'Watch Dogs' Patch Release: Coming To PS4 First, Fixes Corrupted Saves, Upgrades Graphics On PC, More [VIDEO]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jun 19, 2014 12:36 PM EDT
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Watch Dogs has been among us for close to a month now, but the complaint from a large section of players is that the graphics weren't exactly up to snuff of what Ubisoft had promised, particularly on the PC version. Thankfully, a new patch is coming that should help clear that up, as well as take care of numerous bugs and issues on all other versions.

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Ubisoft has detailed the first patch for Watch Dogs, which is said to address everything from minor gripes like respawn problems and empty weapon wheels to mini-game "control issues." But when can players expect it?

Said an update posted on the official Ubisoft forums June 18: "The patch will be available for download on the PlayStation 4 in the next few hours. PlayStation 3 will be available shortly. For PC, the patch will be available in the coming days. For Xbox One and Xbox 360, the patch will be released within the next week."

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The fix for graphical glitches will no doubt come as a joy to upset PC players, but if you want to know what else the patch will adjust, then check out the notes 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.

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.

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