Ubisoft responds to Watch Dogs Legion bug overheating & crashing Xbox

Ubisoft responds to Watch Dogs Legion bug overheating & crashing Xbox

Published: 28/Oct/2020 13:10 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 13:13

by Andrew Highton


Ubisoft have confirmed they are working on a fix for a devastating Watch Dogs Legion bug already, which is forcing Xbox One X consoles to not only overheat but shut down completely. 

Just as the review embargo for Watch Dogs Legion lifted on October 27, a catastrophic bug was reported. The issue will actually cause the Xbox to stop working, in some cases, forcing its developers to publicly admit a huge issue – despite previously stating it was the  “recommended platform for reviewers”.

The bug seemingly occurs during an aptly titled mission “404”. It’s currently unclear if it can emerge during any other missions, as of the time of writing.

Ubisoft have since addressed the issue with a simple message for reviews and potential players of the game.

A character riding a bike in Watch Dogs Legion
Is the game currently unplayable?

Ubisoft respond to Watch Dogs Legion bug

The bug is not a one-off either, as multiple outlets have reported that they get the same message. At some point during the mission, the Xbox console warns the player that the console is about to shut down because it’s overheating badly.

Ubisoft have since issued this statement with regards to the matter: “We’re aware of this issue and there will be a hot fix due to be released on 30th October which should help.”

Whilst it’s positive that they are already on the case to try and solve the mystery of this bug, it also means that the game could be currently unplayable for everyone with a copy of the game on release date. An unfinishable game is not ideal for Ubisoft who’ve worked tirelessly on Watch Dogs Legion and have promoted it a lot – as you would expect.

It remains to be seen how effective the hotfix is going to be. If Ubisoft can work furiously then this watch Dogs Legion bug may be fixed earlier than anticipated.

The release date for Legion is actually October 29, meaning players could spend a full day with the game and being unable to play it. If more information is confirmed, we’ll update this article and keep you updated.

Call of Duty

MP5 nerfed in Black Ops Cold War Nov 18 update: patch notes

Published: 18/Nov/2020 19:58 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 20:38

by Albert Petrosyan


A small update released in Black Ops Cold War on November 18 has nerfed the MP5 submachine gun, which had come under scrutiny from the Call of Duty player-base for allegedly being too overpowered.

There’s no doubting that the MP5 has been the most dominant SMG in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer since the game’s launch, as well as being one of the strongest guns overall.

With a good majority of the player-base being especially vocal about the MP5 in their complaints and feedback on social media, the developers have gone ahead and released a small balancing update for the weapon.

According to Treyarch, the MP5’s Base Effective Damage Range has been decreased by 33 percent, going from 15.24 meters at launch to 10.16 meters now. In addition, the initial recoil has also been “adjusted,” although the details about the exact recoil changes weren’t announced and its in-game stats don’t indicate any differences, as of yet.

Treyarch Lead Game Designer, Tony Flame, issued a follow-up announcement to let players know that this November 18 balancing update was only for the MP5 and no other weapon.

A larger tuning patch, one that will likely buff or nerf several guns, won’t be coming until Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10.

Keep in mind that all BOCW weapons will be added to Warzone on that day, so expect there to be a lot of changes across the board.

What other weapons could be nerfed next in BOCW?

While all of this is no more than speculation, for now, there are some guns in multiplayer that have stood out as ones that need some touching up soon.

The two main ones are the M16 and AUG Tactical Rifles, both of which are burst-fire weapons and have proven to be especially lethal, sometimes even killing enemies in a single burst.

M16 Black Ops Cold War
Could the M16 be next in line to receive a nerf in Black Ops Cold War?

The other area of focus is the sniper rifle category, as players have grown increasingly frustrated with how easy snipers can be to use in this game while still providing game-changing amounts of damage.

There are a couple of suggestions floating out there for what Treyarch should do regarding this matter. Some argue that aim assist should be reduced or completely removed on snipers, while others contend that there should be more flinch implemented to make them harder to shoot back with when under fire.