New Patch Finally Fixes Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered's Creepy Teeth

The creepy pre-patch teeth. (Screenshot: Alterminal, Imgur)

On Thursday, Ubisoft released patch 1.03 for Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC that primarily “adjusted lighting in cutscenes to improve how character faces, skin and hair look throughout the game”.

Like a lot of patch notes, it’s a dry description of an extremely welcome change. Namely: Thank god, the creepy teeth are gone.

With this new patch, characters in cutscenes look a little less like they’re completely bathed in fluorescent light, and a little more like they’re in the dim lighting from the original game, as these comparison screenshots show. Less light means less visible teeth, which means less nightmares.

The nicer, post-patch teeth. (Screenshot: Alterminal, Imgur)

The patch is an unceremonious resolution to one of the very first bugs players encountered in Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered. Players started complaining about this on forums and the franchise’s subreddit almost immediately, when the game launched in March.

When the first post-launch update, 1.02, didn’t address any of these concerns, players began to wonder what Ubisoft’s support plans were and grew frustrated by the lack of communication.

Given that Assassin’s Creed games have a rocky (and sometimes overblown) history with buggy releases, this is a sore spot in what’s an otherwise excellent opportunity for revisiting one of the most controversial games in the series.


Comments

    They fixed the teeth? Finally! They reminded me too much of Sonic the Hedgehog.

    The top screenshot really isn't so bad that from the article preview I took it to mean the post-patch view. Is it worse than that in any place, or is it really making a mountain out of a pile-of-teeth hill?

      It's due to the article itself which has focused on one small part of a much larger laundry list of bugs which intentional or not, makes it sound like folks are flipping out about little things.

    Fixed their teeth??? Hahaha they were British colonials and its was the 18th century. They barely had teeth, let alone straight and white.

    George Washington lost his teeth by the age of 30 and his dentures were made of ivory, brass, and human/animal teeth. (and not wood as the folklore tells it)

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