Ubisoft will not ask money for the next massive update in Watch Dogs 2.
The French company has revealed on their blog what they plan to do with Watch Dogs 2 in the following months. Let’s get the paid DLC, No Compromise out of the way first. „The No Compromise DLC will be available to download on April 18 for PS4 and on May 18 for Xbox One and PC, and it’ll pack in new content to replace Showd0wn. In addition to its new DedSec Operation – a multi-mission storyline addition called Moscow Gambit – it includes new single-player time trials, as well two new nonlethal weapons: the Air Shotgun (which can also move cars and other objects) and the Taser Sniper Rifle. It also includes three new emergency services packs, with new vehicles and outfits that let Marcus dress up as a police officer, firefighter, or paramedic, all with a DedSec twist. These aren’t purely customization items, either: Each outfit and vehicle add a new ability that lets Marcus affect NPC behavior and do previously impossible things,” the post says.
The free update will feature Showdown. „Pitting two pairs of players against each other, Showd0wn is an endgame challenge for experienced players. Its competitive matches come in three flavors: Steal the HDD; Doomload, a King of the Hill-style match; and Erase/Protect the Servers, a Watch Dogs twist on classic domination matches, spread out across 15 distinct locations. […] The drone, motocross, and eKart races are also getting multiplayer functionality complete with leaderboards. New, randomly appearing “loot truck” events challenge you to hack an armored car while fighting off its reinforcements, and smaller additions – including new clothing items and tweaks such as a quick-swap feature for weapons – are rolled into the update as well. You also get to carry a new, nonlethal addition to DedSec’s 3D-printed arsenal: a paintball gun,” quoting the post.
In May, Armored Truck Feature is getting seamless PVP support, a PVE event will also follow, and the Bounty Hunter mode will be slightly changed. In June, support for a four-player party to explore San Francisco and do events together will also follow suit.