New Watch Dogs 2 DLC Focuses On Biotech

Marcus isn't a fan of automating the trolley problem, it seems.


Ubisoft announced today the second DLC for Watch Dogs 2, entitled Human Conditions. It will include three new fully-fledged single-player Dedsec operations (with cinematics and everything), new missions, and locations, apparently totalling more than five hours of content.

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New elite co-op missions will features multiple objectives, larger mission areas, and "advanced optional objectives," as well as a new enemy type called the Jammer. The Jammer is a new tech-enhanced enemy type capable of disabling your hacking abilities in a radius around it.

Human Conditions includes three new story missions, Automata, Bad Medicine, and Caustic Progress. We don't have any information on Caustic Progress at this stage, but in Automata, Marcus will be going up against Nudle (Watch Dogs 2's Google analogue), for the new biometric security system employed in its self-driving cars.

Dedsec learns that as well as using biometrics to confirm the identity of passengers, the self-driving cars can also use biometric data to determine someone's "Life Score," allowing the CTOS-connected system to make value judgements about who should live or die in car accident scenarios. For instance, if your life score is lower than that of the passenger stepping out in front of your self-driving vehicle, it will choose to crash into a wall to save the higher-value person.

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In Bad Medicine, Marcus partners-up with a hitman against a common enemy that is holding the city's hospitals to ransom.

The events of Human Conditions can occur during or after the Watch Dogs 2 main story, meaning you can jump into the DLC no matter how far you are through the game. "Our narrative structure allows us to easily introduce additional DedSec operations in an organic and natural way with their own thematic and storyline, from beginning to end. DedSec is still picking targets that will help them not only gain followers and positive press, but also to fight back against abusive technology," said producer Fabian Salomon via press release.

In other Watch Dogs 2 news, the game's latest update has introduced a new post-ending scene that may hint at a location for a sequel.

Check out our video feature on how hacking in video games compares to its real-world counterparts.

If hacking isn't where your interest in Watch Dogs 2 lies, we also have a video feature on how its in-game environments replicate real-world San Francisco.

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