Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 feels like Tony Hawk coded it himself

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 released today, but you might want to hold off on picking it up as we've heard and experienced a number of bugs in the early portions of the game.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 released today, but it appears the game may need some more time practicing its grinds and ollies as there are many reports claiming the game is very buggy.

We first heard of the buggy release from Eurogamer as it published a video highlight many of the game’s issues, which includes falling through walls, having parts of the skater’s body stuck in various objects, and the occasional falling off of the skateboard when the skater doesn’t come into contact with anything.

We decided to check Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 for ourselves and while we didn’t run into as many bugs as Eurogamer did, we did notice some issues from the get go as the Activision logo was extremely laggy when we first started playing the game. We also ran into several connection issues that would cause skaters to randomly disappear from Freeskate mode, the inability to start an activity, and we found ourselves stuck in a wall or two.

We've also heard from a number of sources that without today's patch, the game was completely unplayable. Those who played the game prior to the patch release were only able play tutorial mode and create their own skate park. Accessing anything outside of those two options would cause the game to crash.

We’ve reached out to Activision to see if it has any updates regarding the bugs included in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. We will update this story accordingly when we hear back from the company.

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