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Ubisoft Forward Stream Gifts Viewers Watch Dogs 2 For Free

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Clement Goh  X  Jul 8, 2020 

Ubisoft is offering Watch Dogs 2 for free to audiences tuning into their upcoming Forward showcase, showing off the latest gameplay details behind Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and Hyper Scape while announcing a few new surprises.

The sequel is a fully-free-to-keep deal, with viewers only having to log into their UPlay accounts while Ubisoft Forward happens online this Sunday.

Released in 2016, Watch Dogs 2 expands on the open world technological action established in the original. Players become new character Marcus Holloway, who joins a bigger DedSec cell to fight a corrupt opposing force. The game also features some appearances by characters from the first game while a few quests let players know what Aiden Pearce has been up to since Watch Dogs.

The game also features a number of improvements to the driving mechanics players need to rely on in navigating a ctOS-installed San Francisco. Players could also customize their weapons via 3D printing and use them with tweaked third person shooting mechanics.

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Watch Dogs 2 (2016) - Ubisoft

Ubisoft Forward was announced in May 2020 after the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic cancelled E3 2020 and other annual game industry events. Ubisoft's upcoming stream follows a series of other shows organized by developers to show the latest game announcements and updates.

The stream will also offer extended peeks at Assassin's Creed Valhalla with a first gameplay reveal. An update is also expected for the anticipated Watch Dogs: Legion which was announced at E3 2019 and had since been kept under development.

You can watch the Ubisoft Forward stream either by staying on this page for Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST (12:00 PM PT) or heading over to their website. You can also stay tuned on CGMagazine for follow-up coverage and additional announcement details.