A four-player party mode is about to be added to Watch Dogs 2.
“It’s something we’ve been thinking about for a long time,” explained Kris Young, a producer on Watch Dogs 2, in a recent blog post from Ubisoft. “It’s always more fun to be in a team, and the online modes we have are great, but we really wanted to expand on them. We also pay attention to what our community is saying, and it’s something they’ve been clamoring for, so we’re happy to finally make it available to everyone.”
The party mode will be added as part of a free update on July 4th. With the new party mode, players will be able to start a public or private party for friends, or match up with strangers via matchmaking. From there, players are free to explore San Francisco.
“The cops will be there. You could try to take down the Red Zones. Everything that’s in the city of San Francisco will be there, so you can immediately have some fun exploring San Francisco with four people,” Young explained. “Then, at any time, you can launch the activities that support the 4-player Party—Bounties, Invasions, Loot Trucks, Races, Showdown, Man VS Machine Robot Fights, and the DedSec Virus events are all available for you to have fun with.”
Leaderboards, however, will not be affected by anything in this mode, since it’s meant to be more about cooperation than competition.
The update will also include a few tweaks and changes to gameplay balance, as well as a quality of life update allowing players to skip the cinematic while using the 3D printer.
Since the update will arrive on America’s Independence Day, there will also be a special fireworks event held in-game during the month of July.