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  • The Ubisoft Forward livestream revealed the release date as well as a few other details about "Watch Dogs: Legion"
  • You must build your own resistance to liberate London, clear the city of corruption, end the rule of terror imposed by Albion and find out who is behind the coordinated bombing that is being blamed on DedSec
  • The official "Watch Dogs: Legion" website says that the game will release on October 24, 2020, on PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, and Stadia

Mark October 29, 2020 on your calendar because that has been set as the official release date of “Watch Dogs: Legion.” The Ubisoft Forward livestream event presented the release date as well as a few other details about the game, notes TechRadar.

The Gameplay Overview Trailer introduced Nigel Cass, CEO of the corrupt private military company Albion. Albion has been hired to keep London safe after a coordinated bombing by a mysterious terrorist has the city in fear. The safety of all citizens doesn’t seem to be his main priority though and his iron fist rule doesn’t sit well with DedSec.

We also meet Mary Kelley, head of the most powerful crime syndicates in London. Her reign of terror does not bode well for the citizens of London and you will need to figure out ways to stop her criminal operations.

You must build your own resistance to liberate London, clear the city of corruption, end the rule of terror imposed by Albion and find out who is behind the coordinated bombing that is being blamed on DedSec.

To do so, you can recruit anyone you want from all of London and will have access to DedSec’s impressive hacking capabilities. The different ways to approach missions is a key part of the different characters you can recruit to your resistance.

The Drone Expert might have just the skill set you are looking for if you need some stealth and hacking. Recruiting someone with access rights like an Albion Officer will allow you to easier infiltrate restricted areas. A Professional Hitman will bring an impressive arsenal and gun kata skills in play if you prefer stepping out of the shadows. Then there’s the Hooligan, perfect for cracking some skulls when things get rough.

The official “Watch Dogs: Legion” website says that the game will release on October 24, 2020, on PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, and Stadia. It should be noted that the PS5 is not currently listed as one of the systems that this game will be found on. Gamers should expect “Watch Dogs: Legion” to launch on current-gen consoles first before later being released on next-gen hardware when they release. TechRadar reports that the game will support Xbox Smart Delivery on Xbox Series X.

First revealed at E3 2019, “Watch Dogs: Legion” mixes up the open-world shooter series by allowing you to recruit anyone in the world to your side.

Pre-orders have gone live for the game on sites like Amazon, too. The game will feature a season pass for additional content. 

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