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Those who are playing Watch Dogs early should be aware of this game breaking bug, which happens randomly but when it does, you lose all your in-game progress including skills, weapons, outfits and more. This bug was originally reported on the official Watch Dogs support forums, and so far, we have got confirmation of the bug appearing for users on the PC and Xbox One. It seems to be rather random but when it happens, you can’t do anything to recover your progress, since even loading old saves won’t solve this issue. The user who reported this issue had the following to say regarding its occurrence.
Got discovered and killed while tailing someone, respawned in free roam, all my weapons were gone, outfit was default, and all my skills (crafting and such that I had unlocked to date) were still unlocked in the skill tree, but I could not use them.
Ubisoft did contact that user and asked him for details. He was apparently playing the Xbox One version but we can’t really isolate this bug to a single platform as it happened on other platforms as well.
Another user confirmed that he got the same game breaking bug, but he was playing it on PC and it happened in multiplayer.
after i got defeaded in an oberservation match (i was the attacker and got knocked of meele style) cant play multiplayer anymore, cant use “old” guns mainly i miss the silenced one, all small hideouts are gone, my character is smashing car windows again but no alarm goes off, cant open gates anymore.
Hopefully Ubisoft can fix this issue in the game before its official release. Even if the users that are affected by this bug are minor, this can be a potentially big issue as more players get their hands on the final version of the game. We can expect a patch to fix this issue soon, so we won’t have to completely start our game again.
Have you encountered any such glitch during your playthrough of Watch Dogs? Let us know in the comments below.