Ubisoft wants $40 for lackluster Watch Dogs 2 season pass


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Ubisoft has just announced the content you'll get with the Watch Dogs 2 season pass, and it's a pretty uninspiring selection. Considering the season pass costs a full $39.99 when the standalone game costs just $59.99, there doesn't appear to be much value for gamers.

The season pass includes five content packs that will be released between launch day and spring 2017. The first content pack available day one, called the Psychedelic Pack, just includes some additional vehicles, outfits and weapons. The T-Bone Content Bundle, available in December, is a similar situation: a handful of new items and a new co-op difficulty level.

"This winter" you can enjoy the Root Access Bundle, which features a mission inspired by the Zodiac Killer and more items. Two further DLC packs will be available in spring 2017: Human Conditions, which features "several hours of content spread across three new world stories"; and No Compromise, which sees the protagonist take on the Russian Mafia in a new world story. Both packs include a small amount of additional co-op content.

So to summarize, this is what the Watch Dogs 2 season pass offers for $40:

  • Three sets of new items, including vehicles, weapons, outfits and skins.
  • Three co-op additions: a new difficulty level, a new enemy, and a new mode
  • Four new "world stories" that total at least "several hours" of gameplay.
  • An additional mission related to the Zodiac Killer.

That doesn't sound like great value, so it's probably worth waiting until the content packs are actually released and reviewed before you spend $40 on this season pass. The standalone game, though, sounds enticing and it will be released on November 15 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and November 29 for PC.

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Alex Voinica

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The only two Season Pass addons that were worth it so far were the ones from Witcher 3 and Dying Light. They really brought the good old expansion pack back to games.

Applause to Titanfall 2 for giving all post launch content for free ! At least EA is partially learning some good things, while Ubisoft keeps downgrading games they show at E3 and selling them incomplete.


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$40 for "a new difficulty mode". What did they leave "Easy" and "Hard" in but reserve "Medium" as 'premium content'? Can't wait for next year's Ubisoft games where the "Options" menu, subtitles and ability to pause the game will become DLC too...


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If people want to waste their money on those blatant DLC scams, add-on's and wotnot then that's their prerogative and while they do, this questionable practice will never end.


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The characters of Watch Dogs 2 looked so aggressively annoying that I didn't even bother looking at reviews.

And, um, high-priced DLC is bad too I guess.


There are about 40 other games I'll purchase before giving these guys $40 for WD2 DLC.


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I can see Ubisoft is out to build customer trust after the failure of the first game. Why it go a sequel is beyond me but I'm sure this isn't going to help sales numbers.


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When ubisoft started pushing uplay everything started going south real fast for them


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This is really getting out of hand. $40 is way too much money for that kind of content.

Anyway, being a "Uplay" game it won't be hard to get it cheap in the future.

I got Watch_Dogs + Season pass for 2.90EUR last year, for the sequel I'm not paying more than 10EUR (by that time it will all be patched and good to go)