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.