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Watch Dogs
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Stephanie Barnes
Editor(s): Stephanie Barnes
First Published: 04-08-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-07-2020 / 13:23 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 06-08-2020 / 22:05 GMT

Take a moment to check out your skill tree, if you haven't already, and spend your skill points on the abilities you feel are best for you. Check out the apartment, which has some valuable crafting items, and then hack into the laptop for Audio File: Aiden Pearce 05 and the System Key on the desk. You can now sleep in the bed until 6:00 am.

In the morning, exit the apartment and check out the people as you explore the city. Keep your Profiler out to take part in many different kinds of activities, such as stealing people's bank information or finding collectibles like Songsneaks. In some cases you may even run across potential crimes, which is exactly what you are looking for now.

After a restless night (left), head outside and down onto the streets in search of a potential crime (right).

Once the conversation ends, you will be given the option to create a waypoint or you can manual make one by opening up the map. Either way, make your way to the crimes location.

You will know when you find a potential crime when the Profiler indicates in yellow that the person is either a potential Victim or Criminal. You then need to wait for the crime to begin to intervene.

You want to wait to intervene until the following occurs:

  • The information bar on either person reaches 96% or higher
  • The information bar rating turns red
  • The alert icon above the criminals head turns to a yellow exclamation point, but not before the alert turns red
If you are spotted before this occurs, criminals may refrain from performing a criminal act and you will miss out of the Reputation Points gained for the side quests.

Find the victim (left) and then tail her down a short alley and wait to intervene (right).

Once the crime begins you want to rush in before the criminal can kill the target, increasing your reward at the end of the side mission. Additionally, taking out the criminal in a non-lethal way will also increase your Reputation, so try and run them down and take them out with a melee attack.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    PC, Wii U, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    4 August 2014
  • Last Updated
    22 July 2020
  • Guide Author
    Stephanie Barnes

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