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{{ii}} All versions except Steam require {{DRM|Uplay}}. Initial online authentication is required, after which it will be playable offline. Offline mode can also be forced by launching the game with the <code>-playoffline</code> [[Glossary:Command line arguments|command line argument]]. Use [https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2498754411 this guide] for playing the Steam version offline without Ubisoft Connect.
  
 
===Version differences===
 
===Version differences===

Revision as of 22:02, 26 May 2021

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
macOS (OS X) Ubisoft Ukraine
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Anvil
Release dates
Windows March 17, 2011
macOS (OS X) May 19, 2011
Reception
Metacritic 88
IGDB 83
Taxonomy
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Stealth
Themes Europe, Historical
Series Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood on HowLongToBeat
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood on IGDB
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood guide on StrategyWiki
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood on MobyGames
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood on Wikipedia
Assassin's Creed 2008
Assassin's Creed II 2010
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2011
Assassin's Creed: Revelations 2011
Assassin's Creed III 2012
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD 2014
Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry 2014
Assassin's Creed: Pirates 2014
Assassin's Creed Unity 2014
Assassin's Creed Rogue 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles (series)
Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Origins 2017
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt 2018
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2018
Assassin's Creed III Remastered 2019
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered 2019
Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece by Ubisoft 2019
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2020
Discovery Tour: Viking Age 2021

Key points

More high-end effects and options on PC than earlier games in the series.

General information

Ubisoft Community Technical Support
Official forums
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

All versions except Steam require Ubisoft Connect DRM. Initial online authentication is required, after which it will be playable offline. Offline mode can also be forced by launching the game with the -playoffline command line argument. Use this guide for playing the Steam version offline without Ubisoft Connect.

Version differences

The Deluxe Edition contains 2 exclusive single-player maps, 2 multiplayer characters, 1 exclusive skin for Ezio, the game soundtrack, The Making-Of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, The Original Codex Written by Altaïr in PDF format, the Assassin's Creed Lineage full movie and a digital map of Rome.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Copernicus Conspiracy Free. Added in May 23, 2017 patch.
Windows
The Da Vinci Disappearance Free.
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to Videos in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename UBI_LOGO.bik
  3. Go to the folder for your language (e.g. en for English).
  4. Delete or rename warning_disclaimer.bik.

Patches

Patch v1.03

This patch is available in the following languages: Czech, Russian, and Worldwide.
Downloads can be found for the following releases:

Game data

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game HUD settings.
In-game HUD settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Assassin's Creed Brotherhood\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/48190/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Assassin's Creed Brotherhood\SAVES\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/48190/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect

Video

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9; other aspect ratios are letterboxed. 16:10 fix.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes and some menus are pillarboxed.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
If disabled, it can cause stuttering and bad frame pacing as well as a variety of other minor issues.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rates above 60 FPS can break certain missions. Cap the frame rate to 60 or below temporarily in these instances.[citation needed]

Input

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game button map settings.
In-game button map settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Cannot be turned off.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
After setting controller as input method.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Only accessible from in-game settings menu
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Button prompts
Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Menus only.

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Inaccessible from title menu settings, only from in-game settings
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Retail only.
Danish
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation.
Italian
Norwegian
Polish
use this if the game won't run in Polish.
Portuguese
Russian
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
Fan translation. Details missing—please edit this page and add it.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

VR support

Issues fixed

Game won't launch, no error message

Ensure all folders exist in the save game data location[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Assassin's Creed Brotherhood\SAVES
  2. Make sure there are folders and files in this location otherwise repair your game install.

Controls unresponsive while flying or cutscenes not ending properly

Enable V-Sync in your graphical options and set refresh rate to 60Hz.[2]

In-game stuttering, freezing issues

The game will not use CPU cores and threads properly on certain modern systems.
Each time you launch the game, change the core affinity for ACBSP.exe. First select 1 core and confirm and directly after it select all cores and confirm again. [3]
When using VSync, excessive single core use is evident (typically 99%) with any Quad Core CPU and above. Removing the first core of your cpu availability manually using the Task Manager affinity or alternatively using utility Process Lasso to automatically remove CPU 0 access from the ACB executable resolves this.

This affinity fix also fixes the same issue with AC2, ACR and AC3 when using VSync.

Making affinity changes permanent (setting affinity in task manager only lasts until you exit the game):

  1. Edit your preferred shortcut for launching the game (desktop and/or start menu)
  2. In the target field, set the following (just put the default contents in double quotes and prepend cmd.exe /C ...):
  • For a 4/4 (core/thread) CPU cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity e "<path-to-game>\ACBSP.exe"
  • For a 4/8 and 8/8 (core/thread) CPU cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity fe "<path-to-game>\ACBSP.exe"
  • For a 6/6 (core/thread) CPU cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity 3e "<path-to-game>\ACBSP.exe"
  • For a 6/12 (core/thread) CPU cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity 7fe "<path-to-game>\ACBSP.exe"
  • For a 8/16 (core/thread) CPU and higher cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity fffe "<path-to-game>\ACBSP.exe"

Verify correct affinity by launching the game and checking affinity in task manager (see beginning).

To be used in Steam launch options, to launch the game directly from Steam, it must be a little different:

  • Ex. for a 8/16 (core/thread) CPU and higher C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity FFFE "<path-to-game>\ACBSP.exe" %command%

White gradient overlay

Remove white gradient overlay[citation needed]
  1. Download this file into the installation folder.
  2. Disable Steam and Uplay overlays to prevent crashing.
Explanation for this fix can be found here.

Full speed gallop in Rome

Horses only gallop at a slower speed in Rome.
Install the game on a SSD and it will automatically enable the full speed gallop on any horse.[4]

Unable to defend the Villa in "Vilified"

This mission is impossible to complete on high framerates.
Limit framerate to 60 FPS.[citation needed]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0 OS X only.
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video
Anti-cheat PunkBuster

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1.5 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/48190/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (48190) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References