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WATCH_DOGS Reborn is a graphical modification. It was reworked and renamed multiple times through it's three year development. Stay tuned for more information about Reborn 2.0 - a total rework of Reborn 1.0.

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WATCH_DOGS : Reborn™️ is a mod which focuses on making the game shine again.
The goal of this project is to make the game look better, partially inspired by older versions of the game.
Combined with Living City, gives you the real WATCH_DOGS experience.
Reborn 2.0 is still being worked on, stay tuned.
PLEASE DO NOT USE THE MOD AS OF RIGHT NOW, YOU STILL CAN BUT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
THERE IS AN ISSUE THAT WILL RANDOMLY CRASH YOUR GAME DURING A LOADING SCREEN.
GAME STILL WORKS FINE BUT THIS ISSUE EXISTS.





Join the https://discord.gg/b68GgJb to find more about modifications for WD Series.



  • New Map Icons, some of them are now animated.
  • Graphics have been reworked, hard to exactly tell you what are the changes since it's the usual content - Colorgrading, Sky, Lighting, Bloom etc.
  • Removed the transparency from cloud textures and now they work more like a skydome texture, unfortunately due to that, multiple cloud presets were ditched because the game doesn't support that with non-transparent skydome texture, there will be less variety but the look overall will be improved.
  • New blood damage textures covering less of your screen, a simple red vignette.
  • Few animation replacements like 2-handed driving animations for Aiden.


  • Alternate Clara - Makes Clara Lille look closer to concept arts or supposed 2011 version, giving her a long hair style from female npc's, changing her jacket to be black and shirt to be white, additionally removes her piercings.
  • Colder Colorgrading - Makes the game look a bit closer to old pictures or videos of this mod.
  • Tree Replacement - Replaces bunch of small trees with bigger ones.
  • 2013 Sweater - New wet sweater material for default outfit which makes it go darker near the sleeves and neck area, becomes fully black while wet after swimming.
  • Blue Water
  • Map Icon (animated) for hackable npc's with high quality rewards such as big bank accounts.
  • Rain Light - Slightly more visible Rain Light during stormy weather.


Installation instructions
  1. Extract the archive, make sure you have at least around 1GB of free space.
  2. Run the bat file.
  3. Choose optional mods if you want to.
  4. Press P to build a patch.
  5. Your new patch can be found in patch folder inside the installer root directory.
  6. Paste the newly created patch to data_win64.
  7. Remove patch1.dat/patch1.fat from data_win64 assuming it exists, if it doesn't, skip this step.
  8. Enjoy the mod.



  1. Reborn 1.0
  2. *First release of the mod.
  3. Reborn 1.1 Hotfix
  4. *Fixed lensflares
    *Fixed motion blur
    *Added partial compatibility with Living City 2.0.
  5. Reborn 1.2
  6. *Removed some files that were no longer compatible
    *Removed few junk files
    *Removed modified vehicle metal materials
    *Temporarily removed custom sounds
    *Reconverted multiple materials
    *Added missing Living City 2.0 map icons
    *Added reflective phone (only affects default phone texture for now)
    *Added Living City 2.0 into the release folder
    *Replaced Kaos' Haikal R mod with ShevNR's version
    *Fixed train camera
    *Updated the installer - corrected some localization, updated discord servers, temporarily removed credits, they are now stored in credits.txt and on the mod page
  7. Reborn 2.0 - Stay tuned.



Main Mods
  • The Silver (And all the other people who contributed to Living City Mod) - Living City Mod + Relief Mapping.
  • IdolNinja - Original code for .bat installer. Rest in Peace.
  • Parallellines - Classic UI (Reborn 2.0 - Not released yet), other extra mods and some assets used in this page.
  • Mr. Bubsy J. Wubbus - Help with coat physics, PX4 Sounds (Reborn 1.0) and other extra mods (Reborn 2.0 - Not released yet, more details closer to Reborn 2 release).
  • Soaring - Other extra mods (Reborn 2.0 - Not released yet, more details closer to Reborn 2 release)
  • Mlleemiles - His part in Living City, Sprint Animations, Minimap Materials, Part of his 2013 trees, 2013 Aiden materials, Bloom, 2013 Lensflares, Blue Water, Reflective car materials, and many more.
Extra Mods
  • Vosswar - His vegetation which i modified myself.
  • Definitive Mod Team - Original theatre sign material mod.
  • ShevNR and Z_ - Blue Mission Notifications and Crime Notification Icon. E3 Haikal R (ShevNR)
  • AJ - Cover Camera DOF, Fixed 2013 Handling and Car Camera.
  • ThE_BloB - Walking Camera Position.
  • Stellasin - PS4 Premiere Police Liveries.
  • Sad_Gamers - Gray Ladders + Black Buttons.
  • t o a s t e r - Non Pixelated Weapon Wheel icons.
  • TXGT - Vehicle Lighting and Camera DOF which i edited, combined together with Silver's Profiler DOF mod.
Special Thanks
  • Gibbed - Gibbed Tools.
  • MrWasdennnoch - Updated Gibbed Tools.
  • 30Jon - Disrupt Editor.
  • VP - WD Toolkit.