I Cannot Finish Watch Dogs: Legion (Update)


(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, we have been capable of get previous the game-breaking bug detailed in our authentic story. Generally, the sport additionally appeared to run higher with much less framerate drops. Read extra concerning the new patch right 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 just accept as the value for taking part in the sport near its October 29 launch (slightly than holding off till patches resolve the problems). Sometimes it occurs rapidly, different occasions it takes a couple of hours. A crash might spoil my open world enjoyable or derail a important story mission. On a very good day it occurs as soon as. At worse, the sport falls aside a number of occasions a session. Either means, because the day I began enjoying Legion, I’ve needed to study to take care of the sport crashing whereas I’m making an attempt 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 recreation 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 enjoying on the bottom variations of each the PlayStation four and Xbox One (I’m enjoying 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 recreation continues to be underperforming on the {hardware} for which it was initially launched.

Developer Ubisoft Toronto is releasing patches and updates making an attempt to type out these points. The recreation’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 brought on 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 group can be asking for particular use-cases from individuals replying on Twitter with their very own examples of the sport crashing. A peek on the recreation’s official discussion board reveals a bevy of gamers experiencing myriad points. Other press members, resembling Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson, are reporting corrupted save information, 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 via Justice4Claire, the sport will crash, leaving me unable to complete the mission and progress within the recreation. I haven’t got a precise quantity, however I’ve possible 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 particular drawback as a launch difficulty, nevertheless it’s unclear when it will be mounted, leaving me unable to progress in my very own recreation till a future patch. It’s price mentioning, Justice4Claire is the fifth-to-last mission of the sport, that means I’m possible solely an hour or two from wrapping the principle marketing campaign. 

It’s a disgrace Watch Dogs: Legion has so many points. It’s a very enjoyable recreation, and its play-as-anyone tech may be fairly magical when a plan comes collectively. It’s additionally necessary to notice that many gamers appear unaffected and capable of full the sport. Our personal reviewer had one crash however a comparatively clean expertise total 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 probably be obtainable 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 recreation into one thing a lot much less pleasant.

For extra on Watch Dogs: Legion, ensure that to examine out our evaluation. To see the wildest characters we discovered strolling round its open world London, try our photograph essay. We even have spoiler-free suggestions for anybody simply beginning the sport.




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