Watch Dogs: Legion challenges you to push back against criminals, a corrupt private military corporation, and an oppressive surveillance state amidst a collapsed government by building a resistance from the downtrodden citizens around you.
The characters you’ll meet roaming around London aren’t randomly generated; instead, each has a persistent schedule and backstory, as well as special traits you can leverage to help your cause using the Play as Anyone feature. By helping characters and improving their opinion of hacker group DedSec, you can persuade them to join – and once they do, you’ll be able to take full control of them. You’ll also shape them into effective operatives – tough Enforcers, sneaky Infiltrators, or drone-controlling Hackers – and add them to a team with diverse skills and backgrounds, whose members you can switch between at any time (and who can all do at least basic Watch Dogs-style environmental hacking).
In Watch Dogs: Legion London’s citizens are all fully voiced, and whether you’re playing as an elderly pensioner or a tough-as-nails boxer, the game’s cutscenes will change to reflect your character’s presence and personality. Your choices also have an effect on the world around you; put up your fists instead of drawing a gun, for example, and your enemies will attempt to arrest or take you down non-lethally. But if you draw a gun – even a nonlethal one – they’ll do likewise, and the confrontation could end with your character permanently killed.
Keep your operatives alive, though, and you’ll be able to take advantage of their existing traits to excel in whatever role you choose for them, and unlock new abilities and tools as you level them up. In addition to building their own team, players in Watch Dogs: Legion
will be able to join forces with friends in four-player co-op, with shared progression whether they’re playing solo or online.