Watch Dogs has been receiving variety of comments from its gamers. There are positive feedback while there are also negative ratings. Currently, Ubisoft has been working on a performance patch for the PC version of Watch_Dogs. Still, many were unaware of what exactly that patch would fix. Good news for everyone as Ubisoft has identified what is causing the stuttering side-effects on the PC version of Watch_Dogs and is currently working on a fix.
As Ubisoft’s UK Forum Manager wrote on the official forum:
“We no longer need any more information, the team has enough to pinpoint the issue now:
We have identified the factors that are creating this particular issue and are currently working on a fix. We’ll keep you updated when we know more on when we’ll be able to release it.”
There were some rumors suggesting that this patch would be coming this week, though nothing is certain at this point. Do note that TheWorse’s upcoming mod may very well improve the game’s stuttering without the need of the official patch.
Also there’s this issue of stat reset if players die while on free roam. The bug simply resets the players’ stats and it commonly happens when the player respawn in free roam. At the moment, the bug is being reported by PC and Xbox One players. There has yet to be any complains coming from the PS4 community.
One player pointed out that he was discovered and killed. When his character respawned in free roam, the bug removed all his weapons and set the outfit to default. On top of that, skills won’t be usable even though it is already unlocked in the skill tree.
For what is worth, it’s good to see that Ubisoft has not abandoned Watch_Dogs PC.