Watch Dogs 2 – Play the Free Trial

Watch Dogs 2 has been racking up praise from critics since its November release, but if you’re still on the fence about whether to jump in, you’re about to get a risk-free chance to explore its wide-open, hacker-friendly re-creation of the San Francisco Bay Area. A free three-hour trial of the full game will be available for download starting January 17 on PS4, and January 24 on Xbox One.

You’ll get full access to all the game’s features, including its seamless co-op and multiplayer*, so what will you do with your three hours? You can dive into missions, get to know Marcus Holloway and DedSec, explore the Bay Area freely, infiltrate restricted areas with hacked equipment, wreak havoc with a friend in co-op, and get up to whatever open-world shenanigans your heart desires. Those three hours are yours to play whenever you want. And if you want to buy the full game at any time, your trial progress will transfer to the full game, so you can keep your momentum going. To get more details, check out the official FAQ.

PlayStation 4 Download [US]

Xbox One Download [US]

Watch Dogs 2 is available now on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. For more information, check out our previous coverage:

Watch Dogs 2 – Starter Tips for Fun and Profit

Watch Dogs 2 – 10 Things We Learned From the First 4 Hours

Watch Dogs 2 – 10 Ways It’s Bigger, Better, and Bolder than the Original

*Requires PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold membership.

Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2

Release date — November 15, 2016 (PS4, Xbox One) November 29, 2016 (PC)
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Use hacking as a weapon in the massive & dynamic open world of Watch Dogs 2.In 2016, ctOS 2.0, an advanced operating system networking city infrastructure, was implemented in several US cities to create a safer, more efficient metropolis.

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.

Using the skills and anonymity of hackers, ignite the rebel in you and break the rules - for the lulz, for what's right, and most importantly, because you can.

ESRB Rating: RP

The Author

Mikel Reparaz has been an editor at GamesRadar, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, MacLife, and Official Xbox Magazine. He now works as a Communications Mercenary on the UbiBlog. Follow him on Twitter: @Wikiparaz