Watch Dogs Legion Tips You Should Know Before DedSec Releases Third
If you want to fight against the tyrannical post-Brexit UK government, get on board some of our top tips from Watch Dogs Legion. This alternate-reality, near-future London offers plenty of familiarity for anyone who’s visited, but the sheer amount of tools and gadgets you have in Watch Dogs Legion make it a technological toy box to explore, with many secrets to discover. So before you start recruiting your team, take a look at these tips from Watch Dogs Legion.
1. Perform the missions first so as not to have to redo the places
With such a dense map to explore, you might be tempted to venture out, visit famous landmarks, and collect as many tech spots and masks as you can. Well, that’s what I did, but regretted it. If you focus on the story first, you will be taken to most of the important places and infiltrate them there and there, so you have the opportunity to grab all the masks, tech points, etc. If you do this in open play, you will then need to re-infiltrate the place afterwards when the plot takes you there. Play the story, then visit collectibles and incomplete areas afterward.
2. ETO is only spent on cosmetics and is not important for progression
ETO is Watch Dogs Legion’s primary currency, but don’t worry about building a bank. It cannot be used for weapon upgrades or anything substantial; you can only buy cosmetic products like clothing and vehicle wraps. Make no mistake, the clothing options are plentiful, especially if you are going to Regent Street, but racking up as much money as possible is not important or necessary to the progress of the game.
3. Construction workers have the best gadget / weapon combination in the game.
To put it simply, being a construction worker in Watch Dogs Legion is one of the best characters in the game. In addition to their high visibility and helmets, they are equipped with a nail gun, which is basically a silent pistol with slightly lower firepower. Besides, they can bring in a cargo drone whenever you want, which you can then get on and fly anywhere. It’s awesome.
4. Recruit people in uniform to disguise themselves
In continuation of the above, focus on recruiting staff with varying uniforms. Albion guards, police officers, paramedics… there is a long list of trades that can help you squeeze through various places. You can even recruit a Royal Guard and infiltrate Buckingham Palace. When you seem like you belong there, the world (central London in this case) is your oyster.
5. Equip an AR cape to go through the security gates
Many buildings will be subject to strict security, including huge red security lasers that will block doors. You can turn them off by sneaking in from the back and finding the switch, but you can also walk right through them if you’re invisible with the AR cloak. It wears out quickly, but using it should give you plenty of time to pass through and find a place to hide before you are spotted.
6. Most buildings have a way to access the roof if you are scouting
If you need to access the roof but can’t bring in a Cargo Drone at will, take a look outside the building. You can summon Cargo Drones to specific landing areas that you can then hijack, or there are many other ways to get to the top. Scissor lifts will help you get on small buildings, Spider-Bots can almost always squeeze through the air vents, or there may be an elevator for washing windows somewhere. You can also look for ladders or pipes that you can climb.
7. You need a Spiderbot to access a lot of collectibles
While all of the collectibles, whether they’re the most important tech points or the oldest audio recordings, appear on the map, picking them up is easier said than done. They often seem to be hidden in walls or underground, with no obvious access. This is where the Spiderbot comes in. Explore the entire area with your eight-legged robot friend, as there’s a good chance there will be a stealth passage inside. You can access similar areas with the smaller drones that you can hijack, but they can only scan / sting objects; they cannot pick up collectibles.
8. There are no rewards for completing Relic Sets.
Relics are indicated on your map by small padlock boxes, and although they are attractive, they are sadly just uninteresting collectibles, much like text and audio logs. You’ll find a few that are part of a set, but completing the full set doesn’t do much other than provide more basic information. Don’t look for them unless you are a finalist.
9. Eliminate hostile drones noiselessly by hijacking them and flying them out of signal range
It is not easy to cope with the many riot drones that often patrol certain buildings if you are trying to be stealthy. You can turn them off for brief periods of time, but it’ll alert the surrounding guards, and they’ll soon come back to life. Instead, once you’ve unlocked the option to hijack them, just have them fly out of the area until they start to lose signal. When they come back to life, they won’t return to the area they were guarding before and you won’t alert anyone by shooting them down.
10. Distracting someone almost blinds them, so you can miss them
You can distract everyone whenever you want by triggering their phone alerts. Even if you think it distracts them only slightly, that you can sneak up behind them but get too close to them you’ll still wish to die, luckily you’re wrong. As long as they are concerned with their phone, they have a narrow, absolute view, which means you can walk past them without being seen.