It looks like fans will have to wait to get their hands on the anticipated Watch Dogs 2 DLC.
Watch Dogs 2 was released on November 15, and it seems to be getting quite the positive reception. It differs from the original Watch Dogs in the fact that we have a new protagonist, and he’s taking to the streets to hack and shoot his way to a satisfying ending. Some would argue that Watch Dogs 2 is Ubisoft’s best yet. However, there are some problems that are plaguing the game.
The patch for Watch Dogs 2 is primarily targeting issues with multiplayer content. We know that teamwork is essential in the title, as hacking and joining others make up a part of the game that players were happily waiting for. Unfortunately, it appeared that such a function was disabled when the game was launched. The issue? Multiplayer was causing the game to lag and crash. Ubisoft didn’t want this to affect the base of the game, so the plug was pulled in favor of releasing it at a later time.
As a result of Ubisoft’s efforts to patch the multiplayer in Watch Dogs 2, a report by Ubisoft reveals that the T-Bone DLC will be delayed until December 22 for PlayStation 4 users. Xbox One and PC users will be getting the DLC as well, though their release date is set for January 24.
While some may be disappointed in the delay of the DLC, it makes sense that Ubisoft would place it on the shelf in favor of providing what is almost undoubtedly a more attractive feature. Multiplayer is often the drive of many a title in the current console generation. Watch Dogs 2 is no exception, as it allows players to jump into each other’s games.
In regard to patches taking precedence over DLC, Ubisoft had this to say in an online blog.
“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,” Ubisoft wrote. “Since these updates required additional development resources, we’ve made the decision to adjust our release schedule for that new content.”
Ultimately, such a decision will benefit players in the long run. According to a report by PC Gamer, fans will also be able to enjoy a special event that coincides with the DLC. Titled the “T-Bone Chaos Event,” players will be able to play for weekly challenges that give in-game currency and rewards.
Ubisoft had this to say about the DLC and its contents.
“Players will get the style and the swagger of legendary hacker Raymond ‘T-Bone’ Kenney with his truck and outfit and discover Mayhem, a new co-op difficulty level that will pit players against a new enemy archetype armed with advanced weaponry.”
This isn’t the first time that Ubisoft has had a game that required extensive patches, as The Division is another title that needed quite a bit of work in order to become playable. It appears that the game is slowly but surely reaching launch numbers, though its success remains to be seen until the new content releases. If The Division is any indication of what we can expect, Watch Dogs 2 may still come out on top as one of 2016’s greater titles.
Hopefully, Watch Dogs 2 will only need a focus on its DLC and upcoming projects with the intended patches. If you’re new to the series or have played Watch Dogs, it’ll be the perfect time to dive into the next installment from Ubisoft.
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