Hot on the heels of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III bug-fixing patch comes …another bug! This one is a little more severe than the cosmetic complaints being filed by forum-dwellers across the web. Apparently loading the game’s first DLC pack, “Hidden Secret,” in a specific way causes player progress to completely vanish. This issue only affects those playing on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
The issue was first reported by an Xbox user on the Ubisoft forum on December 4. Several similar ones followed shortly thereafter. Gabe Graziani, Ubisoft’s Community Manager, eventually weighed in and mentioned that they were both aware of and working on a fix for the issue.
“Do not load your saved AC3 game while the DLC is downloading in the background,” Graziani said in a later post. “This appears to be the key trigger for this bug. You can do anything else you want to do, just don’t load up your saved game and play it while the DLC is downloading.”
Ubisoft had a fairly good track record with the Assassin’s Creed franchise. AC: Revelations and portable titles notwithstanding, the quality of each game in the series has only gotten better. It’s quite disheartening that the third installment has failed to live up to its pre-release potential for so many.