• Ben Thompson

Watchdogs: Legion has a free trial this weekend

Ubisoft has announced that Watchdogs: Legion will be available to try for free this weekend. It will run from 25th to 29th March and is available to try on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft store on Windows PC. You will be able to pre-load it on the 24th so it's ready to go when it goes live.

''Every character in near-future London will be available to recruit and play as during the Free Trial Weekend in both single-player and online modes. Players will be able to check out all of the open-world activities such as playing darts at the local pub and participating in bareknuckle fights, as well as explore half of the eight boroughs including the City of London and Islington & Hackney. Additionally, players will be able to discover the game’s storyline up to the Skye Larsen mission.''

The standard and ultimate editions of the game will also be available for 50% off for a limited time during and after the trial is ended and all progression made in the trial will pass over into the full version if you do choose to purchase.

Ubisoft also announced the free content and planned season pass content for the game in the coming months.

The post-launch content for all Watch Dogs: Legion players include:

  • Late March: Leader of the Pack, the first Tactical Op which will require teamwork and efficiency, is available to play in the online mode of Watch Dogs: Legion. Working with a whistle-blower, DedSec uncovers a deadly initiative that brings the next level of hive-mind based AI on Urban Drone Warfare. They must race to stop the program at its tracks and will discover a hidden terrifying threat at the heart of it all.

  • In late-May, players will have access to two new PvP modes: Extraction and fan favourite, Invasion, and a new Tactical Op, Project Omni, in the online mode of Watch Dogs: Legion. Project Omni is intense and challenging and will need a team of four to infiltrate a secret project to find out why Londoners’ Optik devices are negatively affecting their brains.

For season pass owners:

  • In late April, Mina, a subject of transhuman experiments, who possesses the ability to mind control individuals will be available alongside a new mission.

  • Late June will see the release Watch Dogs: Legion – Bloodline, a new storyline which includes Aiden Pearce from the original Watch Dogs game and Wrench from Watch Dogs 2 fully playable in the single player campaign and online.

  • In August, Darcy, a member of the Assassin Order from Assassin’s Creed® will be available as a new playable character alongside new missions.