Many players who bought the game soon after its release faced a series of technical problems that made the game unplayable on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 consoles. Some of the issues included the game crashing unexpectedly, freezing during gameplay and corrupting the file saves that stored the players' progress. On 26 November 2012, IO Interactive, the developer of the game, acknowledged the problems and assured the players that they were working hard to find and fix the errors. However, they also admitted that they did not know the exact cause of the errors, which meant that it might take a long time before they could release a patch to solve them.
The technical issues were not limited to the consoles, as some PC players also reported problems with the game. Some of the common complaints included the game crashing to desktop, stuttering during cutscenes, graphical glitches and poor performance. Some players also encountered a blue screen of death with the error **IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL** while playing the game on Windows 8.1. The game also had issues with some external devices, such as mice and keyboards, that affected the gameplay.
IO Interactive released several patches for the game on different platforms, aiming to fix some of the technical issues and improve the game's stability and performance. The first patch for the PC version was released on 28 November 2012, followed by another patch on 10 December 2012. The patches addressed some of the crash and stuttering issues, as well as added support for AMD Eyefinity and Crossfire. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions also received patches in December 2012 and January 2013, respectively. The patches fixed some of the file corruption and freezing issues, as well as improved the game's online functionality.
Despite the patches, some players still experienced technical issues with the game. Some of the issues were related to the game's DRM system, which required an online connection to access some of the game's features, such as Contracts mode and leaderboards. Some players reported that they lost their progress or unlocks when they lost their connection or switched to offline mode. Some players also complained about the game's optimization and performance, especially on lower-end PCs or older consoles. The game's technical issues affected its reception and sales, as some critics and players criticized the game for being buggy and poorly optimized. 061ffe29dd