Assassin's Creed Unity PC Patch 4 Now Live On Steam, Some Reports Say Update Causes Flickering On Nvidia SLI

By Connor Sears , Updated Dec 19, 2014 12:31 PM EST

Patch 4 for Assassin's Creed Unity went live on consoles earlier this week, and now PC players on Steam can download it, too, and see if it helps keep their frame rate up as promised.

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If you're hoping to play some Assassin's Creed tonight, you might want to take the time to start the download now, if you can. Patch 4 is a bulky one (around 6.7 GB), primarily because the patch aims to replace entire portions of the game's Paris map. Some specific areas that were shown to tank players' frame rates have been optimized to make them less strenuous on processors. The hope, then, is that players who download Patch 4 should start to see more stability in the game as they run around the City of Light.

The patch also aims to settle a few connectivity problems that some players were experiencing, both during the game's co-op and in connecting to the game's companion app. The update includes a fair number of bug fixes, as well. You can check out the full patch notes on Steam if you want to see all of the little glitches that have been cleaned up.

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Soon after the patch launched, however, many PC players that use Nvidia's SLI technology reported that the update has led to an increase in flickering textures on the grounds. There's an entire thread on the Ubisoft forums with Nvidia SLI users chiming in on whether or not the update has caused this problem for them. Based on the number of posts, it seems that this issue is more than just a couple isolated glitches. You can see what the posters are talking about in one YouTube video posted in the thread.

Assassin's Creed Unity is now available for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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