Survive the streets of London while Zeds try to devour your brains.
If you’ve loved Watch Dogs: Legion but are looking for a change, Ubisoft’s newest update includes a new zombie mode. For the time being, it is only available as a public alpha test on PC. Console players should be able to play it once it reaches beta testing.
Watch Dogs: Legion of the Dead puts one to four players in London with zombies filling the streets. The main goal is to steal resource packages from Albion and Clan Kelley and get to the extraction point. Successfully surviving and completing the supply run with the minimum number of packages earns players “Z-Creds” to buy weapons and gadgets for subsequent runs.
Players start with a random survivor and gadget. There is no exporting leveled operatives from the Campaign mode, which seems reasonable for maintaining balance in a PvE affair. Plus, Legion of the Dead is an entirely separate game. From a gameplay standpoint, the mechanics are the same as in the campaign mode (video below). It’s the overall goals that make it different.
The main priority is to acquire the supplies and go to the extraction spot. Killing zombies is not required. Indeed, Ubisoft claims that one strategy is to draw Zeds to the adversary. While they are fighting the horde, players can sneak in, grab the supplies, and then go without being caught in a shootout.
You can unlock the Legion of the Dead mode from the Ubisoft Connect app (or website). It’s under “Free Games.” However, it is only available for PC players for now. Ubisoft says that it wants to ensure that it can deploy fast updates while in alpha testing and can best do that with the PC version. It said it would bring it to consoles, Stadia, and Luna once it reaches the beta stage but does not have a timeline for when that will be.