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Watch Dogs Legion pre-order guide: get the best prices and edition for you

Watch Dogs Legion pre-order guide: get the best edition and price for you
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While we've technically been able to fulfill a Watch Dogs Legion pre-order for a little while now, its delay has meant that everything's cooled off slightly. However, following the recent Ubisoft Forward - the company's summer presentation - there's never been a better time to pre-order Watch Dogs Legion and jump back on the hype train. Particularly because we now have a definitive release date - October 29, 2020.

First things first, we don't know the exact release date yet. There was some chat a good while back that Watch Dogs Legion was initially supposed to come out in March of 2020 but that ship sailed and the order of Ubisoft's games releasing was rejigged. We expect it to be near next-gen release date and for the game to definitely come out on both the current consoles and those launching this Holiday season.

If you need reminding, Watch Dogs Legion is set in an alternative future London, but one still post-Brexit, and you get to build your own team of Dedsec agents that come straight out of the population, comprised of a whole range of different London citizens - this means you can play as almost anyone, which is the kind of freedom we have not had before, ever. And if you want a complete Watch Dogs fill-in, check out our handy Watch Dogs Legion story primer.

As a result of this extraordinary hype and excitement now is the best time to prime yourself on what's available and how to pre-order Watch Dogs Legion. You'll get extra benefits if you do - notably some free cosmetics at the very basic level, but more awesome stuff with each step up - as well as that glorious benefit of being able to play as early as possible on day one. What's more, we now know that there will definitely be a free next-gen upgrade which is excellent news for those wanting to get it as early as possible and enjoy it over the console generations' crossover.

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First things first, whatever version you pre-order, you will get the above Golden KingPack which features a weapon skin, car skin, and mask. All, as the name would suggest, of a gold variety. Purely cosmetic, which is a bit of a shame, but there's some more goodies that are a bit more tangible and beneficial with every rung of the ladder you go up.

This is a Ubisoft game so there is a familiar grading of editions available to pre-order in some familiar forms. The first three are the usual suspects: Ultimate; Gold; and Standard. However, there's also a Ubisoft Store-exclusive Collector's Edition. Whatever you fancy, this is the place to work out how to pre-order Watch Dogs Legion.

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Pre-order Watch Dogs Legion - Standard Edition

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Just keep it simple with a pre-order in the Standard Edition form. With this, you'll get the game and the Golden King pack pictured above. That's all we know right now though given Assassin's Creed Valhalla has a mission thrown in for pre-ordering, I wouldn't put it past Ubisoft to add something similar for Watch Dogs Legion in due course - though this is me thinking out loud. Here's what's live right now in terms of retailer pre-ordering:

US Watch Dogs Legion Standard Edition pre-order links

PS4 | Amazon - $49.94 | Walmart - $49.94 | Best Buy - $59.99
Xbox One |
Amazon - $49.94 | Walmart - $49.94 | Best Buy - $59.99

UK Watch Dogs Legion Standard Edition pre-order links

PS4 | Amazon UK (Limited Edition) - £51.99 | Currys - £49.99 | 365games - £49.99 | The Game Collection - £44.95 | Base - £47.85
Xbox One |
Amazon UK (Limited Edition) - £57.99 | Currys - £49.99 | 365games - £49.99 | The Game Collection - £44.95 | Base - £47.85

Watch Dogs Legion pre-orders - Gold Edition

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The Gold Edition of you Watch Dogs Legion pre-order will shed the weight of the Ultimate Edition's extra content but retain access to that valuable Season Pass which is key to any potential DLC to come after release. The Gold Edition (including the season pass), will get you:

  • The game
  • Golden King Pack
  • 4 Iconic heroes with their own unique backstories
  • 'Not in Your Name' mission
  • Dedsec car skin
  • Play three days early

US Watch Dogs Legion Gold Edition pre-order links

PS4 | Amazon - $109.99 | Walmart (Steelbook) - $109.99 | Best Buy (Steel book) - $109.99 | GameStop (Steelbook) - $109.99
Xbox One |
Amazon (Steelbook) - $109.99 | Amazon (Digital) - $99.99 | Walmart (Steelbook) - $109.99 | Best Buy - $99.99 | Best Buy (Steelbook) - $109.99 | GameStop - $99.99 | GameStop (Steelbook) - $109.99

UK Watch Dogs Legion Gold Edition pre-order links

PS4 | Amazon UK - £74.99 | 365games - £74.99 | The Game Collection - £72.95
Xbox One |
Amazon UK - £74.99 | 365games - £74.99 | The Game Collection - £72.95

Watch Dogs Legion pre-orders - Ultimate Edition

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The Ultimate Edition is a big way to nail down your Watch Dogs Legion pre-order. In it, you'll get the game, the season pass, and the appropriately named Ultimate Pack. Expect this to be a pretty penny at launch as Odyssey's was well North of the three-figure mark. As a note, for now, the Ultimate Edition is exclusive to GameStop in the US and Game in the UK. 

The Ultimate Pack comes with the following items:

  • The game
  • Golden King Pack
  • Urban Jungle Pack (three characters)
  • 4-week VIP status
  • London Dissident pack
  • Play three days early
  • Season Pass: 4 Iconic heroes with their own unique backstories; 'Not in Your Name' mission; Dedsec car skin

US Watch Dogs Legion Ultimate Edition pre-order links

PS4 | GameStop (Steelbook) - $129.99 

Xbox One | Amazon (Digital) - $119.99 | Best Buy (Digital) - $119.99 | GameStop - $119.99 | GameStop (Steelbook) - $129.99

UK Watch Dogs Legion Ultimate Edition pre-order links

PS4 | Game - £92.99
Xbox One |
Game - £92.99

Pre-order Watch Dogs Legion - Collector's Edition

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If you want to pre-order Watch Dogs Legion in order to get the biggest and beastliest version then you'll need to head over to the Ubisoft store direct. That's the only place you can get the Collector's Edition. This monster contains the game, the season pass, and the Ultimate Pack as well as a whole host of awesome physical goodies and, well, collectibles. Inside it is:

  • Ded Coronet Mask (and instant access to it in-game)
  • Ultimate Edition of the game
  • Set of 3 stickers
  • Double-sided propaganda poster
  • Exclusive steel book
  • Season Pass: 4 Iconic heroes with their own unique backstories; 'Not in Your Name' mission; Dedsec car skin
  • Ultimate Content: Urban Jungle Pack (three characters); 4-week VIP status; London Dissident pack; Play three days early

This is a bit pricey but no more than other sought-after collector's editions we've known in recent years. It's the coolest one, and I don't think there'll be loads of these made.

Collector's Edition - US - $189.99 | Collector's Edition - UK - £149.99

Getting the most out of Watch Dogs Legion

There is no doubt that the very best way to play Watch Dogs Legion is going to be with an enhanced gaming setup, one that's as optimized as is possible for you to obtain. This means, at the very least, eyeing up one of the best PS4 Pro deals or the best Xbox One X deals available to ensure you have the top console model of your choice. While we don't know the PS5 bundles or Xbox Series X bundles that next-gen prices are going to create, it's best to go for the current top console or machine, given the game is being made for next-gen consoles.

Alternatively, consider one of the best PC gaming machines in the shape of the best gaming PCs or best gaming laptops to make sure you get the most out of the detail, textures, and fidelity of modern games' audio profiles. You'll also need to see the details of the world perfectly too with one of the best gaming monitors or best gaming TVs

And finally, ensure you have a gaming sound system to immerse yourself into the Old English landscape and seascape in your living room or gaming room, or one of the best PS4 headsets, best Xbox headsets, or one of the best PC headsets for gaming.

It's a fair bit of kit to potentially consider but if you get any combination of these great quality items and your experience of the game will only be nearer the best it can be.

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I'm one of Hardware Editors for GamesRadar+, and I take care of a whole host of gaming tech reviews, buying guides, and news and deals content that pops up across GamesRadar+. I'm also a qualified landscape and garden designer so do that in my spare time, and lean on it to write about games' landscapes and environments too.