After the single player campaign, it is the turn of the Watch Dogs Legion’s multiplayer platoon to develop its potential. We could put our hacking hands on it to try and fight our way through the various connected missions of this virtual laptop in Ubisoft.
After combing the English capital under the influence of Albion’s private militia, it’s time to return, this time in multiplayer. As in any good, self-respecting open world, we can move freely around the city to participate in various activities.
The better the better
Just like with GTA Online, you can wander around the city at will, but you can also go for a walk with a team of up to 4 players. Experience the joys of multiple cities hacking and testing the limits of the emerging gameplay that the Ubisoft title offers.
Once your crew has set up the cooperative missions, they will generally be presented in a very similar way: entering a zone to hack a system, rescue a person, or even take action within a set time. These quests are quickly enchanted and we find ourselves single-handedly in arenas to achieve the desired goals and most of the time to fight against the enemies present.
As with Solo, the AI does not show any great intelligence, whether it is enemies or to rescue NPCs. In addition to traditional antagonists, you have grad soldiers who take more bullets before they fall. All of this requires playing in a team, of course, but also using the environment and its various agents to overcome them.
Each player can have multiple agents available to bring back to life in the most difficult missions. When all of each player’s agents die, the mission must be restarted. We’re having a good time at the start. But joy sometimes quickly gives way to repetition and frustration, especially due to omnipresent mistakes.
During our session, some of them met annoyingly, whether in town to meet up or even in connection with matchmaking. Of course, this version wasn’t final, but the question of stability still arises when we compare it to the solo version of Watchdog… where the beetles are legion.
In addition to the classic multiplayer aspect via roaming and traditional missions, Ubisoft has worked on an interesting and pleasant game mode. Instead of playing cooperatively with your friends, you compete against each other. You’re not an agent, you’re an arachnobot. You enter a root with the latter and the goal is to kill your teammates with weapons and bonuses available on the map.
There were two levels available and in both cases the mode was a lot of fun. It changes traditional missions and focuses on fun and wanting to come first to the detriment of friends.
A breath of fresh air in this multiplayer content that was previously rather classic and corresponds to what Open World Multiplayer offers. This arachnobot mode will find my audience very easily. Plus, if you’ve played solo, you’ll know how to handle your mechanical spider the way it should.
Sure, after what we’ve tried, the multiplayer of Watch Dogs Legion
The arachnobot mode is the pleasant surprise and allows you to spice up the parties with friends. If Ubisoft feeds it content, the mode will likely be able to follow suit the hard way. Likewise for the more traditional part. Here, too, it must be monitored what the publisher will bring in the medium and long term. The title has a rich gameplay and there is an opportunity to improve it and bring it to life. Even so, we have to admit that when we face a GTA Online Watch Dogs Legion is not suitable for missions, activities, or game modes.
The multiplayer mode of Watch Dogs Legion is to be released on March 9th on all affected media.