Watch Dogs: Legion launched at the end of October 2020 to mixed reviews from both critics and fans alike. Despite this, Ubisoft is hoping to draw players back in with a promised online mode. Though not available at launch, the online mode for Watch Dogs: Legion has now been announced to be coming on the 9th of March.
Making the announcement, Ubisoft revealed that “Watch Dogs: Legion launches its free Online mode on March 9, giving players the chance to race their friends through the streets of London, take on a variety of intense new cooperative mission types and challenges, or team a dancer up with a beatboxer by the Tower Bridge for an impromptu riverside performance.”
Like GTA: Online, Watch Dogs Legion: Online is a standalone experience which allows you to team up with friends and complete daily and weekly challenges, and will also offer a Battle Pass and cosmetic items.
Players will also be able to experience newly crafted co-op missions, which will let up to 4 players partake in infiltrating bases and taking out targets. These missions will increase your faction rank.
The game will also include raid-like ‘tactical ops’ missions, which are 3-4 player endgame missions which “require intense communication and teamwork”. In these missions, if a single player dies, the whole team must start from the beginning. Needless to say, Watch Dogs: Legion will be expecting players to grind in order to manage these missions.
Standalone online modes of games can be extremely lucrative in the long run, and it looks like Watch Dogs: Legion is hoping to tap into that market. It will be interesting to see whether the game mode can keep players interesting in the long run.
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