Watch Dogs: Legion multiplayer — release date, Online mode, PvP, and more

Everything you need to know about Legion’s multiplayer component.

Is there multiplayer in Watch Dogs: Legion?

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Watch Dogs: Legion looks like it’ll be full of fun ways to reclaim the streets from the villainous Albion. The next entry in Ubisoft’s action-adventure series is a laugh to take down your foes single-handedly, but things are always better with friends along for the ride.

That’s why many fans have been wondering if Watch Dogs: Legion will have multiplayer functionality. Well, the answer is yes. Watch Dogs: Legion will support multiplayer, with two-to-four player co-op supported.

Is local co-op supported in Watch Dogs: Legion?

However, you won’t be able to play multiplayer locally. If you click on the Watch Dogs: Legion ‘Game Info‘ section of the website’s menu bar, you will see that online co-op will be the only supported multiplayer mode. That means that you and up to three friends can’t pile round to someone’s house and play it in couch co-op mode.

When will multiplayer be available?

In a post-launch video upload to the Watch Dogs YouTube channel, Legion’s Live Producer Lathieeshe Thillainathan confirmed that Watch Dogs: Legion Online will arrive on December 3.

How will Watch Dogs: Legion Online work?

Arriving as part of the first free major update to Watch Dogs: Legion, Online mode will allow you to explore the whole of London straight away. Every region will be unlocked from the beginning, so you won’t have to grind through the levels to gain access to new areas of the city.

As in single-player, you can recruit any NPC that you see to your cause. There will be brand new co-op missions to tackle, and you can carry over your characters from single-player mode into Online mode.

Online mode will also introduce Dynamic Events and Tactical Ops. Dynamic Events will bring new, difficult challenges to London’s busy streets, while Tactical Ops are four-player co-op missions that have been specifically tailored for Online mode. Tactical Ops will require squads to work efficiently to complete each mission’s objectives, and earn unique rewards.

How does Watch Dogs: Legion Online’s PvP mode work?

Online mode will introduce PvP matches that players can partake in. Two confirmed game types that will arrive in December are:

  • Spiderbot Arena – An eight-player free-for-all deathmatch game type. Control Spiderbots armed with the best weapons to win the day
  • Invasions – A favorite game type from previous Watch Dog titles. Hack other players in Legion’s world, keep your cool to stay out of sight, or you could become a target with an expensive price on your head

More PvP modes will be announced by Ubisoft leading up to Legion Online’s Holiday launch.