At Gamescom 2016, Ubisoft showed a new Watch Dogs 2 trailer with details for the Co-op mode. The way they worded the trailer certainly made it seem like you won’t be able to play Co-op during the story missions. Check out the details here!
New Watch Dogs 2 Trailer Indicates Co-Op Won’t Be Available For Story Missions
Here is the GamesCom trailer that you will want to watch so see what we are talking about.
At about 35 seconds they start talking about online Co-op and how it will be seamless. “Follow your way and keep playing solo, or easily form a Co-op team and explore the world together. Cruise around the bay and discover new areas. Have a ride in the back country and many other activities.” Alright let’s stop there. Many other activities? Like what? Being vague here leads me to believe there won’t be a ton to do co-op outside of exploring and taking pictures with each other.
Next they say “Through your smart phone, take on an endless series of co-op missions.” The wording here seems to imply it will be instanced missions and not anything related to the story. That doesn’t mean you won’t earn rewards for the main story but it does seem to point out you won’t be playing co-op during the main missions of the game which is a huge bummer.
For those of you who don’t recall, Ubisoft did this with Far Cry 4 as well. You were able to play Co-op in Far Cry 4 but you couldn’t do any of the story missions. You could still explore and take on forts with co-op buddies in Far Cry 4 but it wasn’t as good as it could have been.