Assassin's Creed Unity

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Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Windows Ubisoft Ukraine
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows November 11, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 70
OpenCritic 71
IGDB 71
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Currency, Boost[1]
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Stealth, Open world
Art styles Realistic
Themes Europe, Historical
Series Assassin's Creed
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Assassin's Creed Unity on IGDB
Assassin's Creed Unity guide on StrategyWiki
Assassin's Creed Unity on MobyGames
Assassin's Creed Unity on Wikipedia
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General information

Official forums
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass Includes DLC and Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China. No longer sold.[2]
Windows
Dead Kings Released as a free download, added automatically when updating the game. Required for Update 1.5.0.[2]
Windows
Revolutionary Armaments Pack
Windows
Secrets of the Revolution
Windows

Companion app[edit]

The Assassin's Creed Unity Companion once provided access to additional maps, challenges and outfits, but following the termination of the companion app the content was made available to all players.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video files[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\.
  2. Delete or rename UbisoftLogo.bk2 and pc_TWIMTBP.bk2.
  3. Navigate to <path-to-game>\videos\<locale folder>\ (e.g. en for English).
  4. Delete or rename warning_disclaimer.bk2 and pc_WarningSaving.bk2.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Unity\ACU.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/289650/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\720\
Steam <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\857\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/289650/pfx/[Note 1]
Russian-only version has different ID - 944 or 945[citation needed]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

Graphics options
Graphics options
Advanced graphics options
Advanced graphics options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ scaling and stretched FMVs.[4]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, up to 8x MSAA (combined with FXAA), or TXAA (Nvidia only).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate cap;[5]however, frame rates above 130 FPS will prevent the game from fully loading in models and assets that are far away, even if the player reaches them. Most of the interior areas won't be rendered either. Mouse sensitivity is also tied to frame rate and will be reduced the higher the rate gets.[citation needed] See Mouse sensitivity for a workaround.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Keys have additional hardcoded functions - e.g. Free Look also performs Quick Shot.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Newer DualShock 4 controllers are not supported natively.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Sound options
Sound options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound FX, Voice.
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses on focus lost.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation.
Italian
Latin American Spanish
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Persian
Fan translation By SubRan Team, download

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
Z3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op
Single-player and co-op missions are separate.

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Mouse sensitivity[edit]

Use Cheat Engine[citation needed]
  1. Download and run Cheat Engine
  2. Start the game, get to a playable area and then go to "Options", "Controls" and set "X Axis Sensitivity" and "Y Axis Sensitivity" to any value, e.g. 10. Go back to the previous menu.
  3. Run Cheat Engine and search for 10.000000 as a float.
  4. Go back to the game and set both sensitivity values to something else, e.g. 1. Go back to the previous menu.
  5. Search for 1.000000 next.
  6. Continue the above process until only two values are left.
  7. Set both of them to any desired value e.g. 30.
  8. Start playing the game to a point where it automatically saves its progress. If this step is skipped, the entire process will have to be repeated with the next launch for changes to take effect.
Do not open the "Controls" menu again as it will revert the sensitivity values to one of the predefined ones.
The sensitivity values are shared between the mouse, arrow keys and the right analog stick of a controller; however, the latter two are not affected by changing the frame rate. Increasing mouse sensitivity could, in turn, make them overly sensitive.
Mouse smoothing is forced and cannot be removed.

Crash after 15 minutes on Windows 10[edit]

May be caused by a weird interaction between one version of XAudio2_7.dll and the on-screen keyboard service.
Check if this is indeed the cause of the crash with Windows error log[citation needed]
  1. Open the Start menu, type msinfo32, and press Enter.
  2. In Software Environment\Windows Error Reporting look for entries with ACU.exe and check that the faulty module is XAudio2_7.dll.
Stop TabTip.exe[citation needed]
  • Stop the TabTip.exe process, also referred to as Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Helper, before launching the game.

Notes

To simplify this process, create a batch command to run the game.
taskkill /f /im "tabtip.exe"
cd /d "{{P|game}}\Assassin's Creed Unity"
start ACU.exe
  • Use your actual installation folder and save as a .cmd. Launch it as an administrator.
To simplify this process, create a shortcut to the .cmd and choose Run as an administrator in the shortcut's advanced options.

Game does not launch past initial splash screen[edit]

Game might not launch properly if installed on a drive managed as a Windows Storage Space. Issue appears to be caused by the audio files.
Install game on a drive not managed as a Storage Space, for example your Windows OS drive[6]

Game changes resolution to lowest compatible (ex: 320x200)[edit]

Edit configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Unity\ACU.ini.
  2. Edit these lines and set the resolution as preferred:
    DisplayWidth=XXXXX
    DisplayHeight=XXXXX
    
  3. Save the file and change the file to read-only.

PlayStation button prompts do not load on connecting a DS4 v2 controller[edit]

The game has native support for DS4 controllers on PC with it loading in 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 in the Xbox button prompts.
Follow this guide on Steam.
For the Uplay version of the game, do not follow the first section of disabling the Steam controller config.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz
AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 5.0 support
A 64-bit operating system is required.

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>/289650/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (289650) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References