Bad news for hitman-wannabe elevators as the first update to Assassin's Creed Mirage has sparked some serious buzz. Ubisoft, the game's developer pulled the plug on elevator assassinations when they launched the recent Update 1.0.2 on October 4th; one day prior to the official game launch. Apparently, the update prevents Basim, one of the characters, from being unceremoniously dispatched by elevators. Evidently, Basim’s high-rise murder plot wasn't the only problem wielding a blade in the dark; with many more tweaks added in the first update.
In the shadowy world of Assassin's Creed games, elevators and lifts are pretty much like horses to cowboys - essential for travel. However, having them transformed into rogue hitmen just when you're exploring 9th-century Baghdad can be somewhat unnerving. Even scarier when Ubisoft's caption in the patch-notes section simply states: "Elevators would kill Basim." Abrupt, we know. But isn’t it delightfully cryptic?
In any case, murderous machines might have been fun, but it seems likely this was a recurring issue begging to be addressed, given its inclusion in the game's debut patch.
Aside from this, Ubisoft’s patch-notes scroll surely seemed busy, featuring a myriad of other gameplay issues supposedly solved: from the denial of proper Shard awards to players, to the endgame reward injustice after finishing the game. Even the enemy’s ability to defy the laws of gravity by avoiding fall damage has been given a stern talking to. Other maladies attended to include: players losing control of Basim post-fast travel, among other nifty solutions, helping to smooth the creases of your epic gaming experience.
Ubisoft’s mischief didn’t stop there. The patch-notes were teeming with solutions for bumps ranging from user interface (UI) glitches, graphic anomalies, world and quest bugs, to underwhelming animation and performance. It's like they went to a bug-squashing party and everyone’s invited.
An unexpected update drop, however, was an unpopular anti-piracy software added in Assassin's Creed Mirage just a few hours before launch. A move that raised a few eyebrows, evidently not as high as surging elevators with killer instincts though.
For the uninitiated curious to explore the game’s universe, Assassin's Creed Mirage is worth stacking up against your game collection. Dissect our 4 out of 5-star review of Assassin's Creed Mirage to know exactly why.
No mincing words here, Ubisoft’s update 1.0.2 seems to have woven a complex web of fixes and upgrades that goes beyond disarming lethal elevators. And all this bounty of problem-solving before the players even had their first taste of 9th-century Baghdad. Now that's commitment! Here's hoping that future updates can keep up this pace of problem-solving – and maybe even keep characters safe from other unexpected modes of assassination! Because in the realm of Assassin's Creed, who knows what could turn fatal next - A pot of steaming gruel? The next update will tell...
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