Watch Dogs: Legion Modding is Getting Major Improvements

04/12/2021 - 14:51 | By: Robert N. Adams
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Watch Dogs: Legion modding is about to get a heck of a lot better thanks to the Nomad Group modding collective. The upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion Scripthook will give gamers a serious set of tools for tinkering with the game.

Nomad Group is a collective of creators who like to make modding kits for AAA games. Thus far, they've already released packages for Mafia: Definitive EditionWatch Dogs 2, and several other games over the years; now, they've set their sites on Watch Dogs: Legion. Best of all, Nomad Group says that it's gotten the official nod from Ubisoft to go forward with the project.

Many of the features you'd want will be there: the ability to teleport around the map, spawn vehicles and entities, and control traffic will be included in this package. Want to fill up the street with those iconic London buses? You can do that. Want to spawn 50 attack drones? You can do that, too. Heck, you can even revisit some of the game's locked-off story locations for a bit of a nostalgia trip. You can see many of these new features in motion in a trailer from Nomad Group.

That's just the start, though — the Scripthook includes Lua scripting capability, potentially taking Watch Dogs: Legion modding (and machinima) to the next level. Lua is a scripting language that gives programmers a fair amount of freedom in cooking up new content and has been featured in quite a few video games. The addition of it to Watch Dogs: Legion through Nomad Group's Scripthook will likely result in some interesting stuff coming out in the following weeks and months.

 
 

Watch Dogs Legion modding Scripthook slice

When is the Watch Dogs: Legion Scripthook Release Date?

The Watch Dogs: Legion Scripthook release date is April 14, 2021 - that's just two days away! You don't have to wait, though; you can sign up for an Early Access program to test it out before it's released to the wider public.

Naturally, you'll need to own a copy of the game on PC to play it. You can buy Watch Dogs: Legion for PC via the Epic Games Store or the Ubisoft Store starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent. You can check out the other modding works from Nomad Group on their official website nomad-group.net.

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What do you think we'll get to see with these improvements in Watch Dogs: Legion modding? What's your favorite game mod of all time? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!