Watch Dogs 2 won’t support online multiplayer on launch day

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Watch Dogs 2 will be out for Xbox One players in just a few hours’ time, but there’s a major feature that won’t be available when the game is launched. Ubisoft recently disabled the multiplayer feature due to a series of technical issues.

The company hasn’t provided any details as to when exactly this feature will be supported again. However, judging by the manner in which the notification message is formulated, it’s safe to assume that Watch Dogs 2 won’t support multiplayer on launch day.

The good news is that, for the time being, players who already got their hands on the game can still invite their friends and play co-op.

There’s currently an issue with the seamless multiplayer feature causing the game to lag and crash periodically. To eliminate that issue, seamless multiplayer is offline until we’re able to fix it. You can play co-op by inviting friends through the game menu. The rest of the game should be working properly and we hope you enjoy your experience in the open-world of Watch Dogs 2!

This announcement made many players extremely angry. They feel that Ubisoft let them down again by not delivering the promised features. Some gamers even say that people shouldn’t really be surprised that Ubisoft is launching a game that is broken, implying that this actually a tradition for the company.

Many gamers blame online DRM for this situation. As a quick reminder, Watch Dogs 2 will use Denuvo, but Ubisoft confirmed this won’t affect the gaming experience in any manner.

Are you planning to buy Watch Dogs 2 when the game becomes available? If you’ve already played it on Early Access, you can tell us more about your experience in the comment section below.

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