Watch Dogs Legion Online’s multiplayer mode faces new issues. Just before its release scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday March 9, 2021, Ubisoft announced that the multiplayer mode will ultimately not be available at launch on PC due to technical issues.
Indeed, Ubisoft posted an official statement on its social networks which explains that the multiplayer mode on PC did not work correctly with certain graphics cards.
The open-world hack-themed title would crash with “some GPUs,” Ubisoft said. The studio will correct this problem “as soon as possible”, but it is clearly not ready to give a precise date. Indeed, multiplayer is postponed indefinitely on PC, until a fix is deployed. It was among the first games to be released around the same time as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070, and we were able to test the performance of the graphics cards on this game.
Consoles are not affected by this issue, but Tactical Ops is also pushed back
The good news, fortunately, is that Online Mode is still on track to release this Tuesday, March 9, for those who are on consoles. However, the post also confirms that the Xbox, PlayStation, and Stadia versions of Tactical Ops mode encountered in-game crashes. multiplayer will release as planned on March 9, but Tactical Ops mode will follow on March 23.
Additionally, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of Watch Dogs Legion will have “limited in-game text chat” when they arrive this week. A patch should be deployed on March 23. Consoles like the Xbox Series X have the advantage of offering a nice version of the game with Raytracing, which does not have much to envy to the PC version with an RTX 3080.
Legion’s online mode was first delayed in November of last year due to bugs the tech team wanted to fix before rolling out to everyone, but players have been waiting to play with their friends for almost 4 months now. The game was not bug-free, as many players had reported a bug that corrupts saves.
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