The Wild Eight issues: Multiplayer de-syncing, black screens, and more

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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The Wild Eight is an unforgiving survival game set in Alaska. As a player, you’ll explore, hunt and craft various objects and weapons with other players. Surviving this nightmare requires a lot of patience and resourcefulness.

Unfortunately, The Wild Eight is affected by a series of annoying issues that limit the gaming experience. In this article, we’ll list the most common bugs reported by players as well as their corresponding workarounds, if available.

The Wild Eight reported bugs

Black screen issues

Many players have encountered black screens when loading save games or after joining a friend’s lobby. The game’s developers are aware of this issue and will roll out a hotfix as quickly as possible.

Every game I try to load up a save, I’m just met with a black screen. No images, but I do have sound.
Tested on 3 computers. Even started new games, and loaded up. Same results.

Multiplayer won’t connect

When players try to connect to multiplayer servers, The Wild Eight crashes. If players are lucky enough to connect, they can’t play the game for more than a few minutes because the multiplayer mode constantly de-syncs. This is a known bug that will be fixed in future patches.

as long as I click on multiplayer, trying to join a server or create a server, the game crashed somehow, if I load the server I create, I can’t see any item bar at the botton or things I was collecting

HUD and chest issues

Players also report that the HUD sometimes disappears. When they go into a chest, the are informed that the chest is occupied but no one on the server is able to open it. This can lead to very frustrating situations where players can die of hunger because they can’t open the chest.

Characters run backward

Controlling characters is not an easy task, especially when they seem to have a will of their own and keep on running backward. An upcoming patch should fix this issue.

So Just bought the game and wanted to start a Single Player and no matter what charachter I choose they run backwards and I can’t stop them.

Other known issues include:

  • Players cannot change key bindings
  • Connection drops after host leaves session
  • High ping on Asia-Pacific servers in multiplayer mode. This bug should be fixed in a week’s time.

Have you encountered other bugs while playing The Wild Eight?

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