Assassin's Creed III
Ubisoft Working on Fixing Assassin's Creed III Hidden Secrets DLC Bug
Written Thursday, December 06, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Yesterday, we reported on an issue affecting main campaign progress in Assassin's Creed III upon downloading the new Hidden Secrets DLC, available a week early for Season Pass holders. Ubisoft responded to the issue last night, advising a course of action for anyone planning to download the DLC while the studio works on a fix for the bug.

"Just a quick heads up, we're able to reproduce this issue at the studio and are working on a fix/workaround," Ubisoft Community Developer, Gabe Graziani wrote on the game's forums. "From what we can tell, this problem seems to be rare and should generally only affect a very small number of players. That said, we're taking the speedy and complete resolution of this very seriously."

Graziani also gave advice to anyone looking to download the DLC: "AVOIDING THIS BUG: Do not load your saved AC3 game while the DLC is downloading in the background. This appears to be the key trigger for this bug. You can do anything else you want to do, just don't load up your saved game and play it while the DLC is downloading."

Assassin's Creed III's The Hidden Secrets DLC is available to download for Season Pass holders now, and will be available to everyone else on December 11th. It includes three extra missions, including the Lost Mayan Ruins, the Ghost of War and a Dangerous Secret, for over an hour of extra gameplay, as well as two single-player costumes and two new multiplayer characters: the Redcoat and the Sharpshooter.


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Comment #1 by JuggernautClone
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 10:53:09 AM
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Good thing I downloaded and installed this while in the Store.

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Comment #2 by DocDoomII
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 11:07:57 AM
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The DLC is like 2Mb. I didn't even see the progress bar when I downloaded it. How is it possible to load the game in the meantime?

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Comment #3 by Stefto
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 11:49:14 AM
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@2 i was wondering the same thing lol.

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Comment #4 by TheEmoScene
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 11:50:08 AM
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@2 I guess this bug will more than likely affect players who have slow internet connections. That's the only way I can think of someone being able to load the game and their save while it's still downloading.

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Comment #5 by ItIsKimpan
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 12:00:26 PM
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Haha, mega buggy game..
Then buggy dlc..
Where is the gaming world going, is it absolutely all about the money now?

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Comment #6 by insaneloverboy23
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 12:08:01 PM
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2meg? come on 10sec download haha

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Comment #7 by ff1798
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 12:28:05 PM
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what about the pivot bug -_-

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Comment #8 by william9909
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 12:31:09 PM
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the funny thing i see about this is that the game is SOOO buggy without the dlc im actually mad at ubisoft i mean i expect a near perfect game from them but this was by far the worst ac game when it comes to the glitches and a few other things

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Comment #9 by TheDandyHighwayman
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 12:35:24 PM
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@5 why would you waste money actually making a full working game when you can make a game that kinda works then cut half of it out to sell to players at a later date?

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Comment #10 by Shirokurou
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 01:04:37 PM
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Avoided it completely...

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Comment #11 by ShadowStar83x
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 01:35:26 PM
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They could've made sure it wasn't broken before releasing it.

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Comment #12 by PainOfDemise
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 03:02:29 PM
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Glad I haven't started to play this yet.

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Comment #13 by P_Pigly_Hogswine
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 04:26:13 PM
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I understand that the bigger games get, the more things can go wrong. But this is the fifth version of an AC game this generation and they still have errors of this scale? Still, you think AC3 is bad, you wanna see the Vita version. Jebus.

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Comment #15 by Banacheckfps
Friday, December 07, 2012 @ 06:08:01 AM
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According to one of you AC3 is a broken game, according to the others buggy as hell. So just by going off that AC3 must be another Skyrim an unplayable game, thats the impression i get if i had not played the game. But i have and god do people exaggerate as you can play thought AC3 without seeing all these so call bugs I've spent hours on AC3 only seeing one or two minor bugs. I think people just troll on a game if they are not to keen on it.

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Comment #16 by CRAZYCANADIAN72
Friday, December 07, 2012 @ 02:31:55 PM
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Ihave the game. I just had in my PS3 5 minutes ago. I was gonna play it and then I read some these posts about the bugs in the game and DLC. Took the game out for now until all these bugs and glitches are fixed. Otherwise, good graphics from what Ive seen of the screenshots.

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Comment #17 by altahi
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 10:48:38 PM
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Its stated in the Ubi forums... the problem mostly happen in some XBOX360s

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Ubisoft Montreal


US October 30, 2012
Europe October 31, 2012
Japan November 15, 2012

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-8
ESRB: Mature
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