Ubisoft rolled out an update for Assassin's Creed Unity on PC and consoles yesterday that pushes the game's companion app closer to being useless.

Quite simply, the update removed the need to use the companion app to unlock blue chests in the game.

These blue chests can be found using the app either to mark them in the in-game map, or to send an assassin to get them. The chests contain in-game money, new equipment, and the Altaïr outfit (from the first Assassin's Creed).

But now that you don't need the Assassin's Creed Unity App to unlock these chests, it isn't completely pointless now. It just nearly is...

You can still use it to track players' heat maps to find safe routes. Its interactive 3D map can still be used to track gear and equipment. And you can still use it to solve Glyph Puzzles and level up assassins.

You can download the Assassin's Creed Unity App for free on the App Store and Google Play.

Eurogamer