Watch Dogs: Legion multiplayer is being pushed back to 2021 amidst a slew of single-player problems with the game, some of which are going to be fixed in an upcoming patch arriving this weekend.
The core focus of Watch Dogs: Legion has been the single-player game, but the franchise has previously had a basic multiplayer element for gamers to enjoy. That multiplayer functionality is set to expand with the newest game with a multiplayer update that was supposed to arrive in early December 2020.
Unfortunately, the game has not had the smoothest launch. One of the many issues, for example, was problems with save games being totally reset seemingly out of nowhere — and that was far from the only problem. Now, Ubisoft is promising a fix for some of these problems while also making the unfortunate announcement that Watch Dogs: Legion multiplayer is going to be delayed.
"As an immediate next step, this week, we are releasing Update 2.20 to PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Stadia," read the announcement from Ubisoft. "The update will add a manual Save Game button to PC, as well as bring further stability improvements for Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PlayStation 4."
"As part of our commitment to fixing the game’s issues, we’ve decided to delay the Online mode of Watch Dogs: Legion to early 2021. This will allow us to focus on fixing issues with single player, and it will give us more time to test the Online experience to help ensure a smooth launch of the mode."
When is the Watch Dogs: Legion Multiplayer Release Date?
The Watch Dogs: Legion multiplayer release date will be sometime in early 2021. Ubisoft declined to mention a specific date just yet, so we'll have to wait for a later announcement before we know for certain.
In the meantime, you can check out the patch notes for this weekend's Watch Dogs: Legion 2.20 Update to see the various fixes that are being deployed to each platform. If you don't yet own the game, you can buy Watch Dogs: Legion for PC and consoles starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent.
Are you disappointed that you'll have to wait until 2021 for Watch Dogs: Legion multiplayer? Have you encountered any serious issues with the game thus far? Let us know in the comments below!