Assassin's Creed: Rogue is out now with day-one patch

Assassin's Creed: Rogue

As promised, and pleasantly on schedule, Assassin's Creed: Rogue is now out for the PC—and so too is the day-one patch.

Assassin's Creed: Rogue tells the tale of Shay Patric Cormac, a young initiate of the Assassin Brotherhood who grows disillusioned with his new gang when he realizes that they're not quite the stand-up guys he thought they were. It all comes to a head in a spot of unpleasantness that leads Cormac to switch sides, and much of the game is actually played as a Templar, the sworn enemies of the Assassins. I suppose that's technically a spoiler, but given that the twist has been the focal point of the game's entire marketing campaign (like the launch trailer that came out last month), I feel safe tossing it out.

And with the launch of the game comes the release of the launch day patch, which as Gameranx notes is a lighter list of fixes than might be expected. The 1.1.0 patch includes:

  • Minor Fix – UI
  • Minor Fix – Graphics
  • Minor Fix – Uplay Actions/Rewards
  • Minor Fix – various Resolution issues

From where I sit, that means one of two things: Either Assassin's Creed: Rogue went out the door in unexpectedly good shape, or this is going to be a very ugly week for Ubisoft. Since Rogue is on an older engine than Unity, let's hope it's the former.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.