Submitted by: David K.
The high stakes poker game in the north part of The Loop has a big buy in but you can
make plenty of cash. While you're not dealing, hack into the camera on the left side
of the room and use it to check how stressed the other players are, including what
cards are being dealt and held. You can then play your cards using those advantages.
Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding weapon:
-=Biometric assault rifle=-
Successfully complete the pre-order Signature Shot DLC missions.
Find all QR Codes to unlock the QR Code investigation mission. Successfully
complete the mission to unlock the Tommy Gun weapon.
Perks and bonuses:
Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding bonus:
-=ATM hack boost=-
Successfully complete the "Palace Pack" mission. This boost increases cash
rewards when hacking banks.
Successfully complete the "Palace Pack" mission. This bonus allows more
investigative opportunities inside the network databanks.
-=Vehicle expert perk=-
Successfully complete the ULC mission in "The Breakthrough Pack". This perk
allows free vehicles from the Underground Car Contact and discounts on selected cars.
When using a Profiler skill, it will use the following amount of battery energy:
* Blackout: 100%
* Bridge Control: 25%
* Jam Communications (Signal Jamming): 50%
* Lift: 25%
* Traffic Lights Control: 25%
Easy XP and Level 50:
Leave the hideout next to the river and train tracks. Turn around, and run to the
highway. Kill the civilians in their vehicles to raise your wanted level. The higher
your wanted level is the more XP you earn when you escape the police. As long as the
civilians stay in their vehicles, the police will not be called. Turn around, and
proceed down the freeway until you reach the train tracks below. Keep killing the
civilians in their vehicles until the wanted level is full. When the wanted level is
full, proceed to the L-Train Station. Jump over the fence, and steal any vehicle.
Once you obtain a vehicle, get caught by the yellow scan to send the maximum number
of cops after you. Smash through the fence, and drive down the tunnel. Stop on the
left side of the tracks, and wait inside your vehicle until the train appears. Start
driving backwards so the train can enter the tunnel. The train will not hit your
vehicle. Leave the vehicle, and enter the train. This is where you will be leveling
up. When the white scan ends, you will be rewarded with 300 XP for "Police Evasion".
Run to the end of the tunnel while you are in the train. When the white scan ends,
wait for the helicopter to leave your area, then shoot the ground to cause the white
scan to appear again, giving the cops another 50 seconds to find you. Since you are
in an area where the cops will not find you, you simply just have to wait the 50
seconds to be rewarded with another 300 XP. Repeat this process as many times as
desired. Note: There are times when the wanted meter will decrease. This is because
you took too long to shoot the ground. If this happens, just kill one of the civilians
in the train to get your wanted level back to the maximum level. Additionally, Watch
Dogs does not autosave when you level up. You have to go back to the hideout and sleep
to save your progress. Thus, it is recommended to save every ten levels to avoid any
chance of losing too much progress.
Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding vehicle:
Vespid LE: Collect all eight hidden burner phones.
How to Escape Level 5 Police Chases:
-=Method #1: Train Escape=-
One of the easiest methods for escape involves the raised L-Line trains throughout the
city. After raising your wanted level to 5, hop into a train and ride it to safety.
-=Method #2: ctOS Building Underground Garage=-
Travel to the ctOS multi-floored pavilion in The Loop. Bring a car to escape through the
front door when you have full stars. You’ll also need to be able to activate vehicle
blockers and garage doors. Start on the upper floor and start causing havoc. Go on a
rampage with your weapons to draw in the police. Continue to fight with the police on
the upper floors until your wanted level increases to 5. Once you do, hop in the car
and travel to the road directly west of the building. There’s a small underground
parking lot north of the train station with blockers and a garage shutter. Drive to
the underground lot, activate the blockers to stop any pursuing cars, then hack the
garage shutter. Raise it, drive in, then lower it and park. Once you’re behind the
garage door, run to the locked door on foot, unlock it by hacking the switch console,
then wait in the hallway until you’re clear.
-=Method #3: Parking Lot Hiding Spot=-
Any of the tall parking lots work. After hitting wanted level 5, drive to a high floor
of the lot. The third or fourth floor will do. Don’t go to the open-air top floor or
you’ll be spotted by helicopters. Stay below a roof and select to hide in your car
once the police have lost sight. Sit and hide until they give up the chase.
Rabbids Easter Egg:
In the mission "Big Brother," while you're inside the house, walk into Jack's room (it's
on the end of the hall to the left) and you can interact with a Rayman: Raving Rabbids
toy. Turn it on and it will make the characteristic scream for which the rabbids are
Easy XP Farming:
* When you start at your hideout near the river and train tracks, leave and head west
for the nearby highway. Purposely raise your ctOS wanted level by killing civilians
while they are still in their vehicles; this is important, as this prevents the police
from arriving until you are ready.
* Make your way north along the highway when your wanted level is full until the L-train
station is to the west. Head for the L-train tracks and arrive near the station itself,
then steal any vehicle from a civilian on the road and allow yourself to be caught by
the yellow police scan. Use the car to smash through a wooden fence just to north of
the station and drive into the train tunnel, sticking to the leftside tracks.
* Wait in the tunnel and look for an oncoming train. Start driving backward to allow
the train to enter (it won't ram your car), then when the train itself is inside the
tunnel, exit your stolen vehicle (leave it in the tunnel!) and run ahead to enter the
train itself. Make your way to the end of the train. The scan should be white and
nearly back down to 0-10 percent at this point; let it run out to be awarded with
300 XP for successfully escaping the police.
* Wait for the helicopter to leave your minimap, then shoot the ground with your gun
to trigger the white scan again. Now simply wait for the scan to run out, shoot the
ground again, and repeat for another 300 XP each time! If your cTOS level decreases,
you didn't shoot the ground fast enough so you'll have to kill another civilian on
the train to raise it back up. The timeframe you have to shoot the ground to trigger
the white scan starts small, then increases as you gain more and more levels making
the trick longer (but no less simple) to pull off at high levels.
* Note that because the game does not autosave your progress, it's a good idea to
manually save back your hideout every now and then while farming XP this way.
How to Cheat at Poker & Earn Easy Money:
* To make lots of money, travel to the High Stakes Poker game in The Loop district.
This is a game of Texas Hold ‘Em, and the stakes are higher, meaning your earning
potential is greater here than at any other betting minigame.
* Sit down in the bar and start playing. But there’s a way to cheat. Look up and
slightly left, above the bar top, to hack a camera watching the game.
* From this camera, you can look at each of your opponents and read their stress
levels with Facial Recognition. Generally, higher stress levels means the targeted
opponent has worse cards — they’re bluffing.
* You can also see at least two of your opponents’ cards directly by zooming in
with the camera. It should make knowing when to fold and when to stay in much easier.
-=Earning 30,000$+ is easy. Remember to=-
1.Go to the High Stakes Poker game in The Loop
2.Use the Camera above the bar.
3.Use Facial Recognition to gauge stress levels.
4.Zoom in to see your opponent’s cards.
Use this handy hack to earn big money in poker.
Aisha Tyler easter egg:
During the Campaign Mission "Wrench in the Works", Aisha Tyler can be seen talking to
another NPC. Aisha is a well-known voice actress that has worked on many films, tv
shows, and games, including Halo: Reach and Gears of War 3. She also appears in a
hotel room or lounge talking on the phone. There is a City Hotspot in the City Hall
building in the Loop district, and near it an unmarked 'intrude' console which you
can hack. Do so to watch Aisha on the phone talking about farts and being followed.
Escaping Level 5 cop pursuits:
When being chased by cops at Level 5, go to the closest L-Line train platform and
jump into one of the trains. If one isn't near, locate a tall parking garage and
drive to one of its top floors, but not the open roof level. Stay below a roof and
hide in your car until the police have lost sight of you. Stay hidden there until
the police give up.
Getting three star rank in Chess Survival: Puzzle 1:
In Chess Survival: Puzzle 1, you will face two rooks and a king. To get a three star
rank, you must make four moves without getting checkmated. Move your king up and to
the left, and your opponent will be forced to waste a turn moving a rook to avoid
Reputation rank requirements:
The following number of points are required to obtain the indicated reputation rank.
You are considered "Incognito" at 0 points.
* Protector: 5
* Vigilante: 10
* Sentinel: 25
* Anarchist: 5
* Menace: 10
* Citizen: -5 to 5 points
Electrical Sign Hacks:
Hacking any blank electronic sign in the city generates a random message, usually
a wink or inside joke from popular culture. Over sixty of these unique massages
exist, and appear at random as hacks are activated.
First, obtain the ATM Hack Boost, Profiler Optimization, and ATM Hack Boost Plus hacking
skills. Then, go to the Navy Pier Mall at the north-eastern area of the map. Walk around
the mall, and hack all of the shoppers bank accounts. You can obtain 175,000+ one time
around the mall. Repeat this process as many times as desired. Next, go to any ATM to
claim the money from all the hacked bank accounts. This will release the money for you
to spend on anything desired. Note: Make sure to often sleep/save at any hideout to avoid
losing any progress. Additionally, you will also obtain all of the SongSneak collectibles
using this trick.
Clearing gang hideouts:
Use the cameras near the entrance and inside the gang hideouts to help plan the best
strategy. Tag the gang members to get an idea of their strength and locations. Use Jammers
to prevent civilians from calling the police before beginning to clear the hideout. Also,
make sure that you have located and profiled the gang leader before starting. Additionally,
shoot out the tires of nearby cars to prevent the gang leader from easily escaping. Once
you are ready to clear the hideout, lure anyone guarding the entrance away, and use
stealth to defeat them (silenced weapon is recommended). Hide the body, then repeat for
any other entrance guards. Hack available items, and use explosions to cause a distraction
and/or kill gang members. You can then stealth kill gang members that are preoccupied with
the explosion. After killing enough gang members, the gang leader will attempt to flee.
When this happens, try to carefully knock him out while killing any remaining attacking
Easy "Dressed In Peels" mission:
In the "Dressed In Peels" mission, after Jordi calls you, immediately leave the prison.
This must be done before the police arrive at the entrance. After leaving the building,
immediately go to the right, run downstairs, and enter the car. Drive out of the parking
garage, go to the nearby train station, and hack a train. If a train is not available,
run on the rails until you find one, but avoid the helicopter. Having the helicopter
hack will help, as it will continue to follow you even after you are riding the train
before eventually giving up the chase.
Play Act 2: Mission 9 - "Uninvited", and meet Jordi for the explosives. This will trigger
a cutscene. Skip the cutscene by pressing B. Destroy the truck with IEDs. After destroying
the truck, you will get the "Reach the Sienna Brick Factory" objective. All missions in
Watch Dogs normally have a warning zone that you cannot leave. If you leave the mission
zone, you will have 15 seconds to return to the mission zone or else the mission will fail.
However, when you get the "Reach the Sienna Brick Factory" objective, the warning zone will
not appear for this part of the mission. Thus, you can now explore the map without any police
Flaming horsey ride:
At the Pawnee area in the northwest section of the map, there is an abandoned "Horsey Ride"
that you can hack. Doing so will activate it and it will shoot flames from the front and
Easy shell game wins:
Due to the way the game's graphics engine renders items, you can use the following trick
to easily win the shell game (where you have to watch a ball being moved around between
three cups and guess where it is located). Turn up the graphics settings to full under
the options. Then, play a shell game, and pause the game after the ball has been moved
and you must choose a cup. When you pause the game, you will see the ball has been rendered
underneath one of the cups. You may also need to turn up the brightness on your TV/monitor
to see it more easily. Simply pick the cup the ball is underneath to win the game. This
trick works on all difficulty levels of the shell game.
Digital Trip Barrier Trick (Alone):
There is a Digital Trip you can activate, called Alone. In it, you must free numerous
districts. The robots within each district cannot pass beyond certain barriers or they
will die. Use that fact to your advantage. Enter a district, wait for a group of robots
to spawn, then lead them on a chase that ends outside the barrier. When they follow you,
they'll die as they attempt to pass through the barrier. You don't receive any points or
equipment as a reward, but there's a delay before more robots will appear and you can use
that to engage in more meaningful activities within the districts, before the threat level
increases again. That makes it much easier to approach the generators.
Easy "Alone" digital trip:
While being followed by some robots in the "Alone" digital trip, enter a dark zone, then
exit the dark zone, and the robots should be standing still in the barrier separating the
light and darkness. Use this time to shoot the robots without worrying about taking damage.
Easy "Role Model" mission:
In the "Role Model" mission, hack the cameras in the parking lot and inside the building to
find all the guards (two on the balcony and eight around the perimeter). Use the explosives
in the environment to kill as many guards as possible. Two cars with eight additional enemies
will arrive after guards have been killed. If your hacking skill is high enough, use steam
vents and other hackable items to kill them in the parking lot before they can exit their
cars. You can also shoot them as soon as they exit the cars from a vantage point on the
second floor in the building. Once all enemies have been killed, go to the third floor.
Access the hacking point by the door at the top of the stairs to unlock the door where
Jackson is located.
You can unlock additional outfits by completing each of the Digital Trips, as indicated below.
Madness - Survive all phases.
Spider Tank - Clear all missions.
Alone - Hack all towers.
Psychadelic - Clear all 17 tracks.
Skill Points Exploit:
Buy plenty of ammo at any store that sells it, and earn yourself a wanted level. Hide out
in your safe house, in the bathroom. After a cooldown, you can fire your weapon outside and
your wanted level will return. Let your wanted level experience another cooldown, then fire
your weapon out the window again. Repeat as desired.
License plate reference:
The license plate on the car Aiden obtains after the "Role Model" mission in Act 2 reads
"N3XU5", which translates to "Nexus". Nexus was Ubisoft's working title for the game.
Easy Shell Game Win:
Begin playing the shell game and let the hustler finish moving the cups around. Without
indicating which cup you believe hides the shell, pause the game and access the Options
menu. Under calibration, set brightness to 100 and then unpause the action. Next, pause it
once more. For a brief second, you should see the outline of the ball in one of the available
cups. Choose that cup to win the round.