News: Watch Dogs mod upgrades visuals to match E3 2012 demo

A modder has given the PC version of Watch Dogs a make over with an impressive mod that claims to match the graphical fidelity of the E3 2012 demo.

A member of modding website ‘’ has released a mod named ‘Watch Dogs E3 Bloom’ that adds features including improvements to lighting and fog, headlight shadows, improved reflections and rain and enhanced overall performance.

The demo shown at E3 2012 wowed critics and gamers with it’s extremely high-end graphics. Many were dissapointed when the retail version of the game launched with significantly scaled back visuals.

The modder who goes by the username ‘The Worse’ found and unpacked several features within the game’s code that were ultimately not used in the release build, probably to ensure the game runs stably.

It is undeniable that the game now looks closer to the game’s initial reveal. Below are some screenshots of the modded game and the original E3 demo. Take a look and let us know what you think.


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