15 December 2023

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This Week at Ubisoft: Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown’s World of Surprises, Rainbow Six Siege Kicks off Dead By Daylight Crossover

This week at Ubisoft, the Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown preview showed a world full of traps, time warps, and mythical creatures; Rainbow Six Siege introduced crossover sets for Dead By Daylight; The Settlers: New Allies launched the Blessings of the Elders content update; Morena Baccarin spoke about portraying a villain in Assassin's Creed Nexus VR; Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey made up part of a museum exhibit; and the Ubisoft Store started its annual Winter Sale. Check it all out and more in this week's roundup of Ubisoft news.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown's Mount Qaf is Filled With Surprises

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown launches on January 18, introducing players to the mysterious Mount Qaf. A city ravaged by a disaster that has warped time awaits within its diverse biomes, as do the undead, creatures from Persian myth, and strange new friends. As a 2.5D Metroidvania-inspired world, Mount Qaf's passageways aren't just filled with friends and foes - you'll have to avoid traps, wall-jump, and flip off of flagpoles to find your way. Fortunately, Sargon, an elite warrior, has dual swords, acrobatic parkour skills, and amulet buffs to help you take on any challenge you may encounter.

Rainbow Six Siege Brings Dead By Daylight Sets

On December 11, Rainbow Six Siege introduced Dead By Daylight crossover sets for Finka and Kapkan, inspired by The Huntress and The Trapper, respectively. Each set includes a themed charm, headgear, uniform, portrait, and weapon skin.

The Settlers: New Allies Blessings of the Elders Adds New Game Mode, Changes Up Production

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The Settlers: New Allies launched a new content update, Blessings of the Elders, on December 12. The update includes a new Sandbox mode, allowing players to play at their own pace, without mission objectives; two new hardcore missions; a Charring Kiln building; an update to the Forester; Skirmish map selection, and a new map.

Assassin's Creed Nexus VR - Morena Baccarin on Bringing a Villain To Life

In Assassin's Creed Nexus VR, Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, Firefly) portrays Dominika Wilk, head of Abstergo's cybersecurity and the game's primary antagonist. Ubisoft News spoke to Baccarin about what drew her to the character, the process of recording VO and facial capture for VR, and how the experience compared to her work in film and television.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Origins Featured at Museum of Cycladic Art of Athens

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How are Ptolemaic Egypt and Classical Greece connected? Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey take place 400 years apart, but both are featured in the Museum of Cycladic Art's Chaeronea, 2 August 338 BC: A Day That Changed The World exhibition. To learn more about the games' role in the exhibit, Ubisoft News spoke to curator Dr. Panagiotis Iossif, who discusses why the battle of Chaeronea was significant, how both Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey accurately represent daily life in their respective regions before and after the battle, and the value the games bring to a museum exhibit.

Save a Bundle During the Ubisoft Store Winter Sale

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The Ubisoft Store kicked off its annual Winter Sale on December 14. Running through January 3, players can save big on games like Assassin's Creed Mirage, The Crew Motorfest, Rainbow Six Siege, Far Cry 6, Anno 1800, and many more. Plus, the Ubisoft Store is offering an additional 20% off your cart at checkout with the coupon code HOLIDAY20.

Ubisoft+ Spotlight - Assassin's Creed Origins

(Editorial note: This is a series of quick weekly highlights written by Ubisoft News team writers that feature games available with a Ubisoft+ subscription. We hope you'll enjoy reminiscing with us, or perhaps discover something new.)

Brittany Spurlin, Writer/Editor: Witness the birth of the Hidden Ones in Assassin's Creed Origins. Set in Ptolemaic Egypt, the story follows Bayek of Siwa, a Medjay warrior on a mission of vengeance for his young son's murder. He works with his wife, Aya, to track down the masked men responsible, only to discover they are members of a strange cult known as the Order of the Ancients. Bayek and Aya continue to hunt the members of the Order, engaging with notable historical figures like Cleopatra, Pompey the Great, Julius Caesar, and more along the way.

Exploring Egypt is part of what makes this game shine, whether you're parkouring across the metropolis of Memphis or Alexandria, discovering an animal den nestled in a desert oasis, taking out bandits amidst craggy rocks, or delving into hidden tombs of ancient figures like Alexander the Great. Plus, you can see the Great Pyramids, uncover mysteries within them, and, of course, climb up to the top for a quick world sync before performing a Leap of Faith. By exploring Egypt's cities and villages, you'll also get a taste of what life was like during that era.

You can play Assassin's Creed Origins Gold Edition, which includes the Deluxe Pack and Season Pass in addition to the game, with a Ubisoft+ subscription. You can also get the Standard Edition for up to 85% off from the Ubisoft Store during its Winter Sale.

Game Updates

Rainbow Six Siege deployed the Y8S4.1 patch on December 12, implementing a number of bug fixes to the tactical shooter.

  • Lair now available in Free For All mode
  • Players can now vault across railings as intended
  • Battle Pass content no longer disappears when switching menus
  • Drones no longer get stuck in EXT Street of Attack Tutorial map

Assassin's Creed Mirage launched title update 1.0.6 on December 11, bringing a parkour update and bug fixes to the game.

  • Range of back and side ejects have been increased during parkour
  • Pickpocket loot can now be retrieved properly after eliminating a target
  • Level design no longer blocks parkour movement
  • Players no longer fall while performing a pole vault

In addition to the new content, The Settlers: New Allies Blessings of the Elders update brought gameplay balances and bug fixes to the game.

  • Donkey carts can now transport a minimum of five stacks of construction goods, down from six
  • Coachmaker construction cost has been reduced for Elari, Maru, and Jorn
  • Rebalanced Widow's Peak starting locations; fish deposits now reachable

Riders Republic implemented a new patch for Season 9 on December 12, bringing seasonal items and bug fixes to the game.

  • Cartoon Pack now available, which includes a pair of goggles and glasses that will let you see the world in a cartoon-style view
  • Weekly challenges now display correctly
  • Fixed infinite grind in The Deck area

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