Ubisoft has announced that the first major patch for its open-world hacking game Watch Dogs will be released over the next couple of days. The patch focuses on fixing an issue with corrupted save files, multiplayer improvements and a number of bugs that would impact missions, among others.
The patch also includes a plethora of fixes for the PC version of the game, including graphical fixes.
The patch is out now on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The PC version is coming this week, while the Xbox 360 and Xbox One version of the update will be available next week.
The full patch notes for Watch Dogs can be found below:
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.
• Fixed several mission-breaking bugs.
• Fixed minor mission and item-related issues.
• Fixed the issue that caused the empty weapon-wheel.
• 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.
Mike’s Musings: Boy, those are a lot of fixes for the PC version. Still, it’s good to see Ubisoft actually addressing concerns regarding every version of the game. If you missed our review of Watch Dogs, you can get your fill at THIS link.