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Watch_Dogs 2 is getting 4 player coop, PVP and more (for free)

dex3108

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When Ubisoft said that they will support their games with free content i was cautious. But since R6 Siege i must say that they are really good at it.

WHAT'S IN THE FREE UPDATE?

Pitting two pairs of players against each other, Showd0wn is an endgame challenge for experienced players. Its competitive matches come in three flavors: Steal the HDD; Doomload, a King of the Hill-style match; and Erase/Protect the Servers, a Watch Dogs twist on classic domination matches. Spread out across 15 distinct locations, these modes will flow seamlessly from one to the next, pushing you to bust out every skill you've learned over the course of the game with dynamic hacking, shooting, driving, and puzzle-solving challenges.

”There are two main drivers behind making Showd0wn free for all of our players," says Watch Dogs 2's live producer, Kris Young. ”The first is that we want everyone to be able to participate and play it. We really wanted to have as many people as possible playing the mode for a better challenge, better matchmaking time and quality, and a healthier, more active community.

”The other is community feedback we've received since we announced the original plans," Young says. ”Our community asked for more multiplayer content, and that's also a reason why we've decided to make Showd0wn accessible for free for all players, while replacing it with more single-player content in No Compromise."

Showd0wn isn't the only new feature being added in the free update: The drone, motocross, and eKart races are also getting multiplayer functionality complete with leaderboards, letting you test your high-speed skills against the best the community has to offer. New, randomly appearing ”loot truck" events challenge you to hack an armored car while fighting off its reinforcements, and smaller additions – including new clothing items and tweaks such as a quick-swap feature for weapons – are rolled into the update as well.

You also get to carry a new, nonlethal addition to DedSec's 3D-printed arsenal: a paintball gun, which can stun enemies, splash color across the environment, and temporarily splatter a paint effect across the screens of multiplayer opponents.

”We thought it would be a fun variation on the existing weapons that we had," says Young. ”We don't have a lot of nonlethal weapons, just the stun gun and the WTB Stun Launcher, so we wanted to add more. And being able to have the paintball splatters around the world, or on the screen of the people you're shooting with it, fits well with the San Francisco setting, and we're excited to see how players leave their mark on the Bay Area."
http://blog.ubi.com/watch-dogs-2-no-compromise-dlc-gets-content-showd0wn-now-free-update/
 

Killer Queen

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Super excited for all the new content, though I think I'm going to wait til all the DLC is out to play again. Happy that they also added a non lethal weapon like a paintball gun for those that felt the lethality was unnessecary. Really really really excited for the sequel
Please keep it with the current Dedsec :(
 

Ruff

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*Sees title* Does that mean... Co-op campaign? *reads more*



Such a lack of decent co-op games lately :/
 

Jakoo

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This game was such a pleasant surprise. The addition of the paintball gun as well as 4 player co-op might make me revisit it come June.
 

Pooya

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"no compromise" is free too?

edit: it's not. sound like superficial for paid DLC. paid firetrucks? cmon.
 

killroy87

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Substantial post-launch support, both free and paid content?

B-b-but I thought Ubisoft was the devil?
 
*Sees title* Does that mean... Co-op campaign? *reads more*



Such a lack of decent co-op games lately :/
Don't worry, given how Watch Dogs 2 sold compared to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, The Division, For Honor, and Rainbow Six: Siege, Ubisoft will be primarily looking to serve your tastes in the future.

That said, games have a long development cycle, so you might still see a few non-co-op games in the short term.
 

Ruff

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Don't worry, given how Watch Dogs 2 sold compared to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, The Division, For Honor, and Rainbow Six: Siege, Ubisoft will be primarily looking to serve your tastes in the future.

That said, games have a long development cycle, so you might still see a few non-co-op games in the short term.

Hye, I love WD2 and I've already bought it so taste isn't an issue, just my GF get's sad about not being able to play more with me as she doesn't like solo or competitive games. :/
 
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long completed the game already, but offering more none lethal options is great for a future replay. Its a shame some are paid DLC though, non lethal makes much more sense for the the of characters Marcus + that branch of DedSec are.
 
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Don't worry, given how Watch Dogs 2 sold compared to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, The Division, For Honor, and Rainbow Six: Siege, Ubisoft will be primarily looking to serve your tastes in the future.

That said, games have a long development cycle, so you might still see a few non-co-op games in the short term.
Surely Watch Dogs 2 outsold all of those, except for The Division?
 

Ashtar

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Surely Watch Dogs 2 outsold all of those, except for The Division?
LTD but I think they all launched bigger than wd2 I think it sold around ~88k first week ghost recon was greater than 110k iirc and for honor was around 100k I think
Anyway very happy about this, game is still dope, I've been thinking of getting the dlc but I'm hoping they discount it some because I still want to play more
 

Magicgamer101

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Adding coop to the game is pointless if there's nothing interesting to do. Far Cry 4 sucked for me and brother because of this
 

GazzaGSi

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Got this at Christmas and haven't tried it yet so looking forward to giving it a blast. Have a buddy who I tend to do alot of Co op with and know he's in the same boat as me having not yet started the game so like the sound of the Co op stuff being added, even just exploring the world together and the basic activities will be cool.
 

J_Viper

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A non-lethal rifle sounds like something that should have been in the game from the start, but it's cool they're adding it in for free