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Assassin's Creed Unity patch unlocks content blocked by its mobile app, Initiates site

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Ubisoft is rolling out a new patch for Assassin's Creed Unity today that unlocks game content previously walled behind a companion mobile app and the Assassin's Creed Initiates website. No longer will players have to turn to an outside source to access certain special chests in the game.

The developer "will be unlocking all content exclusive to Initiates and the Companion App, including both blue and gold chests," Ubisoft said in a live update. "Players can still progress on the Companion App, they just will no longer be required to complete content to unlock in-game chests."

Ubisoft launched the Assassin's Creed Unity Companion app for Android and iOS last year, alongside the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One game. Ubisoft blocked access to certain rewards in the console and PC game, including in-game currency and outfits for protagonist Arno, forcing players to use the app to unlock them. That meant certain chests would appear in Unity's version of Paris, but many players couldn't open them.

Some content was also locked behind the Assassin's Creed Initiates website. When the developer put that website into "a continued state of maintenance" at Christmas, Ubisoft unlocked that content to all online players.

The patch that unlocks all that Assassin's Creed Unity content is going out to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game today. The Windows PC version will get the new patch tomorrow, Feb. 19. Here's a breakdown of what's included in Patch 5.

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