Watch Dogs 2 Pre-Order Buyers Will Go Up Against The Zodiac Killer

Another Ubisoft game, another infamous killer from history.

For the most recent Assassin’s Creed game, 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Ubisoft included an optional DLC campaign which pitted players against the infamous killer, Jack the Ripper. Now, for its upcoming hacker sequel Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft is once again turning to the darker side of human history with a special pre-order-exclusive mission that has players going up against yet another infamous killer who managed to fully evade the long arm of the law—the Zodiac Killer.

Chances are good that the Zodiac Killer featured in the above teaser trailer isn’t the Zodiac Killer, but merely a copycat. I say this because the original Zodiac killings, in which an unidentified man mercilessly killed five different people and claimed to have killed many, many more as he taunted local police with cryptic letters and riddles, took place in 1969 and Watch Dogs 2 is set in the present day. Even if the original Zodiac Killer was a young man in 1969, he’d still be at least 70-80 years old during the time period of Watch Dogs 2 and probably not spry enough to go around murdering people again.

The Zodiac Killer mission for Watch Dogs 2 will be exclusive to pre-order customers (at least initially) and will task players with gathering clues and solving riddles so that they can unmask the person behind this new series of slayings and stop them once and for all. Completing the mission will award a special Zodiac Killer-themed outfit.

Watch Dogs 2 is set to launch for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 15th and for PC on November 29th. If all this talk of killers and mysteries has gotten you in a horror game mood, be sure to also check out our coverage of the upcoming console release of the Amnesia series.

Nate Hohl

Nate Hohl got his start in the video games journalism industry shortly after graduating college and since then he has come to find enjoyment in critiquing various forms of media (games, movies, books, etc.) and seeing how they affect our ever-developing idea of culture. If you'd like to contact him, you can do so via his email address,, or his admittedly oft-neglected Twitter account @NateHohl.

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