Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on PS4 Gets 2.3GB Patch 1.04, Includes a Lot of Fixes and More

February 4, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


Things got a little confusing today when it comes to the recent patch 1.04 for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag¬†on PS4, which rings in at 2308MB.

When you download patch 1.04, you can see the changes listed in the header image (via Wario64), which we’ve also placed below for easy reading:

  • Fixed rare crashes and freezes
  • Change fight balance to increase double attacks
  • Fixed Abstergo challenges count to show 100 percent when completed
  • Add tutorial video streaming support
  • Add support for Resources Pack consumable
  • Fixed news display not always showing correct news
  • Fixed loyalty rewards skins not always being awarded
  • Fixed connection with over 100 friends

It gets confusing over on the Ubisoft forums, where Community Developer Ubi-Valentin posted a very long list of changes that would be brought in Title Update 4 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, but said the update would be delayed until February 11th yesterday, then changed it back to today just a few hours ago.

So, along with the above notes that seem specific to PS4, the multiplayer Title Update 4 on all consoles (except Wii U) includes the following:

User Interface and Graphic Fixes

  • Fixed the situation where the prey had an empty multi-target screen when joining in progress
  • Fix on the situation where the players had invisible parts on their character.
  • Fixes on the HUD in the Manhunt mode
  • Fixed the situation where the target portrait displayed the pursuer instead of the target
  • Fixed the situation where the emblem overlaped the figurine mode in certain conditions
  • Fix on the aerial kill animation
  • Fix on the Accolades for the host
  • Fix on the “Ground finish” animations
  • Fix on the camera during the character selection
  • Fix on the Animus Hack and Minor Hack FXs
  • Fix on Booby Trap FX on chasebreakers

Gameplay Fixes

  • Fixed the situation where the user could not kill or stun while both assassin and target were near a corner
  • Fixed the situation where the 1st sync-kill didn’t trigger in certain circumstances
  • Fixed the situation where character freezed for a brief moment before getting killed by an assassin hidden in a haystack
  • Fix on the daily boost
  • Fixed the situation where the timer remained stuck on Assassinate
  • Fixed the situation where the character customization was not saved after a reboot
  • Fixed the situation where some zones could not be captured from an inclined terrain
  • Fixed the situation where the teleport ability triggered a trail which pointed out the direction in which the target had teleported


  • Fix on the intro videos of the Wolfpack
  • We fixed the Wolfpack extra objectives.
  • Fix on the accolades in Wolfpack
  • Fixed inconsistencies on the score gauge in Wolfpack
  • Fixed the situation where the host of a wolfpack session would have been kicked out of the session if players were in a idle state


  • Fixed the situation where double notification sound could be heard when submitting the Uplay account information
  • Fixed the situation where the respawn sound was played after a stun.
  • Fix on the HighWind sound on Plantation
  • Fix on the rain sound FX
  • Fix on the Animus Voice

Other Fixes

  • We fixed various issues pushing players into limited mode
  • Fixed issues causing crashes and freezes
  • Fix on the events playlist
  • Various fixes on the death cam
  • Various fixes on the menus
  • Various fixes on the contract system
  • Fix on the freerun
  • Fixes on the customization menu

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