Ever since its release late last year, Watch Dogs 2 has been offering quite a bit to players, letting them run wild throughout San Francisco with full-on access to a "hacker's dream" arsenal. But one thing was interestingly missing from the whole package – a four-player based multiplayer mode. (There is co-op, but it's only with a second player and not a full group.)
However, that'll change come next week, as Ubisoft has announced that it will be adding a new multiplayer mode to the game next week, as part of its free content update for July.
The publisher broke down what's being added via the game's new Party Mode, and there are plenty of modes to take advantage of. You can see some of them in action in the trailer above as well.
4-PLAYER PARTY MODE - The free roam you know and love is back – now, from the Multiplayer App in your smartphone, two to four friends can enter into a private or public party mode. Free roam around San Francisco causing havoc, or jump into any of these activities on-demand, all of which have been balanced for the optimal amount of 2-4-person tomfoolery:
- 4-player Party: Bounty
- 4-player Party: Invasion
- 4-player Party: PvP Loot Truck
- 4-player Party: Races
- 4-player Party: Showd0wn
- 4-player Party: Robot Boss Fight
- 4-player Party: DedSec – Virus
That said, the game's current co-op missions won't factor into the Party Mode, since it's being kept separate. But you can still jump in and have fun with a friend.
Another thing Ubisoft will be doing as part of the 4th of July celebration (which is when the content will debut) is holding an in-game nightly fireworks show in-game, which you can witness on the Bay starting this evening and running through July 10th. While it may not be as resonating as the actual explosions you can generate in the game from your hacking skills, it's still a cool little addition you can celebrate with friends before you get back into Party Mode. And, hey, it's free, you can't beat that with a stick.