I Cannot Finish Watch Dogs: Legion (Update)


(Update 11/13/20): After spending extra time with Watch Dogs: Legion following the discharge of patch TU2.10, my outcomes with the sport are nonetheless combined. As we reported on Wednesday in our first replace, after putting in the newest patch, I was in a position to get by means of the “Justice4Claire” mission. Before the patch, a game-breaking bug was inflicting my sport to crash each time I began the mission, maintaining me from with the ability to progress by means of sport’s important marketing campaign. Generally, the sport continues to run higher, too. I’ve seen far much less dips in Legion’s framerate whereas taking part in the sport and driving round its open world. 

That mentioned, whereas taking part in final night time, I as soon as once more encountered dangerous points with the sport crashing. On three separate events, attempting to play the mission “London’s Protectors,” my sport crashed virtually instantly after getting into the mission’s play space. As far as I can inform, this challenge was completely tied to this particular story mission; I was in a position to drive across the sport’s open world and full facet missions with no issues. This morning, nevertheless, I was lastly in a position to get by means of “London’s Protectors” with out the sport crashing. I was additionally in a position to get by means of the mission “DedSec Party” with no challenge. 

After posting this text on Tuesday, there have been quite a lot of feedback and replies on Twitter to our story, with different gamers sharing their points with the sport crashing and others reporting they’ve had no technical issues in any respect with Legion. As is to be anticipated, it is not a common downside, but it surely does appear to be a persistent one. Similarly, following the discharge of patch TU2.10, many gamers have taken to Ubisoft’s forums and Twitter to voice their frustrations with the sport and its continued crashing. Ubisoft has replied to some players on Twitter, saying it is conscious of the issue some gamers are nonetheless having post-patch and is investigating the difficulty.

Before publishing our unique story on Tuesday, we reached out to Ubisoft for remark however by no means heard again. We’ve reached out once more and can replace this story ought to we hear something. We will even proceed to replace the story with any mandatory info because it arises.

(Update, 11/11/20): Earlier this morning, Ubisoft Toronto issued a brand new patch for Watch Dogs: Legion on Xbox One, addressing points with stability and crashing. After putting in the replace, I was in a position to get previous the game-breaking bug detailed in our unique story. Generally, the sport additionally appeared to run higher with much less framerate drops. Read extra concerning the new patch here

Original Story: Every time I boot up Watch Dogs: Legion, a timer begins ticking. At some level the sport will crash. It’s inevitable, and one thing I’ve come to simply accept as the worth for taking part in the sport near its October 29 launch (somewhat than holding off till patches resolve the problems). Sometimes it occurs shortly, different occasions it takes a couple of hours. A crash might spoil my open world enjoyable or derail a crucial story mission. On day it occurs as soon as. At worse, the sport falls aside a number of occasions a session. Either method, for the reason that day I began taking part in Legion, I’ve needed to be taught to cope with the sport crashing whereas I’m attempting to get pleasure from it.

But now, a game-breaking bug has successfully barred me from ending the sport. Every time I attempt to play the late-game mission “Justice4Claire,” my sport freezes, crashes, and kicks me again to my Xbox One’s homepage.

Since its launch, Legion has been a technical mess for a lot of gamers, particularly these taking part in on the bottom variations of each the PlayStation four and Xbox One (I’m taking part in on the latter). Texture pop-in, crashes, and poor framerate are among the many extra frequent points, which I can independently confirm for every. Some of those have been ironed out (considerably) within the week or so since Legion launched, however the sport remains to be underperforming on the {hardware} for which it was initially launched.

Developer Ubisoft Toronto is releasing patches and updates attempting to type out these points. The sport’s most up-to-date patch, TU 2.00, fixes a bunch of particular person crashes throughout the console and PC variations of the sport. But as Ubisoft pointed out on the sport’s official Twitter, on Xbox One, the place the patch was delayed for a day, TU 2.00 has solely prompted extra crashes. Stated in a follow-up tweet, the developer says it plans to launch particulars and a schedule for future patches early this week. The workforce can be asking for particular use-cases from folks replying on Twitter with their very own examples of the sport crashing. A peek on the sport’s official forum reveals a bevy of gamers experiencing myriad points. Other press members, reminiscent of Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson, are reporting corrupted save recordsdata, barring the sport from being performed. Ubisoft didn’t reply to our request for remark.

No matter what number of occasions I attempt to get by means of Justice4Claire, the sport will crash, leaving me unable to complete the mission and progress within the sport. I do not have an actual quantity, however I’ve probably tried it greater than a dozen occasions over the previous few days. I’ve additionally encountered new issues the place the sport would take upwards of 5 minutes to load; generally then crashing throughout that load display screen. Ubisoft has acknowledged this specific problem as a launch challenge, but it surely’s unclear when it will be mounted, leaving me unable to progress in my very own sport till a future patch. It’s value stating, Justice4Claire is the fifth-to-last mission of the sport, which means I’m probably solely an hour or two from wrapping the primary marketing campaign. 

It’s a disgrace Watch Dogs: Legion has so many points. It’s a extremely enjoyable sport, and its play-as-anyone tech might be fairly magical when a plan comes collectively. It’s additionally essential to notice that many gamers appear unaffected and in a position to full the sport. Our personal reviewer had one crash however a comparatively clean expertise general in his playthrough on Xbox One X, and appreciated the sport fairly a bit. But it does appear clear that Legion, which got here out two weeks earlier than next-gen consoles and will likely be out there at-launch for each, is pushing some PS4 and Xbox One consoles to their breaking factors. If you’re one of many people affected by these technical issues, it turns an in any other case thrilling sport into one thing a lot much less pleasant.

For extra on Watch Dogs: Legion, make certain to verify out our review. To see the wildest characters we discovered strolling round its open world London, try our photo essay. We even have spoiler-free tips for anybody simply beginning the sport.




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