Watch_Dogs 2 Update Features Fourth of July and Four-Player Party Mode

By Will Cruz,
Remember back in 2014 when Watch_Dogs initially launched? Some gamers were disappointed with the initial release as it differed drastically from their E3 footage. On the other hand, some players loved the game for what it is was and even drew comparisons to the Grand Theft Auto series. Whether you agree with the comparison or not, Watch_Dogs 2 separated itself from such comparisons while offering free online multiplayer updates.

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With the Independence Day approaching, Watch_Dogs 2 will feature a special Fourth of July in-game celebration. The title update doesn’t stop there as a four-player party mode is introduced as well a new way to launch multiplayer from your in-game phone. Check out some screenshots and the full update details below.

4-Player Party Mode

The free roam you know and love is back – now, from the Multiplayer App in your smartphone, two to four friends can enter into a private or public party mode. Free roam around San Francisco causing havoc, or jump into any of these activities on-demand, all of which have been balanced for the optimal amount of 2-4-person tomfoolery:

  • 4-player Party: Bounty
  • 4-player Party: Invasion
  • 4-player Party: PvP Loot Truck
  • 4-player Party: Races
  • 4-player Party: Showd0wn
  • 4-player Party: Robot Boss Fight
  • 4-player Party: DedSec – Virus
For activities where there are roles or teams to assign, such as Showd0wn and Bounty Hunter, you’ll see a voting screen where each player can choose their role. In races, players will be able to vote on the course. Co-op missions will not be available in 4-player party mode, as these missions have been designed specifically for 2-player co-op. Also, since the 4-player party mode is for you and your friends to wreak havoc across San Francisco, Leaderboards have been disabled - though you will still receive followers and cash rewards.

Multiplayer Mode Launch

All multiplayer modes can now be launched manually using the Multiplayer app in your smartphone. No more waiting for events to spawn!

Fourth of July

Celebrate Independence Day, hacker-style! From June 29th to July 10th, find yourself a cozy spot with an unobstructed view of the Bay and enjoy nightly fireworks with your friends in the new 4-player party mode. Or, grab a group of friends and get down with your patriotic self in a flurry of red, white and blue paintballs.

Shuffler Outfit

Players who completed the Shuffler objective but did not receive the outfit and stealth takedown will now receive it. The outfit can be found in your wardrobe; the stealth takedown is available while wearing the outfit.


You can now skip the animation when using the 3D printer to change weapons or loadout – really useful in co-op.
The Fourth of July update will be available tomorrow.

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