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You Won't Have to Worry About Watch Dogs' Infamously Tedious Drinking Game Ever Again

Posted by Robert Ramsey

New patch also extends single player content

Even those who haven't played a minute of Watch Dogs may have heard about its infamous drinking minigame, especially if you frequent popular gaming forums. The incredibly tedious optional activity has long been the bane of many a Platinum Trophy hunter, purely because of the awkward nature in which you need to press and match buttons within a time limit without full control over your analog sticks.

Thankfully, protagonist Aiden Pearce will no longer have to vent his rage by going on a killing spree, as a newly released patch has lowered the difficulty of the minigame to make it more manageable. If you've already endured the activity, though, this won't be much of a consolation, but fortunately, the update also tweaks a number of other gameplay elements.

First off, those who have completed the main story now have the option to replay gang hideout and convoy missions, which should make post-game Chicago feel a little more entertaining. On top of that, you can now choose to jump into a friend's game for a bit of hacking fun, which will hopefully result in at least a few stand out moments of hilarity.

As you'd expect, a couple of bug fixes are included as well, along with some new punishments for players who are fond of disconnecting from multiplayer matches. If you're eager for more details, you can peruse the full change list by clicking through here, but are you still wandering the streets of the windy city, or have you had your fill of Aiden's depressing attire? Order another round in the comments section below.


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Demi_God said:

LAME, I worked my butt off to get that trophy and now they make it easier? pffffffft whatevah, the problem is, is that it's a bronze trophy when it should be a gold. I would like to know the idiot behind the trophies for Watchdogs at Ubisoft. imo, the trophy designer is a gomer.

I would rather have them change the horrible tedious trophy for Rayman Legends that takes well over 5+ months to get unless your so godly at the challenges and to reach the last level of awesomeness. o.O



Krinkle_Kaptain said:

Finished tha core campaign and didn't mess around on mp too much. I need a good reason to put it back in the 4...maybe this will b it!



Dannyboy1996 said:

Omg finally! Even with the help of an extra hand controlling one thumbstick I could never do compete the drinking game. Time to go and get my platinum



SilentJ said:

I really wanted to like this game but I couldn't get past the very fist driving mission.



MrBert said:

For me, that's the best piece of news of the week!! As a completionist, I've been going crazy the past weeks with this mini game. Even asked a friend who got the trophy to help me when the Share Play feature come around. Now I guess it's time to give it another try!
Anybody knows when this patch goes live?



MrBert said:

Nevermind. Just read the Patch Notes via the link. 21st for USA and Europe



imtom2002 said:

Does this mean a friend can help with tailed trophy now as well?? I only ever seem to get hacked not invaded.



Punkinhead145 said:

Only after I rage at those drinking minigames do they lower the difficulty. I feel like I have a badge of honor now. "Back in my day, we platinumed the game with HARD drinking games, not those sissy games you young folk play now"



Subie98 said:

It wasn't hard at all, rather easy. Not sure why they need to bypass this



Demi_God said:

I think Watchdogs is a very good game, I have no regrets for buying it and I will most definitely buy the second game, if they decide to make another watchdogs.



Remixora said:

I'm proud to say I actually manage to get this throphy. But trust me it was hard and frustrating and I probably made up some new curse words while doing it. xD



charlesnarles said:

Oh, this game. It's just so boring to actually play that I don't care enough to play it more than occasionally. The tangible experience is pushing square (teehee) to hack, aiming EXACTLY at something to prompt hacks, and driving around invincible cars. You try to do something and the game makes you do something else! Then you lose and you're just SOMEwhere on the map. I also wanted to like it after loving Driver 1-3



suburban_sensei said:

I don't think the game is horrible, its not great, but I can have fun with it. Just stinks I still get NAT errors anytime I try to play online. I really want to get a platinum, which seems doable, just don't know how I will be able to play those modes...



ToddlerNaruto said:

@XFsWorld I think it's still in the $50 price range on Amazon.

I personally will be buying it in 2016 myself, since I know I won't own a PS4 before then (Yes I know it's also on PS3 etc, but I choose to wait).

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