Watch Dogs 2 Free Trial Out Now on PS4

January 17, 2017Written by Alex Co

Out late last year in November, Ubisoft is now letting people try Watch Dogs 2 for free on the PlayStation 4 for a few hours. Players will be able to download the full game, but will be limited to three hours of free playtime starting today on the PS4, with the Xbox One free trial out on January 24.

The three-hour Watch Dogs 2 free trial will give access to all the game’s features which includes co-op and multiplayer. And as one can expect, once your three hours of free playtime’s up, you can then purchase the full game and your trial progress will carry over. We’ve listed the entire Watch Dogs 2 free trial FAQ below along with the download link.

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Q. What is the Watch Dogs 2 Trial?

The Watch Dogs 2 Free Trial is an opportunity for you to play the full experience of Watch Dogs 2 for a limited time. You are able to download and play the complete Watch Dogs 2 game experience for up to three hours.

Q. What does the Watch Dogs 2 Trial include?

The free trial will give you access to the entirety of the Watch Dogs 2 experience:

  • Explore a massive and dynamic open-world offering an incredible variety of gameplay possibilities
  • Hack into the city’s infrastructure, every connected device, and everyone’s personal database. Take control of drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more
  • Use hacking and stealth to complete missions without killing a single enemy or combine hacking and your weapons for a more ferocious approach
  • Stay connected to your friends with a brand new seamless multiplayer experience that includes both Co-op and Player vs. Player activities, all available in a shared open world experience.

Q. What platforms is the trial available on?

The Watch Dogs 2 Free Trial is available worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles only. PlayStation 4 console owners can download the trial starting January 17th, and Xbox One owners can download starting January 24th.

Q. How do I access the trial?

You can download the trial from the PSN store or Xbox Marketplace, and can use your 3 hours at any time.

You can find the demo by searching for the game on the PSN Store or Xbox Live Marketplace, and choosing the “Try Free Demo” option on PS4 and “Play Trial” option on XB1 to download.

Q. Will the trial include seamless online and multiplayer? Can I play with my friends who own the full game?

All features of Watch Dogs 2 will be available to you during your free trial, including the seamless online and multiplayer experience. You will be able to play online with friends who either own the full game, or are also participating in the free trial.

Normal PS+ and Xbox Gold requirements for online play apply.

Q. Is the trial available in all languages?

Yes. The trial will download the entirety of the base game, including language options.

Q. Will I be able to purchase premium content while playing the free trial?

Since the trial includes the contents of the entire game, you will be able to purchase premium content but you will not be able to access it after the 3 hour trial limit unless you upgrade to the full game.

Q. If I upgrade to the full game after the trial, will my progress carry over?

Yes, you will continue playing as normal with all progression earned during the trial carrying over.

Q. How do I upgrade to the full game?

You can upgrade to the full game at any time during or after the free trial by visiting the PSN Store or Xbox Live Marketplace and purchasing the game. You will not need to download anything extra, and can continue playing your game normally.

Q. Will I get achievements playing the trial?

Achievements are not available for demos and trials on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. For Xbox One players, any achievements you would have earned will unlock once you’ve purchased the full game.

Q. How much disk space is required?

The free trial includes the entirety of the game’s content, so the download will be around 25-28 GB. The exact size of the download varies by region due to localization. You can start playing the first mission after 12 GB have downloaded.

In case you’re curious, you can read up on our Watch Dogs 2 review where we gave it an 8/10 and say:

While I still think that the best from Watch Dogs is still to come, Watch Dogs 2 is a solid step up from its predecessor. Getting to be a hacker is phenomenal fun, but the game tends to stumble when it becomes a sub-par third-person shooter. If you’re willing to put up with a story that doesn’t always jive with the light-hearted feel of its characters, then you’ll experience one of the most interesting open-world games in years.

Are you giving the Watch Dogs 2 free trial a go? Give it a whirl if you’re on the fence given, y’know, it’s free.

[Source: Ubisoft]