Watch Dogs Legion Will Allow Up to 20 Playable Characters at a Time

With most fans of Watch Dogs already in the know about Legion letting you recruit a bunch of unique characters in what appears to be a rougelite game mechanic, they’ve been asking just how many people you can bring into the fold of DedSec. Well, we now know just how many characters you can have recruited at any given time, and the number is twenty. Nice, round number.

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Watch Dogs Legion Will Allow Up to 20 Playable Characters at a Time
Watch Dogs Legion Will Allow Up to 20 Playable Characters at a Time

If you’ve been paying attention to Watch Dogs: Legion, you probably already know what the main “gimmick” of the game is gonna be. You’ll be able to recruit a number of characters, and each of them has unique abilities that they bring to the table. Best of all, you can switch between them as you please. However, if one of the characters dies, that seems to be it. They’re gone for good, as far as I can tell. So, it also introduces some rougelite elements, which is kind of an interesting new mechanic.

But with all that said, naturally, people have been wondering just how many characters they can have at any given time. Well, thanks to SegmentNext, we have an answer. In an interview with them, Kent Hudson, Ubisoft Toronto’s game director, said: “Players can recruit up to 20 different characters as part of their DedSec resistance and choose these from anyone they encounter in the open world of near-future London.” So, there you have it. At any given point, you can have up to 20 recruited characters at your disposal. And, let us not forget – at least one of them can be a lovely old grandma. How is that not instant GOTY material, people?

Watch Dogs: Legion is coming out on March 6th, 2020. You’ll be able to play it on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Oh, and, of course, Google Stadia, if you’re into that sort of thing. There doesn’t seem to be any Nintendo Switch version in the works.

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