We’re nearing the end of the content roadmap Ubisoft listed for Watch Dogs 2, and for quite some time, have had a steady stream of content coming. With this being at the end then, we’re getting an exciting new party mode that will let you roam around with three friends by being able to freely explore all of San Francisco. The new mode will be available on Tuesday, July 4 as part of a free update coming to the game.
“It’s something we’ve been thinking about for a long time,” says Watch Dogs 2 producer Kris Young. “It’s always more fun to be in a team, and the online modes we have are great, but we really wanted to expand on them. We also pay attention to what our community is saying, and it’s something they’ve been clamoring for, so we’re happy to finally make it available to everyone.”
How will it work? Players can start a public or private party with room for up to four friends (or strangers, if you use matchmaking). From there, the party is free to explore San Francisco. “The cops will be there. You could try to take down the Red Zones. Everything that’s in the city of San Francisco will be there, so you can immediately have some fun exploring San Francisco with four people” Young says. “Then, at any time, you can launch the activities that support the 4-player Party – Bounties, Invasions, Loot Trucks, Races, Showd0wn, Man VS Machine Robot Fights, and the DedSec Virus events are all available for you to have fun with.”
Being able to cooperate with others to complete tasks and explore the city is exciting and reminds me of Assassin’s Creed Unity’s online mode, which was a blast to play. In addition, there will be under the hood fixes applied as well, more info can be read here.