Assassin’s Creed Unity Left With 39GB Patch?!?



/ 2 years ago

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Console users woke up to a frightening update for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, clocking in a staggering 39GB, which is what I can only summarize as the digital equivalent of a product recall. This isn’t a patch, this is a complete replacement of the game install, it’s a HUGE download, especially when you think that the Blu-Ray discs these games ship on have a maximum capacity of 50GB.

On a good quality 10mbps connection, you’re still looking at almost 9 hours of download time at full speed; which is outrageous. Not so bad if you’re on fiber broadband, but I myself only manage a steady 6.5mbps download rate, leaving me with half a day of patching a game! PC users are still to get the update, but it doesn’t look promising.

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How long will it take you to download this patch? You can use this calculator to get your answer.


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  • davidyell

    If you actually read the blog post it’s a bug with the patch effecting only Xbox One owners which is causing the system to redownload the game.

    Here is the source, I would recommend updating your article to be factually correct.
    http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/en-US/community/liveupdates/live_updates_details.aspx?c=tcm:152-188856-16&ct=tcm:148-76770-32

    • Hellcatenstein

      So the patch to fix a horribly bugged game has a horrible bug attached to it. And that’s better?

      • Peter Donnell

        Doesn’t matter which way you butter it, a 39GB download is still the end result.

        • Hellcatenstein

          My point exactly.

  • Wayne

    They’ve really made a right mess of things has Ubisoft. If that’s the size of a console patch I shudder to think what awaits the PC version. It’s an unrealistic download for the many suck… err, gamers who pre-ordered the game. If they pre-ordered a hard copy version of the game can’t they take it back to the retail store where they bought it and exchange it for a new copy? That’s assuming Ubi will even bother to press new disks featuring the fixes? But let this be a lesson to the pre-ordering saps, never, ever do that again or screwups like this will just continue and get even worse.

  • COMMICZAR

    dreading the pc patch… if it is the same size then with my uber fast internet speed it will take 217 HOURS, In excess of one week, I am off work for xmas for a total of 1week = means not enough time with my computer on 24/7 just downloading this patch , I get zero gaming

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