New Watch Dogs Patch Recovers Corrupt Saves and Introduces Many Bug Fixes and PC Optimizations

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A major patch for Ubisoft’s open-world action-espionage title Watch Dogs is being deployed across all platforms in the coming days and weeks, fixing a number of bugs and introducing a few optimizations for the PC version of the game.

According to the studio, the update will be available for the PlayStation 4 today, the PlayStation 3 “shortly,” the PC in the “coming days,” and the Xbox One and Xbox 360 “within the next week.”

Here are the full notes:

Major Game Fixes

  • Automatically reconstructed corrupted save files which prevented loading to go further than 90%. Some collectibles may remain unrecoverable.
  • Fixed the issue preventing players from using hacks in game.

Gameplay Fixes

  • Fixed several mission-breaking bugs.
  • Fixed minor mission and item-related issues.
  • Fixed the issue that caused the empty weapon-wheel.

Multiplayer Fixes

  • Fixed several minor respawn issues.
  • Fixed some connection and session joining issues.

PC Specific Fixes

  • Fixed graphical glitches on Low & Medium settings.
  • Fixed some crashes on SLI configurations.
  • Implemented several performance improvements.
  • Implemented a few control improvements.
  • Fixed issues causing infinite messaging and timing-out when trying to access the Online Shop from the Extras Menu while Uplay is set to Offline mode.
  • Fixed issues connecting to a Multiplayer game.
  • Implemented several mouse modifications.
  • Fixed “Drinking Game” control issue where wrong information was displayed when played with a gamepad.
  • Fixed “Chess Game” control issue.
  • Fixed bug where the invasion setting was never saved.
  • Fixed graphical issues during cut scenes and cinematics.
  • Fixed several graphical and texture bugs.
  • Removed Vista OS check to prevent false positives.
  • Added game version in main menu.

Watch Dogs is now out on all platforms. What are your thoughts on the game a few week into launch?

Thanks, Oblivion Lost667, for the tip!

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