I have the same problem, happens very often but i found a way to start the missions.
In the game's main menu, open 'Online' then open 'Player Match', and wait till it finishes searching (Usually i get 'No Games Found'). Go back and try starting the mission again, and skip the cinematic, Worked for me almost all the time!
I just got off the phone with there tech support and there is issues with certain Joystick , I own a joystick its the Logitech Extreme 3d Pro , so if you have a joystick unplug it from your pc , and see if the game loads correctly this way , they have put in a ticket for the issue with the joysticks . I will post back if i find a solution to being able to use this joystick that i own.
well so i bought the game after installation i registered game at Ubisoft and opening Uplay acount
first 2 mission working but when i running game nextime
then kicks me back to main menu and after reloading
i reading some post in formus and many users have a same problem
nothing solution usefull for me even when i open ports 3074 TCP/UDP on my Firewall
or trying forward or open ports on my router
this realy disappoint me hawx 1 was good game and when ubi want to make games with online system then they should be sure that it will be able to
Got the game,first attempt,got to play it but it had no sound,so I restart the game and every time I do 'Continue Story',got the animation then suddenly,back to main menu,UBISOFT we need a patch fix for this.It's something common so don't tell us about support tickets.
that's incredible that the problem started more than a month ago, and such big and I thought reliable company don't do anything about it...thank you for your drm's...I hope that soon we''ll be able to play the game that we paid for