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    Hack into the city’s infrastructure, every connected device, and everyone’s personal database. Take control of drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more. Hack your enemies and bystanders alike– manipulate them in different ways to trigger unpredictable chains of events. Every person, any vehicle they might drive, any connected device they possess can be hacked.

    Play as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker living in the birthplace of the tech revolution, the San Francisco Bay Area. Team up with Dedsec, a notorious group of hackers, and expose the hidden dangers of ctOS 2.0, which, in the hands of corrupt corporations, is being wrongfully used to monitor and manipulate citizens on a massive scale.

    Explore a massive and dynamic open-world offering an incredible variety of gameplay possibilities. Hack your way through the vibrant neighborhoods of the Bay Area: San Francisco, Marin County, Oakland, and Silicon Valley. There are many secrets to uncover in the birthplace of the tech revolution.

    Use hacking and stealth to complete missions without killing a single enemy or combine hacking and your weapons for a more ferocious approach. Develop different skills to suit your playstyle, and upgrade your hacker tools – RC cars, Quadcopter drones, 3D printed weapons and much more.

    Stay connected to your friends with a brand new seamless multiplayer experience that includes both Co-op and Player vs. Player activities, all available in a shared open world experience.
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A massive and dynamic open-world San Francisco Bay Area, offering an incredible variety of gameplay possibilities. Hack your way through traffic while you engage in dangerous car chases through the winding streets of San Francisco, traverse the rooftops of the colorful & vibrant neighborhoods of Oakland, and infiltrate the cutting edge offices of Silicon Valley companies.


Age: 20-ish

Occupation: Anarchist

Home: ???

Traits: Physical, Unpredictable, Protective


DedSec knows a guy who is part hacker and full-fledged anarchist. He wears a freaky mask with LED displays capable of bizarre emoticons. He shows up for parties, slipping the beer bottle under the mask. Few people have seen his real face … but he’s cute. He denies it. He’s vulgar, crude, entertaining, and an absolute adrenaline junkie—he lives on the edge.

Dedsec follows a charge, and this guy charges full-steam ahead. They jokingly call him “The Wrench” because he’s the wrench you throw into somebody’s gears to grind them to a halt. It’s easy to get swept up with him in an operation that’s out of control and while you’re scrambling to make things work, he’s having the time of his life. He shows up for the tough operations and is willing to go the extra mile where the others might hesitate. He’s on the front lines kicking police. He might actually be the arsonist on the news that the cops haven’t caught yet. If the media wanted to sell a reason to fear DedSec, he’d be a great reason.

While most of DedSec works behind a screen, this man thrives out in the action and he seems to have no fear. He’s an adrenaline junkie with need to rebel against the establishment, and his energy is infectious. However, the man can cause complications, putting DedSec at risk, and this probably will create conflict at some point.



Occupation: Brilliant Hacker

Home: Oakland

Traits: Smart & Sharp


MARCUS HOLLOWAY moved to Oakland at a young age when his activist parents were forced to leave their San Francisco home because of gentrification. Oakland was a tough experience on them all, and Marcus grew to hate the system. He was enrolled in a community program to keep him safe from the streets, and started to learn how to work with computers there, but everything changed in the summers of 2013 when public unrest was at an all-time high and the city of Oakland proceeded with Phase 2 of their Home Domain Center to “protect people through mass surveillance.”

The Home Domain Center was initially designed to monitor Oakland Port but quickly became an initiative to link all public and private cameras and sensors across all of Oakland into one mass surveillance tool being subsidized by Homeland Security. Nobody knew how much private data they were planning on keeping and for how long, but the program would use licence plate recognition, thermal imaging, body movement and facial recognition to analyze and scan all the data it received.

Unfortunately, the HDC systems wrongly accused Marcus of being the prime suspect in a local high-tech burglary and he was arrested based solely on digital evidence. His computer skills were also used against him because of the nature of the robbery, and he was almost jailed. The Judge in the case took Marcus’s background into account, however, and Marcus was released to perform community service. He went from being a member of the community program to teaching kids about computers. Still, his greatest teacher was the Internet, and he learned from it the way a straight A student was supposed to learn in class.

Regardless, Marcus was rightfully angry and he had his first cause to take down the HDC. He hacked the offices of City Councillors and released private correspondences showing how the councillors planned to hold midnight hearings to keep outcry to a minimum, and how they were keeping certain details about the program hidden including adding more and more surveillance tools to HDC after it’d been officially ratified. He uncovered information about the private military contractor designing the HDC system and how they’d helped the FBI previously in using Stingray cell towers and malicious software to gather data off private computers. Marcus data-mined enough information to undermine HDC, feeding that data to various watch dog groups fighting its implementation in Oakland and giving them the data and tools they needed to beat it back. It’s this action that put him on DedSec’s radar, but sadly, he was still listed as a potential threat and when the HDC died, all that data went to Blume.

Unfortunately, the false accusations against Marcus marked him as a future criminal and threat according to ctOS. He was incensed, and while Silicon Valley might overlook his past, Marcus was angry at the whole system that prejudiced his future and that of his friends. Instead of working shoulder to shoulder with the greatest programmers in Silicon Valley, Marcus looked for a way to even the odds for everyone.

Marcus heard about DedSec through the chat rooms he frequented and they’d heard of him in return. He was impressed with their willingness to embrace diversity and gender, and when he started seeing their operations in action, it hit him like lightning. He’d finally found people that talk the same language as him, have the same passion has him, have the same humor has him. Now all he needed to do was prove he belonged…


Age: 27

Occupation: Hacker & Money Launderer

Home: Los Angeles

Traits: Inspirational, Confrontational, Vindictive


Sitara’s taken full advantage of the education system. She’s studied marketing, psychology, PR, and just about anything related to art, but most of her hacking ability is self-taught.

She thought moving away from the shallow LA culture to downtown SF would be a healthy change, but found hollow celebrities replaced by soulless tech giants. It’s a perfect place for her artistic rebellion – where culture is being crushed by cold industry. DedSec is her chosen tool to fight back and she’s carefully crafting the SF group in her image, making sure every public message is on-point and every logo packs a punch.

Sitara has a mean streak with a sense of humor. She suffers no fools, but she loves to troll them. Her suggestions for where to draw the line often don’t include a line. She believes the system has completely failed, and until it’s fixed, she’s not going to play nice.

She clicks with Marcus because they are both full-time rebels and very passionate about where DedSec is going. They both know it can be something bigger and they’ll work closely to do it. Sitara wants DedSec to be something to fear – which may create friction with other members, but offers a “devil on the shoulder” type of council for the player. Possible conflict arises when the group focuses more on the “lulz.” While she can party like the rest of them, Sitara sees too much fucking around as a waste of momentum. It will be a challenge to get her to stop and enjoy the trip once in a while.

Watch Dogs 2 Boxart
Release date 11.15.16


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