Watch Dogs: Legion has a widespread issue in which autosaving simply stops working on Xbox Series X – an issue Ubisoft is now aware of, and will release a fix for in early December.
It’s not clear what causes the bug to kick in, but players report that hours of progress can be lost after autosave seemingly either stops working, or ignores recent checkpoints. It’s a particualrly serious issue given that Legion doesn’t allow manual saving, and console versions only have a single autosave slot.
I myself have experienced the issue – after playing the entirety of Legion on Xbox One without a saving issue, I switched to Series X towards its final stages. Autosave stopped working from the beginning of the final campaign mission and around an hour into the post-game. When I reloaded, my character was about to begin the final mission again, meaning about an hour and half’s progress was lost.
Without a clear cause for the issue, there’s no notable workaround, meaning playing the game on Series X currently comes with an inherent risk of losing progress. Ubisoft has now begun informing players that it’s aware of the issue, and that a fix will arrive in “early December”
We’re sorry about the issues you’re experiencing. The team is aware of this issue and are working on a fix for it, which we’re aiming to have in a patch in early December.
— Watch Dogs: Legion (@watchdogsgame) November 20, 2020
It seems the best course of action, for now, is to play the game on another format if possible – which is at least made a little easier by Ubisoft Connect’s cross-platform progression. We awarded Watch Dogs: Legion an 8/10 review, saying its “bold use of roguelike mechanics in an open-world action game pays off in interesting ways, making this visit to near-future London feel more varied than the previous two games”.