Watch Dogs 2's First DLC Pushed Back Due to Time Spent on Patches

You'll have to wait a bit longer for the T-Bone bundle.

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Watch Dogs 2 downloadable content that was scheduled to arrive early next week will now be coming later in the month, Ubisoft announced today. This is due to the unexpected time that was spent working on patches after the game's seamless multiplayer mode had to be disabled prior to launch.

Most recently, Watch Dogs 2 received a patch at the end of November that continued weeks of work resolving lingering issues, particularly related to multiplayer. "This and previous patches were an important step towards stabilizing Watch Dogs 2's seamless multiplayer functionality, and other core online features, before releasing any new multiplayer content," Ubisoft said in a blog post today. "Since these updates required additional development resources, we've made the decision to adjust our release schedule for that new content."

As previously detailed, the T-Bone content bundle was slated for release on December 13 for PS4 (all DLC comes to PS4 first). Instead, it'll now arrive on December 22 (or December 26 for those in Japan). Xbox One and PC players will see it launch just over a month later, on January 24.

The situation is somewhat reminiscent of another Ubisoft game, The Division, albeit on a smaller scale. In that case, Ubisoft spent time addressing fan feedback, which resulted in the second and third DLC packs being delayed. It's unknown if the release slate for subsequent Watch Dogs 2 DLC has been affected.

Here's how Ubisoft describes the T-Bone bundle: "Players will get the style and the swagger of legendary hacker Raymond 'T-Bone' Kenney with his truck and outfit and discover Mayhem, a new co-op difficulty level that will pit players against a new enemy archetype armed with advanced weaponry."

Ahead of the DLC, a special T-Bone Chaos event will begin on December 19. It runs for four weeks and is free to all players, providing a "themed challenge" every week. You'll be able to earn in-game money and "unique event rewards, like new car skins or a new bag."

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PCkarma112

Should update this Article with Valid information.. Like Ubi Releasing the DLC for this game on PC and Xbox before PS4. Root Access Bundle (A bundle which gives you the Zodiac Mission and Items) was put up for purchase on both platforms, but not PS4. If that isnt bad enough, People (Including Myself) Purchased said bundle, over a week ago and have yet to receive the product. Posted on the Official Technical Forums about it, along with many others, and they said days ago it was to be "Released" around the 12th. Here is the 12th, still no product. Not to mention, this information was not printed on the DLC anywhere.. Love the False Advertising Ubi is doing lately.

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darklordvyperx

Does anyone remember the days when you bought a game and it actually worked?

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PETERAKO

Can we expect a mode where no weapons are included and casualties are penalised? Going trigger happy and run over people is kinda disconnected with what this game wants to pass.

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Khasym

@PETERAKO: I doubt it. Ubisoft has been doing more to make it's games all the same, rather than uniquely different.

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JIMBOMDAVIS

@Khasym: I can't argue with this.

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Marky360

I heard the DLC for this game was no good so there is no reason to buy the season pass.

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JIMBOMDAVIS

@Marky360: Not only that, but the price-tag on the Season Pass is shamelessly high. Ubisoft has a lot of PR cleaning up to do after Watch Dogs 2 - let alone the PR problems that already existed. Their Assassin's Creed fanbase is running out of momentum, and the Watch Dogs legacy isn't what Ubisoft was gambling on. I've loved their franchises, but there's something missing these days.

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BeantownSean

Buying Ubisoft games at release is like unprotected sex with loose partners...eventually you're gonna get burned.

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Megamandrew

@beantownsean: If by, "eventually", you mean, "obviously" and "very quickly."

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SingletreeAve

@beantownsean: Maybe. But how does waiting help the situation?

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BeantownSean

@SingletreeAve:

Waiting allows for the manic post-launch patching period to settle down in addition to a possible title discount down the road.

Pre-Ordering a game in addition to a Season Pass is just a total gamble. There is absolutely no real value in committing that deeply all up-front.

Ubisoft has a proven track record of releasing broken titles. This is well known by most who frequent gaming sites.

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Megamandrew

@SingletreeAve: For both, waiting is a great way to understand the situation and know what you're getting yourself into.

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asmoddeuss

And I heard today that uplay was down and up, connecting/disconnecting, crashing the game even, once disconnected you lose all premium stuff installed (missions, clothes, etc.), in order to access to your stuff, you need to be online LOL. Plus the last patch they did for PC crash the game every 5 or 15 minutes or so. Ubisoft you did it again. GZ

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PlaystationZone

Next year be end of Ubisoft and new owner going make even more mess up games .

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Khasym

When we look back at this time in gaming, I wonder what we'll call it?

- The Patch Error Era?

- The Lemon Law Era?

- The Hype Train Crash Era?

- The Forsaken Promises Era?

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fig56

@Khasym: The that's what you get for Preordering and buying games on day one era.

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hystavito

@fig56: On a side note that your comment made me think of, I wonder if having all these games having a "Day One Edition" has led to increased day one sales. I guess it might be a hard thing to analyze since physical sales are decreasing, but I wonder if it's convinced/tricked, I add tricked because often you get very little or nothing with it, many buyers who might otherwise not purchase day one. Of course those day one editions are also available for ages after launch anyway :).

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TechAddikt

A true sequal.

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EdwardNygma

The game is a mess and not very fun either.

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speed45823

@edwardnygma: Ubisoft games in a nutshell.

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EdwardNygma

@speed45823: Exactly

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SingletreeAve

@speed45823: Yes. But they do have not very fun open world game development down to science.

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BabeNewelll

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SingletreeAve

@BabeNewelll: Wow. You have a face on your ass. That's cool dude.