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News video games 03 November 2020, 22:30

author: Karol Laska

Watch Dogs Legion's Source Code Has Gone Public

560 GB of data from Watch Dogs: Legion was releases by the hacker group Egregor. This is a consequence of not yielding to the demands issued by the group a few weeks ago.

In mid-October, we informed about hacker threats against Ubisoft and Crytek. The subject of the blackmail was the data of both companies, and some of it went public a few days ago, when information about a new game set in the Crysis universe leaked into the web. Today, the online group Egregor has taken further steps to get the ransom, namely releasing the source code of Watch Dogs: Legion (via DSOGaming) into the web.

This is really serious, considering that we are talking about a title that launched less than a week ago. The published data weighs as much as 560 GB and is now available for download by all willing internet pirates.

This does not mean, of course, that the title has been "cracked" because this process will probably take some time. Nevertheless, the illegally uploaded files will certainly help crack the security measures set up by Ubisoft (we don't know if the game is protected by Denuvo).

This situation may somehow make Watch Dogs: Legion more popular, as the right people can create mods for the game, as well as optimize certain segments, based on the obtained data. This does not change the fact that such practices cannot be praised - it should be remembered that they are the fruit of a crime.

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