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How to unlock Aiden Pearce in Watch Dogs Legion

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:01

by James Busby


Watch Dogs’ Aiden Pearce has been a fan-favorite ever since he first graced our screens back in 2014. This highly skilled hacker is no stranger to the high-tech world of Ubisoft’s hit series, so many players will want to add him to their roster. Find out how you can get Aiden Pearce in Watch Dogs Legion. 

Watch Dogs Legion allows you to constantly recruit and switch between new operatives, giving you a great deal of control when it comes to creating the perfect roster. From money-grabbing brokers to expert assassins, there are plenty of unique operatives that you can recruit as your journey through the streets of London. 

While a lot of Watch Dogs Legion’s best NPCs can be recruited through completing various missions and tasks, you’ll need to be prepared to splash out the big bucks when getting your hands on Aiden Pearce. In order to help you add Aiden Pearce to your team, we’ve put together a quick guide that covers how you can acquire him. 

How to unlock Aiden Pearce

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Aiden Pearce may look older in Watch Dogs Legion, but he is still one of the best hackers in the game.

Aiden Pearce can be obtained by purchasing Watch Dogs Legion’s Season Pass. The Season Pass includes an exclusive story arc named Bloodline that continues the story of expert hacker, Aiden Pearce. Players that have bought either the Gold, Ultimate, and Collector’s Editions of the game will already have access to this DLC. 

Once you’ve purchased the Season Pass, you’ll be able to play Watch Dogs Legion’s main campaign as Aiden, Wrench, and Mina, a human experiment that possesses mind control powers, and Darcy, a member of the Assassin’s Creed’s Assassin Order. 

The Season Pass will set you back $39.99/£32.99 on the Microsoft Store, so you’ll need to purchase this if you wish to play at Aiden Pearce in Watch Dogs Legion. 

Make sure you stay updated with all the latest Watch Dogs Legion news and guides right here, at Dexerto.


Valorant dev responds to players asking for map-specific queues

Published: 29/Nov/2020 1:30

by Alan Bernal


A Valorant developer gave weight to the idea of map-specific queues after Icebox’s mixed reception made it difficult for some to get any meaningful practice on the map.

Icebox has been a divisive addition to Valorant. There are some members of the community who swear it’s a great example of a tactical map that demands a thoughtful approach to Agent ability usage; and there are others who believe it’s the worst map to grace the game.

Unfortunately, people in either camp share the same matchmaking playlist. This presents a problem, at times, in which people who want to play Icebox can matchmake with someone else who will then dodge that particular map.

Luckily, there are discussions within Riot Games for a solution that could include special playlists that feature specific maps.

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Some players have been dodging Icebox too many times, and Riot might try to find a solution for it.

“Could you please put a separate queue so that we can quickly get some experience,” a message to Riot said. “I found it hard to get used to Icebox because people keep dodging so I can’t rack up the hours to get used to the map.”

Riot Insight and Strategy dev on Valorant, Coleman ‘Altombre’ Palm, responded with an encouraging word, noting how the idea is “a great suggestion and it’s something we’ve talked about ourselves as well.”

One of the last times Riot addressed map selection playlists was back in July, when Senior Producer Ian Fielding said from a competitive standpoint, separating the matchmaking pool wasn’t ideal for players.

“Splitting up matchmaking into separate map pools would reduce the overall players in our matchmaking pool,” Fielding said in an Ask Valorant blog. “Which not only slows down matchmaking, but makes it more difficult for us to produce fair matches.

“Given that, we currently don’t have plans to enable map specific selection for Matchmaking.”

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As disappointed as some players might have been, Altombre’s update has given some hope that Valorant could one day include these smaller matchmaking queues.

Although who’s to say it would look anything like the kind found in CS:GO. In League of Legends, Riot has people lock in a primary and secondary role to choose which one they get in a match.

In some instances, a player won’t get either. Moreover, if the system determines there’s a lack of sufficient players queuing for a certain role, then the game offers a brief reward for anyone willing to fill it.

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A map selector could be coming to Valorant, though it might not look what people are familiar in CS:GO.

A general idea like that could be applied to Valorant’s maps. Although tweaked to fit the concept, that could be a solution to let people choose which two locales they prefer, while maintaining the possibility of getting any map at the end of the day.

In either case, it sounds like Riot wants to tackle this issue in some capacity soon, and hopefully it results in a meaningful quality of life update for Valorant.