Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection Update 1.02 Fixes the “Weird NPC Face”

December 16, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

Discovered shortly after the game launched, the “weird NPC face” in Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection has been fixed.

Released yesterday, Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection update 1.02 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One contained fixes for these issues, according to the PS4’s Update History: “A weird NPC face appears in Assassin’s Creed 2 Sequence 1, Memory 1″ and “Background music stops after performing a synchronization on a view point in Assassin’s Creed 2.”

Over on the Ubisoft Forums, Ubisoft was a little less specific about the weird NPC face in the official patch notes:

  • Fixed an issue where the background music gets cut when synchronizing a high reach point in Assassin’s Creed II.
  • Fixed a visual issue that may appear in the beginning cut scene Assassin’s Creed II.

Back when Polygon posted a video of the NPC face (skip to 1:10 of the above video), Ubisoft responded by saying, “The NPC in question only appears in Sequence 1, Memory 1 in Assassin’s Creed 2 and is randomly generated, appearing infrequently.”

If you bought The Ezio Collection at retail, don’t forget that you have a ticket to see the Assassin’s Creed movie, out next week.

[Source: Nibel, Ubisoft Forums, Eurogamer, Polygon]