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Assassin's Creed Syndicate

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Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Assassin's Creed Syndicate cover
Ubisoft Quebec
Windows Ubisoft Ukraine[1]
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows November 19, 2015[1]
Metacritic 74
OpenCritic 77
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world, Stealth
Vehicles Train
Themes Europe, Historical, Victorian
Series Assassin's Creed
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General information

Official forums
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Comes with 5 DVDs.
Epic Games Store
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Gold Edition also available.
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Gold Edition also available.
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Gold Edition
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Gold Edition also available.
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Gold Edition also available.
Ubisoft Store
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Gold Edition also available.
Standard Edition is included with Ubisoft+.
Windows (unavailable)
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Gold Edition was also available.
Windows (unavailable)
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Gold Edition was also available.
Origin (unavailable)
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All versions require Ubisoft Connect and VMProtect DRM.[2]

Version differences

The Gold Edition contains the base game and the season pass.


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass
The Dreadful Crimes Not included in the Season Pass.
Jack The Ripper
The Last Maharaja
Steampunk Outfit for Evie Free
Steampunk Pack
Streets of London Pack
Victorian Legends Outfit for Jacob Free
Victorian Legends Pack

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete video files[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\.
  2. Delete files UbisoftLogo.bk2 and pc_twimtbp.bk2.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\ and then choose one of the languages folders.
  4. Delete files Epilepsy.bk2, PC_WarningSaving.bk2, and warning_disclaimer.bk2.

Game data

Configuration file location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Syndicate\AC.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/368500/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\1875\
Steam <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\1957\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/368500/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing


Display Options
Display Options
Graphics Options
Graphics Options

Limited graphics settings menu.

Unlock cloth physics

Cloth physics locked to 30 FPS but can be unlocked.
Unlock cloth physics[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open AC.ini.
  3. Go to the [Options] section.
  4. Change FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS=0 to FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS=1. Add the parameter manually if it does not exist.
  5. Save your changes.


Requires patch v1.31 or higher.
Add the parameter manually if it does not exist.

Depth of field

Disable DoF[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open AC.ini.
  3. Under "[Graphics]" Change PostFX=1 to PostFX=0.
  4. Save your changes.


Add the parameter manually if it does not exist.


Disabling fog alters the graphics significantly without affecting performance; comparison can be seen here.
Disable fog[6]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open AC.ini.
  3. Change Fog=1 to Fog=0.
  4. Save your changes.


Requires patch v1.31 or higher.
Add the parameter manually if it does not exist.


Mouse Options
Mouse Options
Gamepad Options
Gamepad Options

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Supports Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS4 controllers. Auto-switches icons based on current input.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Known issue with V2 controllers. See Issues fixed.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, Bluetooth, V1
Full function with DS4 v1 only. With DS4 v2: incorrect button mapping, no vibration, Xbox button prompts
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Set input device to Auto.


Sound Options
Sound Options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Tested/received up to 7.0 output.[7]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

VR support

Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking
Supports: Aim at Gaze, Clean UI, Dynamic Light, Extended View - Eye & Head Tracking.

Issues fixed

Random Freezing during driving

Because the game is very demanding on the CPU (100% CPU usage) causing freeze on dual-core systems.
Limit the game FPS to either 55, 45 or similar values[8]

Random Freezing for a few seconds

The game freezes randomly for a few seconds until resuming on NVIDIA GeForce cards
This is a Nvidia Driver bug in driver versions 451.48 and 451.67 (newest one at time of writing). Either downgrade to driver version 446.14 or upgrade to GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 451.85 or later, once available[9]

Incorrect aspect ratio, letterboxing or pillarboxing

If your display device reports that it can handle a resolution higher than its native resolution, the game will render everything at that resolution and then scale it to the native one, resulting in distortion of some graphics (e.g. the HUD map is not circular, characters are tall or fat vs what they should be) and borders that should not be there on others (e.g. intro videos). This particularly affects some 4K monitors and TVs.

e.g. Many native 3840x2160 16:9 displays report they can also handle 4096x2160 as an input. The game will see that and render to it, even when you choose 3840x2160/16:9 in its settings.

To fix this, you need to delete the 4096x2160 mode (or whatever it is in your case) so the display drivers no longer see it. The following guide explains how in simple details:

Confirmed to work with LG B7 and C8 OLED TVs, as well as ViewSonic VX2475 monitors.

Game won't work with DualShock 4 v2 Controller

The game has native support for DS4 controllers on PC with it loading the PlayStation button prompts in-game, but only on connecting the DualShock 4 version 1 model. On connecting a version 2 controller, the game will load the Xbox button prompts and buttons are mapped incorrectly.
Emulating a DualShock 4 v1 with DS4Windows allows for full operation with a DS4 v2. Follow this guide on Steam. The guide is for Assassin's Creed Unity, but it also works for Assassin's Creed Syndicate.
For the Uplay version of the game, do not follow the first step of disabling the Steam Input.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz
AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon R9 270
2 GB of VRAM
Shader model 5.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Recommended requirements are for 30 FPS with a resolution of 1920x1080. However, the game itself will have no FPS limiter.[1]


  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>/368500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (368500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Is Coming to PC in November - UbiBlog - Ubisoft®
  2. Verified by User:Aemony on 2018-02-15
  3. Verified by User:Shooterboss on 21 March 2018
  4. 30 fps cape? (Assassin's Creed Syndicate PC) - last accessed on 2015-11-17
  5. Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Patch 1.31 Notes - last accessed on 2015-12-22
    "In the AC.ini file located in “MyDocuments/Assassins Creed Syndicate”, modify the FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS parameter found in the "[OPTIONS]" section as follows:

    ·To enable the cloth setting: FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS=1
    ·To disable the cloth setting: FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS=0

    By default this functionality is disabled. You may need to add the parameter manually.
  6. Reddit /r/assassinscreed thread :: The difference in turning fog on vs off is huge.
  7. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  8. Fix Carriage Driving Lag/Freezing/Shutter on Assassin's Creed Syndicate (2016) - YouTube
  9. Nvidia driver release thread including open issue 3038632