8 Awesome Things Watch Dogs 2 Added to the Formula

Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 is Ubisoft‘s latest installment of its hacker-centric open world action game. If you played the first Watch Dogs you probably know it got fairly mixed reviews. I recently posted an article about why I’m still excited for Watch Dogs 2 (yes, I had faith even pre-awesome trailer). Now that I’ve seen some live extended gameplay courtesy of E3, I can safely say I stand by that statement. Here are eight features we saw with our time with the game.

1. It’s twice as big as the first Watch Dogs

Sure Chicago is cool, but Watch Dogs 2 is set in San Francisco! That makes for a bigger, sunnier, and more comprehensive world for us to explore. As a Los Angeles resident, I’m excited to take Ubisoft’s digital tour of San Fran.

2. A New Protagonist


One of Watch Dogs 1’s biggest criticisms was its protagonist Aiden Pearce. He’s been called everything from dull to soulless, but this time around we have a new character and a fresh start. Marcus, Watch Dogs 2’s new protagonist already looks leaps and bounds more interesting. He’s been accused of a crime he didn’t commit (among some he probably has) and is out to clear his name.

3. New Hacking Abilities

It’s always a good idea to add new hacking techniques and that’s just what Ubisoft has done in Watch Dogs 2. One of my favorite features is being able to remotely hack cars. This can be useful for making distractions, getting things out of your way, and potentially taking down targets.

4. The App Store


Watch Dogs 2 has added an in-game App store. We don’t know much about this feature yet but we do know there are different apps Marcus can download optionally. Hey, maybe if we’re lucky we’ll get a Tinderesk app and Watch Dogs 2 can double as a dating simulator.


5. Unique NPC interaction

Ubisoft has added a feature to Watch Dogs 2 that allows you to change the mood of NPCs around you. We’re still not entirely sure how big of an impact it will have on gameplay but could come in handy when trying to distract people.


6. Better integrated online gameplay

In Watch Dogs 1 you had a sort of online integration that was cool, but not overly exciting. This time around it’s looking pretty cool and they’ve added game features around this whole concept. Now you can run into other real players in the open world to not only interact with them but join them in co-op missions. Don’t worry all you blackhats out there I’m sure you can still hack their progress away as well.

7. Drones & RC cameras



Watch Dogs 2 now features drones! Drones have already made a huge real life impact and will surely make an even bigger one in the future. Now you can control your very own grey-hat drone in-game. This will make a great addition to the CCTV cameras and now RC cameras. If you’re wondering what the hell RC cameras are, they’re exactly what they sound like. They’re wheeled, remote controlled cameras that will be used to scout for enemies, slide under doors, and hack through its line of sight.

8. Combat overhaul

There’s been a huge combat overhaul. Ubisoft has added a whole new melee system, new weapons, and even the option to play nonlethally.


Watch Dogs 2 will be released this November 15th for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on tumblr
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

Recent Posts

Soda Crisis Splash Game Reviews

Soda Crisis Impressions

The side-scrolling shooter genre of games is one that has been a staple for many years. In recent years you have games like ‘My Friend Predro’ and ‘Cuphead’ that have …

GenZeroes Gaming News

GenZeroes Interview with Ben Sawyer – Fan Expo 2022

GenZeroes is a very unique concept. A hybrid live action show and comic book with some crypto sprinkled in.

H3Pro Hybrid Gaming News

EPOS H3 Pro Hybrid – New Colors and New Features

An amazing headset just got better

Gaming News

Infinite Album Adds Customization to Your Background Music

As more and more people get into streaming, problems with finding the right music for every mood grows. Add on top of that, finding decent music that can be streamed …

Gaming News

A Different Take on Tower Defense – Hostile Mars | PAX East 2022

While browsing the PAX East show floor, Hostile Mars caught our eye right away. At first glance, it reminded us of No Man Sky but with a lot more combat. …

AmazeVR Gaming News

AmazeVR and Meg Thee Stallion Enter The Hottieverse | SXSW

VR is finally getting to the point where it makes sense for more users to have it in their homes. There are a ton of uses for the various headsets …