- Ubisoft releases an update for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown to fix bugs and improve gameplay experience.
- The game received critical acclaim but may have underperformed in sales.
- The update addresses various technical issues, such as UI bugs, gameplay glitches, and quest problems.
Ubisoft released a new update for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown to address several in-game bugs and issues across all versions of the game. Despite the game’s critical acclaim, there’s still plenty of room for improvement in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown due to several lingering problems that can affect a player’s experience greatly.
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is the first new entry in the long-running franchise for consoles and PC in more than a decade. The latest Prince of Persia game launched on January 18 with a glowing reception from critics and fans alike. In fact, the game sits at an impressive Metascore of 86, with an equally commendable 90 user score. However, rumors suggest Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown sales may have underperformed under Ubisoft’s expectations. In addition, various technical issues affected a few players following the game’s launch, prompting the development team to release multiple patches.
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The official Discord server for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown confirms update 1.0.4 is available now on all platforms, with the Nintendo Switch version receiving the same round of bug fixes in update 1.0.5. As reported by Mp1st, the update addresses numerous bugs that previously affected the game’s user interface, overall gameplay, and certain quests. Firstly, the reward notification for Young Sargon and the Digital Artbooks unlock has been fixed, so players shouldn’t have any issues while using the in-game overlay for Ubisoft Connect on PC. Moreover, the in-game cursor and health bar will no longer be stuck on the screen if the player attempts to focus on a Memory Shard or upgrade a Blessing amulet.
File Sizes for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Update 1.0.4
- Nintendo Switch: 397 MB
- PlayStation 5: 1.49 GB
- PlayStation 4: 3.36 GB
- Xbox One: 2.2 GB
- Xbox Series X|S: 7.27 GB
- PC: 484.58 MB
A slew of gameplay fixes ensure that the player character, Sargon, will not be stuck in a section of Mount Oaf or glitched in an area after a soft reset. For example, Sargon may become invincible and invisible after using Shadow of the Simurgh when the Dragon King amulet’s effects are active. Going forward, players shouldn’t have any issues with Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown’s Moon Gatherer, Treasure of the Seven Seas, and Lost Warriors quests either.
The latest update is essential for players looking to fully complete Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown and unlock all trophies/achievements. More updates are likely to come, since Ubisoft Montpellier is still investigating known issues from player reports. Those wanting to share feedback with the developers may join the game’s official Discord server.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Update 1.0.4 Patch Notes
USER INTERFACE & MAP
- Reward notification for ‘Young Sargon’ overlaps in the game when unlocking the Digital Artbooks in the same session via the Ubisoft Connect overlay.
- Placing a marker on the map while focused on a Memory Shard locks the in-game cursor.
- Upgrading the Blessing amulet while equipped and not at full life renders the health bar visually stuck.
- During the first fight with Vahram, the camera can be offset following Vahram’s finishing move.
- Re-entering Mount Qaf’s main gate rarely leads to replay the initial ‘Ardashir Cutscene’.
- Trapdoor above Wak-wak tree in The Depths remains closed, with the lever stuck in pulled position after a soft reset.
- Player can receive damage using the dodge granted by the Elusive Water amulet when adding input during its animation.
- Player cannot unlock Mystery Chest located in Lower City after firing arrow at the correct spot.
- Sargon loses ‘frozen’ status effect when hanging on to a wall while the effect triggers.
- Sargon is invincible and invisible if player uses Shadow of the Simurgh just when Dragon King amulet’s effect triggers.
- Player can enter the Pit of Eternal Sands by breaking the 3rd warp seal exploiting aerial UP and DOWN attack combo + Rush of the Simurgh.
- Kiana and Sargon spawn outside of the rendered world if player dies and retries the fight right before Kiana’s transition to camouflage-attacks.
- Defeating Menolias or Orod while they are burning breaks the quick time event leaving players to restart the game and fight.
- In some cases, King Darius and Sargon become immune to melee attacks when the player uses Fabric of Time on King Darius during his ‘Holy Flames’ attack.
- A soft reset when fighting the final boss can restart its phase counter, requiring the player to beat phase 4 four times
- Moon Gatherer – Players previously stuck in the progression of this side quest are now able to finish it by returning to its initial starting location in Sacred Archives.
- Treasure of the Seven Seas – Stubborn but colorful parrot does not want to return to the Pirate Captain leaving players unable to finish the quest.
- Treasure of the Seven Seas – Quest breaks when it’s start wasn’t confirmed before leaving the level due to too many side quests being active at the same time.
- Lost Warriors – The lost warrior on the bridge outside of Mount Qaf’s main gate respawns one more time after reloading the level after he was defeated.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
Ubisoft’s The Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is a throwback to the franchise’s early 2D days, albeit with a heavy focus on stylish combat. Inspired by Persian mythology and set on Mount Qaf, the game features platforming, parkour, action, and storytelling.
- January 18, 2024
- Ubisoft Montpellier
- How Long To Beat
- 16 Hours