Watch Dogs 2

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Watch_Dogs 2
Watch_Dogs 2 cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Toronto
Ubisoft Bucharest
Ubisoft Reflections
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Disrupt
Release dates
Windows November 29, 2016[1]
Watch Dogs
Watch Dogs 2014
Watch Dogs 2 2016

Key points

Plenty of PC-specific options.[2]

General information

PC Report
Official website
Official forum
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com Deluxe or Gold Edition also available, Only Activates on USA
Gamesplanet Deluxe or Gold Edition.
Green Man Gaming Deluxe or Gold Edition.
Humble Store Deluxe or Gold Edition.
Origin Deluxe or Gold Edition.
Steam Deluxe or Gold Edition also available.
Uplay (EMEA/other)
All versions require Uplay and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[3]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Ultra Texture Pack Free
Root Access Bundle Included in Season Pass
Punk Rock
Pixel Art
Glam Bundle
Private Eye Free
Urban Artist
Ubisoft
Ded Labs
Guts, Grit and Liberty
Season Pass
Ultimate pack
Zodiac Killer Mission Pre-order bonus, also included in Root Access Bundle
T-Bone Pack[4] Not yet released
Biometric[5] Not yet released

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip launcher[edit]

Use the -nosplash command line argument[citation needed]
Does not skip the Uplay launcher, only the game's launcher.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Watch_Dogs 2\WD2_GamerProfile.xml

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\2688

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

Display settings.
Display settings.
Quality settings.
Quality settings.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Two available options: Spanish, and Spanish (Mexico)

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Disabling online play[edit]

Besides using the multiplayer options found in the game configuration menu, you can entirely disable online play.

Instructions[6]

Use this command line argument:

-eac_launcher

Notes

Can be useful if you plan to mod the game, as it disables EasyAntiCheat, which else doesn't allow you to modify game files without annoying ingame warning messages, and possible risks of account banning..

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

64-bit OS is required
Windows[1]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz
AMD FX-6120 3.5 GHz
Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz
AMD FX-8120 3.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780/970/1060
AMD Radeon R9 290
4 GB of VRAM

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Watch Dogs 2 PC Specs and System Requirements Revealed - UbiBlog - Ubisoft - last accessed on 2016-10-18
  2. PCGamingWiki PC Report
  3. 3.0 3.1 Watch Dogs 2 PC FAQ | Watch Dogs 2 official website | Ubisoft
  4. SteamDB - Watch Dogs 2 - T-Bone Pack
  5. SteamDB - Watch Dogs 2 - Biometric
  6. Cheat Happens - Watch Dogs 2 Message Board - How to Disable Easy Anti Cheat in WD2