Kingdoms of Amalur download freezes at first loading screen.

 I've played it before and traded the game to gamestop. Then i saw it was on sale for $10 on XBL and figured why not run through this extremely fun game again.

Now onto the problem. Everytime I try to open one of my old save games, or even start a new game, it freezes at the same point on the very first loading screen. I already had all the DLC(Legend of Kel, Teeth of Naros, Online pass, Weapons/armor bundle) and had the disc version downloaded onto my system. So i deleted all of the game files and old saves :(. Same problem. I even deleted the system cache to no avail.

I have no idea what the issue may be. I read on here(a KoA post from 2/1/2013) that I have to delete the online pass in order for it to work since the digital version already comes with the online pass. Does anyone else know if this is true or if it works?

I am currently waiting for my 3rd download of the game to install and will try it without the online pass. Any other suggestions would be very helpful.

Thanks in advance.

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 5 Applies to:
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I just picked this up and can confirm it's the online pass DLC that causes the problem.  It's listed under "Knight of Valor" I believe in the storage screen... it's the 33 MB file.  Delete that and the game starts fine.

I cannot confirm that the digital copy comes with the online pass built in however since I've not played it yet. 

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So after not using the XBOX for a few hours and playing again, I have a few parcels of new knowledge:

The download of Kingdoms of Amalur (now to be referred to as KoA forthwith) comes with the full Online Pass/The House of Valor Arena/Knights of Valor side quest line. There is absolutely no point in purchasing/downloading the Online Pass if you've purchased KoA via download. In fact, having the online pass on your hard drive will cause the game to freeze at the initial loading screen rendering it unplayable.

As it pertains to the "Weapons and Armor bundle": This did not work for me at first and still doesn't in totality. After leaving the game and XBL entirely, for eight or so hours, I turned the game back on and loaded the saved game which was right in front of the chest in Gorhart. The notification arrow above the chest was flashing. In it it was all of the items included in the "Might Bonus Pack". Nothing from the Finesse or Sorcery pack was in the chest.(I've never purchased any of the specific packs, mind you. I have only purchased the Weapons and Armor Bundle, which includes all of the individual packs, and it worked fine on the disc version.)

This is very odd to me. Perhaps XBOX is fixing the problem one pack at a time. Perhaps the downloads are just taking some time to register.

Either way, I will continue updating this thread until all issues are resolved. When I figure out all the issues I will start new threads documenting everything individually and as a whole.

If you have anymore information on these universal problems, please post them.

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