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Watch Dogs Legion: How Permadeath Will Affect The Main Story?

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With Watch Dogs Legion, Ubisoft is about to create something ambitious, thanks to the possibility of recruiting and playing with the characters inside it.

Last month the creative director of Watch Dogs Legion, Clint Hocking, explained how the script of the game will have the beauty of 20 different variations. Each character will, therefore, have different lines, voices and recitations. But how does the mechanic of permadeath work and how does it affect the main story?

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According to Hocking, if a character dies and his story ends, the main story of the game would continue to progress in the context of that death.

“Permadeath is always an opt-in gamble for the player. When your health goes to ‘zero’ you enter the critically injured state. At this point you are always offered the opportunity to Surrender, and be sent to jail. You can systemically free Operatives who have been sent to jail, or wait for them to be released. But if you choose not to Surrender, and Keep Fighting, then you are risking Permadeath.”

The creative director continues: “Since every mission, every line of dialogue, and every cutscene has been written to account for every possible character, the loss of one of your characters means that the rest of your team will have to pick up where they left off and the plot and the story will carry on,” Hocking continued. “Each character has their own origin story – the story of how they are recruited into DedSec, and once they are on your team, the main missions and the overall game narrative are the story of DedSec as a team, and how they collectively work to halt the emergence of the authoritarian regime that is trying to take over the city.”

We remind you that Watch Dogs Legion will be available starting March 6, 2020 for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Google Stadia.

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