Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the latest entry of the series created by Ubisoft, has been released last week in North America and Europe on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Even though the game doesn’t suffer from a huge number of issues as its predecessor Assassin’s Creed Unity, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate still comes with some bugs and glitches that can be pretty annoying. Among them is a glitch which gets players stuck in a desynchronization loop during the Darwim mission Defamation. An official fix has yet to be made available but one player has managed to find a workaround which apparently works on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
The only way to get out of the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Defamation desynchronization loop is to use the PlayStation 4 Share button when the game loads. Using the Guide button on Xbox One seems to have the same effect, according to a report from the NeoGAF forums.
Guys I fixed it!!!!!!!!! This is for PS4 users. What I did was when it was loading and in the white room I kept pressing the share button and kept getting greater success the longer I stayed in the share center… As i kept doing that i was able able to get in without instantly being de synchronized and then open the menu then restart the memory and it all worked fine from there! I’m not sure it will work for everyone but it’s worth giving a go…
Inspired by him I did it the following way:
Initially I tried just mashing the Guide Button on the Xbox One controller (followed by B to get from the Dashboard back to the game) during the white loading screen. That didn’t really help at first, but I noticed that you could move around longer while desynchronizing. What did the trick for me however was just pushing the guide button to go to the dashboard during the loading screen and remaining there for longer intervals, like one minute. Afterwards I went back to the game and instantly went to the dashboard again, again for like one minute. Afterwards the game loaded and I didn’t instantly get desynched and was able to go to the Pause menu and restart the memory from there.
While far from being an optimal solution, this is definitely good for those who have already encountered the glitch. Until an official fix is out, we suggest you avoid playing the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Darwin mission Defamation.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is now available in all regions on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the PC version launching next month. We will let you know more about any upcoming update or new DLC pack as soon as possible so stay tuned for all the latest news.