Watch Dogs 2’s Second DLC Expansion Launches Very Soon On PS4
More Watch Dogs 2 content coming to PS4 on February 21.
Watch Dogs 2’s second big expansion will launch for PlayStation 4 on February 21, publisher Ubisoft has announced.
The DLC, called Human Conditions, will come to Xbox One and PC on March 23, free to season pass holders on all platforms. A price has not been announced for non-season pass owners; GameSpot has contacted Ubisoft to find out and will update if we hear back. Take a look at some gameplay here, or the expansion’s launch trailer below.
Human Conditions includes three new story missions: Automata, Bad Medicine, and Caustic Progress. Automata sees Marcus go up against in-game internet company Nudle and its new biometric, self-driving cars.
In Bad Medicine, meanwhile, Marcus partners-up with a hitman against a common enemy that is holding the city’s hospitals to ransom.
Lastly, in Caustic Progress, DedSec set out to combat the dangerous nanotech that’s terrorising San Francisco’s homeless community.
Also included in the DLC are new Elite co-op missions, which test more experienced players with “bigger layouts” and “advanced challenges,” as well as a new enemy type called the Jammer. These enemies’ anti-hack devices are capable of disabling your own hacking abilities, meaning you’ll have to switch up your strategies from time to time.
The events of Human Conditions can occur during or after the Watch Dogs 2 main story, meaning you can jump into the DLC no matter how far you are through the game.
Ubisoft recently said Watch Dogs 2’s launch was “not as dynamic as expected,” but that “momentum [is] now positive” for the open-world game. In the UK, the hacking game’s initial sales were down 80 percent on its predecessor, though it has consistently charted well since.
Ubisoft has previously stated that it was “incredibly happy with critics’ and players’ very positive reception of Watch Dogs 2, which should bolster support for the long-term success of the game.” The company also said before the original Watch Dogs’ launch that the franchise has the power to become a “longstanding brand.”