Watch Dogs: Legion - Release Date, Release Time, Cross Play, Cross Save, Cross Gen, and everything else we know!

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The latest Watch Dogs game Watch Dogs: Legion will be released very soon. Are you ready to control people all over London, cause chaos or even just be a good citizen? Since Legion is an open world, there are multiple ways to complete each mission, which is always nice! It also has a cooperative multiplayer mode, so up to four people can work together and explore the open world of London. Although there are plenty of questions on the minds of gamers everywhere, and we have the answers.



Watch Dogs: Legion Release Dates

There are multiple Watch Dogs: Legion release dates depending on which generation you're buying it for. If you're picking it up on current-gen consoles and PCs, it'll be available on October 29, 2020. However, if you're picking it up for next-gen consoles, you'll have to wait until November; however, these are different dates depending on which version you purchase.

  • current generation
    • 29th October
      • Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Amazon Luna, PC (via Ubisoft Connect et Epic Games Store)
  • The next generation
    • 10th November
      • Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S – digital and physical versions
    • 12th November
      • PlayStation 5 digital copies only
    • 24th November
      • PlayStation 5 Physical Copies Only

Watch Dogs: Legion release time

Watch Dogs: Legion only has one release time – it will be released at midnight local time in every country on October 29! We hope you are ready to recruit anyone to fight against the powers that want to take over London in the near future!



Will there be cross play?

Watch Dogs: Legion will have crossplay at launch when it comes to PlayStation, Xbox One, and PC on October 29, 2020. Ubisoft is merging Uplay and Ubisoft Club into Ubisoft Connect:

"an ecosystem of player services for all Ubisoft games on all platforms."

Ubisoft Connect is free to play and will launch on the same day as Watch Dogs: Legion, which means that from day one, no matter where you play it, you'll be able to play on both PC and console.

Will it have cross-save?

Watch Dogs: Legion will get cross-save from day one, as Ubisoft Connect goes live on the same day. So if you're playing on your PC, want to move to a more comfortable place, say the couch, and play it on the PlayStation 4, your saves will carry over from one platform to another.

Ubisoft even supports next-gen consoles, so any progress made on your PlayStation 4 will carry over when you fire up Watch Dogs: Legions on your PlayStation 5 when it releases in November. This also applies to Xbox Series S/X.

Does it support cross generation?

Watch Dogs: Legion will support cross-gen at launch, meaning if you buy the PlayStation 4/Xbox One version, when the next-gen version is released for the PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X, you can upgrade your PS4 / Xbox One version at no extra cost!

Precharge time

You can preload Watch Dogs: Legion, but it depends on the platform you purchased your game on, as it differs from PC to PC.



If you purchased the digital version of Watch Dogs: Legion on PC, you can start preloading on October 26 at 8am PDT / 11am EDT / 16pm CET on Uplay and the Epic Game Store for PC.


If you're playing on Xbox One, you can start preloading now. PlayStation 4 players can start preloading at midnight on October 27.

File size

Watch Dogs: Legion file sizes differ depending on the version you purchased, whether it's the digital or physical copy.

  • PC
    • Digital
      • 40,4 GB download and final install is 45 GB.
        • Plus, an additional 20 GB for optional HD textures.
    • Physical
      • You will be asked to download a 6,19 GB patch.
  • Xbox One
    • Digital
      • 36 GB of download and the final installation will be 35,7 GB.
    • Physical
      • You will be asked to download a 1,85 GB patch.
  • Playstation 4
    • Digital
      • 33 GB download, and the final installation will be 33,9 GB.
    • Physical
      • You will be asked to download a 2 GB patch.
  • Local language packs
    • Language packs are available for all versions on all platforms.
      • This is an additional download between 4 GB and 5,2 GB per pack.
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