Uplay Rewards Cause Problems for Watch Dogs Players

A 197-page thread on the Ubisoft forums (reported on by Eurogamer) features a number of players saying the same thing: they can't play Watch Dogs after redeeming uPlay content on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

These people are referring to a number of extras that are available to those who interact with the uPlay app or via uPlay.com. As an example, players can unlock a gold-colored D50 gun and the Papavero Stealth Edition car that helps you evade detection, as well as cash bonus reward and a uPlay avatar. It's the first two of these perks that are apparently causing problems.

Some users say that booting a save, the progress bar will load to around 90 percent and then refuse to move further, leaving players stuck at the title screen. Ubisoft says that it is aware of the issue and is working on a solution.

"We're aware some of you are stuck on the loading screen," read a message posted to the official Watch Dogs Twitter account last night. "We're hard at work on isolating the problem to find a fix."

"If you're encountering that issue, please submit a ticket to http://support.ubi.com to help move forward. Thanks for understanding."

It's probably best to not mess with those uPlay extras until after Ubisoft implements a fix…

We'll have more on this story as it develops.

Source: Eurogamer

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    lordlundar says:

    Then again, that's why the "everything but the Wii U" list is as big as it is, too.

    Yeah, it does seem as of late the reason publishers keep avoiding the Wii U is because they won't be able to get away with the crap they have been.

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    Wymorence says:

    That's why I'm extremely dubious about preordering absolutely anything nowadays. Back in the past I'd do so with most any game I was hyped for, Metal Gear Solid (complete with dog tags), Halo 2 CE (which net me a door prize at the EB Games I picked it up at midnight at), etc…

    Now you've got to question if it will be a good game or not (and oddly enough that even includes sequels to good games), do you know that the publisher will pack a ton of DRM in "for teh pirates", if it's even coming out for your platform of choice, and so on… And new IPs are even worse since there's nothing previous you can compare it to.

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    jedidethfreak says:

    Except by now we should know – Blacklist was horrendous for months, AC3 and 4 both had many an issue and the Uplay service itself AT BEST can be described as "leaving a lot to be desired."

    Never mind the fact that this is by no means limited to Ubisoft – Bethesda is widely known for the problems of their games, as is Obsidian.  It's been widespread for almost a decade now.

    But morons never learn – Watch_Dogs is easily the worst game QC-wise Ubisoft has ever released, yet it's also one of their fastest-selling, which means hype will always trump quality.

    Then again, that's why the "everything but the Wii U" list is as big as it is, too.

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    hellfire7885 says:

    Oftentimes you don't know it's crap until you actually buy it. Problem is we keep telling them and telling them the root of the problem but they refuse to rectify it.

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    jedidethfreak says:

    "We're sorry our big-budget game that you paid $60 for and we've been hyping for a long time doesn't actually work.  Thanks for making it the largest-selling new IP in pretty much ever, though!"

    As long as the masses keep buying crap at full retail, they're going to keep making crap.

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