It seems like hackers have gotten the best of the game about hackers. Watch Dogs 2, which had been, previously, protected by Denuvo, has recently been cracked. A cracked version of Ubisoft’s latest open world title is making the rounds on various piracy sites, and it seems like it is the real deal. The crack comes by popular cracking group CPY, and since their the cracked version of the game is being hosted on multiple sites.
It is ironic that a game about hackers bringing down the system had Denuvo on it, and furthering that irony is the fact that the game has been cracked.
We had a ton of fun in our time spent with Watch Dogs 2, and you can check out our review here. The game offers a lot of gameplay variety, and is full of amazing surprises. The world is immensely packed with detail, and full of life. So if you want to play Watch Dogs 2, we highly recommend buying it.
About Watch Dogs 2
Watch Dogs 2 (stylized as WATCH_DOGS2) is an open world action-adventure video game developed and published by Ubisoft. The sequel to 2014’s Watch Dogs, it was released worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows in November 2016.
Set within a fictionalized version of the San Francisco Bay Area, the game is played from a third-person perspective and its world is navigated on-foot or by vehicle. Players control Marcus Holloway, a hacker who works with the hacking group DedSec to take down the city’s advanced surveillance system. There are multiple ways to complete missions, and each successful assignment increases the follower count of DedSec. Cooperative multiplayer allows for competitive one-on-one combat and connecting with other players in order to neutralize a player who is actively causing havoc.
Ubisoft Montreal, the game’s developer, studied player feedback from the first game to assess what could be improved in Watch Dogs 2 and the setting was researched by making frequent trips to California. Ubisoft Reflections was responsible for overhauling the driving mechanic. Real hackers were consulted to validate scripts and game mechanics for authenticity and references to real life hacktivism were fictionalized, like the Project Chanology protest. The original soundtrack for Watch Dogs 2 was composed by Hudson Mohawke.