Watch Dogs Bolstered With New Missions and Weapons DLC Today

DLC buyers now have a handful of new things to do in the game's single-player mode for $7.

Ubisoft has released the next downloadable content pack for open-world game Watch Dogs, this one expanding the game's single-player mode with new missions, weapons, and perks.

The DLC consists of three new missions in all, including an assault on a palace owned by an "Internet mogul," the takedown of a group of CEOs meeting in secret, and the theft of a biometrics weapon. Ubisoft's official descriptions for the three missions follow:

  • The Palace: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His databanks have intimate details on thousands of people including Dedsec and Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe his hard drive, and escape before the raid begins. Then silence the Internet mogul.
  • Signature Shot: A biometrics weapon has been smuggled into Chicago for a captain of the Black Viceroys gang. The weapon only works with the first person to imprint his palm on the handle. Breach a stronghold, steal the package, and be the first to imprint the weapon.
  • Breakthrough: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago South Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Find the scrambler vehicles and take out their technicians. Locate the meeting and eliminate everyone taking part.

Completing the Signature Shot mission unlocks the weapon in question, the Biometric Rifle, for use in the game. It's said to be "unique" to Aiden because it responds only to his fingerprints, which makes it sound a lot like the gun used by James Bond in Skyfall. But it's unclear how (or if) this actually affects gameplay in any way. The other new weapon is the Auto-6, a burst-fire pistol.

Also available to Aiden in this DLC are various boosts--including one that makes vehicles more durable and another that increases the amount of money received by hacking ATMs--and a South Chicago outfit. Aiden's widely criticized, bland personality, however, sadly remains untouched.

As part of the game's $20 DLC season pass, this content was released to season pass buyers last week, but is now also available to everyone on all five of the game's platforms--Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC--for $7. Alternatively, if you're all done with the content included on the game's disc and are looking for something new to play, check out our Watch Dogs episode of Analog that takes a look at some similar games you might enjoy.

Ubisoft updated Watch Dogs last week with some welcome changes to the way multiplayer works which will hopefully result in fewer players dropping out of matches when faced with losing online. The game was released in May, earning an 8 in GameSpot's review before it went on to sell 4 million units in its first week alone.

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ShadowsDemon
ShadowsDemon

I'd get this except my PS3 copy came from Hong Kong and I can't purchase it from my AUS store thanks to restriction settings. I'm just gonna tell myself that it's not that good...just to ease the pain.

themc_7
themc_7

meh. Honestly, after beating the campaign and getting all the collectibles, I've had enough of this game. It just sounds like more of the same.

Holdemnutz
Holdemnutz

I haven't bought this(yet?) all because it has Ubisoft involved. This is definitely one to wait for to be out a couple months and let others be the ones to decide if worth buying or not... 

al_is_here
al_is_here

oh giving money to ubisoft? giving money to a company that delivered a malfunctioning game? giving money to a company that intentionally downgraded the graphics of that malfunctioning game? that is a great joke.

never going to use uplay and i never will buy any ubisoft games.

SphinxDemon
SphinxDemon

I was so damn set on buying this game until they announced dlc and prices before release. You guys can go somewhere

gawdzila
gawdzila

I see they've been hard at work making DLC instead of fixing their broke-a** game like they said they would, so I couldn't use this even if I wanted to. Screw you, Ubisoft.

brandowilliams
brandowilliams

Much more interesting than gta 5. At least you can hack things which is pretty cool. Gta 5 is all shooting and drving.

brandonmshanks
brandonmshanks

 yet another watch dogs article that fails to mention that watch dogs is STILL an un-optimized stuttering piece of crap on PC. If you are planning on buying this game on PC, dont. You will regret it. 

bruta
bruta

ppl still play this garbage ?

ShadowOfKratos
ShadowOfKratos

No thanks, I'm still trying to figure out if the move highlighted on the right side of this comment section is still in the game...

Gruug
Gruug

On "The Palace" as part of this DLC supposedly coming today....I did this mission about two weeks ago. It could NOT be just released today. I also completed the "Hard Drive" mission which it unlocks. Someone trying to pull a fast one?

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

I downloaded it (the no idea it existed if not for you guys) this yesterday did breakthrough got gun and loved the Desec outfit then I come on today lost my biometric weapon AND my desec outfit. Thanks for your POS coded game Ubosoft.

seanwil545
seanwil545

Reading down through some of the comments, WD sounds pretty lack luster.

Between this and Titanfall I deduce the following...

1) Don't Pre-Order

2) Wait for real user Reviews


Sounds simple, yet people are continually hoping on the train.

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

Biometric rifle? A gun that requires a fingerprint match to work? Now that's just too unrealistic. Gun nuts of America would allow super invasive camera networks that monitor your every action, but they would never let a single electronic safety measurement be added to a gun.

Merseyak
Merseyak

the customization in this game is none existent this is what people want in games now why do they still not do it in games baffles me

Bond_Villain
Bond_Villain

I'm really enjoying this game. Will check out the DLCs soon

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

Ubi soft and game devs in general can shove dlc right back up their funnel..not worth it

BFKZ
BFKZ

Whats funny is that i completed the game 1000g and as I was putting it back in its case for the first time, I noticed the palace DLC code in the case, lol. no achievements, wont be going back to that hellish repetition of a game ever again.

Bigjoe275
Bigjoe275

If I recall if anyone preorders this game they get some of the certain missions from different retail stores. And Trust me It's not worth any money for this dlc. Ubi soft should have done some main story expansion dlc

digigamerx
digigamerx

@gawdzila  The game for me isn't broke, even before the patch came in. I have been playing the game in Ultra detail mode as well. Played it for 7 hours straight one time without a crash.

digigamerx
digigamerx

@brandowilliams  I actually enjoy the hacking and it brings a different element to the game. It is the PC man's GTA5, until GTA5 soon comes out to PC. I'm still enjoying playing Watch_Dogs with it's different variety and open world playing. I will still stick to Watch_Dogs even when GTA5 gets released for PC. 

digigamerx
digigamerx

@brandonmshanks  I have already bought the game for PC and it works just fine on mine in Ultra detail mode. I guess it's what sort of hardware you have. If people have less than 16GB of ram I think that's where they are facing problems as it's very memory hungry. 8GB is just the minimum to actually run it. If only Ubisoft specified that.

digigamerx
digigamerx

@Gruug  I bought the Dedsec edition which contains all the DLC and played them all weeks ago as well. Looks like Uplay just wants to make more money selling off the DLC for people that own the standard game. Gotta love Uplay.

OldDirtyCR
OldDirtyCR

@jake198624 How on earth did you mess around for 20 hours but find the story missions boring?

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@seanwil545 I actually had a really good time with both games.

When in doubt, try a game yourself. Because how sad would it be to miss out on a game that has potential of being one of your favorites of a gaming gen because of someone online, critic or not, who has a gaming opinion actually different than yours?

I'm not saying either of these games will be your favorites, but why not at least try them?

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@seanwil545 Had a blast with both games.

When in doubt, try it yourself. Because how crappy would it be for you to miss out on a game that ends up being one of your favorites of a gaming gen because of some online troll(s)

(not saying either of these games will be your favorites, but why not at least try them?)

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@seanwil545 Had a blast with both games.

When in doubt, try it yourself. Because how crappy would it be for you to miss out on a game that ends up being one of your favorites of a gaming gen because of some online troll(s)

(not saying either of these games will be your favorites, but why not at least try them?)

themctaggart
themctaggart

Actually there is a pistol that works like that. Google finger print activated gun. And its not like your finger print goes into a data base. Its basically like finger printing your self at home and keeping it. When you get finger printed for the bank or at the dmv (I cant remember if they do that so I'm assuming) or if you join the military it goes into a computer and its in the :system forever. Its actually a great idea specially if your worry alot and have kids or older people and kids who are suffering from depression. We had a badbi incident.

digigamerx
digigamerx

@liquidbutter  Well said. Gun companies would never make a weapon like that, it would limit their market and they would never make an insane profit.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@Merseyak  Well especially when we seen what R* did with GTAV I mean it's not 'the' best shooter/racer/social/sanbox game however at only 500 meg limit you gotta ask yourself why are we NOT getting more from current gen? Why can't FPS do more than JUST shoot people and blow up things? Why is a racing game ONLY race? It seems we are paying for less these days with games and mobile let's not even go there.

themctaggart
themctaggart

I like it but I did like the first assassins creed and that was the mother of repetitive #BFKZ

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

@Bigjoe275 Ugh no. I don't want that story expanded. They should have overhauled the entire story.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@Bigjoe275  SPOILER!!!!

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Like finding out Clara is alive in some hospital and you gotta free her from Blume who wants to use her to get to you and Dedsec.

gawdzila
gawdzila

@digigamerx @gawdzila Well whoopty-doo, congratulations you get a gold star.  So what if it works for you?

Do you believe that your single anecdotal case makes for proof that there is nothing at all wrong with the game?  Do you believe that the multitudes of people complaining about stuttering and other performance problems -- even on highly capable systems -- are lying?  Do you honestly think it is reasonable that this game demands 3GB of VRAM for decidedly non-stellar graphics, when other PC games with better visuals use far less?

If you don't believe any of those things, then I'm puzzled why you've even bothered posting.  The game has problems; what do you want, a high five for avoiding them?

If you do believe any of those things, then you're simply wrong and your single instance doesn't nullify the multitudes of cases of people who have problems with it.

gawdzila
gawdzila

@digigamerx @brandonmshanks A game that requires 8GB MINIMUM or even 16GB to even run is unacceptable.  NOBODY -- not even games with FAR better visuals than W_D -- require that much.  Even if it runs perfectly, the idea that the game requires that much memory and VRAM is a huge problem by itself.

It means Ubisoft did an absolutely terrible job optimizing the performance of the game, and thought it was acceptable to release a PC game that no one could run simply because they were too lazy or incompetent to make it work on actual PC hardware that people own.  Even modest gaming PCs have rendering power to spare if you know how to use it, and Ubisoft clearly doesn't.

al_is_here
al_is_here

@digigamerx @brandonmshanks what magical hardware do you own? almost everyone is having isues with watchdogs...i take it that you are a pr guy trying to clean up forums?

itsjohnnyutah
itsjohnnyutah

@digigamerx @Gruug It's not just UPlay it's what all game producers do. If you don't pre-order or get the season passes for games you have to pay for the DLC us season Pass holders get.

seanwil545
seanwil545

@PixelAddict @seanwil545 

I played the Titanfall beta on PC and wasn't impressed. The game is lacking pretty heavily in the options department.

If I bought Watchdogs, it would again be on PC, however I am running an AMD GPU. Given the stuttering/performance issues it doesn't seem worth the effort.

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

@themctaggart It's not being sold in America is it though? Gun nuts would threaten and protest any company willing to sell it until they're run out of town.

RevLux
RevLux

@gawdzila @digigamerx  They were simply commenting on their experience with the game after you said Ubisoft should "fix their broke-a** game." I get that you are upset but am I to understand that you feel they shouldn't be allowed to comment simply because their personal experience didn't agree with your comment?


Everyone knows the p.c. version has some serious optimization issues. That's not going to change simply because one person said they haven't had trouble with it.


So please, find it in your heart to allow them to say what they want to say. Especially when they were simply stating their experience without being rude or obnoxious. Something that can't exactly be said of your response.

digigamerx
digigamerx

@seanwil545 @PixelAddict  Game also runs perfect on my Core i7 2600K and Nvidia GTX780 OC SLI in Ultra detail mode. I am thinking people who own AMD CPU's are having the main problems.