Major Watch Dogs: Legion Update Adds 2 New Operatives

05/03/2021 - 16:23 | By: Robert N. Adams
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Operative Customization, New Abilities, and More

Details on the next major Watch Dogs: Legion update have been revealed and it's looking pretty good — a bunch more content and some new playable operatives are coming to the game pretty soon.

Watch Dogs: Legion is the latest game in Ubisoft's Watch Dogs franchise. Unlike previous games, you're not playing a particular character throughout the entire story; rather, you can choose from any number of NPCs that are part of the DedSec hacking collective. This, in turn, gives you access to a number of different abilities depending on which class of operative you decide to play.

Now, some more details about this major Watch Dogs: Legion update have been revealed including 2 new classes of NPC operatives you can play, a new playable hero character, new story, and co-op missions, and more!

First Major Watch Dogs Legion Update Operative Customization
You can now customize your operative to a degree.

What's New in this Watch Dogs: Legion Update?

A press release highlights one of the coolest new features in this upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion update is the addition of two new playable characters: the First Responder and the DJ. The First Responder can deploy an AR shield to protect themselves or an ally. As for the DJ, it can buff teammates or disrupt nearby enemies.

 
 

Your operatives will soon look a little different, too — a new "Advanced Operative Customization" system is making its debut with this update. Unfortunately, this first version of customization is pretty limited; you'll only be able to change the hair and body art of your operatives for now.

A total of five new operative abilities will be making their debut in Watch Dogs: Legion Update 1:

  • Pickpocket: Operatives can earn currency on each takedown
  • Second Wind: Operatives quickly regain health when defeating enemies
  • Wanted: Albion or Clan Kelley enemies will attack upon detection anywhere in London
  • Hoarder: Operatives can loot and carry more ammo
  • Stuntman: Operatives take less damage from falls, explosions and collisions with vehicles

Online mode is also getting a bit of a buff, too. 3 new co-op missions, 5 new solo assignments, and 2 new co-op gadgets are making their debut with this update.

Season Pass holders aren't being left out in the cold, mind! Mina Sidhu is a new playable character who has mind control powers and a disruptive "Mental Blast" ability. You'll also be able to dive into a new DedSec Stories mission titled "Swipe Right" where you'll uncover the mystery of an Egyptian minister working to sell off ancient artifacts to fund violent insurgents.

Whether you have the base game or a season pass, Ubisoft has plenty of content in the pipeline. All players will get to experience two new PvP modes towards the end of May 2021. As for Season Pass holders, the new "Bloodline" storyline will feature Aiden Pearce from the first game and Wrench from the second game as fully playable characters in both single-player and online later in June 2021. Then, August 2021 will feature the debut of Darcy, a member of the Assassin's Brotherhood; Darcy will be a new playable character launched alongside new missions. You can see some of this upcoming content in motion in a new trailer detailing what's to come.

First Major Watch Dogs Legion Update slice

 

When is the Watch Dogs: Legion Update Release Date?

This Watch Dogs: Legion update release date is May 4, 2021 — that's tomorrow! As we've noted above, this big update will deliver a lot of new content for regular players and Season Pass holders alike.

You'll be able to enjoy all of this new content starting tomorrow, but you'll need to get the game if you want to enjoy it! You can buy Watch Dogs: Legion via its official website starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of this Watch Dogs: Legion update? What other new content would you like to see arrive in future updates? Let us know in the comments below!


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