Watch Dogs Legion’s promised 60fps performance mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X will be added to the game in Title Update 4.5, the next patch that will be released for the game. This will be music to the ears of gamers who have been spoilt by the new generation of hardware and all the games that have 60fps by default.
Released around the time of the new generation of games consoles, Ubisoft decided to prioritise ray traced lighting effects in Watch Dogs Legion’s next-gen upgrade that came a few weeks later. This came at the cost of performance, settling for 30fps, where Ubisoft’s other games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla strove for 60fps.
TU 4.5 will also bring the Tactical Op and Project OMNI, and a number of bug fixes for the recently introduced DedSec recruit Mina, targeting the following issues:
- Mina will keep the weapon of a formerly possessed NPC
- Players are unable to return to Mina if the NPC they control dies
- Players are unable to exit Mind Control
- A bug where certain NPCs will gain Mina’s skills and abilities
- A bug where players can Mind Control NPCs they shouldn’t be able to
- An issue where players are forced to restart the game if they use Mind Control on an NPC when going out of bounds
Watch Dogs: Legion has travelled a rocky road through its first six months of post-release support, and with the release of multiplayer modes earlier this year in particular. Just a little while before the multiplayer element was supposed to be added, Ubisoft delayed the PC rollout due to bugs, while on consoles, the Watch Dogs: Legion multiplayer side was released but with a lack of Tactical Ops, the first of which was then added a little later.
In our Watch Dogs: Legion review, Miguel wrote:
Watch Dogs Legion is a different type of sequel to Watch Dogs 2, contrasting in its approach to creating a hackable open world playground, but with no less impressive results. Playing as any citizen in London leads to some less-than-engaging story moments, but the web of relationships and activities that crop up as a result of the systemic design is mind-blowing. I rarely did the same thing twice in Watch Dogs Legion, and if I did, I wasn’t doing it the same way twice. Watch Dogs Legion truly feels like a living, breathing world, and it’s a world that I plan to revisit often, even though I’ve seen the credits on the main story roll.