Ubisoft responds to Watch Dogs Legion bug overheating & crashing Xbox

Andrew Highton
Watch Dogs Legion screenshot

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. 

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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.

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