I Cannot Finish Watch Dogs: Legion

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 (quite than holding off till patches resolve the problems). Sometimes it occurs shortly, different occasions it takes just a few hours. A crash might spoil my open world enjoyable or derail a important story mission. On a great 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 enjoying Legion, I’ve needed to study to take care of the sport crashing whereas I’m making an attempt to take pleasure in 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 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 widespread 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 making an attempt 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 crew 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 discussion board reveals a bevy of gamers experiencing myriad points. Other press members, reminiscent of 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 by way of Justice4Claire, the sport will crash, leaving me unable to complete the mission and progress within the sport. I haven’t got 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; typically the every part would crash in the course of the load display. Ubisoft has acknowledged this particular drawback as a launch challenge, however it’s unclear when it’s going to be mounted, leaving me unable to progress in my very own sport till a future patch. It’s price 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 very enjoyable sport, and its play-as-anyone tech might be fairly magical when a plan comes collectively. It’s additionally vital 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 shall 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 sport into one thing a lot much less pleasing.

For extra on Watch Dogs: Legion, be sure to verify 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 ideas for anybody simply beginning the sport.

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