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Assassin’s Creed 3 day-one update fixes 44 bugs, patch notes here

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:01 GMT By Dave Cook

Assassin’s Creed 3 will launch with a day-one patch the first time you boot it up. The patch addresses 44 bugs within the game, all of which you can see below. Beware SPOILER FIXES at the bottom of our article.

OPM reports that the patch notes say it is “highly recommended”, and address the following issues:

Bug Fix

- Animus Synching tutorial, fixed an issue where the player could think he’s stuck in an infinite loading when getting to Boston after the end credits
- Fixed a bug where counter-killing with the bow does not always work
- NPCs spawned too far away could end up being of the wrong type
- Camera could remain stuck after the player being respawned
- Player could remain stuck after diving from a waterfall
- Player could remain stuck if he exits a slopped hay stack at a certain angle
- player would always get immediately detected when performing an unarmed stealth assassination in another guard’s back
- Under rare circumstances, the crowd would stop spawning
- Fixed an animation glitch when interrupting the reception from high profile jump
- Fixed various occurrences of missing sounds
- In some cases, the Animus Database sound ambiance was not stopped when exiting
- Various stats and leaderboards were not showing up properly
- Online shop could sometimes appear empty if fetching the data from Xbox Live is taking too long

Crash Fix

- Possible crash that could happen if the player blends in a crowd group where some NPCs haven’t spawned yet, and while blended performs a kill.
- Possible crash that could happen if the player triggered a loading while being in a covert escort formation with his brotherhood trainees
- Possble crash that could happen when calling a brotherhood trainee with the snipe ability

Naval Missions

- Possible crash if the player spams the swivel guns with the semi-automatic cheat enabled

Side Quest

- Brawler Challenges 3 – Task “Own every weapon available in the stores” would not complete when the player expects it to.
- Fort Monmouth and Fort Division – Quest objectives would fail too early without the fort resetting properly
- New York delivery mission – Game asked for a different item (deer heart) than what was showed to the player (venison)
- New York Liberation Missions – Possible that the game would wrongly display that 2 of the districts were completely liberated when it’s not the case yet

SPOILER FIXES (Like, seriously)

Homestead

- Mission “HAPPY EXPECTATIONS” – Game could remain stuck on a white screen when starting the mission
- On the Homestead, fixed a bug where the player could remain stuck if he performs a corner pose on the left side of Norris’ cave’s entrance

Naval Mission

“OAK ISLAND” – Player could pass through the ground when diving into the cave
- “OAK ISLAND” – Wolves could stop attacking the player and remain stuck

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30 Comments

  1. Mineral4r7s

    *shakes head in disbelieve*

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 games are never finished now, the days of DLC have made it so. I hate it.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. K-V-C

    damm how did ubi not notice some of these lol

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    @2
    “games are never finished now”
    Then don’t ship them! Of course its the publishers that I should tell this because like you, I HATE this trend.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Mike W

    Well at least they fixed them right? But I do agree that these publishers should give these developers more time to finish their product

    #5 2 years ago
  6. deathm00n

    You all don’t have a clue, this is just for keeping pirates at bay, if they releases the game before the release date as a leak it would be bugged as hell, only if you really bought the game it will be normal. So we can have a bugged pirate version of the game, at least for the consoles, with pc you have updated cracks so it’s no use

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ps3fanboy

    OMG!!.. another broken unfinished unplayable game on disc, with day one patch that will cost you 60 dollars.

    YOU WANT MORE OF THIS SHIT??… THEN KEEP BUYING THEM!!… or be smart, vote with your wallet and dont buy. this is not acceptable at all if you ask me.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ps3fanboy

    @5 Mike W

    they fix them?? your game on disc is still broken without this patch. lets say they take away the patch one day… the game is not playable anymore.. so NO ITS NOT FIXED BEFORE THEY RELEASE A DISC WITH THE PATCHED GAME THAT WORK WHEN YOU PLAY THE GAME FROM THE DISC!…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ps3fanboy

    @6 deathm00n

    releasing unfinished broken games to keep the piracy away??? that was the best comment of today… LMFAO!… i didnt think people could be this thick in the head.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. deathm00n

    @9 Then explain me why, at least on PS3, the first patch (version 1.01) is always free to the company and sony gives them the right and encourages them to release a day one patch, while with all the other patch the company has to pay for sony to give it to the people?

    It’s a well know tactic to keeping games that leak weeks before launch from working properly.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ps3fanboy

    @10 deathm00n

    its a well know tactic by now that they dont have to finish a game by the date they have set. sony just have to give in to this, because they sell consoles and games sell the consoles. lets say if you wanna do some retro gaming in like 10 years from now. you dont have the the patch anymore and the game is unplayable… you can just look at the ps2 games people still graving and playing to this day. you can forget all about that, if this continue… think a bit longer than your nose tip next time… ITS YOU AS A CUSTOMER AND GAMER THAT ARE LOSING IN THE END. vote with your wallet dont buy broken unfinished games, and you will stop this laziness. why you want to buy unfinished product for top dollars in the first place, makes no sense at all.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Mineral4r7s

    @10 you are aware that… if you can “pirate” games you can MOSTLIKELY also “pirate” patches? Jus sayin.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Bomba Luigi

    Say about the Wii what you want, but I played games like Mario Galaxy, running in no Bugs and it never got Patched.
    Of Course, the Wii can’t patch, but I start to believe thats a good Thing…

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    @10 “It’s a well know tactic to keeping games that leak weeks before launch from working properly.”

    *hands you a tinfoil hat*

    The reality of this is this… the chances of people not having access to the day one patch is incredibly small, especially nowadays with practically everyone and their mother (and *their* mother) having access to the internet. Many of these kinda of problems don’t even appear in testing, or not until very late in the process.

    This has nothing to do with “laziness”. Have you *seen* the size and scope of these games? It took *hundreds* of people to get this game out on time. This is not a ten-man SNES game. If it had been delayed, people would have just complained Even more.

    Singular individuals on the Internet defining the meaning of the word “laziness” is both hilarious and ironically hypocritical.

    @13 The Wii can patch, but the patches have to be included in the software update of the console itself, or through a channel update.

    Skyward Sword launched with a very serious game breaking bug, that was all to easy to activate, where you couldn’t continue on in the game at all simply by talking to a character in the wrong way and completing a bunch of quests in a certain order.

    And this is from Nintendo, who tend to have a very strict “We won’t release it until it’s done, no matter how many delays” policy.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. KrazyKraut

    well…in ten years when the patch servers are offline, I will be unable to play the game. well done.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    I think it is sad no matter how you look at it. If it doesn’t work, don’t ship it. I think a game that works out of the box is a major obligation of any publisher. Obviously all of us here have internet, but I know a lot of gamers that don’t.

    Todays practice of get it out the door, fix it later is all too common and imo just plan sad.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @15 In ten years…

    – These games will be selling for a fiver online on digital stores
    - Will have “4K Super Special Edition” remakes on PS5 and Xbox 1440
    – Will be bite-sized amounts of data on our 1TB flash drives / SD cards
    – Patches will be easily downloadable from any vaguely (il)legal download site

    You can patch games straight from an SD card / flash drive, so nobody has any excuse not to be able to patch them. And that’s assuming your hardware even still works in 10 years.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Deacon

    @16 +1

    “I think a game that works out of the box is a major obligation of any publisher.”

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Mike W

    @18

    But I think it’s the publishers that are causing the issue (if I’m not mistaken) they’re pressuring the developers to send the product out as soon as possible, regardless if it’s done or not.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Mike W

    @16

    Good point

    #20 2 years ago
  21. ps3fanboy

    @17 Ireland Michael

    you miss the point here… if the game is done properly so it works you dont have to buy it again. yeah you can buy the remake but it gives you an option. with unfinished games you get no option, and what if this game dont get a remake, what then?.. your can never play it again.

    have you tried to play a 10 year old pc games today?.. have you tried look for a patch for a 10 year old game?. i bet you haven’t at all… or you would have mention it… on a fixed hw as the ps2 with a game that is finished, its just plug and play, and that is what people go for. they go not looking for a pentium200, voodoo gfx card or soundblaster16 etc and hunt for patches on virus infested illegal sites…..

    and by the way my atari2600 from 1980 works perfectly well to this day…

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Maximum Payne

    I think problem is in Microsoft and Sony who spend way to much time processing and all those certificates and what not.Even with patches.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    @21 There were plenty of pre PS3 / 360 games on console with game breaking bugs.

    I’ve patched dozens of PC games. There are tonnes of websites out there to help with the process, plenty of safe places to download patches from, and services like GOG.com have made the issue almost completely non-existent for a large number of old titles.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    I have a cup-and-ball game from the last century which doesn’t need patching, still works perfectly, has never crashed and I know will still work in 10 years time.

    It can’t render a virtual city full of active NPC’s though. It doesn’t give me hundreds of quests and almost limitless freedom in a huge virtual play area. My cup-and-ball doesn’t have a 5.1 digital soundtrack.

    Some people expect the moon on a stick but give no thought to the logistics of how one moves said celestial body onto the stick, or indeed how the hell they expect to pick up the moonsicle.

    It would be bloody heavy!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @24 Moon a stick?

    How have I never heard this phrase before now? It’s brilliant.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. DrDamn

    @25
    Fist of Fun – Lee and Herring TV series used it alot, not sure if they invented it though.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Gadzooks!

    #25

    She’s a beaut, ain’t she? Picked her up in, oh about ’85. Been using her ever since.

    Never needed patchin neither!

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Ireland Michael

    @26 Never heard of it.

    @27 Hahaha. Cute.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. marcelt

    I have the PS3 Version I cannot get past the the wolves. The part where you find the mysterious woman. When you arrive at her camp you are attacked by 3 wolves. I dont know what button to use on my PS3 to kill them. I am stressed. I am not as good as most of you in this forum.
    Can someone help me or give me directions on what buttons to use to kill them?

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Ireland Michael

    @29 The buttons *should* pop up on your screen when they’re attacking.

    #30 2 years ago

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  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

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  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

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  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

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  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

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  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

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  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

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  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

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  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

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  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

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  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

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  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

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  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

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  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

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  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

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  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

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  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

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  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

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  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is a twin stick shooter MOBA for PC

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  • More information, videos for cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun surface

    A trailer for the cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun title from Climax which was reportedly set for an E3 2012 reveal, has surfaced. Along with the above video is another which is described as a pre-boss battle cutscene. It’s below. According to a source of NeoGAF’s Mama Robotnik, the game was being developed under […]

  • Three additional games added to Square Enix Humble Bundle

    Kane & Lynch Collection, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Startopia have been added to the Square Enix Humble Bundle. All three are made available when paying the average price of $7.69. Those who have already purchased the bundle will automatically be granted the titles. All three are available for PC only. The […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 gets Fast & Furious with standalone expansion

    A Fast & Furious tie-in and standalone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 will arrive for Xbox consoles next month. Titled Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, the downloadable title does not require the base game to play. “We’ve been talking with the folks at Turn 10 for a number of years and have always […]

  • The Evil Within: The Assignment has a release date, new trailer

    The Evil Within: The Assignment will be released on March 10 in North America and March 11 in Europe, it was announced today. Along with an exact release date was a trailer detailing more information about the first set of DLC. The Assignment is the first of two DLCs centering on Detective Castellanos’ mysterious partner, […]

  • Steam and GOG cross-platform multiplayer added to AvP Classic 2000

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  • OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood arrives on PS4, Vita next week

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  • Week 7: Play GTA Online with VG247 tonight at 8pm UK time!

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight – first look into the story

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  • Vita knocks New 3DS LL out of top slot on Media Create charts

    Thanks to four new titles, one of which was God Eater 2: Rage Burst, PlayStation Vita has knocked New 3DS LL out of the top slot on the Media Create charts in Japan. The handheld, which came in thrid place last week, moved 35,203 units for the February 16-22 period, compared to 10,901 units the […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes coming west in 2015, PS4 only

    Dragon Quest Heroes will be making its way to west this year. Square Enix has announced that it’s bringing Dragon Quest Heroes to the west this year. The press release mentioned only PAL territories (Europe & Australia). Though it’s unlikely it will miss the US. The game will release on PlayStation 4, both digitally and […]

  • Destiny: how to make sure Crota stays down for longer

    If you’re familiar with the final encounter of the Crota’s End raid, then you know every second Crota is immobilised counts. Arekkz Gaming has a handy tip for anyone who’s played Crota’s End or anyone attempting it. The trick is simple to execute and will ensure Crota stays on his knees for longer, making for […]

  • NBA Live 15 added to EA Access just four months after release

    EA has added NBA Live 15 to the list of games available instantly to anyone with an EA Access subscription. NBA Live 15 has been added to EA Access’ Vault, EA has announced. As of today, anyone with an EA Access subscription on Xbox One can play it alongside other available games. NBA Live 15 […]

  • Deal: get Advanced Warfare Limited Edition Xbox One bundle + extra game for £299

    UK retailer GAME is offering a good deal on the Advanced Warfare Limited Edition 1TB Xbox One bundle and is throwing in an extra game. The retailer has reduced the price of the bundle to £299, which is the usual price for the standalone console. The bundle is of course Advanced Warfare-themed. The console and […]

  • That Metal Gear Rising 2 logo was for the second anniversary of the original

    Metal Gear Rising developer Platinum Games has confirmed, once and for all, that the “2″ logo we saw during Sony’s presentation at Taipei Game Show was definitely not for a sequel. Platinum posted this on Twitter earlier. デザイナーの趙&ニシイから、『MGR』2周年記念イラスト! ディレクターの齋藤( @PG_saito )が、開発スタッフブログでご紹介しています↓↓ http://t.co/IW1aOxAZQR #mgr pic.twitter.com/ZbNF3Jk1tF — PlatinumGames Inc. (@platinumgames) February 25, 2015 The illustrations were made by artist Yong-Hee […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 is formulaic and I’m okay with that

    There’s something comforting about the lack of ambition and plain old gameplay in Resident Evil Revelations 2, says Matt Martin. “It’s locked from the other side.” Of course it is. What did I expect? I’ve been here before. So many times. Not just in Resident Evil but a million other games. It’s so familiar as […]

  • Battlefield 4: double XP event live now through Sunday

    EA is holding a double XP event in Battlefield 4 on all platforms. The publisher is celebrating Battlefield Hardline going gold by offering all Battlefield 4 players double XP in multiplayer matches. The double XP event is now live and through 23:59 UTC on Sunday, March 1.

  • BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Rayman Legends free with March Games with Gold

    The list of free games coming in March as part of Microsoft’s Games with Gold programme has leaked. The leaked list of games include Rayman Legends and #IDARB for Xbox One along with Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite for Xbox 360. In addition, Microsoft will be offering double the amount of games in April. The […]

  • Telltale’s new IP will be a “super show”, bridges the gap between TV and game

    Telltale’s upcoming mysterious new IP will be produced in collaboration with Lionsgate and will be a hybrid game and TV show. Entertainment Weekly spoke to Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner to understand what’s a super show. “A “Super Show” episode combines one part of interactive playable content with one part of scripted television style content,” said […]

  • Next Mortal Kombat X stream to show Brutalities, new character

    Brutalities will be making a return in Mortal Kombat X and we’re getting a look at them very soon. The next Mortal Kombat X live-stream has been dated and we know it will show Brutalities for the first time. Developer NetherRealm Studios posted this on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/ZJYN1FNRZ9 — NetherRealm Studios (@NetherRealm) February 23, 2015 Notice […]

  • PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 does not support offline co-op [Update]

    Players who bought the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 have realised that the game doesn’t support offline co-op. Unlike the console versions, the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 can only be played in single player, with no offline co-op option. Capcom has not revealed this prior to launch. Instead, users on […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed, Sleeping Dogs, Thief, and more

    This week’s Deals with Gold is offering hefty discounts on some good titles. The list of discounted games for this week’s Deals with Gold promotion includes Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, Thief and others. The deals cover Xbox 360 and Xbox One and are only available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. […]