Watch Dogs 2 Multiplayer Has Finally Arrived

November 23, 2016

Ubisoft today released patch 1.05 for PlayStation 4 (with Xbox One to follow once the patch has received certification) which brings back the co-op open-world Watch Dogs 2 multiplayer experience that they had to deactivate at launch last week due to it not working properly. The patch includes inviting friends to co-op, hacking into rivals/friends worlds, and Bounty Hunt co-operative mode.

The official statement was posted on Reddit, and also mentions crash fixes and stability improvement. Read the full Watch Dogs 2 multiplayer update announcement from Ubisoft below:

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We’re happy to share the good news that we brought the first phase of seamless multiplayer online at 8:00 a.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST / 5 p.m. CET for Playstation 4 and we anticipate that seamless multiplayer for Xbox One will be activated by early afternoon PST / evening EST / night CET.

This coincides with the release of Title Update 1.05, which also contains important crash fixes that improve stability. While the overall number of players affected by crashes isn’t high, those who are crashing are experiencing the problem repeatedly. With seamless multiplayer reactivated, you’ll be able to experience the following multiplayer features via the Multiplayer App:

  • Invite friends to co-op or search for new co-op partners
  • Hack into a rival hacker’s world
  • Find targets for Bounty Hunts or trigger a bounty on themselves

We’ll continue to monitor the online stability of the seamless multiplayer features and should everything continue to run smoothly, we’ll activate the final phase of seamless multiplayer, unlocking the following additional multiplayer features: Bounty mode without the use of the app (will occur seamlessly in-world), and encountering other players in the world to complete co-op missions and DedSec events with.

Thank you for your patience and support while we worked to implement the seamless multiplayer feature of the game. We will continue to provide periodic updates throughout this process. We’re looking forward to seeing some cool gameplay content from you in these multiplayer modes, so don’t forget to share![/toggle_box]Looking at comments from Redditors, the game still has some kinks to work out and trying to hack your friend’s game might not work the first time. Ubisoft is encouraging gamers to try a few times if you don’t have luck straight away.

Watch Dogs 2 launched on the 15th of November for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and the Windows PC release is scheduled for November 29. We assume the Watch Dogs 2 multiplayer will be working on Windows PC at launch, but we’ll have to wait and see to be sure.