Where you buy Watch Dogs can mean the difference between starting off with a special outfit and a bonus weapon or starting the game as a better driver, ATM hacker or battery pack to double your hacks. There is even 60 minutes of extra game play and exclusive missions if you buy Watch Dogs for PS4.
The Watch Dogs release arrives on May 27th, just as rumors of GTA 5 for Xbox One and PS4 swirl. Watch Dogs was delayed for about six months and remains one of the most anticipated open world games for the Xbox One and the PS4, but it is available on a variety of platforms. You can buy Watch Dogs for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, WiiU and PC.
There are many places to buy the Watch Dogs game on May 27th, and if you plan to pre-order you can gain a collection of extras and even some exclusives that will help you get off to a faster start hacking your way through Chicago. Unfortunately if you plan to buy Watch Dogs digitally through Xbox or PS4 you’ll limit the number of options you get.
Yes, the place you buy Watch Dogs from dictates what special packs you get and what bonus skills, outfits and experience you start off the game with. Here is a breakdown of where to pre-order Watch Dogs to get the bonus content you want, or think you’ll need to have more fun while playing. Keep in mind that there will likely be Watch Dogs in-game purchases and downloadable content that will add in these skills and features for an added fee.
Watch Dogs Limited Edition
For users that want more than just Watch Dogs and a bonus or two there is a Watch Dogs Limited Edition that retails for $129 and is available for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
This includes a collector’s box, original game soundtrack, 9-inch figurine, your own vigilante mask, a steelbox, an art book and of course a copy of the game. With this you’ll also get the pre-order bonuses that come from whatever retailer you choose to buy from. This is available at GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Target.
Watch Dogs PS4 Exclusive (& PS3)
The PS3 and PS4 Watch Dogs gamers come with an assortment of PlayStation Exclusive content that the retailer pages say you need to pre-order to get. This is a timed exclusive, which means that at some point in the future these missions and game play will come to other devices. So far we know it includes the PC, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see this come as an Xbox One DLC purchase down the road.
With the Watch Dogs PlayStation Exclusive purchase users get four exclusive missions, the White Hacker Suit and a Hacking Boost pack that provides an additional battery slot to extend your hacking time. The added missions include 60 minutes of added game play.
If you buy Watch Dogs for the PS4 or PS3 you can get these exclusives and stack on the added features that are included from individual retailers. Ubiosoft links to GameStop, but the PlayStation page links out to Target and Best Buy as well, so any PS4 or PS3 version should include these extras.
Watch Dogs GameStop The Palace Pack
GameStop offers one of the most tempting Watch Dogs deals and bonuses with The Palace Pack. This Watch Dogs bonus pack is good for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 Ps3, PS4 and WiiU, and stacks onto the PlayStation exclusives.
Users that pick up a Watch Dogs Pre order at GameStop get 20 minutes of added gameplay, an investigation bonus to unlock additional activities and an ATM hack boost that increases cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.
Users can buy the disc version or currency for a digital version, and it looks like GameStop will still throw in the Palace Pack.
Watch Dogs Amazon Signature Shot Pack
If you prefer to buy Watch Dogs at Amazon you can score the Signature Shot Pack which includes an exclusive single player mission at no added cost. This is available for every version except the PC.
On top of the added single player mission users gain a Viceroy Outfit and a Biometric Assault Rifle. This also includes access to any PlayStation exclusives.
Watch Dogs Best Buy Breakthrough Pack
The Watch Dogs Best Buy pre-order includes a BreakThrough Pack that, like the rest of these includes an exclusive single player mission. So, yes you need to choose what mission you want, even though you don’t know what the missions are.
On top of the added mission, the Breakthrough Watch Dogs pack includes a Vehicle Expert perk. This allows you to get free cars from an underground car contact and score discounts on other vehicles.
Watch Dogs Walmart CyberPunk Pack
If you are looking to buy Watch Dogs at Walmart, you may want to change your mind. The Watch Dogs CyberPunk pack includes bonus items, but no added mission, so you’re paying the same price but getting less.
With the Watch Dogs CyberPunk pack users get the CyberPunk gun, a powerful one-handed weapon and a CyberPunk outfit. That’s it.
Watch Dogs Digital Download
If you choose to use the direct download feature from Sony or Microsoft you’ll pass over many of these deals, though you can score the PlayStation exclusives. You also cannot trade in the game later, but you also don’t need to switch discs to play.
There are also digital download options to buy Watch Dogs on Steam where there are bonus packs and deluxe editions, but no specific bonuses.