When a coordinated set of bombing attacks strikes, London and its DedSec branch are plunged into chaos and brought to the brink of collapse. In response to these acts of terrorism, PMCs now control London’s streets and oppress its people, intelligence agencies no long have any impediments to who they target or how, and the true culprit behind these bombings, Zero Day, is still at large. In Watch Dogs Legion, players must retake London from this authoritarian regime one borough at a time and rebuild DedSec’s resistance from the ground up with the only recruits available, London’s very own citizens.
The core feature Watch Dogs: Legion is built around is that anyone you encounter in the streets of near-future London can be recruited to the DedSec cause, and each one brings something unique to the team. Recruiting street artists and spies can give you access to new varieties of weapons, construction workers and beekepers are great at manipulating drones, and even recruiting a barrister or an EMT can provide party-wide effects that help keep all your operatives at peak efficiency. Of course, there are also quirky characters to recruit, such as elderly folk and drunks, that may not be the best operatives strategically to employ, but still bring some fun to the table. For example, one of my first recruits was an elderly woman by the name of Jette Lund, who despite having a broken hip and low mobility, could still hack her way through New Scotland Yard’s precinct and bust out a hefty Rex 357 revolver when she got compromised stealing files from the main server.