"FIXED: A weird NPC face" - this Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection patch note is the best

If you've been playing Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection on Xbox One or PS4, you might have noticed a new update applied to your game. So what does patch 1.02 do, exactly? Squash a bunch of bugs? Alter gameplay? Add new Christmas decorations, maybe? Nope. According to a Eurogamer photo of the notes - and I swear this is Ubisoft's wording - it fixes "a weird face" that can appear in Sequence 1, Memory 1 of the game.

The face in question came to light after a video from Polygon compared the original Assassin's Creed 2 graphics to the remastered version. The face is just a regular NPC that was indeed part of the original game, but because crowds are randomly generated, it's possible players never even saw it. In other words, the NPC's prominent placement in the video was more a matter of unlucky coincidence than shoddy workmanship on Ubisoft's part.

With patch 1.02, his face has been "fixed," probably never to be seen again. Requiescat in pace, you weird bastard.

Seen something newsworthy? Tell us

Sam Prell

Sam is a former News Editor here at GamesRadar. His expert words have appeared on many of the web's well-known gaming sites, including Joystiq, Penny Arcade, Destructoid, and G4 Media, among others. Sam has a serious soft spot for MOBAs, MMOs, and emo music. Forever a farm boy, forever a '90s kid.