Watch Dogs Legion Features UK Rapper Stormzy, Watch Dogs 1's Aiden Pearce
You can play as anyone you encounter in Watch Dogs Legion.
Watch Dogs Legion is set to release next month, and during Ubisoft's latest Ubisoft Forward event, it revealed some unexpected news: You'll be able to play a unique mission starring the massively popular British rapper Stormzy in the game alongside the other characters. Additionally, the protagonist of the first Watch Dogs, Aiden Pearce, will return as a playable character as part of a DLC pack.
The mission featuring Stormzy is called "Fall on My Enemies," and it sees you helping the rapper secure a broadcast to play his music to the people of London. Specifically, you'll be trying to play "Rainfall" from the album Heavy Is the Head. For those unfamiliar with the UK underground rap scene, Stormzy is an outspoken award-winning rapper and songwriter. If you're not familiar with his work, be sure to check him out on Spotify or Apple Music.
The news was confirmed along with the new Play As Anyone trailer shown off during the event. Watch Dogs Legion doesn't feature a main protagonist, as you are able to make up your roster of characters based on your personal preferences. That includes an army of hacker grandmothers, if you so choose.
These characters can essentially die at any point, making them unavailable for the remainder of the game. This setting can be toggled off, and if one of your characters is badly injured, you can also choose to have them go to prison, where they can then be rescued by another member of your team.
The presentation also included information on post-launch content for the game. Watch Dogs 1 protagonist Aiden Pearce is coming back as a unique playable hero in his own story expansion with a "dedicated story arc." This is included in Watch Dogs Legion's season pass, which includes a story expansion split into "two narrative arcs." Alongside that, the season pass comes with more DedSec missions, four unique heroes (one of which is Pearce), a copy of Watch Dogs: Complete edition, and other content.
Ubisoft also teased that it has post-launch plans that go beyond the season pass, including some content that will be available for free.
Watch Dogs Legion releases on October 29 for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Stadia, with free upgrades to Xbox Series X/S and PS5 coming once those consoles have launched. For more, check out our Watch Dogs Legion preorder guide.