Ubisoft is deploying AC Mirage update 1.0.6 across all platforms today, adding the already promised New Game Plus mode, and more.
Last month, the development team announced the new game mode for the latest Assassin’s Creed entry. Interestingly enough, the official release notes don’t make mention of the Perma-death mode which was also promised. This feature will likely be added through a future update for the game.
The introduction of the New Game Plus mode also allows players to unlock Bayek’s outfit from 2017’s Assassin’s Creed Origins, complete with three unique dyes. Additionally, this brand-new title update includes various parkour improvements, allowing players to reach heights faster and cross bigger distances. As with all updates, this new one features numerous bug fixes and improvements, including much-needed quest-related fixes and graphical improvements. You can find the full release notes for this new title update here. On PC, the patch weighs in at 5GB, while PS5 owners are presented with a 2GB download. Meanwhile, on PS4 and Xbox One, players will need to download 3GB of new data, while the Xbox Series X|S update clocks in at 4.76GB.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is available worldwide now for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. Here’s what we wrote about Ubisoft’s latest AC entry in our launch review:
“If parkour and stealth can get away with not changing much, combat also not offering any real innovation is kind of a bummer. Battles consist of parrying or dodging enemies and then spamming a single attack button. Combat is passable in a pinch, but that’s about the best you can say about it. Mirage’s devs have outright said this isn’t really an action game with the stealth option almost always being preferable, which is a fine compromise until a mission forces an irritating combat challenge on you.
While I may come off as somewhat critical of Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s core gameplay, ultimately, it’s solid, with weaknesses in one area largely compensated for by strengths in another. This formula has provided a sturdy foundation for over a dozen core Assassin’s Creed titles; it just would have been nice to see a bit more innovation. Thankfully, Mirage’s top-notch world and mission design largely make up for its run-of-the-mill base mechanics.”