Watch Dogs doesn't have cheat codes

Ubisoft confirms upcoming open-world game for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, and Wii U will not support cheat codes.

Ubisoft's hotly hyped open-world action game Watch Dogs will not support cheat codes, creative director Jonathan Morin said on Twitter.

"No we did not put cheat codes," Morin said to a fan who asked if there would be cheat codes for Watch Dogs.

Of course, Ubisoft never said in the first place that Watch Dogs would have cheat codes, so it's not as if the publisher had removed them for some reason.

By comparison, rival open-world game Grand Theft Auto V significantly incorporates cheat codes to allow players to do all kinds of wild things like moving around the world with moon gravity or in slow-motion.

Watch Dogs launches May 27 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. The Wii U version, which is definitely not canceled, might launch this fall, though Ubisoft has yet to formally announce a release date for the Nintendo version.

How do you feel about Watch Dogs not having cheat codes? Let us know in the comments below!

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DigiRave
DigiRave

Never hear of Trainers, huh?

tendoboy1984
tendoboy1984

Not even a weapons cheat or car spawn cheat? Lame.

fobwatchdog
fobwatchdog

When I have finished playing properly I just want to fool around without the police on my back. If the police are after me every time I fire my gun, then were is the fun in that?


Is that too much to ask?


I have a Mac not a PC so I can't buy the PC version.

RevLux
RevLux

 The phone you use in Watch Dogs is almost like a cheat menu for the city thanks to the assortment of awesome hacks. 

mcrawf21
mcrawf21

There will be trainers day one on PC. If you really want to cheat, get it on PC.

some1good2
some1good2

I prefer cheat codes...

after while playing this game you kinda want to fool around with the player just for fun...

I remind you guys... Its a game not the real world...

think about it...

Adenosine
Adenosine

I always love "cheats" and other fun stuff in games. I love games from the 80s and 90s for having them. These days, I usually pick the PC version of a game because I'm sure that if I fail to find cheats for it myself (using CheatEngine or ArtMoney), then someone else will probably figure out the addresses and values I need to modify to get the effects I want. Best of all, these programs, tables, and trainers are FREE :)

Zloth2
Zloth2

Moon gravity is a "cheat code"??  This word "cheat" - I don't think it means what you think it means.

nixxin25
nixxin25

That's cool. To be quite honest I can't remember the last time I cared about cheat codes, I think it might've been during the N64/PSX era.

Which games even have them nowadays anyway? GTA? What else?

downloadthefile
downloadthefile

The entire hack mechanic is already like a cheat code.

kagento
kagento

If I had to guess, I'd say they're holding it off to try to sell it as DLC... :D

youngzen69
youngzen69

This is becoming all to common with publishers concerning the Wii U. The Wii U version of multiplatform games are always either delayed or cancelled. Now Ubisoft is talking about maybe a fall 2014 release day for the Wii U version. Why would anyone want to wait until possibly fall of 2014 to play Watch Dogs on Wii U when more then likely if one owns a Wii U they probably own one of these other consoles the game is coming out for. So when the Wii U version finally do arrive more then likely most of the people who where possibly interested in buying Watch Dogs on Wii U will by then have bought the game on another console. Which means Watch Dog sells on the Wii U will be abysmal. Assuming the game is still coming out for the Wii U.

Slash_out
Slash_out

I never use any, at least until I know "this is it, I will not play this anymore", then I go for a big crazzy session and play with cheats to have some silly fun before closing the door on the game.


Too bad they won't have cheat codes it goes well with this kind of game... They'll probably just add those as extra modes in paid dlc <_<.

atomicjuicer
atomicjuicer

More games should have cheat codes so you can access the full value of the game you paid for if you get stuck and don't want to buy "unlock all the premium cars" type DLC crap.

lomsha
lomsha

Why would there be any? No recent ubisoft game has cheat codes.

shakensparco
shakensparco

Cheats seem like a no-brainer for an open world game. Maybe it's a lot more buggy and broken than we think.

eternaldragoonx
eternaldragoonx

Why have cheat codes when you can make people pay for it via dlc.

giedrius1001
giedrius1001

Tell me guys, whats the point to have gta style sandbox game without cheats??? Smells like an epic fail for console gamers

overlord_hh
overlord_hh

No game really comes with cheats, they r just always created by a community of saints

RainIsMyDrug
RainIsMyDrug

I guess I'm getting the PC version then. 

themc_7
themc_7

meh. I never use cheat codes. The game is better when you play it the way it's meant to be played.

At3fD
At3fD

Don't really care about cheat codes.

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

this is news ???? what happened to just playing the game =\

fobwatchdog
fobwatchdog

@DigiRave What a great idea. So brainbox, let us know how we install the trainer on a PS4.

geekasauruswrex
geekasauruswrex

Thank goodness you have GTA to enjoy those cheat codes

Kunakai
Kunakai

@Zloth2  I think you're taking the expression for its literal value. "Cheat code" is a term used to describe a hidden feature/exploit in a game, usually activated by a specific series of button presses. 

Kunakai
Kunakai

@myarseitches  What's wrong with having extra, usually hilarious or interesting features? My best memories in GTA involve things like gliding a tank serenely though the skies using the cannon as a thruster :) 

waltzink
waltzink

@giedrius1001  fallout 3/new vegas? skyrim? borderlands 1/2? i have plenty of fun with those games. 

tobystartz
tobystartz

@themc_7Why are you suggesting that the game shouldn't be played with cheats? There's a reason for bumper cars, flying cars, ghost town, super jump, chaos mode, etc. to be in GTA, because they are fun. The games are clearly made to be played with them.

GinsuVictim
GinsuVictim

@themc_7 What about when you've beat the game and just want to mess around? Cheat codes aren't just for cheating.

fobwatchdog
fobwatchdog

@disturbed98335 @fobwatchdog  Thanks but I have an old(ish) mac Pro and I don't think running WD on a VM would do it justice.


Hopefully the game will be SOOOO swesome I might forget it doesn't have cheats.


I am still looking forward to it massively.

Zloth2
Zloth2

@Kunakai @Zloth2 Yeah, that's what I was making fun of.  They are naming it after the way you put in the code, not what the code actually does!

giedrius1001
giedrius1001

Didn't I mention gta sandbox style? Those you mentioned are rpgs

themc_7
themc_7

@tobystartz @themc_7  Ubisoft must have good reason. It's not GTA. I don't think it's a world built to mess around and do dumb shit like fly cars. If you want to play GTA, play GTA. This is watchdogs

geekasauruswrex
geekasauruswrex

Yes thats true. GTA is made to be played woth cheat codes.

Watch_Dogs is clearly made to be played without cheat codes.

Why is that just as hard for you to understand? Regardless, there won't be any, so non use I'm fussing over nothing.

giedrius1001
giedrius1001

Oh god! Rpgs is where you leveling up and improving your character skills, if you cant kill stronger mob, eventually you overcome it buy getting stronger and finding better items, and usualy environment are set in fantasy lore or post apocalyptic worlds. Using cheats in rpgs will kill purpose of achievement so it doesnt make sence to use it in those kind of games. Well, talking about gta style sandbox games: environments based on urban settings and is set in modern times and Accommodated by respawning npc and vehicles where is no rpgs elements or very limited though. Your main goal is to explore, complete missions gain money and guns and have fun by creating ridiculous chaos. Whithout cheats it kind of killing all the fun, like for example becoming immortal and destroying everything around without fear of being killed by cops or caught by cops.