Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed III Hidden Secrets Add-On Resets Progress for Some Players
Written Wednesday, December 05, 2012 By Richard Walker
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A host of enormously disgruntled users have been reporting a major issue with Assassin's Creed III's first proper DLC, The Hidden Secrets pack, which was made available to Season Pass owners yesterday. Apparently playing the content is causing players' progress through the main story to be reset, while preserving progress on certain side missions and activities.

A 100% completion statistic is therefore being rolled back to 45%, placing players at the game's opening chapters, meaning essentially having to begin the story again from scratch. In some cases, completed Naval and Privateer missions have also been reset too.

As Assassin's Creed III autosaves, it seems that completed saved games might be unobtainable. It would be advisable therefore to avoid playing The Hidden Secrets DLC to prevent your main mission progress from being erased. We'll update this post as we hear more about it.

You can find out more in Ubisoft's official Assassin's Creed III DLC thread here.

[Thanks, Marty McFal]


User Comments
Forum Posts: 16
Comment #1 by arejay
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 10:35:27 AM
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Im glad I haven't picked this game up yet. From all the glitches and bugs I hear about this game I think I'll just wait for all the patches and updates to make this game an actual working one.

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Comment #2 by Cloud418
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 10:48:29 AM
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So they paid 30 dollars to play the game from the beginning again. Glad I didn't get this Season pass.

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Comment #3 by kakihara301
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 11:08:37 AM
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Whomp whomp.

Must have been getting DLC consultation from Bethesda.

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Comment #4 by KylarXBlint
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 11:30:29 AM
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Whoa whoa whoa! I'm glad I didn't download the DLC like I was planning on today! I would have been simple livid if I did. I barely even made it to 80% yet. I'm really sorry for everyone who lost their data. :(

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Comment #5 by Alex Fly
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 11:33:26 AM
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Wow ! I can't believe it ! Like if the game didn't suffer of the glitches enough !

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Comment #6 by DarkSeraphim666
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 11:40:02 AM
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I got lucky then. Downloaded and installed last night. I played the new stuff just fine. Still got my 100% save file.

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Comment #7 by jrqualls
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 12:02:32 PM
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same here DarkSeraphim666, i was 100%, played it all and still fine

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Comment #8 by kaerion
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 12:16:37 PM
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I'm in the same boat as #6 and 7, got it last night, played through the one new mission on my 100% completed save (I'd already gotten 2 of the missions with the Freedom Edition), and didn't have any issues at all.

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Comment #9 by Shirokurou
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 12:22:44 PM
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Damn... I just bought it, but was in the middle of the Hickey mission, so didn't do any of that.
So I must avoid playing that DLC mission?

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Comment #10 by Anomanderuselnu
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 01:15:31 PM
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Not really surprised at this point.

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Comment #11 by KyoRML007
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 01:27:56 PM
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the only thing that upsets me is that i already have the missios ghost of war act 1 and 2 and a sinkable secret, yet i have to pay for the extras full price...

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Comment #12 by P_Pigly_Hogswine
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 03:44:42 PM
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Seem to have been extraordinarily lucky to platinum this game without any bugs. Still, I'm not picking up any DLC til I'm sure it's safe. Learned my lesson the hard way with the Vita version.

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Comment #13 by jrqualls
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 08:39:47 PM
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I just read on gamebeats page that so far it's only been reported to bug saves on the 360 version

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Comment #15 by ritmomundo
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 02:34:32 AM
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Whoa, I forgot to download this DLC earlier today, and now I'm glad I did! I've already finished the main game and I'm working on the side missions to 100% completion. I think I'll avoid this, and other DLCs, til I get the platinum (unless they come out with a patch with absolutely no issues).

On a side note, couldn't you just overwrite the glitched game save with your most recent game save from the PS+ cloud (if you have PS+, that is)?

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Ubisoft Montreal


US October 30, 2012
Europe October 31, 2012
Japan November 15, 2012

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-8
ESRB: Mature
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