Around 1 console crash per hour.

#1 Edited by wallofbricks (210 posts) -

Me and 2 friends are getting very consistent hard freezes. Anyone else? (360 version)

#2 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

Hope you have some cash on hand, you might need to buy a new console soon.

#3 Posted by wallofbricks (210 posts) -

@Dagbiker: That's not beyond discussion but other games are working fine and my buddies game behaves as badly as mine.

#4 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

then i wouldent know.

#5 Posted by hwy_61 (1033 posts) -

I hear clearing the cache is a good idea for improving performance. Otherwise, I think it may be an issue within the game. Contact the developer.

#6 Posted by N7 (3921 posts) -

Same here. I'm on PS3 and about every hour and a half, the game will start lagging to the point of doors opening, but spitting me back out, stopping me from progressing. All I do is quit to the main menu(Which takes a whole two seconds) and then continue again. So far it's worked perfectly.

#7 Posted by Aleryn (718 posts) -

The demo was doing that to my friends and I about every hour and a half to three hours. Hopefully this is something patchable...

#8 Posted by xxizzypop (644 posts) -

Last night I had two hard locks, while my partner had only one. We played about two or three hours, so. I'm going to go out on a limb and say this might be an issue with Syndicate.

#9 Posted by Cusseta (128 posts) -


Or perhaps he's just experiencing the same issue everyone else on is on co-op. Sheesh : /

It dies on me too. Just have to wait for a patch.

#10 Posted by Zelyre (1406 posts) -

Next time, get the game on a console. You should know by now that PCs are plagued with these sorts of issu...


When my PS3 was hard locking on me during MvC3, it was on death's doorstep. But if all your buddies are having an issue? And it looks like others here are having the same issue? That's some quality assurance testin'.

#11 Posted by Ares42 (3075 posts) -

Just had a hard lock myself after playing for almost 2 hours. Playing on 360 too, and didn't see any signs of it struggling before it locked.

#12 Posted by he1ixx_gb (25 posts) -

played all last night (7-12pm). no crashes (360)

#13 Posted by SomeJerk (3732 posts) -

Some 360 users think it's related to partychat, which would suck.
You're free to call me a jerk but I strongly, firmly believe the reason for this not being spotted until now is because of EA's shitty QA departments in far away countries and how badly they're being run, I am like 90% sure, because they will pick up and report every little texture error and geometry miss they find but rarely will they find something like this, an exploit or a glitch, because they get paid per report..

#14 Posted by Jackel2072 (2509 posts) -

yeah i CTD a few times when playing co-op, never the single player though. 

#15 Posted by Mesoian (1618 posts) -

It was fine last night, but tonight it's been crashing pretty frequently. Real bummer.

#16 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1750 posts) -

Hmmm...that's weird, I've been playing the 360 version for quite a while in both single player and co-op, and have had no issues like that. Best of luck to ya.

#17 Edited by NorthSarge (274 posts) -

i played most of the night tonight including when i got into the last game of the TNT. a lot of fun. but then hard freeze in the menu, which was strange, but i thought nothing of it. its crashed twice since then tonight.

been having fun with the game so i hope this isn't too consistent of a thing.

#18 Posted by phrali (677 posts) -

demo locked up my console several times.

#19 Edited by PedanticJase (63 posts) -

just had a crash when activating a elevator in the slum area of the game, I was also having lots of issues with iron brigade the other day

I reloaded the button worked the i died when back to before it'd pressed the elevator button and it hard locked the 360 on my fourth elevator attempt now ...

I should say im playing on a x360 slim with the game installed to HDD

#20 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (2058 posts) -

The freezing issue in this game is ridiculous. I don't even think New Vegas pre-patch locked up on me as often as this game does. Just in the last 45 minutes, locked up on the final boss, locked up loading into a co-op match, and locked up quitting a co-op match. Froze on me two or three times yesterday, as well. It's incredibly frustrating. I don't know if I'll keep playing until they patch this.

#21 Posted by jayjonesjunior (1106 posts) -

i've only played the story mode and i'm yet to finish it, the only problem i had was when i left the game running (no pause) in the middle of a mission, when i came back my PS3 was working frame by frame, not completely frozen but unusable.

#22 Posted by puck2dag (26 posts) -

it has locked up on me 3 times. playing on the 360 with game not installed

#23 Edited by pweidman (2446 posts) -

It needs a patch for the lockups. Staying out of party chat helps lessen the frequency, but it freezes regardless. I love the co-op gameplay and all the upgrade options/choices; just don't know if anyone will be around to play with when they eventually fix it.

EA claims 'the developer has been made aware of the problem', so a patch should be in the works. Hopefully real soon.

#24 Posted by BBQBram (2402 posts) -

Well, that takes the wind out the sails of the hype right there. Damn.

#25 Posted by PedanticJase (63 posts) -

further to my previous post that was the only time i experienced issues been playing co op most of today and its been fine

#26 Posted by Barrock (3774 posts) -

I'm getting a lockup during single player. Xbox just freezes. It was a Kinect bundle so it isn't THAT old.

#27 Posted by G0rd0nFr33m4n (826 posts) -

Smooth sailing for me :/

#28 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1879 posts) -

PC Version. Fully functional and better performing than anything else.

#29 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1547 posts) -

I've only had it lock up in single player once, co-op is fine for me.

#30 Posted by ZipCrash (211 posts) -

I just got my first hard lock after an hour straight of gameplay. Not impressed (on chapter 7) so I think I'm just going to eject it and trade it in at Blockbuster for SSX on Tuesday. I think this may be the first time I have ever disagreed with Jeff.

#31 Edited by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -

No crashes but I've had a seriously issue with BLINDNESS. Seriously, what the hell is the point in using this much bloom. Was the games main inspiration the fucking sun from Battlefield 3. It's horrible.

Oh yeah, PC.

#32 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2763 posts) -

Not a single crash on the Xbox version.

#33 Posted by Sunjammer (1074 posts) -

I have a 2 year old heavily used 360 and I played Syndicate through in one solid sitting, and then played a bunch of co-op the following days. No crashes, no stutters, no nothing. Are you guys rocking PS3s? Because I'm told that port isn't stellar.

#34 Posted by ZipCrash (211 posts) -

@Sunjammer: No I'm playing on my Xbox 360 S Model. Bought probably around 2 years ago as well.

#35 Posted by Scottish_Sin (238 posts) -

Have a 360 S that is relatively new and the game has locked up on me at least 4 times and my friend has also had the same problem. It's only been happening in the Co-op as well. Didn't have any issues with the campaign.

From the looks of things it seems to be pretty common so hopefully there's a patch in the works.

#36 Posted by honkyjesus (138 posts) -

I have had some issues on 360, but an every hour thing, no. If you have it installed this shouldn't be happening unless your console is going to die VERY soon.

#37 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1284 posts) -

Yeah I know this is old, but I just picked up Syndicate and I'm really disappointed by the frequent locking up. It's locked up on me at least 3 times on 360. I'm playing single player on hard on an Elite and I'm not party chatting. No other game has froze on me before.

On the plus side I'm only a few levels away from beating the game but this is making me not as excited to try the co-op.

#38 Posted by believer258 (12965 posts) -

When I played it, I had zero crashes. On PC.

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