New Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay Video Shows Off Open-World Co-Op, Hacking

Lengthy video dives deep into the sequel's new hacking abilities, co-op, and more.

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Ubisoft has released a new gameplay video for Watch Dogs 2 that offers an extended look at the hacking-focused sequel set in San Francisco. The lengthy video follows main character Marcus as he walks around famous landmarks such as Coit Tower and Fisherman's Wharf, deploying hacking mechanics and driving drones, among other things, to get the upper hand.

The video also spotlights Watch Dogs 2's new multiplayer scenarios, including a "Bounty" sequence. When you commit a crime in the game, authorities come after you. In these Bounty scenarios, up to three other human players in the same session can join in the the pursuit to bring you down to earn rewards. The player who has the bounty on their head can escape with their life, and earn some rewards of their own, by evading police force and the other players. For more on Watch Dogs 2's Bounty mode, check out GameSpot's recent hands-on preview.

Also on display in the video are some co-op missions. Players can work together to take down targets more strategically than they might be able to alone. In one sequence, we see one player piloting a drone to help his partner move through a building without being detected.

Last month, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said Watch Dogs 2 could become one of the company's best-selling games in its 30-year history. He specifically cited the game's "more seamless" online functionality and co-op as game elements that could help the game sell well.

Watch Dogs 2 will need to ship more than 9 million copies to outpace its predecessor, 2014's Watch Dogs. That game took place in Chicago, but the sequel is set in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The game launches on November 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In addition to its new setting, Watch Dogs 2 stars a new protagonist named Marcus Holloway, an African-American from across the Bay in Oakland.

For lots more on Watch Dogs 2, check out all of GameSpot's previous coverage here.

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Looks awesome to me :)

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I'm hoping that Ubisoft will learn from their mistakes and won't make this one too repetitive.

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OMG you need to make a selfie now to progress in a game.....!???? GTFO

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@Pelezinho777: :)

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Another Grand Theft doubt as riveting at the last one.

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Ughh...just looking at the map screen with the abundance of terribly repetitive missions regurgitated from the previous game makes me want to vomit. The city still looks lifeless, the characters are still trying to force themselves to sound appealing, the AI is still dumb and predictable and the hacking mechanics are terribly streamlined still (Deus Ex does it SOOO MUCH BETTER). Minor improvements in graphics, car controls and a few new abilities isn't going to hold my attention after the colossal failure of the first game.

Ubisoft pretty much copied/pasted/edited assets from the previous game and slap a number 2 on it. I wouldn't expect significant improvements anyways when the prequel was released 2 years ago. Typical Ubisoft standard.

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@cboye18: if there was one thing watch dogs did well that was that its city was very much alive what the **** are you talking about

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@cboye18: How is an abundance of missions a bad thing? How do you know they will be terribly repetitive. I don't know if we were watching the same video or if you watched much of it at all, but that city is vibrant and loaded with life, and the characters (while they still have ubisofts piss poor writing) are much better than those from the last game who were utterly un-memorable. The AI seems fine, though I do wonder about difficulty settings and if there will be a choice. The hacking seems great to me and comparing it to deus ex kind of seems pointless because they are such different games and the hacking is used for so many different things in each game. I don't see your issue with it.

For me I see watch dogs 1 with better graphics, better animations, parkour, better driving, better hacking, a better setting, a better character, loads of activities, and interesting MP modes. I think it's shaping up really well, prior to e3 I had no interest but every video since then has proved me wrong.

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This game looks so much better than the original. Don't see much buzz about it at all though. People probably still feel burned from Watch Dogs 1.

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@longflopper: You're reading and commenting on buzz about it. Game's not out for 2.5 months yet, with lots between it.

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This looks like a promising addition to the game and will give it a good deal of longevity. I enjoyed the first game, despite what the critics of the game said, and am looking forward to this.

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needs more planets

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@wtf_666: wrong game lol

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@CommandoAgent: Needs fewer planets?