume now display properly when hiding in a group.

Platform specific

  • On Xbox 360, the Uplay icon and unlock conditions for unlockables redeemed via Uplay have been restored.
  • Loyalty unlocks are now available on PC.

Miscellaneous

  • Character customization is no longer reset under certain conditions.
  • The Wipe ability now correctly works from a distance.
  • The timer now properly starts and players can interact with each other prior to the host getting into the session.
  • Sound will properly keep playing when trying to watch a video under certain conditions.
  • An error message now displays when players attempt to watch DLC videos without having the DLC installed.
  • Chasebreakers in the Animus Core map now correctly reopen for team mates.
  • Players are no longer stuck on leaving game session screen under certain circumstances.
  • When you create a group in a private game, that group now stays the same through different sessions.

That’s a lot of fixes, something that Assassin’s Creed III is no stranger to, so kudos to Ubisoft for their continued support of the title. Though that may all change when Assassin’s Creed 4 gets released…

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