Watch Dogs 2 downloadable content that was scheduled to arrive early next week will now be coming later in the month, Ubisoft announced today. This is due to the unexpected time that was spent working on patches after the game's seamless multiplayer mode had to be disabled prior to launch.
Most recently, Watch Dogs 2 received a patch at the end of November that continued weeks of work resolving lingering issues, particularly related to multiplayer. "This and previous patches were an important step towards stabilizing Watch Dogs 2's seamless multiplayer functionality, and other core online features, before releasing any new multiplayer content," Ubisoft said in a blog post today. "Since these updates required additional development resources, we've made the decision to adjust our release schedule for that new content."
As previously detailed, the T-Bone content bundle was slated for release on December 13 for PS4 (all DLC comes to PS4 first). Instead, it'll now arrive on December 22 (or December 26 for those in Japan). Xbox One and PC players will see it launch just over a month later, on January 24.
The situation is somewhat reminiscent of another Ubisoft game, The Division, albeit on a smaller scale. In that case, Ubisoft spent time addressing fan feedback, which resulted in the second and third DLC packs being delayed. It's unknown if the release slate for subsequent Watch Dogs 2 DLC has been affected.
Here's how Ubisoft describes the T-Bone bundle: "Players will get the style and the swagger of legendary hacker Raymond 'T-Bone' Kenney with his truck and outfit and discover Mayhem, a new co-op difficulty level that will pit players against a new enemy archetype armed with advanced weaponry."
Ahead of the DLC, a special T-Bone Chaos event will begin on December 19. It runs for four weeks and is free to all players, providing a "themed challenge" every week. You'll be able to earn in-game money and "unique event rewards, like new car skins or a new bag."