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Game-breaking Watch Dogs Legion bug is corrupting saves

Published: 6/Nov/2020 11:23

by James Busby

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Watch Dogs Legion players are now reporting a game-breaking bug that corrupts save files and renders them unplayable. 

Ubisoft’s latest open-world, Watch Dogs Legion has received a lot of praise for its beautifully detailed depiction of London and unique party dynamic. While the majority of players have been hacking their way through the city streets uninterrupted, there have been reports of a new bug that’s corrupting save files. Ubisoft has yet to provide an official statement on the matter, but for now, it looks like Watch Dogs Legion players have more than just DedSec to worry about. 

These reports have been floating around on Reddit and now players are taking to Ubisoft’s official forums to voice their complaints. After all, there’s nothing worse than spending many in-game hours grinding away, only for your save file to completely disappear. Here’s everything we know about Watch Dogs Legion’s game-breaking bug.

Watch Dogs Legion corrupt save file bug

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DedSec isn’t the only threat to watch out for in Watch Dogs Legion.

Just like the majority of Ubisoft’s open-world titles, Watch Dogs Legion features an auto-save system that saves your game constantly. While this may sound like a fantastic idea for those that wish to not have to worry about manually saving every few minutes, it can lead to some rather frustrating situations. One of the biggest problems currently facing Watch Dogs Legion players is the game’s auto-save feature. 

This feature is meant to alleviate the issues of traditional manual saves. However, when you combine this with various game crashes, you have a problem that can be tricky to fix. There are a multitude of different reasons as to why a game can crash. Whether it’s down to hardware or software related problems, there’s always something that can potentially harm your experience. 

However, when you combine multiple crashes with an auto-save feature, you usually have a recipe for disaster.  Reddit user StandsForVice wrote “Some believe this issue is tied to the crashing, and more specifically the bug related to the main menu freezing. Pressing quit to main menu can result in players exiting to the main menu only to have the game freeze for 10+ minutes, all the while the game attempts to autosave.”

The main problem occurs when players try to bypass the freeze by pressing Alt+F4. Obviously, this results in the game not saving correctly and leaving the user with a corrupted save file. “There is also evidence pointing towards multithreading being a culprit, the Reddit user notes. “Most of the reports seem to be on PC, but there are also rumblings of it on consoles.”

Possible fix

As of writing, there is currently no way to fix this bug. Instead, it’s best to back up your save on PC and keep the file somewhere safe. If you have been affected by this bug, then make sure you report it to Ubisoft’s official support site. Hopefully, this game-breaking bug will be fixed in an upcoming patch. 

Assassin's Creed

3 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla easter eggs you need to see

Published: 25/Nov/2020 18:07

by Alex Garton

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla might not strike you as a game that blends the worlds of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, but if you look in the right place, these easter eggs can be found. 

Ubisoft’s game released alongside the Xbox Series X|S and since launch players have searched every inch of the game’s expansive world. In doing so, a number of exciting crossovers to other major franchises have been found.

Although the world of Valhalla may be set in the age of the Vikings, which is nothing remotely like the grounds of Hogwarts, there are some things you can find that blur the lines.

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Valhalla’s easter eggs are spread across various regions of the game’s world.

Best easter eggs in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Harry Potter easter egg

This easter egg is located in Lunden, south-east of St Paul’s Cathedral in a small thatched building.

The building is guarded by a snake and a key is required to unlock the door. Use your Odin Sight and you’ll see a white indicator that marks the location of the key on the balcony of a nearby building.

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Players will enter what looks to be Voldemort’s hideout.

Once inside, players will find an eerily dark lit room filled with strange objects. On the table directly opposite the door, there’s a readable note for players that lists each of Voldemort’s Horcruxes from the Harry Potter films. These were, of course, the powerful objects in the Deathly Hallows, which contained a hidden fragment of a wizard or witch’s soul.

Despite the room only containing the ‘Strange list’, it’s a great easter egg to discover. For any fans of the Harry Potter franchise, this is one you can’t afford to skip.

Dark Souls easter egg

It’s hard to find an open-world RPG that doesn’t have a reference to From Software’s legendary franchise. There are no complaints from fans, though, as it’s always exciting to discover a Dark Souls easter egg, especially if it’s the iconic bonfire.

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Here’s exactly where to find the Dark Souls easter egg.

The bonfire is located in east Ledecestrescire in the ruins of a building. We’ve seen the same bonfire reference in countless titles and it still never gets boring. Luckily, as long as you remember to save regularly, you won’t be spawning back at the bonfire when you die.

Lord of the Rings easter egg

It would have been a missed opportunity to not include a reference to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth in the world of Valhalla. Lucky for us, Ubisoft didn’t disappoint and even added one of the Rings of Power into the game.

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Here’s exactly where to find the Lord of the Rings easter egg.

The easter egg is located west of Glowecestre on the edge of the river in a small house. Players will need to locate the nearby hidden key with their Odin Sight and enter the building.

Inside there’s a readable note that reads “One of the little folk asked me to make the door smaller, as he wants to keep unruly houseguests from his house.” This is a clear reference to Tolkien’s character Bilbo Baggins.

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It’s amazing Ubisoft actually added a Ring of Power to the game.

Next to the note, the developers have even added a small ring in reference to the Rings of Power. It’s unfortunate that players can’t equip the ring, but honestly that’s probably for the best.