Ubisoft will share more details on the patch “in the coming days.”
Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs: Legion launched last week and received a hotfix for consoles and PC to address several issues. Nevertheless, some major ones remain, like an issue that results in one’s save data being erased regardless of time played. The issue seems to result from not exiting the game properly.
While one could theoretically wait for it to properly exit, the game itself will take too long, leading to player force-closing via Alt+F4 and corrupting their save. A Ubisoft representative told PC Gamer that it was aware of the issue. “We’re aware some players are having difficulties and we’re looking to address these issues in an upcoming patch by November 9. We’ll have more information on the contents of the patch in the coming days.”
Whether this will result in corrupted saves being restored is unknown so we’ll have to wait for more information. In the meantime, Reddit user Natanaeltedja offered a solution to avoiding the issue altogether. It involves disabling cloud services, starting the Ubisoft Connect launcher in offline mode and setting the app affinity to single core (which can be done in the task bar) when the game is running. This should lead to a normal quit and progress saved.
For more details on Watch Dogs: Legion, check out our review here. It’s available for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia but will release for Xbox Series X/S on November 10th and PS5 on November 12th.