Watch Dogs 2 getting a 4-player party mode for July 4th

You can’t properly celebrate July 4th, the infamous date when Americans discovered fireworks and those really patriotic hats, on your own, which is why Ubisoft is putting out a free Watch Dogs 2 [official site] multiplayer update. On Tuesday, you’ll be able to jump in-game and fool around in a slew of 4-player party mode activities. Take a gander at the trailer below.

From Tuesday, the new mode will be available from the multiplayer app found in your in-game smartphone. Between two to four players can join in a private or party game, free roam around San Francisco or muck around in one of the seven new activities. They’re listed below.

4-player Party: Bounty
4-player Party: Invasion
4-player Party: PvP Loot Truck
4-player Party: Races
4-player Party: Showd0wn
4-player Party: Robot Boss Fight
4-player Party: DedSec – Virus

Despite having a grand old time when I previewed Watch Dogs 2 last year, it’s one of the many open-world romps that I’ve simply not had time to play. Adam gave it the review treatment, and found it to be a fun, but far too safe, crime caper.

In exploring the possibilities of a GTA-like that didn’t encourage violence at every turn, Watch Dogs 2 does more to highlight the limitations of the sub-genre than even the weakest entry in Rockstar’s series. For all of its creative solutions and ideals, Watch Dogs 2 can’t help but see California as an open carry state, and while I’ve enjoyed portions of it enormously, it doesn’t go far enough in stamping its own identity on what is, eventually, another city of crime, cars and firearms.


  1. Bostec says:

    Its £16.60 right now on Gamersgate if anyone is interested in taking a stab at it. Cheapest its been I think. Also your suppose to play this game without firing a gun right?

    • Smoof says:

      The guns are plain fun. Plus, you’ll probably need one to kill Invaders.

    • Burges says:

      Yes, I finished the campaign without killing anyone. I used the tazer a lot, though. They also added a non-lethal paintball automatic rifle in a recent-ish patch that might be viable in PvP.

    • modzero says:

      I tried to, but then I took a bad turn, turned a dozen civilians into a fine paste and gave up. On the other hand I mostly use environmental means of murder, guns are weird.

      Also: if you stun people reliably with impacts/shocks, you’re probably killing some of them as well.

    • DelrueOfDetroit says:

      I didn’t play very much of this but in my head I retconned rampages as daydreams.