New Watch Dogs Legion Update Improves Overall PC Performance

Watch Dogs Legion fans have been enjoying the game ever since it was officially released last month, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that the title mostly received positive reviews from both critics and players alike.

While most players were satisfied with their gameplay, some gamers were somewhat disappointed by how the game performed on their high-end PCs. Fortunately, it looks like this will no longer be the case, as Ubisoft has just released a brand-new patch for Watch Dogs Legion’s PC version that addresses its performance.

Watch Dogs Legion’s 2.20 update brings with it an 8-9% increase in the built-in benchmark’s performance. Before this patch went live, players could only run the action-adventure title around 80-109 FPS on Very High Settings.

With this new update, however, some players found that they could run it around 98-118 FPS on average with the same settings. Not only that, this newest patch guarantees that Watch Dogs Legion will play smoothly on computers, especially those that are more on the expensive side of the spectrum.

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Despite the fact that Ubisoft has already amped up the game’s performance, some fans still think that the developer could do better in upcoming updates. While it can’t be argued that patch 2.20 brought with it much-needed improvements, some players are still experiencing bugs and glitches across the different platforms.

For instance, several players have complained that their Watch Dogs Legion save files keep getting corrupted — a complaint shared among Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players as well.

On the bright side, it appears that this glitch has been addressed in this newest patch, but it remains to be seen as to whether or not the problem has been fixed across all the available platforms.

That being said, Ubisoft has yet to fix other ongoing bugs in Watch Dogs Legion that weren’t addressed in update 2.20. This includes the glitch wherein Xbox players are unable to save their games.

In other news, it was announced by Ubisoft yesterday that Watch Dogs Legion’s highly-awaited multiplayer mode will be delayed. The game’s online content was supposed to be launched next week on December 3, but yesterday’s news revealed that it will be pushed back to 2021.

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Unfortunately, yesterday’s announcement didn’t provide a specific release date, so fans will have to wait some time early next year for the co-op mode’s release. Fans will most likely be disappointed by this new update, but don’t be too disheartened because there’s a positive aspect to this delay.

Ubisoft will be given more time to fully polish and refine the online multiplayer mode, allowing the developer to “ensure a smooth launch.” For those who aren’t familiar with this aforementioned mode, the online co-op in Watch Dogs Legion allows a band of up to four players to party together and wreak havoc in the fictionalized streets of London.

As a team, players will be able to take part in Tactical Ops missions that will put their hacking and teamwork capabilities to the test. In addition, Watch Dogs Legion is expected to feature other modes soon, such as deathmatch and the Spiderbot Arena.

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