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Dec 19th
2012

Huge Assassin’s Creed 3 Patch Detailed

Watch Out For Spoilers

Ubisoft has released details of a massive new patch for Assassin’s Creed 3¬†that will be released¬†over the Christmas break.

There’s no specific release date, but players with internet connected consoles will be prompted to download it once it’s made available.

Single Player

Global Fixes

  • Couriers will now appear more often in Boston and New York
  • Fixed a bug where consumables would not be restored properly after playing a naval mission
  • Fixed a bug where multiple copies of heralds or paper boys could be spawned at the same spot
  • Fixed a bug where printer shops icons could appear on the map even if the player is not notorious
  • Fixed a bug where the 2nd equipped pistol could disappear after a loading
  • Fixed a bug where the player could fall through the map if he went through a city gate on horseback while in conflict
  • Fixed a crash when the player uses the rope dart on a horse from above
  • Fixed horse glitch
  • Fixed inventory messages that kept being displayed after every reload if the player had completed some missions
  • Fixed various crashes
  • Forced subtitles to be displayed for off-camera voices like some tutorials and end of sequence transitions
  • Made sure to stop tavern music when exiting taverns

SEQUENCE 1

  • A DEADLY PERFORMANCE: fixed a music glitch by making a cinematic not skippable

SEQUENCE 4

  • FEATHERS AND TREES : fixed another case where optional objective “Do not touch the ground or water” could fail for no good reason

SEQUENCE 6

  • ON JOHNSON’S TRAIL: fixed a bug where sometimes Adams and Revere could be missing, preventing the player from starting the mission

SEQUENCE 7

  • LEXINGTON AND CONCORD: fixed a bug where the player could stay stuck on the road while on horseback at a specific spot on the mission’s path

EPILOGUE

  • Fixed Animus Synching gameplay that could get stuck

Side Quests

  • Boston Brawlers: clearer message after beating all ex-champions, stating that you need to go back to Boston
  • Boston Underground: fixed a bug where exploded barrels could come back if you re-entered through the South Commons entrance.
  • Boston Underground: fixed a bug where Haytham could never use the North Port entrance
  • Liberation Missions: added unfogging of the map when the player gets near a liberation event, to make sure the icon will be revealed in case the player doesn’t complete it and wants to come back later.
  • New York Liberation Missions: fixed a few cases where the player could get to the event’s icon but nothing would happen.
  • New York Underground, fixed a bug where the player would be teleported at the center of New York if he declined to enter the underground through the South Market entrance.

Homestead

  • Added map icons on Homestead buildings as you unlock new settlers
  • Made sure Achilles cannot be stoking the fireplace after the homestead story arc is completed
  • THE PROPER TOOLS: added map icons on all shops in New York when that mission asks the player to go buy the hammer parts for the blacksmith
  • Side-quest “ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE COMMON MAN”, fixed a bug where the quest would still not be completed if the problem was already encountered prior to the last patch. Buggy savegames are now fixed on load.

Naval Locations

  • OAK ISLAND: fixed a bug where the mission could not continue if the player reloads after completing some parts of the puzzle

Frontier

  • Added auto-whistle for a horse when entering Frontier from Boston, New York or Homestead
  • Fixed NPC committing suicide when the player approaches

Menus

  • Fixed a bug where it was impossible to hide the on-screen money counter and “hold to skip” message. Money is now linked to the “mini-map” HUD visibility option, and the skip cinematic message to the “controls” option.
  • Fixed a bug where the “Fast Travel Points Unlocked” stat could not reach 100%
  • Fixed a possible crash after all pivots have been synched
  • Fixed bad date formatting in Notification Center
  • Fixed various typos and bad translations
  • Made sure Boston Brawlers and Hunting Society icons are displayed over the fog once the player gets approached to join the club
  • Map icon filters: added a bunch of side-quest start icons on the missions layer, added viewpoints to the collectibles layer, and made sure all fast travel destinations are visible on all layers.
  • Opening the weapon, naval weapon and assassin recruits menus is now faster

Multiplayer

Modes

  • Team modes balance is no longer affected when extra players join in progress.

Abilities

  • Players are no longer stuck after they got hit by knives while climbing cranes.
  • The Unstoppable Perk now correctly opens recently closed Chase Breakers in the Animus Core map.
  • Closure now seals and opens Chase Breakers for the player who used the ability as intended.

Scoring

  • Abstergo points now update correctly after you finished a game in the progression menu.

Locking

  • Locked targets don’t become unavailable under certain conditions anymore.
  • Players will now see the notorious lock indicator when their pursuers kill NPCs, regardless of their approach meter.
  • In a chase, target players will now be able to lock their pursuer by default prior to any other character.

Misc

  • It is now possible for players to reopen Chase Breakers right after their team mates went through them in the Animus Core map.
  • The time during which you’re vulnerable after a stun from ground to a haystack doesn’t vary from one mode to another anymore.
  • Players can no longer get killed by another player from any distance after performing a haystack kill.
  • Players no longer get stuck in the position the character adopts on narrow ledges when they kill with the Fast Gun.
  • Players will no longer see their pursuers as notorious when their pursuers are killed with the silent bonus or better.
  • Characters appearance and Gamertags can no longer be accidentally reverted on Wolfpack podium staging

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