Watch Dogs Legion Source Code Has Apparently Leaked Online

It seems hackers have extracted the source code for Watch Dogs Legion which might help them to crack the game in the near future.

November 4, 2020

A ransomware hacker crew called “Egregor” has recently leaked some data that they have obtained from the internal networks of Ubisoft, including the source code for Watch Dogs Legion.

Previously, the hacker crew infiltrated the internal network of Crytek, which led to some evidence showing that the studio might be planning for developing a Battle Royale game based on the Crysis series. Now, the same crew has leaked the source code for Watch Dogs Legion, thanks to their latest strike to Ubisoft’s network. Apparently, the source code is currently available for download on some private trackers, weighing around 560 GB.

Technically, if hacking teams get access to the source code of a game, they can remove the guarding systems and release it in the piracy market. Watch Dogs Legion has not been cracked yet.

Other than that, the source code can help modders to find a way to add mods into the game. Since it’s an open-world game like Grand Theft Auto V, PC players would likely welcome any worthy mod that could bring a fresh experience to the game.

Currently, Watch Dogs Legion has a lot of technical problems on both PC and console versions. One of the reasons for such a mess in the game might be related to using the Denuvo anti-tamper technology that significantly affects the performance of games on PC. Although it’s yet to be known that whether Legion uses the same technology, the PC community of the game is hopeful for getting some unofficial optimization updates from modders in the future, thanks to the leaked source code of the game.

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Watch Dogs Legion is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will be released on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PS5 next week. Not to mention that it supports free next-gen upgrade on both platforms.

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