Saturday, December 3, 2022

Equipping in Watch Dogs: Legion Online

Must read


Tactical operations

For a real challenge in your teamwork, Tactical Ops is doing it in spades. These tiered missions consist of five parts culminating in a full-scale boss encounter. The one we played is called Leader of the Pack and aims to stop Albion from creating deadly new races of drones.

Tactical operations can be brutal, mainly because failure means restarting everything from the beginning. But I loved the way it fosters constant communication and teamwork. The first mission required us to visit separate areas to activate a panel simultaneously. As we split into two pairs, we got to our post but realized that activating a panel before the other team was triggering waves of enemies for both sides. So the point was to try to communicate when both sides were ready to go so that we could take on prepared enemies and not accidentally surprise the other crew before they were ready.

Another level was something strange and different. After a series of drone bombings, the streets of London were empty and filled with fog; it looked like something out of a horror game. All that was left was Albion’s new breed of near-invincible drones patrolling the streets, and our task was to gather information on them by scanning the drones themselves, then later dropping their defenses to destroy them. Since these powerful drones can rip players apart in seconds, it turned into a tense yet hilarious game of hide and seek as our team devised random strategies to scan them without being spotted.

We finally decided to snuggle up on top of a cargo drone and scan them from a safe distance above. As we monitored and signaled when to raise and lower our platform, things went wrong when I slipped like a drug and alerted two super drones. Panicked, we fled inside a nearby bar. Even though we were safe, the two drones hovered intelligently in front of the entrances. Trapped, we realized we could scan from the inside and peeked out the door to take shots when their shields fell. Scrambling in and out of our safe zone while laughing like kids playing hide and seek was a blast, and emerging stories like this are where Watch Dogs: Legion Online really shines.

The final task was a little less exciting as it’s a remixed version of the campaign’s final boss fight. As with the campaign, defeating the boss involves letting go of its defenses before dealing damage to exposed parts. In a cool version, a player has to focus on using four terminals to guide a small drone through a series of tunnels in order to destroy vulnerabilities that drop bosses’ shields. During this time, the three remaining players must repel waves of enemies to protect the player trapped in the computer. It’s incredibly difficult, especially since you only get four attempts. If you can’t finish the boss after completing each terminal, you automatically lose. It’s a tough fight depending on the players with a heavy load, but I enjoyed the teamwork aspect. Tactical Ops was my favorite aspect of Watch Dogs: Legion Online, and I look forward to seeing more in the future.


- Advertisement -spot_img

More articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest article