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ASSASSIN'S CREED IV BLACK FLAG DAY ONE PATCH NOTES

To enjoy the best possible gameplay experience, we highly recommend downloading the Assassin’s Creed Day One Patch. For more info, read the complete patch notes below.

With the worldwide, multi-platform release of Assassin’s creed IV, we have created a patch intended to optimize player experience. If your console is connected to the internet, we recommend that you download the patch immediately, before starting gameplay.

Though this is a thorough patch, we invite you to contact Ubisoft Support [www.support.ubi.com] or reach out on Twitter [www.twitter.com/UbisoftSupport] should you encounter additional issues. We strive to deliver the best possible gameplay experience and will remain vigilant and be aggressive in solving any issues that should arise.

Find below a list of fixes and updates in the Assassin’s Creed IV Day One patch. Be forewarned that some notes may contain spoilers.

BUG FIX

Single Player

-          Fixed a number of visual bugs.

-          Fixed several AI behaviour issues affecting guards, crew and NPCs.

-          Fixed a number of bugs in the game menus.

-          Fixed issues with the use of Eagle Eye mode.

-          Fixed several Uplay connection and sign-in issues.

-          Fixed a number of broken mission and side-mission objectives.

-          Fixed a number of item-related bugs.

-          Fixed a bug making the player unable to release the wheel during a storm.

-          Added support for the streaming Freedom Cry trailer.

-          Fixed a bug causing the hunter's ship to be repaired after exiting combat.

-          Fixed a bug causing reconnection to take over 2 minutes.

-          Sequence 1 : Fixed a bug that made it impossible to kill Duncan Walpole.

-          Sequence 2 : Fixed a bug stopping players from climbing if they select “quit to menu” while being prompted to climb.

-          Sequence 7: Fixed a bug making it impossible to find key holder after finishing the mission.

-          Sequence 9: Fixed an issue keeping the mission-giving NPC from spawning.

-          Sequence 10: Fixed a bug preventing pirates from spawning once the jungle is cleared in the Mayan stele event.

CRASH FIX

Single Player

-          Fixed various rare crashes, freezes and infinite load times

-          Fixed a bug claiming the disc is unreadable when accepting a game invite from DLC.

-          Fixed a bug causing the player to become stuck on the "Logging in to Ubisoft servers" message if they remove their storage media on this screen.

-          Fixed a bug causing the player to get stuck in a black screen when replaying some missions.

MATCHMAKING FIXES

Multiplayer

-          Fixed a problem where you couldn’t join a game session after accepting a Uplay generated invitation.

-          Fixed a problem where you couldn’t buy Erudito Credits while in any matchmaking.

GAMEPLAY FIXES

Multiplayer

-          The proper portrait is now displayed for your target, instead of the Physician’s portrait all the time.

-          Players can no longer get +1 in the variety count after performing a kill with the poison dart from an acrobatic position.

-          Fixed an exploit where players could evade Time Phase by running while holding B.

-          In Manhunt, the screen no longer displays a multi-target feedback when joining a game as a prey.

-          The map now shows the target as a contract after failing a sync kill.

-          Players can now stun while hiding in a haystack.

-          Fixed an issue where players could sometimes have the Disguise ability or the Money Bomb ability set on both ability slots.

-          Fixed an exploit where the accolades unlocked on an account would remain unlocked if the player signed out and then signed in with another account.

-          Players hurt by knives no longer see their iteration range reduced.

-          The daily XP boost is now reset every day.

-          Fixed an exploit where a player could kill a target by pressing repeatedly the kill button while targeting for the second time.

-          Fixed an issue where booby traps would remain active after exploding if the owner was more than 40 meters away from it.

-          The Teleport ability now works even after using the Minor Hack perk.

MENU FIXES

Multiplayer

-          Players are no longer re-directed to a corrupted menu via certain champion packs in the news menu.

-          Some HUD elements no longer disappear during the second round on Manhunt when Advanced preset is selected.

-          The correct Prestige level now shows in the single player menu if you’ve reached the max amount of experience possible in multiplayer.

-          The feedback from the Resilience perk no longer remains present when using Money Sink as the perk is active.

-          Fixed a problem where the game would go black screen for about 5 second after the score screen at the end of a session.

-          The correct best value is now displayed after achieving appropriate accolades.

CRASH FIXES

Multiplayer

-          The game no longer crashes when players leave the game during the saving process on the “Connecting to Abstergo” screen.

-          The game no longer crashes after accepting a group invite from the Emblems sub-menu.

-          The game no longer crashes at the end of a Wolfpack session while players are playing in Limited Mode.

-          The game no longer crashes under certain circumstances if the player remains idle after a Deathmatch rematch.

-          The game no longer crashes to black screen under certain circumstances at the beginning of a clan VS clan Manhunt session.

PS3-SPECIFIC

Multiplayer

-          Fixed an issue where your Multiplayer level was shown as Prestige 100 in single player under certain conditions.

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