Watch Dogs 2 DLC slightly delayed by patches

Ubisoft have delayed the first Watch Dogs 2 [official site] DLC release a touch, as they’ve been busy focusing on patches instead. That’s a good reason. I like Ubi’s recent decisions to fix games over rinsing players; remember they delayed The Division’s expansions too. But yes, if you want to hack the planet dressed as that ol’ hippy T-Bone you’ll need to wait a little longer.

Ubisoft announced the DLC delay last week after releasing a new PC patch on Thursday. They said:

“This and previous patches were an important step towards stabilizing Watch Dogs 2’s seamless multiplayer functionality, and other core online features, before releasing any new multiplayer content. Since these updates required additional development resources, we’ve made the decision to adjust our release schedule for that new content.”

The first hunk o’ DLC, the T-Bone Content Bundle, is a relatively small one. It’ll give players T-Bone’s clothes and truck and “a new co-op difficulty level that will pit players against a new enemy archetype armed with advanced weaponry.” It’s now due on PC on January 24th, though because #business it’ll be on PlayStation 4 next week.

We’ve not detailed Watch Dogs 2’s DLC season pass before because Ubi announced it a month before the game came out, the dafties, and who cares at that point? So! Three packs are planned, with the last two due in spring with new story missions. Ubi say the second, Human Conditions, “will uncover San Francisco’s biggest scandals on the cutting edge of science, medicine and misuse”. Lastly, No Compromise “mixes Marcus up in the seedy underbelly of San Francisco and puts him in the crosshairs of the Russian mafia”. Both will introduce new co-op bits too.

Anyway, before all that, what have you made of Watch Dogs 2? After a fortnight, maybe you’ve played through the goofy fun stuff and reached the odd tonal shift Adam thought the game struggled to pull off. Heck, maybe you’ve even finished it? Me, I’ve fancied playing but have so very much to do that I’ve ended up casually watching the Men Drinkin’ Coffee play on my second screen while working. I like all the goofy Hackers stuff.

2 Comments

  1. Unsheep says:

    I liked Watch Dogs 2, it’s my Top AAA game of 2016. Granted I’ve only bought two AAA games this year: Watch Dogs 2 and Dead Rising 4, since those have been the only AAA games to interest me.

    I was hoping for something in the same vein as GTA 5 and Sleeping Dogs, and that is what I got with Watch Dogs 2.

    It gives you a really fun and unique set of tools for playing in stealth. I also really liked the characters in the game, and how all the main missions felt unqiue.

  2. IEatCereal says:

    Unless the patch removes guard esp and returns some of the features of the first watch dogs (yes features: like being able to stop reinforcements instead of guards on site relaying to another guard out of the area via telepathy that he must call for reinforcements and you being unable to cancel them except by targeting that guard) as well as making it possible to actually hide bodies, I’m still not coming back.

    MGS style timed knock outs combined with splinter cell style mechanics and packed levels really irritate me given that lately there have actually been a lot of good stealth games.
    Yes I know I’m supposed to use drones etc, but its deeply annoying when an obvious solution that’s been around for decades is denied to you because the developers couldn’t decide if they wanted a shooter or a stealth game, and then provided crappy gunplay and stealth that only really works if you’re doing it remotely.