It loads to about 80% on the bar, but not further. Wondering if anyone else have had the same problem. If you have experienced the same thing PLEASE let me know if you have a fix for it.

The crash is just that it stops working, tho it takes some time for it to crash. Not very keen on starting a new game file.

Don't know if it makes any difference, but i just finished act 1 and bought the Ghost vehicle on Uplay store right after saving the game.

  • It sounds like your save file might be corrupted.
    – MBraedley
    Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 14:41
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    youtube.com/watch?v=xuYIPRhHfcM I found this video. It seems like others have had the same problem. You say that the file might be corrupted, is there anything i can do about that?
    – AndreasOn
    Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 14:44
  • I don't know. That would require knowing how Watch Dogs formats its save files, and I don't even play the game. It's just in my experience, when a save can't be loaded, it's probably corrupted.
    – MBraedley
    Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 14:58
  • I didn't find the solution, so i started a new gamefile. It works now. I just hope they fix the issue so it doesn't happen again! Thanks alot for the answers MBraedley! You should try the game, it's fun ;) Take care!
    – AndreasOn
    Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 17:40

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This is happening to a lot of other people, across all platforms. The official Ubisoft forums have a 150-page thread on the issue.

So, Ubisoft is aware of the issue, and is (presumably) working on a fix.

[Edit] The latest word from the Ubisoft staff:

(June 1st 2014)
The team are working on the issue, is the best I can say at the moment.

It appears to happen when you unlock in-game items from the Ubisoft store. Unfortunately, there is currently no known workaround. You'll either have to start a new game, or wait for Ubisoft to provide a fix.

And in the meanwhile, don't purchase any in-game items from the Ubisoft store!


This solution on the Ubisoft Forums did the trick for me.

Navigate to the savegame folder, which for me was C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\savegames\67926a76-de90-4889-8cab-918ac6b11664\274

You will find 4 files in here back them up and put just 1.save back in. Start Watch Dogs and load your save it should work (did for me).

Make sure you make a backup of the 4 files first.


okey if you want your old saves back there is a way, there are 2 places where the saves exist, one is in Program Files (x86) -> Ubisoft -> Ubisoft Game Luncher -> 0 inside 4 files. the second bunch is in the original game folder under Bin -> also 4 files. its simple, copy the 4 files from the Ubisoft folder into an empty folder. now start watch dogs and play a new game if you haven't already, play until the game performs a save and then just exit, now copy over the save that you took from the Ubisoft folder Over the files in the Bin folder. good luck.


I had the problem too on PC. Your save file is corrupted. Delete your save files and done. Start a new game and its good to go.


The first patch for Watch Dogs includes a fix that should solve this problem. Excerpt from patch notes:

Automatically reconstructed corrupted save files which prevented loading to go further than 90%. Some collectibles may remain unrecoverable.

The patch will be available on all platforms. Although it doesn't have a set release date yet, it will be available in the "the coming days".


The best fixes I've found so far are here: http://www.crashwiki.com/top-8-fixes-watch-dogs-pc-blue-screen-crashes-unable-start-dx11-errors-mouse-acceleration-controller-lag-sound-vista-required/

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    Can you summarize the linked information here, please? That way, if the site ever goes down, your answer is still valid. Plus, it saves people a click.
    – Frank
    Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 14:00

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