Featured

Assassin’s Creed Origins Drops New Patch Tomorrow, Story DLC Still Coming This Month

With the first story expansion set for launch later this month, Ubisoft is releasing a sizeable update tomorrow to lay the roadwork for upcoming DLC, The Hidden Ones. Set ten years after the conclusion of Origins, we see Bayek and his allies travel to a new region of Egypt that is overrun with Roman forces.

On the official forums for Assassin’s Creed, the community manager posted patch notes for update 1.2.0, set for launch on January 16 on all consoles and PC, this patch is notable for including a starter quest that will tie in the new areas and story with the existing game. In the game, you will find two new areas, Sinai and Valley of the Kings, with the quest called Incoming Threat, this will serve as your introduction.

Ubisoft being ever so silent on the final release date, we’re hoping to see it in the next few weeks. I’ve included the patch notes below, and and the patch will clock in at 3GB on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, 2.gGB on UPlay, and 1.6GB on Steam.

Patch Highlights

  • Added support for the upcoming “The Hidden Ones” expansion
  • Added “Incoming Threat” quest to the game
  • Updated item loot pool of the Heka Chest (more details in the “New Features” section)

New Features

  • Added a new quest to the world: “Incoming Threat”
  • Added the Atlas view on the World Map displaying the Sinai and the Valley of Kings regions
  • Added support for the “The Hidden Ones” expansion
  • Added the possibility to sell-back outfits to the Weaver shops
  • Added all the latest Store items from the Nightmare, First Civilization, Gladiator, Wacky, and Almighty packs to the Heka Chest
  • Added the option to toggle the visibility of inventory items on the Gear menu

Quest

  • Improved various cinematic transitions
  • Increased the resistance of Khaliset to the Overpower Ultra ability
  • Corrected the visual size of Isfet’s weapon in the quest “Lady of Slaughter” to match its collision box
  • Prevented Tahirah from following the playable character after a certain distance in the quest “Reunion”
  • Fixed various issues that might occur when skipping cinematics
  • Fixed an issue causing the stash in the quest “The Mousetrap” to float
  • Fixed an issue preventing the player from completing the quest “The Healer”
  • Fixed various situations causing Jumbe, the War Elephant, to reset in the middle of combat
  • Fixed an issue preventing the playable character from climbing and fighting while in the quest “The Final Weighing”
  • Fixed an issue allowing Thutmose to lose his felucca in the quest “Blood in the Water”
  • Fixed the delay before the Quest Completed trigger when completing the quest “A Tithe By Any Other Name”

Activities

  • Reduce the difficulty of Hippodrome races
  • Fixed an issue preventing enemies from being able to be pushed into the pit of the Duelist II Arena encounter
  • Fixed an issue where players were ranked incorrectly after completing a Hippodrome race

Gameplay

  • Improved the behavior of tamed animals
  • Fixed various issues on how fire was applying damage to the playable character and NPCs
  • Fixed an issue with the spawning of the playable character in the Haueris Nome
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a desynchronization when controlling Senu from a hiding location
  • Fixed the damage bonus applied by Master abilities, which was lower than designed
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the Chain Attack ability to work
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the Adrenaline ability to be triggered
  • Fixed the Overpower Chain Throw ability that was awarding Assassinate bonus XP
  • Fixed an issue allowing the inactive weapon to cause damage
  • Fixed an issue with the distance counter not updating correctly when NPC is outside of the field of view
  • Fixed various situation where the playable character could remain stuck
  • Fixed various issues with the animations of the playable character
  • Fixed various issues with the spawning, the reactions, and the animations of NPCs

User Interface

  • Added the leaderboard to the Horde Mode menu panel
  • Fixed an issue with the Target Menu not properly showing The Scarab after reloading the save game
  • Fixed various issues with the World Map filters
  • Fixed an issue making arrow disappear from its quiver in the gear page when using the customization options
  • Fixed an overlapping issue with Custom Markers when playing in Traditional Chinese
  • Fixed an issue where the “Bathhouse Towel” outfit would appear as new every time the playable character exits the bathhouse
  • Fixed a mistranslation on a Papyrus puzzle when playing in Russian
  • Fixed an issue with the distance counter not updating correctly when NPCs are outside of the field of view
  • Fixed some discrepancies in the Quest Log
  • Fixed various typos
  • [Xbox One X] Fixed the user associated with the “Best Score” in the Arena leaderboard after having switched profile in the main menu
  • [PC] Added a message telling players to restart their game after acquiring new downloadable contents
  • [PC] Added the ‘Hide Icons’ action to the Eagle section of the Customize Controls option menu
  • [PC] Fixed the Fast Travel action in the World Map

World

  • Fixed the models of the Level 10 gears (bracers visual known issue)
  • Fixed an issue with Weaver shops selling the same outfit more than once
  • Fixed an issue with cages that could open by themselves when they had a prisoner
  • Fixed several areas where the playable character could go through collisions

Graphics & Audio

  • Balanced the audio volume level in different areas
  • Fixed an issue when the playable character could continue to talk after dying
  • Fixed various visual issues that could occur when transitioning from indoor to outdoor
  • Fixed an issue with the intensity of the red when in HDR

System

  • Improve overall stability of the game application
  • Fixed various infinite loadings and black screen hangs
  • [PC] Fixed game freeze after minimizing all tabs in Windows 7
  • [PC] Improved Performance Metrics graphs functionality
Categories
FeaturedNews

Bobby has been gaming since he was old enough to walk. Since then, the interest has only grown stronger, and here we are today. Follow Bobby on Twitter, and just go with it. @bpashalidis

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.