10 Video Game Moments You Weren't Supposed To See

9. The Loch Ness Monster - Watch Dogs

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Ubisoft & YouTube: Galaxy

In 2020, some six years after Watch Dogs was released, a YouTuber by the name of JustAnyone dumped an early build of the game online dated September 21, 2013 - eight months prior to its eventual release.

Though the buggy, unpolished build was largely only of interest to the most die-hard Watch Dogs fans, there was one secret which generated wider excitement online.

YouTuber Galaxy revealed an incomplete Easter egg which was included in this rough build but removed from the final game.

While driving their boat around the Pawnee district, they spotted what they believed to be the Loch Ness monster, and upon using a free cam hack to explore underwater, indeed found a low-fi render of Nessie sitting there, seemingly programmed to pop up for a few seconds every so often.

Fascinatingly, all the way back in 2016 Watch Dogs product manager David Thériault confirmed that the Nessie Easter egg had been removed in its entirety before the game hit retail, ensuring that it only lives on in vestigial form in this unauthorised build.


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