Permadeath in Watch Dogs: Legion is Optional

Launching on October 29, Watch Dogs: Legion is an action-adventure game that so many people are looking forward to this year. However, during E3 last year, it was announced that the characters you recruit and grow to love could die permanently. Understandably, fans all over the world were disheartened by this news, as the chances to grow attached to the characters are high.


The good news is that in a Reddit AMA, creative director Clint Hocking was able to clarify some things for us. There, he stated clearly that permadeath can be toggled on and off.

“Difficulty and Permadeath are separate options. You can play in Easy Normal or Hard, and you can play with Permadeath on or off in any difficulty.”

In an interview, Lead Producer Sean Crooks said that if you do choose to disable permadeath, there will be a 30-minute cooldown time for the characters. It all depends on what happens or what the situation is, though. For example, the character gets badly injured, then the 30-minute cooldown time would be the time they spend in the hospital getting medically treated.

On another note, it was recently announced that the NPCs on Watch Dogs: Legion have a set schedule that they follow. By unlocking a certain ability in the game, you will be able to know each NPC’s schedule, allowing you to control when or how you decide to recruit someone.

Watch Dogs: Legion will be available to play on different consoles, such as the PlayStation 4 and 5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, and Stadia.

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