Watch Dogs 2 Update 1.16 Adds Four-Player Party Mode, Fourth of July Celebration

June 30, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

Watch Dogs 2 Update

Ubisoft has done an impressive job in terms of post-launch support for Watch Dogs 2, as they’ve added co-op events, and several multiplayer modes. Now they’re back with another set of new content for July, and it includes a new party mode that will let up to four players cause trouble in the Bay Area. The mode looks versatile as players will be able to go on bounties, races, and even face off against a robot in a boss fight.

Here’s how Ubisoft describes the new mode in the official patch notes:

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.

Other changes in this free update include the ability to launch multiplayer modes directly from the player’s in-game smartphone, skip the animation for using the 3D printer in co-op, and access the Shuffler outfit if they completed the corresponding objective. There will also be a new Fourth of July celebration which means that there will be nightly fireworks down by the Bay. This limited time event will be up from now to July 10.

Will these updates be enough to get you back into Watch Dogs 2? Let us know in the comments below.

(Source: Ubisoft)