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Same problem here, legit can't progress the main quest. I managed to find the NPC without the marker and the they are just standing there like idiots.
Ubisoft Support Staff Ubi-Borealis 2077 posts
I'd like to reach out to you all with an update. I'm happy to announce that the development team intend to deploy several fixes for "In the Absence of an Ealdorman" in TU 1.2.2. This update will be deployed 15 June, 2021 at 2 PM CEST / 8 AM ET. This list of fixes includes the following issues:
- Missing quest objectives/markers
- Unable to investigate the bodies in Roaring Meg's Spring / the sewers due to them being missing
- Unable to complete the investigation of the three clues
- Cutscene does not play after infiltrating the castle
- Unable to speak to the hospice NPC
If you are still encountering issues with "In the Absence of an Ealdorman" following TU 1.2.2, please don't hesitate to update this thread so we can take a closer look. Please include a video that shows the following:
- You have the latest Title Update installed on your platform. You can view this information in the opening game menu in the bottom right-hand corner.
- The issue that you are still experiencing in-game following this update.
Additionally, please ensure that you have an up-to-date save uploaded to the cloud. We can then pass these reports to the development team for further investigation.
Ubisoft Support Staff UbiKobold 518 posts
Hello! Thank you all for contacting us about not being able to proceed in the quest 'In The Absence of an Ealdorman'. UJellyNelly mentioned a crash during the quest. Just to make sure, did every commenting also experience a crash?
Also, as it may resolve it, please try verifying your game files if you have not already. >> https://ubi.li/siyYy
ben7207 1 posts
I have the same issue on Xbox both the Xbox one and Xbox series x
I've even reinstalled the game still broken
Sharkdude2012 1 posts
Unable to interact with the chest containing the Eldorman's Brooch to advance the questline past finding the Eldorman's body, before doing the required quest, I used the "Dive of Valkyries" exploit to break through the barricaded door at the end of the tunnel, gaining access before I should have, at which point I unintentionally interacted with the required container, gaining the brooch long before getting the quest. Am now stuck without the prompt to return to Hunwald.
btmarine88 1 posts
Im stuck here as well, I find the clue..but no one to turn into or no quest marker. I did not crash.
FearlessReject 3 posts
@ubikobold hello sir! I did not crash. It simply did not trigger the turn in when I got the brooch. I have the quest, and it says to turn it in, but there is no option to ACTUALLY turn it in to Hunwald in Lincoln. Reinstalling, changing quests, completing other quests, trying to kill Hinwald, etc. did not fix it on Xbox One S. Thanks for replying! Nice to know we could be in the clear soon!
Cm23xTuRnErx 9 posts
When I reload my save I still have the brooch before the actual cutscene so I can't progress any further in the game this needs to be fixed ASAP! After the cutscene I'm stuck it doesn't update the quest im completely stuck this is on ps4 by the way and the game didn't crash either
Voogros 1 posts
Same issue on PC, no quest tracker, can't progress
Blindyetti 3 posts
I’ve now encountered two game breaking bugs first in Jotunheim and now in Lincolnshire making it so I cannot progress the story I AM [censored]. Both of these issues have been caused by doing side stuff first and I see no reason I should be penalized for getting side items first, don’t make it available if the game can’t handle it without breaking. My first issue with Jotunheim was unanswered as I’m sure this one will be too and Jotunheim still hasn’t been patched. My issue with Lincolnshire is I’m on the quest step of “search the hospice” however when I talk to the sisters and get the information nothing happens nothing progresses, go to where the ealderman is supposed to be and he’s also not there. It’s so upsetting that I can’t enjoy this game to the full extent because Ubisoft is incapable of fixing these issues. Rant over.
Ubisoft Support Staff Ubi-Spud 675 posts
Hey there, I'm really sorry that you are encountering these issues. If fast travelling to/from the area or reloading a previous save does not resolve this, we could do with your save file to send to the developers for investigation - however I do not have a workaround at the moment.
In regards to the Ealdorman quest - what does your quest objective say at the moment?
Buddhess1975 2 posts
I am at the stage of the quest In The Absence of an Ealdorman where I am supposed to find him in a castle ( This is after the investigation in the cave). I logged out last night at this stage. I logged back on and explored a bit and when I went to the castle, I noticed that the quest marker is not there anymore. It seems it bugs after a logout.
Buddhess1975 2 posts
I managed to recover an earlier save game from the folder. As I frequently save but delete it if it gets full, I had some deleted saves still in that folder.
If you have the same issue go to:
- Go to folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\savegames\
- Find your save folder. The files should start with ACV... and end with .save.delete
- IMPORTANT! Backup all files in the folder!
- Rename the save you need and simply take away the word .delete at the end so the file ending is .save instead.
- Now it should show up in your load menu in the game and hopefully before this bug happened.
Hope this helps someone as a workaround until the patch is out.
Westhead_99 1 posts
My inventory shows i have the brooch, but there's no marker telling me where to go or what to do. Ps4
sentryus12 4 posts
I'm having the same issue on PC