Assassin's Creed 3 getting large Thanksgiving patch

Assassin's Creed 3 is getting a large patch next week, aimed at fixing a whole host of issues and softening some of the game's rough edges. It includes balance adjustments for the multiplayer modes, tones down the challenge on some single-player missions, and brings bug fixes to both.

The lengthy patch notes detail the changes, but you may want to be careful for spoilers. A few non-spoilery highlights include a fix to the loss streak trigger, equal points distributed for a tied match, and warm up games no longer being interrupted when the host player leaves. It also fixed some potential bugs and exploits in the single-player, and made the chase sequences a little less frustrating. If you've been there, you know the ones. On the Xbox 360, the patch will remove the PS3-exclusive Benedict Arnold mission marker, which presumably just didn't trigger anything.

The patch is expected to hit sometime around the end of next week, hence the "Thanksgiving" tag. So you can spend the holidays thankful that your chase sequences are no longer broken.