Watch Dogs: 16 Easter Eggs, References & In Jokes You Must See

It might not be quite up to the hype, but Ubisoft have packed their hackable world with Easter Eggs.

Following on from the Easter Egg-heavy Assassin's Creed IV, - which included a couple of noticeable forward looking references to Watch Dogs itself - Ubisoft have somewhat inevitably put the same playful eye for in-jokes and references into their latest release, including some self-congratulatory company nods, and some general gags that will appeal to the very target demographic of players. What is immediately clear is that Ubisoft have tried to make a game for not only a particular type of gamer, but also for a particular type of cultural consumer: judging by the jokes and references that have turned up so far, the developers have a picture in their heads of what the "typical" core gamer represents. They're probably snarky, meme-generating, Archer-watching Ubisoft fans who love heavy metal music - which, in all honesty, probably accounts for a significant proportion of the hundreds of thousands of people who have already invested in the game. With only a few days of game-play clocked up, there have already been a significant number of Easter Eggs, references and in-jokes, and in celebration of the game's eye for detail (which hasn't quite translated into quality, or a bugless gameplay experience) we've put together the very best...

16. Breaking Bad

The NPCs in Watch Dogs' Chicago are a veritable mine of Easter Eggs and gags (more of which later) and some of the references hidden in character bios are incredibly smart, and take a little more brain power than others. The one above is a devilishly clever nod to Breaking Bad, in the character's name (Blanco being Spanish for White, and Galtero looking suspiciously like a Spanish variant of Walter), his terminal cancer and his job as a laundry manager, obviously referencing his time spent working in Gus Frings' superlab beneath the laundry. There's also of course a hacked sign reference to Breaking Bad in the image at the top of this page, which is just one of a number of pop culture references hidden in hackable signs around Chicago (more of which later).

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