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
Assassin's Creed Unity on HowLongToBeat
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Assassin's Creed Unity guide on StrategyWiki
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Assassin's Creed Unity on Wikipedia
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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 (series)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2018
Assassin's Creed III Remastered 2019
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered 2019
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2020

General information

Official forums
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Epic Games Store
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Origin
Origin
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Ubisoft Store
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Included with Ubisoft+.
Windows
Amazon.com (unavailable)
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Windows
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.[dubious – discuss]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

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

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

VR support[edit]

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

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 fails to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive[edit]

The game will fail to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive. This will either cause the ACU.exe process to get stuck on the splash screen or in the background.
Storage Spaces is Microsoft's new software-based RAID solution for Windows 10, allowing users to create and make use of virtual disk drive(s) that spans across multiple physical drives in a desired RAID configuration.
Move the installation folder to a regular non-Storage Spaces drive[6]
  1. Copy the <path-to-game> folder over to a new appropriate location on a non-Storage Spaces drive.
  2. When the game folder have been copied over completely, open Uplay and select the game.
  3. Click on Properties and then on Uninstall to remove the existing game install folder.
  4. After the uninstall have been completed, click on Locate installed game below the Download button.
  5. Browse to and select the new <path-to-game> folder, then click on OK.
  6. The game will be playable again after Uplay have verified that all game files are present.

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.

Game won't work with DS4 v2 Controller[edit]

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 not work correctly.
Follow this guide on Steam.
For the Uplay version of the game, do not follow the first step of disabling the Steam Input.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Massive pop-in and poor LOD quality, even on highest available graphics settings[edit]

Assassin's Creed Unity is plagued by very noticeable pop-in and poor level of detail at all times. As this appears to be hardcoded, currently and likely forever unfixable.[7]

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

Other information[edit]

Reset progress for a new game[edit]

Unity does not inherently support multiple save files. This fix allows you to backup a current save file and start over with a new one.
Backup save[8]
  1. Go to UPlay's Settings > General and untick Enable Cloud Save Synchronization for supported games to disable cloud saves.
  2. Navigate to save game data location and make a backup of the folder then delete it.
  3. Start the game and play until it saves once.
  4. Re-enable Cloud Saves and allow the local save file to overwrite the online one. Repeat the process above to restore original save file.

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