Watch Dogs: Legion's Post-Launch Plans Include Online Co-Op and a New Assassin

Watch Dogs: Legion's Post-Launch Plans Include Online Co-Op and a New Assassin

The Order extends into the world of Watch Dogs.

The world of Watch Dogs: Legion is full of characters that you can recruit to the DedSec cause. Today, Ubisoft revealed more of those characters, alongside a host of other features coming to the open-world hacking game.

Part of Ubisoft's free updates for Watch Dogs: Legion, after its initial Oct. 29, 2020 launch on current-gen consoles, Stadia, and PC and its next-gen launch alongside those consoles, is the online mode. On Dec. 3, Watch Dogs: Legion will get a free-roaming open-world co-op mode where players can explore London together.

Activities in this mode range from co-op missions with special mechanics and Tactical Ops missions to a special PvP mode, Spiderbot Arena. Here, four to eight players can fight in robot arenas to see who can truly pilot the best Spiderbot.

More single-player content will be coming in 2021 as well, with new characters and abilities, new mission content, and a New Game Plus option. On top of all that, there is also a Season Pass.

The Season Pass will include Watch Dogs: Legion — Bloodline, which is sadly not a Vampire: The Masquerade tie-in. It's the story content that includes Watch Dogs 1's protagonist Aiden Pearce , as well as Watch Dogs 2's Wrench. Two other characters were confirmed today: one is Mina, a subject of experiments that is able to mind control people to do her bidding; and the other Darcy, a modern-day member of the Assassin Order.

So yes, this does ensure that the Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs universes intersect. (Which we already knew, but still, neat.) This is also one of our most-modern Assassins yet, though. The current crop of Assassin's Creed games do star Layla Hassan as the current era / "real world" protagonist, but here it seems we have an Assassin present in a vaguely futuristic London. I hope there are some cool little lore bits to discover in Legion, too.

Watch Dogs: Legion arrives Oct. 29 for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Google Stadia. It will launch on PS5, Xbox Series X, and Series S when those consoles are out next month. Check out our chat with the game's director and some recent hands-on impressions here.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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