Watch Dogs: Legion is getting a zombie mode, and it's available to all owners of the game on PC today.
Currently in alpha, Watch Dogs: Legion of the Dead is a standalone mode available to all Watch Dogs: Legion owners on PC.
Players can expect frequent updates, developer insights, and a "constant conversation: as testing progresses.
The mode can be accessed via Ubisoft Connect and features a London filled with zombies, Albion soldiers, and Clan Kelley enforcers which are hoarding supplies that you must get your hands on to ensure the survival of your crew.
No matter if you are going in solo, with friends, or up to three other players via public matchmaking, you will have to be smart with your resources, your tactics and plan ahead to gather supplies, find power-ups, and get out of London alive.
Every supply run starts off with a random Survivor and Gadget. You will be scouting the map for supplies, power-ups and plan a route to avoid zombie hordes.
You can lure them to an Albion guard post, and while they are distracted, loot the supplies such as gadgets, ammunition, and weapons, and get out unharmed.
Once you have reached the minimum supplies required, head to the extraction point and back to safety. Each successful run will reward you with "Z-Creds" and you will earn more credits for any supplies above the minimum requirement.
Z-Creds can then be used to "prepare for your next supply run," allowing you to purchase gadgets and weapons, some of which are only available for credits and cannot be looted as supplies.
To get on Legion of the Dead, over on Ubisoft Connect you will find "Watch Dogs: Legion of the Dead" under the "Free games" tab. You can also use the Search bar and type in Legion of the Dead.
Here are some tips on playing the mode from Ubisoft:
- Stick together. When one teammate goes down, the entire team fails.
- Power-ups (question mark icons on the world map) will refill your ammunition, give random abilities, weapons or gadgets which are essential for reaching the Extraction point. Be sure you use the Gadgets you find in Power-Ups to fight or avoid the Zombie Horde - it is impossible to eliminate them all.
- Speaking of zombies, you can get to safety by standing on vehicles, climbing over fences, or simply avoiding them. Also, they react to noise. Shooting an unsilenced weapon or sprinting across the street will alert nearby Zombies to your position. Choose your battles carefully.
Ubisoft said it is currently only available on PC because it wants the mode to be developed together with players, and so that it can iterate on it often and patch it frequently.
To make this possible, the team needs to deploy patches fast and it has full control over this on PC. As the team moves toward the beta phase, it will be added to console, Stadia and Luna.