Watch Dogs: Army Online is almost here. Ubisoft will deliver the multiplayer mode of Watch Dogs: Legion – the London-set third game in the series – in two weeks’ time, more than four months after the game’s launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Since then, it has also received free next-gen ray-tracing-capable upgrades on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S / X. Watch Dogs: Legion Online is set after a single-player campaign and comes with a narrative justification: the private police force Albion is beating back (it is essential that it is unimaginable) that will bring you and your hactivist organization to London Prepares once again to protect.

Of course, not all of this is story-driven. while Watch Dogs: Army’s Cooperative missions are limited to teams of four, with an eight-player competitive mode at launch. Additionally, Ubisoft is said More co-op and PvP modes are coming later, including returning “attack” mode Watch dogs 2 Which lets you infiltrate and hack into other players’ games.

Watch Dogs: Army Review: Dristopic Away in London

I’ve played Watch Dogs: Legion for a few hours only thanks to an early access program Ubisoft Back in january. As such, I do not feel comfortable completing the review of Watch Dogs: Online Legion. More so because Ubisoft has barred us journalists from talking about the technical side of things. To be fair, Watch Dogs: Army Online was a “work in progress”, and it has remained in testing ever since – Ubisoft also did a closed tech test for the general public – so it’s likely that the game will be very different ( And potentially better) status until the time it is available to all. Instead, what I’m going to do here is give you an idea of ​​what to expect from Watch Dogs: Army Online.

Watch Dogs: Army Online Release Date

Online multiplayer component of Watch Dogs: Legion Debut on March 9 PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox one, Xbox series s / x, The stadium, And Amazon Luna. Originally, Watch Dogs: Legion Online was planned to be released in December 2020, but Ubisoft pushed it to “early 2021” to prioritize fixes for single-player mode. It is now coming after a delay of three months.

Can I play with my existing operatives?

Unfortunately no. Although you know in Watch Dogs: Legion Online London, it’s a completely different version of the English capital than what you discovered in single-player. For example, your Watch Dogs: Legion single-player save game (and the legacy of the rookies you dodge) will not carry over to online multiplayer.

What it costs in Watch Dogs: For the Army online, you don’t have to go through a recruitment mission to gain new operatives and their associated abilities. Instead, you spend a take point (this in-game currency marked by green hollow diamonds) to do so. Take points were previously limited to purchasing and upgrading a wide array of technological upgrades (gadgets, weapons, hacks, and more). Completing any activity in Watch Dogs: Legion Online gives you new player XP and cosmetic upgrades as well as take points.

And Watch Dogs: Legion will let you play a variety of new missions with friends, you can’t help them with the game’s single-player campaign.

Watch Dogs: Army Online Mode

At launch, Watch Dogs: Legion Online will offer four modes.

The biggest of them all, ‘Tactical Ops’, serves you to complete a series of five interconnected missions, for which you must coordinate and communicate with your human companions. These are the most elaborate and very demanding. The first one is called ‘Leader of the Pack’.

Watch Dogs: Legion Online also allows you to create teams made up of AI operatives. With them, you can do a whole host of co-op missions around London which are designed for two to four players.

The third offering is Spiderboat Arena. It is the only player-versus-player (PvP) mode at launch. In SpiderBot Arena, up to four players use their spider webs to destroy other spiders that last six minutes.

Finally, Watch Dogs: Legion Online also has a set of neighborhood activities – many small ones – that can be completed solo and do not require the help of teammates. They are encountered when you explore the open world of London with your friends.

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Spiderboat Arena in Watch Dogs: Army Online
Photo courtesy: Ubisoft

Watch Dogs: Army Online Gameplay

The first time you launch Watch Dogs: Legion online, you will be asked to complete a small onboarding mission. You won’t be able to play with your friends until you’ve completed it – or roam online in an open world where you can confront other players.

‘Tactical Ops’ is the most difficult mode, as I said earlier, is available now. One mission, in which I participated, divided our team of four into two pairs, to coordinate a hack into two key features. You can choose to sneak in a quiet place, or go in the blazing cannons. But either way, once you turn on the initial hack, you’ll face the full wrath of Albion.

If your teammates go down, they can be revived in a specific period. But if you fail to do so in the allotted time, they will die. If you do not have enough teammates to complete a tactical op, the mission will fail and you will have to start from scratch.

Tactical ops missions can be quite annoying at times though. Some classes involve enduring enemies endlessly. So even though you manage to kill everyone, but cannot move forward because your other squad has not served its purpose, you will be left to carry on a continuous wave – which can naturally be tiring. . I am speaking from experience here. My team ended up in such a situation, and we eventually left the mission completely after 20 minutes.

Not all Watch Dogs: Legion missions are just as accurate.

Outside of tactical ops, you will usually be asked to complete a series of objectives at one or more locations. This may include a coordinated laptop hack, riding to a new location, and then stealing vehicles. Or it may include a storm in a building, unloading some equipment while dealing with mafia heat, riding a floating target protected by automatic targets before using a boat. As long as one of your party manages to complete the mission, you are good.

The ‘SpiderBot Arena’, as the name itself suggests, is in a small area similar to how FPS games work. The arena is divided into tiers that you can climb with the help of your spider shells. As you navigate around the arena, you’ll find health packs that help you regain health, and weapon pickups such as bolt / seeker missiles, shotgun pellets, clustergun, and more. The higher you climb, the better weapons you get.

You get points for destroying other spider webs. And if you are destroyed, you react and revisit it. Each SpiderBot Arena lasts six minutes, and the winner is the one who comes out on top with the most points at the end.