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Assassin's Creed Valhalla PC memory leak fix is coming via patch

Published: 20:44, 25 November 2020
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Ubisoft is releasing an update for Assassin's Creed: Valhalla which dealt with a ton of issues the game had, with memory leaks on PC being one of the highlights.

PC players of AC: Valhalla were probably dumbfounded by the game's odd behaviour after alt-tabbing to desktop since that would cause a VRAM/RAM memory leak which resulted in a performance hit. With the patch from November 26, 2020, this issue has been solved or at least the patch notes claim as much.

While the actual notes are huge and there is a lot of text scrolling involved, here are a few other highlights that include console improvements as well. Stability and performance should be better across all platforms now but there are no specifics given.

Xbox Series X/S version has been updated to prevent screen tearing. Somehow we have a feeling many games' console patch notes will include this in the near future.

On that note, the next-gen consoles now have two graphics options to choose from - performance and quality. Performance will set the graphics to values where the console will maintain 60 FPS while quality will max the settings out and maintain 30 FPS. Xbox Series S will have quality chosen as default while the other next-gen platforms will default to performance.

Download size will vary depending on your platform:

  • PC - 4.3GB
  • Xbox Series X/S - 5.3GB
  • Xbox One - 4.9GB
  • PlayStation 5 - 2.5GB
  • PlayStation 4 - 4.1GB

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla by Ubisoft Montreal

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The patch should go through in the early hours of November 26 so you will probably be met with a download when you launch the game on the same day.

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