A new update for Watch Dogs 2 includes a very specific hint that could be a reference to the location of the next game in the series.
Before we go any further, consider this your spoiler warning. If you haven’t finished the story in Watch Dogs 2, go do that before diving in on fan theories.
That’s what we’re looking at here: evidence-supported fan theories.
The update makes a number of changes, the most notable being a new, longer edit of the game’s final cutscene. The original message from Dedsec the heroic, anti-establishment hacker group at the center of the story is now accompanied by something new: A recorded phone call.
The identity of the two male speakers is unknown, but they’re talking about the growing presence of Deadsec and other “hacktivist” cells around the world, specifically name-dropping the Middle East, South America and Europe.
That’s not the important bit, however. Take a look at the cutscene yourself and see if you can figure out what’s got everyone talking…
It’s the filename of the recorded message. Those numbers are map coordinates. Punch them into Google Maps (or, you know, use a real map) and you’ll land at the Brixton Market in London.
The prevailing theory, as you might imagine: London is the setting of Watch Dogs 3. A sequel hasn’t been announced or anything Watch Dogs 2 is barely three months old but why else would the newly edited ending include map coordinates??
There’s a lot more to the patch as well. In addition to bug fixes and balance changes, “Title Update 1.11” adds new locations to the world (including a “hobo city”) as well as new clothing, emotes and dances.
A lot of this is meant to get the game ready for “Human Conditions,” an upcoming story add-on which should be out before the end of June.