Watch Dogs 2 PC Preview Nvidia GTX 1060 Benchmarks

Watch Dogs 2 was released last week on 29th November 2016. The Watch Dogs 2 for PC costs Rs. 1799, which is a very fare price considering games like Battlefield 1 are priced over Rs. 4000. Which is out of reach for most of the Gamers in India.

We got the Watch Dogs 2 Code and downloaded the game from U-play. It is 26.47 GB of download,  on our 50 MBPS line it took almost 45 minutes to download the game. The Watch Dogs 2 installation was super smooth and there was not much to be done to run the game. We only updated the Nvidia GTX 1060 drivers to the latest edition to maximize the performance.

Watch Dogs 2 is the sequel to the Watch Dogs which was released back in 2014.

Watch Dogs 2 PC Preview Nvidia GTX 1060 Benchmarks

The new game gets the new Protagonist who lives in the San Francisco bay area and is a hacker. The hacking concept was introduced in the last game and this game also comes with a similar theme.


Watch Dogs 2 hover around the story of a Tech revolution. The protagonist Marcus Holloway, a sharp and young hacker who has fallen victim to CTOS 2.0’s predictive algorithms and is accused of a crime he did not commit.

Marcus goes to the CTOS facility in the beginning scene and take care of the heavily guarded data center by stealth and some force using his smartphone and hacking skills invade the facility.

In Marcus’ mission to shut down CTOS 2.0 for good, hacking is his ultimate weapon. I tried playing the game old way, more like battlefield or the Call of Duty series where you can take on any number of guys with brute force, things don’t work that way in Watch Dogs 2.

Watch Dogs 2 PC Preview Nvidia GTX 1060 Benchmarks

Play by the rules and use stealth as your secret weapon with a bit of clever strategy and you can clear the hurdles with ease.

Marcus can not only hack into systems but can control cameras, drones and even can hack the personal information of other people in the game to his advantage.

The Watch Dogs 2 is a good surprise as the game installed and ran as smoothly as you can expect from a quality game. No gripes here about game size , installation or running, even the driver support was there making the game-play enjoyable.

While there have been many games like the Batman Arkham Night or the Ubisoft’s Assasin Creed Unity which were terrible for PC gamers. As the released game came with so many bugs and issues making them un-playable.

Graphics settings

Before we check out the the Game play video, here are some useful Graphics settings you can check out.

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The game opens up with a scene at the top of the roof and our hero Marcus is charged up to enter the secure CTOS facility to remove his records from their highly secured data Center.

Let’s Check out the Game Play video and also a bit of analysis on the performance of Nvidia GTX 1060, in the Watch DOGs 2.

Game Play Video Watch Dogs 2 PC

PC Specs – Nvidia GTX 1060 , Intel Skylake Core i7 6700K , 16 GB DDR4 RAM, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Motherboard

We got the following Performance with the Nvidia GTX 1060 Founders Edition.

  • High Settings Nvidia GTX 1060 AVG FPS – 65
  • ULTRA Settings Nvidia GTX 1060 AVG FPS – 55

Overall the Game play was really enjoyable and I didn’t find any issues as far as gaming on PC is concerned in the time I have spent. I will add up two more game play videos in the coming days as I progress the journey. I am just gearing and stealing more time from writing and other things to enjoy the fantastic Watch Dogs 2.

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  1. Can you suggest a wired usb keyboard under 1000/- rs , good for gaming and daily purpose ? I am planning to buy Logitech G300s mouse , but not sure about keyboard. I am using Logitech wireless mk220 combo.
    What do you think about this configuration. i5 6500, gtx 1060 3Gb, h170 mobo, and 8 gb ram.

    • Looks good go for the 6 GB version if it fits your budget else 3 GB GTX 1060 is also fine. there are some good gaming keyboards above 2K not sure if you can get a quality product in that range, most dell or logitech wired keyboards are fine

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