Far Cry 4 PC patch 1.4.0 released, claims to fix black screen issues

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The “red screen” issue, meanwhile, is intentional.

The previously delayed PC patch 1.4.0 for Far Cry 4 has now been released, and should roll out across uPlay and Steam throughout the day. Ubisoft announced the release of the patch on their forums. Oddly, it isn’t on their “live updates” blog for Far Cry 4 at the time of writing.

This patch claims to fix a couple of issues PC players have run into, namely the black screen and grey screen phenomena.

Here’s Ubisoft’s patch notes:

  • Fixed the “black screen” issue PC players were experiencing when certain USB peripherals were plugged in.
  • Fixed the “grey screen” issue some PC players were may have encountered after the Outpost Master Mission.

Yep, just those two things.

This being Ubisoft, the patch release doesn’t seem to have gone entirely according to plan. Some players have reported that their copy of Far Cry 4 downloaded the patch, but then reverted back to version 1.3.0. According to the forums (again,) Ubisoft is “looking into Uplay “reverting” the Patch to 1.3.0.”

Meanwhile, a Reddit user is reporting that after updating their version of Far Cry 4 to 1.4.0, they no longer have any sound in the game. That doesn’t seem to be widespread though.

If you missed it earlier in the week, you can read Tim’s adventures with bird attacks and snow leopards in the IncGamers review.