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Watch Dogs E3 2012/2013 graphical effects re-added to the game

Were you disappointed by the Watch Dogs graphics downgrade? Well you don’t have to be anymore as a modder has found the disabled E3 graphical effects hidden away in the game files and is actively re-working the code back in to the game.

The Worse Mod is currently in version 0.6 and does bring a bit of a performance hit. However, it does prove that Ubisoft had purposefully removed working features from the PC version of the game.

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Here’s the full list of added effects in version 0.6:

  • Changes to the default fog values
  • Enabled bokeh DOF for the main cameras
  • Stuttering Improvements
  • E3 2012 Bloom
  • Performance Improvements
  • Enabled Headlight Shadows
  • LoD Changes
  • Reflection changes
  • Added 3 new cameras to the game(closer, normal, further)
  • Rain changes(High quality rain drops, properly reacting to light, etc)
  • LensFlares(WIP)
  • Lighting changes(TESTING AND WIP)
  • Civilians density changes

More will be added and the performance of the mod will be improved over time. You can keep track of the mod’s progress and see a few screenshots, HERE. 

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KitGuru Says: Now this discovery begs the question, why on earth would Ubisoft sabotage its own game on one platform? Especially after the lengthy game delay. 

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