assassins creed unityUbisoft has released a new patch (number five) for Assassin’s Creed: Unity for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC which has removed the need to play the companion app to unlock specific equipment.

Previously, players were required to download the companion app on their mobile and register an account for the web browser game Assassin’s Creed: Initiates to unlock blue chests for the main game. These chests included in-game money and special items such as pieces of a costume which made up the outfit of original Assassin’s Creed protagonist Altair.

Players will still be able to progress in Initiates and the companion app, but it will no longer be required to unlock new items.

Also dealt with in patch five include a number of issues reported by players, including the ‘find Leon’ objective not appearing and a glitch which meant weapons and gear that had been unlocked becoming ‘relocked’ and therefore unusable.

The full patch notes are as follows:

Stability & performance

•Fixed numerous random crashes both on Campaign and Coop

Save game & Progression:

•Fixed gear and outfit rewards getting relocked
•Added users profile corrector to resolve companion synchronization issues
•Made Initiate and companion app exclusive content accessible to all players
•Fixed the ‘Find Leon’ objective not spawning on Dead Kings Memory 2

Online matchmaking, connectivity & replication

•Fixed various matchmaking and connection issues both in matches and when starting a match.
•Fixed various replication issues between host and clients
•Fixed issues with the My Club feature

Gameplay (navigation, fight, stealth)

•Fixed issue with Arno losing control after trying to launch Initiates from the pause menu
•Fixed minor navigation issues

Menus and HUD

•Fixed issues occurring when hacking gears
•Fixed additional issues with notifications

World & 3D

•Fixed some minor FX and texture issues

What are your thoughts on these changes?