Ubisoft informed us that the announced update introducing multiplayer mode to Watch Dogs: Legion has been delayed and will not be released until next year. Let's recall that initially the online mode was to be added on December 3.
The decision to delay the multiplayer was made because now the devs' priority is to remove issues troubling the single player mode. The first effects will be seen thanks to a new update, numbered 2.20, which will be released this week on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 4 (the PS5 edition got it on November 19). On all hardware platforms, the patch is expected to fix bugs related to saving game data. For example, the save is to stay intact and we're not to lose progress when the game is interrupted in the Borough Uprising mission.
On consoles and PCs we are supposed to see a reduction in the number of bugs that cause the game to freeze. However, additional changes are only planned for the PC version. Thanks to update 2.20, PC gamers will finally be able to save their game manualy. In addition, CPU usage optimization patches will be implemented, enabling users with powerful hardware to see performance improvements in DirectX 12 mode.
The delay in the release of the multiplayer is saddening, but it seems a good idea to focus on fixing the single player mode first. The game still leaves a lot to be desired technically, and users complain about poor performance and save issues.
Watch Dogs: Legion debuted on October 29 on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Google Stadia streaming service. On Xbox Series X/S the game was released on November 10, and on PS5 it was released along with the console's debut on November 12 / 19.
- Watch Dogs: Legion - official website
- Watch Dogs: Legion Review - Safe and Polite Revolution
- Watch Dogs: Legion - game guide