Assassin's Creed Unity Players Will Get Free DLC in Wake of Rocky Launch

Dead Kings expansion will be free for all players, while those who bought the game's DLC pass will get to pick a free game.

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In an effort to make it up to fans affected by Assassin's Creed Unity's troubled launch, Ubisoft will give away the game's Dead Kings expansion to all players, the publisher announced today. This content was previously going to be included with the game's DLC pass. For people who already bought the pass (or the Gold Edition, which includes the pass), Ubisoft will give you one free game from the list below.

The publisher is currently in the process of setting up a system to process this free game offer. Full details on how you can claim your free game will be published soon. The game's DLC pass has been removed from sale, though its other scheduled content--including the standalone game Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China--has not been scuttled, and will be delivered later.

As for the Dead Kings expansion, which is a story campaign set after the events of the main game, it is "coming soon," Ubisoft said.

"I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin's Creed team" -- Yannis Mallat

Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto CEO Yannis Mallat also apologized for Unity's rocky launch, saying he understands how disappointing and frustrating the matter is for those affected.

"Unfortunately, at launch, the overall quality of the game was diminished by bugs and unexpected technical issues," he said. "I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin's Creed team. These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential."

Mallat stressed that Ubisoft has been working diligently to fix the game's issues by releasing a steady flow of patches. The game's third major patch is rolling out now, and it's a big one, featuring more than 300 fixes that aim to improve performance, matchmaking, connectivity, and more.

"In addition to the latest patch and this offer, we are committed to delivering further fixes for other issues you've raised," Mallat added. "In the meantime, please keep your feedback coming--it has been both humbling and incredibly helpful as we continue working hard to improve the overall quality of the game. We are hopeful that with these forthcoming updates, everyone will be able to truly enjoy their Assassin’s Creed Unity experience."

For more on Unity, check out GameSpot's review.

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