A new patch for “Assassin’s Creed Origins” is rolling out this Tuesday, and it’s a big one. The update comes with numerous fixes and changes that improve the gaming experience of the action-adventure video game.

Patch 1.1.0 is clocking in at 3GB for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of “Assassin’s Creed Origins.” Though Ubisoft did not indicate the file size of the new patch for the PC version of the game, fans should already expect it to be big considering the numerous improvements it adds to the game.

The highlights of the update as indicated in the patch notes are the new Nightmare difficulty mode, the new horde mode that’s been added to the Arena and the Enemy Auto-Level NPC scaling option, which basically allows weak enemies to match the level of players so the game stays challenging.

According to VG 24/7, the Nightmare difficulty mode makes all the enemies in the game more resilient to damages. It also transforms them into more dangerous creatures to ensure the difficulty of this mode. On the other hand, the new horde mode will give players the chance to prove themselves by facing unlimited waves of foes in the Cyrene arena.

The new “Assassin’s Creed Origins” patch improves gameplay in more ways than one. For example, the navigation and animation issues with the playable character that fans noticed before have now been addressed. The bugs that prevented the Game Progression statistic to reach 100 percent is also crushed by the latest patch.

Ubisoft also made some changes to the user interface of the game with the new update. After installing the 3GB patch, players will notice that the Gear menu now has Hood, Air and Beard customization options. In addition, the World Map now has an Uncompleted Locations filter and a friends-only pictures filter. An option that allows players to hide the Compass as well as the Enemy Proximity Feedback on the HUD has also been added.

Another very noticeable change that patch 1.1.0 comes with is the improvement on the texture of many graphical elements in the game. “Assassin’s Creed Origins” will henceforth feature better texture streaming selection, so users are given the option to choose more high-resolution texture. The level of details on some aspects of the game, such as the Hemon Mastaba location, is also enhanced.

For the PC version of the game, the changes include support for HDR display, improved Performance Tools functionality, enabled Eye Tracking by default and the addition of a “Quit to Desktop” option to the pause menu. The patch also fixes the errors in the display of Photo Mode pictures, an issue with the Reset graphic option and the white squares that kept on appearing in windows mode on 4K monitor.

The complete patch notes for “Assassin’s Creed Origins” patch 1.1.0 is found below:

Patch Highlights

  • Added a new “Nightmare” difficulty mode
  • Added an NPC scaling option, “Enemy Auto-Level”, that makes enemies’ level scale up to player’s level
  • Please note: Enemy levels will only scale up to player level, they will not scale down
  • Added a new “Horde Mode” to the Arena
  • [PC] Added support for HDR display

System

  • Improved general game stability
  • Adjusted the balance of the economy by reducing the price of Lion Claw and Leopard Fur
  • Capped the number of Trinkets and Animal Goods to 999
  • Fixed rare occurrence of world paused state due to a terrain node priority change
  • [PC] Fixed stuttering on NVIDIA graphic cards when playing in borderless mode
  • [PC] Improved Performance Tools functionality

Graphics & Audio

  • Improved texture streaming selection to allow for more high-resolution texture
  • Increased the distance at which we display the higher quality fake geometry of Alexandria
  • Improved the view distance of the Siwa temple
  • Improved the level of details of the Hemon Mastaba location
  • Improved the quality of the Photo Mode picture taken while playing with HDR enabled
  • Fixed loading grid setups for tall palm tree fields to improve their view distance
  • Fixed far shadow popping transition issue when updated during the time of day cycle
  • Fixed shadow culling issue in the great library of Alexandria during sunrise and sunset
  • Fixed a visual issue on bows when switching them while out of combat
  • Fixed a visual issue with quivers
  • Fixed an issue which prevented music from playing again in the quest “Aya: Blade of the Goddess”
  • Fixed missing voice-over during various cinematics
  • Fixed a sound issue when using Overpower on certain NPCs
  • Fixed various repeating voice and sound effects
  • Fixed an issue that could cause multiple music tracks to overlap
  • Fixed multiple out of place audio lines in the Arena
  • [Xbox One X] Increased the texture memory budget to allow for more usage of higher resolution texture
  • [Xbox One X] Increased the terrain memory budget to reduce terrain popping when the camera rotates
  • [Xbox One] Fixed some trees not using high-resolution texture
  • [PC] Fixed white squares appearing in windowed mode on 4K monitor
  • [PC] Fixed an issue with the Reset graphic option

World

  • Fixed several areas in the world where the player could encounter collision issues
  • Fixed various issues with the level of details of world objects, NPCs, and vehicles

Gameplay

  • Improved NPCs reactions
  • Fixed the health regeneration that could stop working after gaining health from Health on Hit/Kill weapon attributes
  • Fixed the unlock of the Old Habit achievement/trophy for player who have met the conditions
  • Fixed various issues preventing the “Game Progression” statistic to reach 100%
  • Fixed the "No Limits" Ubisoft Club Classic Challenge from not unlocking
  • Fixed an issue with the Ubisoft Club Classic Challenges that were not showing as unlocked even if they had been completed
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the controller to vibrate indefinitely in the score screen of the Hippodrome
  • Fixed an issue where the playable character could lose its inventory when fast traveling from the Bathhouse
  • Fixed an issue where Senu could pass through the world
  • Fixed an issue that allowed thrown torches to inflict poison or bleed effect
  • Fixed some loading issues while using Senu
  • Fixed various issues with the spawning of NPCs
  • Fixed various issues causing the player character to remain stuck
  • Fixed various navigation and animation issues with the playable character

Quest

  • Improved the navigation of the Rebels during the quest “A Rebel Alliance”
  • Improved various cinematic transitions
  • Fixed an issue where the playable character could remain stuck or fall through the world during the quest “The Battle of the Nile”
  • Fixed an issue where the playable character could lose its equipped weapons during the quest “The False Oracle”
  • Fixed an issue preventing the playable character from dealing damage to crocodiles during the quest “Blood in the Water”
  • Fixed an issue preventing the quest objective marker to be displayed during the quest “Family Reunion”
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the player to lose the prisoner during the quest “His Secret Service”
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a gladiator to remain stuck with the playable character during the quest “The Crocodile Jaws”
  • Fixed an issue causing Daily Quests from disappearing from the Quest Log
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the “Control Nuisance” Daily Quest from giving its reward"
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the dialogue scene from playing during the quest “Blood in the water”
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent Hallucinations from ending during Taimhotep's Song
  • Fixed an issue that could make the quest “Children of the Streets” impossible to complete
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the key for Eudoros’ chest to appear in the inventory in the quest “End of The Snake”
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Cleopatra to die at the end of the quest “Way of the Gabiniani”
  • Fixed an issue forcing Bayek to receive a spear instead of a bow during the chariot fight of the “The Battle of the Nile” quest
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Aya to spawn as Bayek

Activities

  • Increased the number of Drachmas rewarded by Hippodrome tournaments
  • Tweaked controls sensitivity in Hippodrome
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the introduction cinematic of Seleucid from playing
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the use of bows in the Arena

User Interface

  • Added Hood, Hair, and Beard customization options in the Gear menu
  • Added an “Uncompleted Locations” filter to the World Map
  • Added a “friends-only” pictures filter to the World Map
  • Added the option to hide the Compass and the Enemy Proximity Feedback on the HUD
  • Improved on-screen feedback with Friend Challenges in Arena
  • Increased display time of the on-screen feedback when the playable character gets hit by an arrow
  • Changed input button for the Compare Equipped action
  • Fixed various icon issues in the World Map
  • Fixed an issue with the Trial of the God reward being displayed incorrectly in the Quest Log
  • Fixed an issue with the quest objective of Trial of the Gods appearing below the world
  • [PC] Fixed the display of Photo Mode pictures captured on multi-monitor configuration
  • [PC] Enabled Eye Tracking by default
  • [PC] Added “Quit to Desktop” option to the pause menu