Watch Dogs 2 Trailer Touts New Multiplayer Modes


Cologne is currently playing host to Europe’s E3 (read: Gamescom) and already, we’ve seen a number of trailers for 2016’s upcoming heavy-hitters.

From Mafia III to Respawn’s mech-on-mech sequel Titanfall 2, ardent players will be bracing themselves – and their wallets – for another deluge of new releases this fall. Jostling for a place in that lineup is Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft’s open-world hacking sequel that is set to stage a revolution on the sun-kissed streets of San Francisco.

It’s due to arrive in November and, much like its 2014 forebear, will come packing some neat multiplayer features that are, according to Ubi, “seamlessly woven into the single-player experience.” Entitled Hacking Invasion and Bounty Hunter, the trailer above reveals that those modes will be PVP and co-op, respectively.


Indeed, those who played Watch Dogs two years ago will be overly familiar with Hacking Invasion, which assigns players a target to secretly hack without being detected. Bounty Hunter, meanwhile, is said to be tied to the in-game wanted level, with players tasked with evading heat once the chase is on.

With no lobbies to wait in, co-op and PvP multiplayer activities are seamlessly woven into the overall single-player experience. Playing co-op missions with a friend or enjoying co-op activities with a random encounter is a simple invite away. Watch out, though: rival hackers can invade worlds (and vice-versa), and with the brand new Bounty Hunt feature, bounty seekers will be on the hunt for players creating high levels of chaos.

Watch Dogs 2 boots online on November 15, 2016, when Marcus Holloway’s digital revolt will launch for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.