Everything you need to know about Watch Dogs 2

With Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft teaches an old dog tons of new tricks--jump in for everything you need to know about the upcoming sequel.

@DeekeTweak
Published Wed, Jun 8 2016 11:54 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Ubisoft has officially breathed fresh new vivacious, raw life into the Watch Dogs franchise, culminating in a stylishly comedic open-world game that's completely different from the mournful original.

Today Ubisoft announced Watch Dogs 2, showing off a game that hardly resembles the grim, downgraded port we were given in 2014. The sequel has a distinct youthful spirit of its own, and while AIden Pearce's story left a bad taste in our collective gaming mouths, I for one am starting to get an appetite for Watch Dogs 2. From what we were shown today, Watch Dogs 2 combines a sense of youthful anarchy that sharply contrasts the serious tone of the original, and there's a distinct punkish style that seems to combine Mr. Robot with a modern hipster's style and the devil-may-care, let's-watch-the-world-burn attitude of a punk rocker.

Ubisoft has published three huge videos with pretty much everything you need to know about the game, but we have a nice bullet list of the particulars below for your perusal. Watch Dogs 2 is confirmed to release November 15, 2016 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Watch Dogs 2: Ubisoft teaches an old dog new tricks

  • You can hack everything: every car, person, and connected device in the game can be hacked
  • The sequel stars Marcus, a brilliant Oakland-born African American who decides to fight back against the system after being profiled and accused of a crime he didn't commit
  • Parkour is now part of the game in a big, big way
  • Marcus uses homebrew weapons and gadgets, including a billiard ball on a oaracord lanyard to make a brutal sling
  • Other homebrew weapons include 3D printed guns
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  • There are tons of little crafted devices to use in-game, including IEDs to hack objects
  • Players can choose their own style of play--full-on gunplay, stealth, or hacking
  • Marcus has new gadgets including a camera-equipped RC jumper that can hack objects and press buttons with an extendable arm, and a flying drone that can drop off supplies
  • Watch Dogs 2 features "seamless" online co-op and multiplayer, allowing users to team up on-the-fly
  • You can hack in-game vehicles like cars, cranes, drones and more to your tactical whim
  • The sequel takes place in the heart of Silicon Valley in San Francisco
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  • There are multiple gangs and factions to battle against across the different regions, including downtown and uptown
  • The game has a distinct "in your face", "F*ck you!" rebellious kind of style "Watch Dogs 2 is stylized, it's edgy, it's underground, it's raw"
  • Ubisoft promises the open world will feel alive even when you stand still: NPCs will not only react to you, but other NPCs as well
  • There are multiple DeadSec members each with their own personalities
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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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