Assassin’s Creed Unity launched with a multitude of issues. Frame rate problems, graphical glitches and more plagued the title as people played it this month.

In a blog post, Yannis Mallat (CEO, Ubisoft Montreal & Toronto) talked about how the launch of Unity “was a highly anticipated moment for me and for our development teams around the world who dedicated a tremendous amount of energy, passion and skill to the game’s creation. For us, it was the culmination of years of work on new technologies, the development of multiple innovations — including an all-new game engine — and an evolution of the Assassin’s Creed franchise’s core pillars.”

Mallat then dove into the problems that hit at Unity’s launch. “Unfortunately, at launch, the overall quality of the game was diminished by bugs and unexpected technical issues. I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin’s Creed team. These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential,” Mallat wrote.

The Assassin’s Creed Unity development team has been working to resolve many of these issues. Today, they released the third patch which should fix a host of issues “related to the game’s stability and performance, matchmaking and connectivity, gameplay and menus.”

You can read the full patch notes at this forum post. It’s a pretty big patch fixing many of the issues you guys are having with Unity.

Ubisoft knows they messed up and is now offering the Dead Kings DLC free for everyone. Bought the season pass? Ubisoft will let you pick a free game from a select list of Ubisoft. These include – The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, Rayman Legends and Just Dance 2015. Those of you who bought the Gold Edition of Unity will also be eligible for the free game.

It’s a good move from Ubisoft and will help blunt some of the PR damage caused by Unity’s poor launch.

If it was me, I would pick up Far Cry 4. I’ve been playing it over the past few days and it’s a solid game. A little too much like Far Cry 3 for me, but still a helluva lot of fun.


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