Two major additions to Watch Dogs 2 are right around the corner.
First up is Showdown, the multiplayer mode that was originally set to be part of upcoming DLC No Compromise. It’ll be coming as a free standalone update on April 17th, and it’ll be coming to all platforms. The mode is billed as an “endgame challenge for experienced players,” and comes with three different types of matches: Steal the HDD, Doomload, and Erase/Protect the Servers. These matches are spread across 15 locations.
“There are two main drivers behind making Showdown free for all of our players,” Watch Dogs 2 live producer Kris Young wrote in a blog post. “The first is that we want everyone to be able to participate and play it. We really wanted to have as many people as possible playing the mode for a better challenge, better matchmaking time and quality, and a healthier, more active community.”
The free update also includes multiplayer functionality and leaderboards for drone, motocross, and eKart races. Players will also get new clothing items and other cosmetics.
Then, the No Compromise DLC itself arrives on the PlayStation 4 a day later, on April 18th. It won’t be available on the Xbox One or PC until a month later, though, releasing on May 18th. and the Xbox One and PC a month later on May 18th. It includes the multi-mission storyline Moscow Gambit, as well as single-player time trials and two new weapons: the Air Shotgun and Taser Sniper Rifle. Players will also get new vehicles and outfits, and they aren’t just cosmetic—they’ll let players do “previously impossible things,” though we’ll have to wait for more information.
Check out all of the information in the below graphic from Ubisoft.