GSY Video Xbox Series X

With the benefit of the new FPS boost mode on Xbox Series X or recent updates, some Ubisoft games are not playable with a smooth 60 fps framerate. Ghost Recon Breakpoint was patched recently to add a performance mode while Far Cry 4 and Watch_Dogs 2 take advantage of the hardware to double the original framerate without the need of an official update by the publisher. On the flip side, image quality is still the same so they look like base Xbox One games.

Trailer PC PS4 Xbox One

Hacking into an adult film studio and giving a lesson to a pornographer who has ties with the Russian mafia is what the Moscow Gambit DedSec operation offers in the new No Compromise add-on for Watch_Dogs 2, released today for PlayStation 4 (May 18 for Xbox One and PC). The DLC also brings new racing time trial challenge and new gears. A free update was released yesterday on all platforms and it added to the game 13 new outfits, new online features, an endgame challenge, and the new Showd0wn PvP mode. More details with the trailer inside.

Trailer PC PS4 Xbox One

Human Conditions, the second add-on pack for Watch_Dogs 2 will be available tomorrow on PlayStation 4 and March 23rd on Xbox One and PC. The new content brings 3 new DedSec operations, one of them will see you crossing path with Jordi Chin. Plus a new enemy class (Jammer) and new elite co-op challenges. Get more details along with the trailer and screens after the jump.

Images PC PS4 Xbox One

The first downloadable content for Watch_Dogs 2 is now avaialble on PS4 (Jan. 24 for Xbox One and PC) for $6.99 or as part of the Season Pass. T-Bone Content Bundle brings new coop challenges that can be accessed in Guest Mode, allowing non-owners to try the content. For the launch of this DLC, Ubisoft Club will run for four weeks the T-Bone Chaos Event with each week a new themed challenge and unique rewards to earn.
Update: Trailer added.

GSY Video PC PS4 Xbox One

We didn't want to disappoint you so we pushed the graphics settings in Watch_Dogs 2 to the max and played the game in 4K to share the result with you. Obviously, we had to sacrifice the 60 fps framerate to achieve such feat, which is why we used the in-game 30 fps limiter.

GSY Video PC PS4 Xbox One

Watch_Dogs 2 was finally released on PC yesterday, which allowed us to capture some 1080p footage (with a 1.25 pixel density setting) running at a steady (or close) 60 fps on our rig (i7 6700K @ 4.5 GHz, 16 Go RAM (DDR4), Windows 10, Nvidia GTX 1080 Founder's Edition MSI). We played the game on ultra and also pushed the extra details to 20% and the headlight shadows up to 4 cars. Though the game is quite well optimized (especially compared with the first one), don't expect to max out everything (PCSS and HFTS truly kill the game's performance), even with a GTX 1080.

Images PC

Watch_Dogs 2 is now available on PC, get the system requirements and recommended specs inside along with screenshots.

Trailer PC

Watch_Dogs 2 is releasing next week on PC and it comes with some enhancements that you can after jump with the Nvidia PC trailer.

GSY Tech PC PS4 Xbox One

Watch_Dogs 2 was recently patched, fixing a few things, among which the few performance issues we showed you the other day on PS4 Pro. The result is quite impressive, as it now seems that the game is able to maintain a perfect 30 fps framerate. Kudos to the developers who did not lose any time to address the problem.

GSY Video PC PS4 Xbox One

Because we wanted to see how the PS4 Pro version of Watch_Dogs 2 could handle its framerate with an enhanced resolution, we put it to the test with the help of BlimBlim's plugin. As you'll see, though it depends on the location, there are a few drops here and there, as well as some tearing. In the third video, we focus on the driving aspect of the game, the problem being that the brakes are way too powerful and the steering is even more sensitive and exaggerated than in GTA V. Last but not least, we wanted to show you what the AI is capable of when you start to play with it a bit. It's always quite impressive to see non playable characters react in a somehow realistic way to what is happening.

About the game
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Ubisoft Montreal
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  • nostradamus

    nostradamus gsyde workin' on the clock. great content. (4 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus massive downgrades coming from the staples achieved w/ the Halo 3 sandbox/physics, with Dice/BField it should never be a trade-off, ony thing they should be trading its engine if it isnt up 3 the job (8 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus Halo keeps being this Sonic title bait & switch "will their next title be able to Look up par with its current gen counterparts"? Never. Even Halo 4 who was pretty good on Campaign suffered from (8 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus tech? I dunno, go get some insight of Activision (the good input, not the misogyny), all they COD devs make evident generation leaps tech-wise. Do they keep being the same core IP? I think so. (8 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus so Halo must be thet bottomb of the barrel FPS to keep its identity. Add some negligible subsurface scattering reflections or some other tech only possible now and call it the day copy/pasting the ol (8 Weeks ago)

  • b0vril

    b0vril yea but, would it be halo then? (8 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus engines. I mean, If you can have a PS3 Ratchet & Clanck that looks like a vaseline ps3 game, and a PS5 Ratchet&Clack that looks like a goddamn next-gen game, why can't Halo Evolve - Ugly FPS Seal™ (8 Weeks ago)

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