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Assassin's Creed III & Liberation both get day one patches


Assassin's Creed III and it's portable cousin Liberation are both set to receive day one patches when they release tomorrow.


Assassin's Creed III: Liberation's patch notes are as follows:

1. Dutch Manual Updated
2. Minor Gameplay Issues Fixed
3. Economic System Issues Fixed
4. Fixed Incorrect Increase of Notoriety
5. Multiplayer Issue Fixed
6. Map Fog Issues Fixed
7. Full Synchronisation Issue Fixed
8. Sound Issues Fixed

Assassin's Creed III is also getting a day one patch on the PS3 and Xbox 360, but a considerably larger one than Liberation, with 44 fixes in total. Official Playstation Magazine says that it is highly recommended that you updated. There was some serious spoilers in the patch list that I've left out not to ruin anyone's enjoyment of the game. 

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.

Edited On 30 Oct, 2012

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Dead's avatar
Dead 4 years ago
And another unfinished game hits the shelves with no hope of a fix for anyone without an internet connection and hard drive space.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Hey, at least they are trying to fix it. Considering the sheer size of the game, that list of bugs is normal.
Dead's avatar
And what about those people who don't have their consoles hooked up to the internet?
Dead 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
While I agree that it sucks for those that are not online. This is an age old problem. Before my consoles came with network cards, I would have to stick to playing a broken game if one came out. I'm not saying the game shouldn't be tested and put out 100%, what I'm saying is that I have games THIS GENERATION that have been clearly broken with no patch to fix it.
troublemaker 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Back then though developers worked harder to finish a game before releasing it. You'd get delays, but you'd get a game that was finished.
Dead 4 years ago
adwan's avatar
I'm sure you'll find that if you go back there a re a lot of games that had some pretty major bugs before the days of patches. I'm also sure that it's only a small percentage of current gen console owners that don't have it hooked up the net. Sucks for them but it's their choice to not connect to the internet.
adwan 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
That's true, for the most part. But there were still games that were released broken and unfinished, and these were unrepairable at the time. Again, I'm not defending the fact that these games are broken or rushed, but for the most part they are now fixable. It is true that with no internet connection, there will be no patch, but this is going a be a very small minority of people
troublemaker 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
They may be in thee minority, but they paid for the game, and deserve a fully finished copy just like everybody else. They are especially screwed over when publishers get the game out of the door with day one fixes, they could wait a couple of weeks and have the fixes on the disc, but no, they want to get it out there asap.
Dead 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
9 times out of ten, these problems are found after the manufacturing process has started. It sucks, but it's the way it is. The fact is, some of these fixes (in this game, not others) may have only been found by a guy from QA on his 12th trip through the game and he just happened to be wearing a certain outfit and walked through a certain door and then killed a certain person and it triggered the bug. Open world games like this are notorious for bugs like that and we should be thankfull that they were found at all!
troublemaker 4 years ago
adwan's avatar
Yep unfortunately it is worse on open world games with RPG elements. there are so many small things that can cause a massive bug to spring up. Chances are that a vast majority of people would have been able to play through the game fine anyway. I do agree though Gloria that they do deserve to be at least able to play the game and finish it.
adwan 4 years ago
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Robichoico 4 years ago
I find it hard to believe that in this day and age Beta testers don't exist before the game goes Gold. At least it's day 1 and not having to wait months or just doesn't get fixed ever *cough*Bethesda*cough*
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0000000000 4 years ago
whats with all the day 1 patchs???
troublemaker's avatar
Companies wanting to get games released quickly, because if they don't, they get overrun with comments like "Why all the delays?!?!" Delays can be costly, a day one patch put out after the game has gone gold is less so.
troublemaker 4 years ago
adwan's avatar
Yep, delays cost money and they can also affect a games sales when it finally does release. With big franchises like this though, it will sell well regardless. This is happening now as they don't want to miss out on the pre-holiday season sales boom.
adwan 4 years ago
0000000000's avatar
to be fair it makes perfect sense when you think about it
0000000000 4 years ago
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adwan 4 years ago
I'm feeling like a broken record now going on about unfinished games being released. The most shocking things is some of the bugs are game breakers. Surely these should be picked up through Sony and MS tests?? Unfortunately it seems to be the bigger game franchises with the most and worst bugs. At least it's getting fixed I suppose.
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ASC 4 years ago
Between day 1 patches and publishers holding back or pulling content just before gold because it is untested and they are out of development time; I'm pretty sure we are all better off.
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Daniel 4 years ago
meh, so what. Bethesda takes day one patches to a new extreme, unless your on ps3 then they just leave there game as a unfixed mess (Cough skyrim cough)
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Daniel 4 years ago
meh, so what. Bethesda takes day one patches to a new extreme, unless your on ps3 then they just leave there game as a unfixed mess (Cough skyrim cough)
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Datastatic 4 years ago
I think we should all go back to cartridges, that'll do it.
Robichoico's avatar
Those young'uns. Don't know how good they got it. You aint a gamer till you've experienced having to remove the cartridge from the slot, blow the bottom of it then try it again to get the thing to turn on.
Robichoico 4 years ago
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Datastatic 4 years ago
Oh.... forgot about the Vita. Floppy discs then? Or cassettes, then broken games can stay broken like they should.
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scourge 4 years ago
to all the people moaning that the developers releasing a unfinished game, that's bull-crap. it's the PUBLISHERS! that rush these games not developers. plus the game went into manufacturing 3 months ago and the problems weren't found till after so all they could do was a first day patch or delay manufacturing. which would have cost them millions! and the whole fanbase would have been in a uproar about it being delayed. so in short, stop bitching it's getting boring.
adwan's avatar
I touched on this in another stories comments section. In this case though, the developer and the publisher are one in the same. Also, the manfucaturing process didn't start 3 months ago. Usually a game goes gold, the point of going to be pressed, is normally about a month before the games release. I have no issue with a game releasing with small issues, but one's where there is a risk the game can't be finish or progress will be lost is not good enough, especially on a frnachise as big as this from a company with what is presumably one of the best development teams and a huge budget.
adwan 4 years ago
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Rachael 4 years ago
Atleast it isn't a one hour patch like i hear MOH was lol, I don't mind so much if it is manageable patch, and prefer it to be released on day one rather than months into its release. (Skyrim)....
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rick75fowler 4 years ago
wish i was getting this game but i cant,moh was only 56megs not exactly big really a ma of a min or so to download,just seems the norm these days.
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HappyNoodleBoy 4 years ago
Though it's borderline pathetic stuff like this is becoming the norm, at least there is a fix immediately. Games lke Reach and Crysis are a mess and have been out for ages, and have they ever been patched? Have they bollocks.
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Paul 4 years ago
MOH Warfighter still isn't fixed as mine crashed, will wait for update 1.02 for that. I think it is terrible that games are released with game braking problems. Games released in the past would get recalled or just suffer the bargain bin. What if they don't manage to fix the problems at day one? Skyrim? Some people suffered problems after 10, 20, 40 or even 80 hours and still it isn't fixed. I still pre-ordered MOH and AC though but don't agree with day one patches for game brakers as it is laziness. Should only be used for minor things. By the way Wii and DS games cannot be patched and 3DS has only just gained the capabilities for patches. I haven't had major problems with any high profile game on that but Nintendo games do get delayed quite a bit.

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