Needs a bit more time.
Previously, Ubisoft released a statement saying that they had encountered some issues with Watch Dogs 2’s seamless multiplayer. However, they were working on a fix and were confident that it would be ready for launch.
That is not the case. The studio has sent another update on the issue, and it looks like they’ll need a little more time to get it sorted out. Here’s the official statement:
‘During the pre-launch phase of Watch Dogs 2, we were disappointed to discover an issue tied to the seamless multiplayer feature that caused the game to lag and crash periodically. In order to eliminate that issue at launch and for players to enjoy a smooth game play experience, we have decided to wait to launch the seamless multiplayer feature so it would not impact the core gameplay experience.
To be clear, players can fully enjoy the entire single-player experience without any concerns. Additionally, co-op is still fully functional by inviting friends through the game menu. However, the Bounty-Hunter mode and other activities that would occur with other outside players who enter your game will be unavailable until the issue is resolved. We truly appreciate the patience of our player community.’
It’s a bit of bummer for the more PVP-oriented players. But for those who enjoy playing co-op with their friends, that feature is still available in the game, and it’s been a ton of fun so far.
Watch Dogs 2 is now available on PS4 and Xbox One, and will be coming to PC later this month.