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Author(s): Stephanie Barnes
Editor(s): Stephanie Barnes
First Published: 04-08-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-02-2019 / 19:31 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 26-08-2019 / 10:05 GMT

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Trophies & Achievements

Trophy Guide

The following guide covers all the trophies and achievements in the game, adding details for those not covered already in the walkthrough.

100% Clear :

Complete all other trophies to gain this trophy.

Name Description
**Hello World** Take down Maurice
**End of Line** Complete 40 Fixer Contracts
**Basest Base** Complete every Gang Hideout
**They Call Him The Vigilante** Complete every Investigation
**Peephole** Complete every Privacy Invasion
**Road Rage** Complete every Criminal Convoy

Enforcer :

Every time a crime is detected by ctOS head to the search area with the blue triangle in the middle. Once inside the search area take cover and use the Profiler to identify either the victim or the criminal. Wait for the crime to begin before you intervene and save the victim.

Name Description
**Family Man** Complete Act 1
**Who Is Raymond Kenney?** Complete Act 2
**One Down, One to Go** Complete Act 3
**Vengeance** Complete Act 4
**Log Off** Complete Act 5

Hard Crash :

Performing vehicle take downs are fairly easy and will likely be completed as your progress through the game and takedown either cop cars trailing you or complete Interception Fixer Contracts.


Communication Fail :

When performing illegal actions in Chicago civilians will sometimes report you to the police. If they complete the call your reputation will decrease and you’ll need to escape the police scans, so stopping them is important. While there are a diverse way of dealing with them, using Jam Coms will drop the call.


Bookmarked :

When entering a restricted area you can mark threats by scoping out the area with security cameras. An enemy is marked when the rank of the threat is placed in red on the screen, such as a star for Elite enemies.


Power Cycle :

There are multiple city games across Chicago, see Activities in the Game Features section for more details on each.


Magic Smoke :

Using Focus is best done when you get stuck in a jam and are surrounded. You can either enter a restricted area and gain the attention of multiple enemies and then trigger Focus or achieve this near the end of the game in No Turning Back, Part 2.


Escape Loop & Free Radical :

Both of these achievements require you to escape police chases. The only difference between them is that you need to have the maximum Heat level for Free Radical. This means that the police will be intense, with a helicopter on your tail, so use Blackout to get away easier.


White Rabbit Object & Scanproof :

Unlike the two previous achievements in which you must escape the police, this achievement requires you to escape the police scans, one of which is a level 5 scan. These can be triggered by having civilians call the police or naturally as you progress through the game.


Hardware Fail :

Shooting out tires seems like something you’ll have to try and complete on purpose, but you will likely get this while completing the Criminal Convoys when the enemies hide behind cars. The other option is to simply find a parking lot or garage and shoot out the tires on the many cars parked there.


Black Hat Trick :

Though it may seem hard to kill three enemies with a single IED, cars in Criminal Convoys will usually carry 2-3 people. This means that if you set an IED in the path of the convoy and trigger it at the right time you can easily complete this achievement.

Name Description
**Revoking Client Privileges** Complete the final mission in the Human Traffic Investigation
**Saturday Night Special** Complete the final mission in the Weapons Trade Investigation
**Sanity Check** Collect all 8 Burner Phones
**Read-only** Complete the final mission in the QR Code Investigation
**Darkness Looms** Complete the final mission of the Missing Persons Investigation
**Geolocated** Check in at every Hotspot
**Disk Space Full** Unlock every song with the SongSneak app
**Social Lubricant** Complete level 10 against all 3 Drinking Game opponents
**Hackification** Invade and successfully hack 10 enemy Fixers in Online Hacking
**Piggyback** Invade and successfully observe 10 enemy Fixers in Online Tailing
**Superhighway** Complete 10 Public Online Races
**System Mangler** Complete every ctOS Breach
**Stealth Cookie** Complete an Online Tailing without being detected

Freeware :

Unlocking every skill in the skill trees may sound daunting, but you will gain much of the experience required as you complete the story and side missions. In addition to those purchased through experience you will need to complete a certain number of the many side missions to unlock the abilities:

  • Quick Switch Skill (Complete 1 Crime Detected)
  • Blast Resistance Skill (Earn 3 Gold Stars in Cash Runs)
  • Maximize Focus Skill (Complete 10 Chess Puzzles)
  • Auto Weapons Expert Skill (Reach Level 5 in NVZN)
  • Critical Focus Skill (Complete 1 Criminal Convoy)
  • Offensive Driver Skill (Complete 5 Fixer Contracts)
  • Rapid Reload Skill (Complete 5 Gang Hideouts)
Name Description
**Traced** Get tailed 5 times
**Clear Signals** Unlock every ctOS Tower

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1, Wii U
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    4 August 2014
  • Last Updated
    12 February 2019
  • Guide Author
    Stephanie Barnes

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