Report: Far Cry 4 PC patch 1.6.0 introduces major save glitch [Update]

Reports on Far Cry 4's forums and our own Chatty community indicate that the latest PC patch for Far Cry 4 has introduced a major save bug. If your character is at Karma 8, you are advised to proceed no further. (Update: A fix is incoming.)


Update: Ubisoft would rather not be known as the ones that ruined Christmas for PC users, so a post on the Far Cry 4 forums notes that a hotfix is incoming and should be deployed shorly. Thanks to FirstPersonCooter for the tip.

Original story: Ubisoft recently released a new patch for Far Cry 4 on PC. Unfortunately, PC patch 1.6.0 seems to have introduced some major bugs that are not allowing players to save their progress.

Users on both the Far Cry 4 forums and our own Chatty community have observed that the crash occurs when your character is at Karma level 8. Upon reaching this level, autosave will not function and attempting to save manually will lead to a freeze.

It's an unfortunate lump of coal for Far Cry 4 players right before Christmas. Shacknews will monitor this situation and update this post as soon as there are any updates.

The full patch notes from the game's Steam Announcements page are as follows:

  • Added hotkey for toggling the HUD on/off (F11)
  • Fixed an issue when the game loaded incorrect save from Uplay Cloud
  • Fixed an issue with performance drop for Crossfire Multi-GPU
  • Fixed an issue with broken shadows in the northern region
  • Fixed various Controls issues
  • Fixed various Graphic issues
  • Fixed various IGE issues
  • Fixed various UI issues
  • Fixed various Uplay/Steam issues
  • Memory usage reduced
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From The Chatty
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    December 24, 2014 11:28 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Report: Far Cry 4 PC patch 1.6.0 introduces major save glitch

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      December 24, 2014 11:44 AM

      Where does it say your Karma level. The "Progress" screen?

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        December 24, 2014 12:11 PM

        Yea, I'm on the PS4 and I am not seeing the level anywhere.

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          December 24, 2014 12:25 PM

          Purple icon at the top of the screen, I think. You're unlikely to have Karma 8 unless you're pretty far along in the game.

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            December 24, 2014 12:30 PM

            It's just an icon, there's no number (unless it's too small for me to notice)

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          December 24, 2014 12:28 PM

          You also should be able to check in the progress screen.

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        December 24, 2014 1:23 PM

        if you go to the screen with crafting, etc, it is the purple number at the the top center-right. Level 8 starts at over 4000

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      December 24, 2014 12:47 PM

      Wtf Ubisoft, get your shit together.

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      December 24, 2014 12:48 PM

      Happy Christmas
      -Ubisoft and the whole team

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      December 24, 2014 1:14 PM


      And the hits just keep on coming!

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      December 24, 2014 1:31 PM

      Is this a DICE game?

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      December 24, 2014 1:39 PM

      Wow, thanks for the warning! I'm at Karma level 6 currently so this is timely news.

      Also, has any developer eaten more save files than Ubisoft? I swear, there is nothing more rage-inducing than having a long open-world game save corrupted and Uplay has been doing it for at least 4 years now. (which should be ostensibly improving things with cloud backup instead of destabilizing the save system!)

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      December 24, 2014 3:42 PM

      I was able to save, but only inside a saferoom.

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        December 24, 2014 9:54 PM

        Perhaps they're questioning the release of a major patch right before Christmas!

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          December 24, 2014 9:56 PM

          Real bad timing for sure. Who the fuck wants to burn the midnight oil to fix some dumb bungs on Xmas eve?

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      December 24, 2014 9:30 PM

      Oof. Not gonna update just yet.

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      December 27, 2014 11:24 PM

      I have the same bug on karma level 5 and actually it was introduced with patch 1.5
      The only time the game auto-saves, is when you start a campaign or e.g. when you finish a race.
      So, the only workaround for now, after you finish whatever you were doing (and hopefully don't die in the process), either finish any race or start a mission.
      Safehouses, beds, purchasing stuff, doesn't save sh* ... even if the save game icon is displayed.

      Would be nice if Ubi just implemented a woking save button. Perhaps that is just to much to ask nowadays...

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