Watch Dogs Legion source code may have leaked

A glowing computer lady from Watch Dogs Legion
(Image credit: Ubisoft)

According to a poster on 4chan, a 558GB bundle of files doing the rounds on filesharing sites contains the complete source code for Watch Dogs Legion. They followed up the claim with several screenshots of the archive's file structure, and in October a ransomware gang did threaten to leak the source code. Just maybe the game about hackers has been hacked. If it's true, then those 558GB presumably include a lot of uncompressed assets as well as complete audio from various localizations and maybe more besides.

With access to the complete source code, modders could be able to tweak Watch Dogs Legion more than they otherwise would, and pirates may have an easier time cracking it. More significantly from an archival perspective, game historians would find it of value as well. When the 'gigaleak' of Nintendo source code and internal documents was released into the wilds earlier this year it proved to be a treasure trove of information of interest to die-hards.

Some players of Watch Dogs Legion are currently experiencing a corrupted save problem, and Ubisoft have said a fix for it may be several days away.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.