HIDDEN1NE 70 posts
I think assassinations as a whole are messed up once grabbing the shoulder bash ability, as I never played with guaranteed assassination, but now I’m finding I have to QTE almost every guard now, even if I’m the same power level or well over it. It especially shows because of the settlement dummies, I was only having to QTE the farthest dummy (leveling up my assassination) and the rest were natural insta-kills, but again now i have to QTE all four, even the one in front of the bureau door (which you never had to ever before). So even though guaranteed assassinate players are now having to QTE, it seems this bug even affects default players by making every assassination an unnecessary QTE. Playing on Xbox Series X.
(Also my brother hasn’t gotten the shoulder bash yet, and all his assassinations are fine, seemingly making the ability the culprit?)
Ubisoft Support Staff Ubi-Borealis 2837 posts
As some of you have noticed, a hot-fix was released yesterday to resolve this issue with guaranteed assassinations. If you are unable to use guaranteed assassinations after launching and loading your save game, please follow the steps below:
- Create a manual save
- Close the game entirely, then launch it again
- Load the created save
Please note that if you reload the game before acquiring the shoulder bash ability, please relaunch the game application before being able to use Guaranteed Assassinations again.
The development team is hoping to implement a more permanent fix in a future update. In the meantime, this should allow you to carry out guaranteed assassinations again.
If you are still having trouble with guaranteed assassinations after trying these steps, please don't hesitate to update this thread. Thanks!
Quixy21 14 posts
As some others have pointed out, there also seems to be an issue with ... I'm not sure, difficulty of enemies?
What I mean is before river raid update I could kill pretty much any unshielded light enemy in the game with a dash attack (hitting RB/R1 while dashing skill). Now, even in low level areas (like Grantebridgescire) it only does maybe 75% damage to enemies.
dbloodymoon 27 posts
Any steath attack is affected, making assassinations and takedowns hard to complete had to change my playstyle a little, focusing on long range attacks, but for now I'm simply grinding for opals, no big deal.
I'll only be able to start a fresh save AFTER an update on this.
Hellothereuser 1 posts
After taking the shoulder bash skill book in the river raids no matter what enemy I get the advanced assassination timing event
dmbro68 8 posts
Won't let me perform a full assassination on a enemy only a stealth attack and I am max level with mastery levels included what the hell even the dummies at the settlement are stealth attack now
Ubisoft please fix this has got to be the most ridiculous bug i ever encountered in a AC Game
Ubisoft Support Staff Ubi-Woofer 787 posts
I've merged a larger thread created by @kreutzgang into this one which concerned the issue with the guaranteed assassination ability, so I do apologise if any conversations have been interrupted. @kreutzgang, in your first post from your own thread, you mentioned no longer being able to log into the forums using Firefox - please raise this issue over in the Forum Feedback section so we can take a look into this with you. Thanks!
Regarding the issue itself, the development team are still looking into this and we will keep you updated with the latest information as it becomes available to us. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or @Ubi-Borealis and we will do our best to address these. For any reports of different issues, please post in a more appropriate thread or create your own if one is not available. This thread should be kept exclusively for issues with the guaranteed assassination ability. Thank you very much!
the_real_dna 16 posts
@davidv81 Hey David, thx for the reply. Thats a reall bummer youve still got other bugs, especially day 0 bugs, smh. What are a few examples of these other bugs you're referring to? I am on PC so maybe they wont apply to me specifically, but I am definitely curious to hear what they are.
@the_real_dna Hi, mate! You should try sleeping arrow and blinding rush. They don't work as intended. The arrow just sleep one guy, and using blinding you get detected as usual.
I heard that the crow skill don't stun at all, but I haven't used it.
Probably there are even more undiscovered bugs in the skills
Ubisoft Support Staff Ubi-Borealis 2837 posts
@davidv81 - Thanks for sharing your own experiences and feedback. Please be assured that the development team are aware that all assassination techniques have been affected by this, and that players will be required to complete a QTE even if this feature has been disabled. They're also aware that player damage has been lessened as a result. Would you be able to report the other issues you're encountering (such as sleeping arrow and blinding rush) in another thread? That way, we can keep the investigations separate to the assassination investigation taking place in this thread. Thanks!
@nrnrnrnr - Hey there! The development team are still looking into the guaranteed assassinations further. Once we have new information to share, such as any updates being deployed, they will be posted within this thread or in the "News & Announcements" forum. I'd recommend checking these locations regularly for the most up-to-date news.
Zooolz 40 posts
Thanks for the new " Time-Limited " challenges that require assassination
THAT WE CANT COMPLETE.
developers must be under a rock, not knowing about the on-going BUG
A game with assassination in it's title - should be able to do so ....
@ubi-borealis My post about blinding rush is here:
I got no answer there, and was posted long ago
About sleeping arrow, I will do a post after I do some more research.
Thanx for your attention
lalusitana 19 posts
Im level 406 and since the river raids, stealth attack changed.
Now it comes with a round red mark to confirm the assassination and still low power to perform it.
Is this a bug or big changes?
Besides there is a challenge to perform assassinations that clearly cannot do it, because after assassination have to kill him somehow and will not count as assassination.
Hope it goes back as before. TY
Outlander1982 123 posts
I don't know if it's only me but it seem the patch as broke the "assassination'' with the crate that you shoot with your bow,even if it land right on the head of the enemies,it doesn't one shot them anymore.
Can people confirm this ?
DEESSE999 1 posts
The loss of the one shot assassination from the first A.C. games is lost since the bug induced by the last patch. I tried everything but uninstall reinstall the game to get the automatic assassination feeling back without success so far. And yes it s annoying to see that even the poorest fellows need this unwanted nor unnecessary Q.T.E.
A second trouble induced by this Q.T.E. is the augmentation of lost opportunities to chain two target in a row as the slow motion benefit is lost by the Q.T.E. own timer.
Please get rid of it...
Killrog01 15 posts
Since the release of the 1.1.2 patch, the assassination mechanic has been somewhat broken. I'm level 406, have invested 30 mastery points in assassination and has a damage score of 156, yet, I can't kill in a single blow anyone anymore. Even the lowest enemies, like the basic guards or the bandits from the starting areas, require that I use the "Advanced Assassination" skill to one-shot them. Even the dummies from Raventhrope resist me.
I've tried increasing my assassination damage by inserting assassination runes in all my equipment, to no avail. Even above 170 the problem remains and I can't straight assassinate anyone.
Could you please fix this issue? Thanks in advance.