Watch Dogs server issues are affecting season pass content unlocks

Wednesday, 28th May 2014 22:30 GMT By Catherine Cai

Ubisoft’s servers look like they aren’t able to keep up with the Watch Dogs hype. Earlier, we reported that users were experiencing log in issues with Uplay on PC. Games were failing to download properly and crashing, and according to the publisher, Uplay’s servers haven’t been able to keep up with the demand.


Apparently, the Uplay connectivity problems are causing a boatload of other issues too. Besides affecting online play, users using the CtOS mobile app have been unable to log in. Players are also now reporting content unlock issues in regards to season passes. These reports are splashed across the Ubisoft, Sony, GameFAQs, and IGN forums.

“I bought watchdogs and got the season pass last night at midnight i came home put in my preorder codes the Palace pack downloaded fine from my Gamestop Preorder. When i went to put in my season pass it worked and it downloaded the 1.1mb to acknowlage that i had bought the dlc but i havn’t been able to download any of the DLC that is supposed to be with it! Anyone else having this problem? or know how to fix it D:?” reads one of the Sony forum posts.

“Just trying to gather whether it’s a widespread problem or not… Cheers,” states another post on the Ubisoft forums.

It seems like most of the unlock issues have to do with the PlayStation 4. The Watch Dogs season pass includes a new single player story in the role of T-Bone, a digital trip mode, and new missions and outfits, including the Untouchables pack.

Hopefully, as server issues begin sorting themselves out, PlayStation 4 Watch Dog players will finally get the content unlocks they paid for.



  1. pridesblood

    Glad to see this is a wide spread thing. Thought I was going insane when other people were telling me that they had gotten their season pass items on their xbox. Hopefully it’ll be fixed soon, along with the online play which has been spotty at best even on ps4.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. lezo

    i have the same problem, will just be patient next time

    #2 7 months ago
  3. junior

    Thanks for posting this, this is the exact issue I am having. Codes did install properly, same file size 1.1mb – which made me scratch my head. But no additional content. Looking at the blogs at Ubisoft, this is widespread.

    The answer I received about this particular problem from Anne Lewis (COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST) was “The DLC content isn’t actually available yet. Like with Assassin’s Creed IV it will roll out over time. The only piece you should see now is the Conspiracy! Digital Trip. I believe that should appear in your game where the other Trips are.”

    Ok, she’s right – “Conspiracy” does appear as a Digital Trip on my list. As for the rest, I assume the content is not ready yet. Not the impression I personally received, thought this content would all be ready to play right now. Especially when I see a YouTube video promoting the extra content with “T-Bone” other features. I’ll be patient, won’t go into some mad rage about it. Is it slightly false advertising…eh maybe. I’m still enjoying the game so far.

    Like GTAV Online and the months, even years of hype coming with this title (We’re not dealing with two consoles like GTA – It’s Sony/XBox Old gen, New gen & PC ) I figured there would be problems with overloading servers. I’m not all that familiar with this UPlay, looks to me that they can’t handle the demand. Online mode for this game is still a mess, the phone app is cool, but useless. We haven’t even reached the first weekend yet with this – when the online demand is much higher.

    Hope they get it worked out soon., that’s all
    Thanks again for posting this article!

    #3 7 months ago
  4. jagermister1

    Playstation 4 owners can download Season Pass content. Open the PSN Store> Games> New> Addons> See More>, now scroll through the list until you find Untouchables packs (there are 2) and the Conspiracy digital trip.

    #4 7 months ago

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