Assassin’s Creed Mirage Chromatic Aberration: How to Turn Off

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In this day and age, gamers want to get the best experience from whatever title they’re playing. With Ubisoft recently releasing Assassin’s Creed Mirage, many gamers have noticed that the Chromatic Aberration feature in the game is a bit too much to handle. So, many AC Mirage players have been looking for answers if it’s possible to turn off this feature in the game.

If you’re reading this, chances are that you’ve run into the same problem yourself. Keep reading to learn more about Chromatic Aberration and how it affects the immersive experience AC Mirage wants to give its players.

What is Chromatic Aberration in Gaming?

In real life, Chromatic Aberration happens when light goes through a lens, and when it comes out on the other side, it splits into different colors. To put it simply, the lens is unable to focus on all colors and project them through the same point, causing objects to have a blurry, distorted, and colorful haze around them.

  • This is one of the most common phenomena to happen when using low-quality cameras to take pictures.

Chromatic aberration is applied to games like Assassin’s Creed Mirage as the goal is to somehow recreate reality or give the environment a cinematic look.

  • Sometimes, the developers do a great job of incorporating this real-life phenomenon into their projects.
  • However, in the case of AC Mirage, it has become more of a bother than an impressive feature for its players.

How does it work in Assassin’s Creed Mirage?

Since the game is set in 9th-century Baghdad, most of the exploration happens outdoors. When it’s daytime in the game, this is when it’s most obvious, as some objects have the colors red and blue around their edges.

  • It can also cause eye strain on some players, so they want a quick solution to this small yet obvious issue.
  • Aside from causing discomfort in players, those who like taking snapshots of their gameplay may also find this feature to be more of a problem than an improvement.
    • When taking screenshots, some images from Assassin’s Creed Mirage may come out as blurry or low quality because of the effect of chromatic aberration.

Obviously, this has become quite the issue in the community, as players turned to online forums like Reddit to find a solution.

Can you turn it off?

Unfortunately, most gamers have found that you cannot turn off the Chromatic Aberration feature in Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Though other games that have this feature allow players to customize their graphics, Ubisoft was unable to predict that this is a problem their players will run into.

According to Reddit users, they have tried digging in the game’s files to somehow find a hidden option that will allow you to customize Mirage’s graphics. Much to their disappointment, it’s impossible to tweak the settings and completely turn this pesky feature off.

Another user also shared their experience that this visual effect ultimately makes Mirage unplayable for them.

Some players have proposed using the Iconic Color Filter in the Screen settings. Though this isn’t much, it sort of helps relieve some of the visual problems brought about by Chromatic Aberration. But at the end of the day, the feature is there to bring back the nostalgia of the earlier titles in the franchise.

Fingers crossed for an update

With all that being said, we’re hoping that Ubisoft might see these complaints and include the option to turn it off or reduce it in a possible update. This is clearly becoming a widespread issue among Assassin’s Creed Mirage players, so it’s best if they release a patch or come up with a solution that will resolve the complaints.


Want more help on your journey to find the truth about Basim? Check out our other guides for Mirage here.

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