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‘WATCH DOGS: LEGION’ IS COMING ONLINE

Watch Dogs: Legion, Ubisoft’s action adventure game, is launching an online mode starting March 9. The update will be free to all current game owners, and is available on Xbox, PlayStation and PC consoles, as well as cloud gaming platforms Stadia, Amazon Luna and Ubisoft+.

In Watch Dogs: Legion, players are a member of DedSec, a secret underground resistance movement facing an entity called Zero-Day. As a member of DedSec, players fight criminal opportunists such as sadists, mercenaries and cybercriminals, among others. Players are also tasked with recruiting characters to join DedSec.

The online mode brings an open world, free roam co-op where players can team up with up to four friends and explore London, encounter city events, complete challenges and participate in side activities. It also brings co-op missions, allowing players to recruit two to four players to form a team and fight back against London threats.

Watch Dogs: Legion Online also introduces Leader of the Pack, the first four player tactical operation which requires teamwork and efficiency. It consists of five interconnected missions, curated for players seeking a challenge. Players will need to strategize and communicate effectively with teammates and ensure they’ve upgraded gadgets and recruited a strong cast of characters.

It also brings the first available player vs. player (PvP) mode, the Spiderbot Arena. In this mode, four players control armed spiderbots and compete in a free-for-all deathmatch.

Those who purchase the season pass will have access to two additional single player missions. The first is Guardian Protocol, in which players track an algorithm that could allow AI to override human decisions. If unchecked, it could be used to weaponize drones into autonomous executioners. The second is Not in Our Name, where a secret group is stealing DedSec’s name and information for their employer to use to blackmail victims.

Completing any online activity will reward players with XP to increase their rank and unlock various rewards, such as exclusive cosmetics, and influence points to recruit new operatives or upgrade gadgets.

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