Patch notes for Watch_Dogs 2
title update 1.15 are now available. This free content update is aptly named “Man Vs. Machine” and provides players with new multiplayer activities. A new featured co-op event pits players against an armed security robot that the Watch_Dogs 2
team referred to as, “the most difficult co-op challenge yet.”
In addition to the co-op event, Ubisoft has added more opportunities to battle other players. Loot truck events will now allow other players to join the session and engage each other in combat over the rewards. Showd0wn mode will also receive an update to improve match flow.
The editor of the patch notes also “mistakenly” forgot to remove an interesting piece at the end about a hidden item in player inventories. See the end of the full patch notes below for the message:
Oh hi friends. We’re back with a new free content update, adding new challenges and ways to play with your friends. You’ll need partners in-game to defeat the most difficult co-op challenge yet, and face new human threats when attempting a loot truck takeover. Let’s dive in to everything that’s in the patch:
NEW CONTENT & IMPROVEMENTS
MAN VS. MACHINE CO-OP EVENT – A weaponized Tidis protoype security robot has been detected around the Bay Area, and it’s going to be a pain in the a** to take out. But you’re up to the task, right? It will appear dynamically in the world as a DedSec Event when you’re paired up with someone in co-op, will require careful coordination with your fellow hacker in order to defeat it. Good luck.
PVP LOOT TRUCKS – Robbing loot trucks for fat stacks of cash and followers is about to get a little crazier. Other players will be able to join your session when you come across a loot truck and you’ll have to battle them AND the cops in order to reap the rewards. This update supports up to 4 players in a session at a time, and can be played co-op.
LEADERBOARD IMPROVEMENTS – We wanted our leaderboards to be as sexy as the No Compromise DLC so we’ve completely remade them. They should be easier to read, and offer you a better picture of where you stand amongst the masses, and what you need to do to rank up. You’ll need to check your standing more regularly, as you can now lose rank if you aren’t continuing to fight for your position over the course of each season. That said, seasonal rewards at Silver and Gold level cannot be lost once those ranks are achieved.
PHONE BACKGROUNDS – You’ll be able to set your swag to 100 and customize your in-game phone with a selection of different backgrounds.
TWEAKS AND BALANCING
Bounty Hunter target buff – Targets in Bounty Hunter will be a little more difficult to kill, especially at the hands of police. We found that Bounty Hunter matches were ending too quickly, and this balancing change is intended to address that.
Bounty Hunter leaderboard boost – Small increase in base leaderboard points for the target. Does not affect accumulated points (kills, escapes, etc.)
Showd0wn – Improved match flow
Multiple crash fixes that are too boring and technical to waste anyone’s time explaining aaaaaaaand we’re done.
[Editor’s Note: Be sure not to mention the thing in the inventory, it’s a surprise. Players will need to do a hard save (start/end main mission, or change HUD settings, etc and restart after update to find the surprise). Delete this note before publishing, thanks.]
Ubisoft has noted that this title update is coming soon but has not provided a formal release date.