Assassin's Creed Unity

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Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity cover
Ubisoft Montreal
Windows Ubisoft Ukraine
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows November 11, 2014
Assassin's Creed Unity at Wikipedia
Assassin's Creed
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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2010
Assassin's Creed: Revelations 2011
Assassin's Creed III 2012
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD 2014
Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry 2014
Assassin's Creed: Pirates 2014
Assassin's Creed Unity 2014
Assassin's Creed Rogue 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China 2015
Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India 2016
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia 2016
Assassin's Creed Origins 2017
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt 2018
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2018
Assassin's Creed III Remastered 2019

Key points

Game may not launch past splash screen when installed on a Storage Space drive. See Game does not launch past initial splash screen.

General information

Official game series website
Official forums
Assassin's Creed Wiki
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Uplay DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

This game has in-game micro-transactions (not listed below).[1]
Name Notes
Season Pass Includes DLC and Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China. No longer sold.[2]
Dead Kings Released as a free download, added automatically when updating the game. Required for Update 1.5.0.[2]
Revolutionary Armaments Pack
Secrets of the Revolution

Companion app[edit]

The Assassin's Creed Unity Companion provides access to maps, challenges and once provided access to outfits. The outfits can now be unlocked with patch 1.5.0 and no longer requires the Companion App.[3] The app is available for Windows, iOS, and Android.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos.
  2. Rename files UbisoftLogo.bk2 and pc_TWIMTBP.bk2.
  3. Then in the <path-to-game>\videos\your locale folder rename files warning_disclaimer.bk2 and pc_WarningSaving.bk2.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Unity\ACU.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/289650/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\720\
Steam <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\857\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/289650/pfx/[Note 1]
Russian-only version has different ID - 944 or 945[citation needed]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphic Options
Graphic Options
Advanced Graphic Options
Advanced Graphic Options

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Keys have hard-coded other functions - e.g. Free Look also performs Quick Shot.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Newer DualShock 4 controllers are not supported natively.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses on focus lost.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash after 15 minutes on Windows 10[edit]

May be caused by a weird interaction between one version of XAudio2_7.dll and the on-screen keyboard service.
Check if this is indeed the cause of the crash with Windows error log[citation needed]
  1. Open the Start menu, type msinfo32, and press Enter.
  2. In Software Environment\Windows Error Reporting look for entries with ACU.exe and check that the faulty module is XAudio2_7.dll.
Stop TabTip.exe[citation needed]
  • Stop the TabTip.exe process, also referred to as Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Helper, before launching the game.


To simplify this process, create a batch command to run the game.
taskkill /f /im "tabtip.exe"
cd /d "{{P|game}}\Assassin's Creed Unity"
start ACU.exe
  • Use your actual installation folder and save as a .cmd. Launch it as an administrator.
To simplify this process, create a shortcut to the .cmd and choose Run as an administrator in the shortcut's advanced options.

Game does not launch past initial splash screen[edit]

Game might not launch properly if installed on a drive managed as a Windows Storage Space. Issue appears to be caused by the audio files.
Install game on a drive not managed as a Storage Space[5]

Game changes resolution to lowest compatible one (ex: 320 x 200)[edit]

Edit configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Unity\ACU.ini.
  2. Edit these lines and set the resolution you would like to have:
  3. Save the file and change the file to read-only.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz
AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 5.0 support
A 64-bit system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/289650/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (289650) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.