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The Sinking City Early Access Bug | Why isn’t my copy unlocked?

The Sinking City early access bug is causing huge problems for players and developer Frogwares alike. People have been complaining that their copy still isn’t unlocked despite assurances that it would be available to play today. If you’re after a fix for this particular problem, we come bearing gifts. Read our The Sinking City early access bug guide to find out more information on it and solutions to the glitch.

The Sinking City Early Access Bug | Unlock error

The Sinking City Early Access Bug

The Sinking City early access bug is something that Frogwares and published Bigben Games didn’t anticipate, but it’s caused them a massive problem since early access permission was supposedly granted.

Basically, players who preordered the game were supposed to be able to play it 48 hours earlier than anyone else. This was Frogwares’ and Bigben Games’ way of saying thank you for purchasing the game ahead of time.

This hasn’t gone smoothly judging by the game’s Reddit page though. Multiple threads have appeared as people on different platforms have complained that they can’t play it with the early access promise.

The issue mainly concerns people who bought it via the Epic Games Store, but it’s unclear of Xbox One, PS4, or Switch owners are also affected.

The Sinking City Early Access Bug | Is there a fix?

The Sinking City Early Access Bug

Unfortunately, there isn’t a fix for The Sinking City early access bug just yet. Early access only went live on Monday evening, and Frogwares and Bigben Games have spent the past day or so trying to fix the problem.

Frogwares community manager, known simply as Sergey on Reddit, did reveal that a fix would be incoming in a post on Monday. Since then, Bigben Games have clarified on Twitter that the game will be available to download today for everyone affected by this error.

Hopefully, the game will be available to everyone by the end of Tuesday, and you can get around to solving The Sinking City‘s mystery.