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New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on August 29, 2022) follows:

Saints Row (2022) is an action-adventure video game and reboot of the Saints Row series. Sadly, its recent release has clearly missed the mark and players’ expectations.

It seems that the game is laced with inherent bugs and issues. Owing to the barrage of negative feedback, the official Saints Row account issued a statement promising fixes.

Accordingly, the team rolled out a Hotfix #1 addressing issues pertaining to camera, animation, PC launch and crashes.

Saints Row crashing during Unto the Breach mission

That said, the fixes don’t seem to have worked well. Apparently, Saints Row players (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) are reporting an issue where the game is crashing again.


@SaintsRow the mission “unto the breach” crashes everytime I try it, get about 10 minutes into it and crash, attempted this about 5 times now!

My game crashes every time I try the mission “unto the breach” get about ten minutes in and it crashes, tried about 5 times

The bug seems to be affecting PS5 owners at the moment. Affected players keep experiencing a crash after making it past 10 minutes of the ‘Unto the Breach’ mission.

It is incredibly frustrating for players as the game has been experiencing similar crashing issues since launch.

Potential workarounds

Fortunately, there are some workarounds to help players make it through this patch. One such workaround includes killing the first guy glitching into the wall.


Another affected player recommends using the hoverbike to mow everyone down as fast as possible.

I managed to get past it by using the hoverbike to just mow everyone down as fast as possible. When the phase starts that involves clearing out infiltrators, make sure to deal with any extra enemies that spawn outside the castle, then proceed to deal with the enemies inside. I don’t know for sure but I think what causes the game to crash there is enemy spawn points.

Those affected can also try the following workaround:


Support is allegedly aware of Saints Row crashing during Unto the Breach mission, as claimed by an affected player. The team also seems to be working towards fixing the issue.

Source (Click/tap to zoom)

There is no ETA for a fix yet. But we’ll keep tabs on further developments and update the article accordingly.

Update 1 (August 30, 2022)

04:17 pm (IST): Here’s a potential workaround from one of those affected that might resolve the crashing issue. You can try and see if it helps.

Yes, so after I crashed a few more times after trying what I typed above. I ended up trying to start the mission through the ps5 Activity cards and i was able to complete no crashing occurred (Source)

Update 2 (September 05, 2022)

10:10 am (IST): This issue has not been fixed yet and Saints Row support is now responding quite aggressively to those affected seeking a fix. Here’s the complete statement.

everything has to be checked, verified and reproduced so we can find out what the issue is. The fix then needs to be tested and verified by QA and approved by platforms. Its not as simple as pressing a button to fix. We are on it. But we need as much data as possible. (Source)

Update 3 (September 08, 2022)

11:42 am (IST): Here’s a workaround that might fix the crashing issue suggested by one of our readers. You can try it out and see if it helps.

Workaround: In the story you will get a tank stay out of the inside and shoot the enemies from in the tank I did this and it didn’t crash at all

Thanks for the tip: Mike Chappell!

Featured image source: Saints Row

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