Ubisoft has announced that latest piece of DLC Watch Dogs is set for release on September 30. Players who have purchased a season pass will have access to it a week earlier, on September 23.
Bad Blood is a new 10-mission single-player expansion and takes place shortly after the events of Watch Dogs. Focusing on Raymond “T-Bone” Kenney, you’ll need to infiltrate Blume one last time to plant a false trail in their system.
T-Bone, a skilled hacker of both hardware and software, still wants to disappear from the grid, but before he has a chance to, he receives a panicked call from Tobias Frewer, a former colleague from Blume’s ctOS prototype days. He seems to be in desperate need of help, and T-Bone rushes in to assist the eccentric character that players met during the original Watch Dogs story. T-Bone will quickly come to learn however, that the details of Tobias’ story just aren’t adding up.
Along with the new missions and locations, Bad Blood alsos give players new Street Sweep Contracts, which are side missions with various challenges. The contracts will be available in co-op with friends or in public sessions and online Hacking and Trailing modes as well as the ctOS Companion App – All of which are playable as T-Bone. All missions, of course, will also be available for solo play.
And Ubisoft just happens to be sweetening the deal with the addition of exclusive weapons, perks and outfits and the remote-controlled car Eugene – T-Bone’s latest creation that can be upgraded with both offensive and defensive perks. Eugene, who servers as a portable hacking tools as well as a weapon, will be a playable sidekick. Players will be able to do much with T-Bone’s handy toy, including attaching a stun gun to it or turning it in to a portable, moving bomb.
Another fun aspect that Ubisoft has announced is the inclusion of new armed security cameras, which can be hacked and used to kill enemies remotely. Ubisoft is describing the new campaign as “raucously fun”. Makes a change from publishers desribing their games as “visceral”, we guess.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, I had the pleasure of reviewing it shortly after release and you can find that here. You still have a few weeks to play it before Bad Blood comes out later this month. Pay attention though – Bad Blood does take place after the initial story of Watch Dogs, so we might catch a glimpse at a few hints about the inevitable sequel.