Watch Dogs: Legion Online Multiplayer Delayed To Next Year, New Patch Drops Tomorrow

Ubisoft is still working on the myriad technical issues plaguing Watch Dogs: Legions on all platforms.

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Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs: Legion's online multiplayer mode now releases early next year so that the studio can center its immediate efforts on fixing issues with single-player.

The studio shared a blog post announcing that the delay gives the team the chance to "focus on fixing issues with single-player," as well as "more time to test the Online experience to help ensure a smooth launch of the mode." An exact release date for Watch Dogs: Legion's online multiplayer has not been specified.

Ubisoft also confirmed that Watch Dogs: Legion will get a new patch on November 26 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S / Series X. Update 2.20 adds a manual save button to PC and addresses a host of bugs. Some bug fixes include stabilizing the game to reduce load times and improve performance, ironing out issues resulting in crashes or corrupted data, and further optimizations. Check out the patch notes below.

Watch Dogs: Legion Update 2.20 Patch Notes

Global

  • Fixed an issue that could cause longer load times when exiting the main menu.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause save games to get corrupted.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause lost progress during Borough Uprising missions when loading back into the game.

Xbox One

  • Optimized game on Xbox One and Xbox One S to reduce instability during certain missions and the open world.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the game to crash when scrolling through the Team tab.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Main Menu to become unresponsive when quitting the Single Player mode.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur while auto driving on the Tower Bridge during the "Inside Albion" mission.
  • Further incremental optimizations made to improve game stability which improves performance and reduces crashes.

Xbox Series X/S

  • Fixed an issue that caused the game to crash when switching between users with non-English and English text versions.

PC

  • Added a manual save game button to the Pause Menu.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a Borough to not be liberated despite the player having completed all necessary activities.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to load a save game over a save file slot when playing with Permadeath enabled, resulting in an infinite loading screen.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause save games to get corrupted after a crash or freeze.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the game to crash when one or all Operatives die.
  • Added CPU optimization that increases framerate on high-end PCs in DirectX 12 mode.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the game’s framerate to drop significantly when looking at water or reflective surfaces.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Operatives to go missing after the game crashed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the game to become pixelated with DLSS enabled and playing on the lowest available resolution.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Reflection, Ambient Occlusion, and Subsurface Scattering to not save their value after changing the graphic quality from Custom to Low/Ultra and back.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the game to crash under certain rendering conditions.
  • Fixed an issue where some players would see a “Dunia Demo” error message and be unable to launch the game.
  • Added further stability improvements and fixes to the game to prevent crashes.

PlayStation 4

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the game to crash if a character model was not loaded correctly.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the game to crash when quitting to the Main Menu.
  • Added further stability improvements and fixes to the game to prevent crashes.

Stadia

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to load a save game over a save file slot when playing with Permadeath enabled, resulting in an infinite loading screen.

Ubisoft+

  • Fixed missing English localization for Russian users.

PlayStation 5 (Deployed on Thursday, November 19th, 2020)

  • Fixed an issue where the game would crash on game launch when the graphic settings (e.g. brightness) were changed.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the game to crash when quitting to the Main Menu.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a cloud save download to fail on the first try.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when entering the EPC area in the "Lost in the Process" mission.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause longer save times.
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