Modders are removing Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s annoying Chromatic Aberration effect

Modders are hacking Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s executables to disable chromatic aberration

Chromatic aberration is a graphical effect that a lot of gamers hate. The effect mimics camera artifacts that can often be seen in TV shows, movies, and photographs. It can be argued that chromatic aberration can make games like Assassin’s Creed Mirage more filmic. That said, it is an artifact that videographers and photographers often seek to minimise.

For many gamers, chromatic aberration is an unwanted effect due to how it blurs edges and crushes the detail of many games. It can also be argued that game developers are wrong to add the effect to their games. Do games need to look like they are filmed using a real-world camera? In Assassin’s Creed Mirage chromatic aberration is turned on by default and has no off option. What’s worse is that the effect is strongly used throughout the game, so much so that it is distracting.

Gamers are complaining about Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s use of chromatic aberration on reddit, X, and other online communities. These complaints are so common that Ubisoft appears to be preparing an update that will add a chromatic aberration toggle to the game. Modders have also taken matters into their own hands by creating hex edits for the game’s executables that will disable the effect.

PC gamers can head over to Nexus Mods to see how gamers are editing the Hex files of Assassin’s Creed Mirage to remove the game’s annoying chromatic aberration effect.

If you want higher framerates in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, you can read our PC performance review for the game.

You can join the discussion on modders removing chromatic aberration from Assassin’s Creed Mirage on the OC3D Forums.

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