Watch Dogs Achievements Guide

26 May 2014
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Watch Dogs Achievements Guide

The Watch Dogs achievements guide lists every achievement for this Xbox 360, Xbox One & PC action-adventure game and tells you how to get and unlock them.

In the Watch Dogs achievement guide we’ll show there are 39 Achievements (6 Secret) with a total of 1,000 Gamerscore points to earn in the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC versions.

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    Watch Dogs Achievements Guide

    1. Hello World (5G) — Take down Maurice

    2. End of Line (30G) — Complete 40 Fixer Contracts

    3. Basest Base (50G) — Complete every Gang Hideout

    4. They Call Him The Vigilante (30G) — Complete every Investigation

    5. Peephole (30G) — Complete every Privacy Invasion

    Tip: To find all 30 Privacy Invasions, check out our Watch Dogs Privacy Invasions Locations Guide.

    6. Road Rage (30G) — Complete every Criminal Convoy

    7. Enforcer (15G) — Use the Crime Detection System to take down 20 confirmed criminals

    8. Hard Crash (10G) — Perform 10 vehicle take downs

    9. Communication Fail (10G) — Using non-lethal takedown, stop 10 civilians from calling to report you

    The first step is to have some citizens call the cops on you. You can do with buy stealing cars, or taking out your gun and shooting it in public. Once the citizens react to this, some will try to notify the cops by calling them. At that point, a flashing red triangle icon will appear above their head, with a progress bar filling up around it in a clockwise manner.

    At this point you must run up to them and preform a non-lethal takedown to take their phone away and stop the call. If they are too far, make sure you shoot them or use the Com Jam in order to stop the call because if the call goes through, the police are notified, and you won’t have any more callers to interrupt.

    10. Bookmarked (30G) — Tag 100 enemies

    11. Power Cycle (10G) — Participate in 5 different City Games

    12. Magic Smoke (10G) — Kill 4 enemies within a single instance of Focus

    To do this you must first acquire the “Focus” skill from the Combat skill tree. Also buy the respective upgrades if you can. They will make this much easier. Cops are easy targets to get this achievement. Shoot around until someone calls them. They usually send 3 cars, with 2 officers in each car. Aim at their windshield as they drive towards you, press the right stick to activate focus, and kill them as quickly as possible.

    Note: Reload the last autosave in the pause menu if it didn’t work the first time.

    13. Escape Loop (10G) — Escape 15 police chases

    14. Free Radical (30G) — Escape a level 5 police chase

    First off, you must build up your wanted level. Start shooting at civilians until someone calls the police. When the police arrives, go into a building (or on a rooftop) where you have a lot of cover. Kill the police reinforcements until your wanted level (see bottom right of the screen) is maxed out. This will only take a minute or two.

    Now get into a vehicle and drive to a location where the cops cannot follow you. There is a really great spot for this in the very north of the “The Loop” district. Below the most northern street is a tunnel. At the western end of the tunnel is a room behind a gate. Go in here, close the gate and wait 2 minutes until the cops go away. Helicopters cannot see you here and the police cannot open the door for unexplained reasons.

    15. White Rabbit Object (30G) — Escape 15 Police Scans

    16. Scanproof (30G) — Escape a level 5 police scan

    To trigger a level 5 police scan you must build up your wanted level. This can be done quickly by killing civilians. You can see your wanted level in the bottom right corner of the screen (grey square icons). Make sure that nobody calls the police before you reach the fifth wanted level! Civilians that are about to make a call have a red triangle above their head. Eliminate them quickly!
    You should do this in a crowded, but open area where you can easily spot callers. The docks in the north-eastern corner of the map are great for this.

    Once you hit wanted level 5, have someone call the cops. You will now see yellow circles on the map, these are the ctOS scans. To escape the scan you must drive to a distant location. Place a marker at the other end of the map and use a very fast vehicle. You should also apply the “Jam Coms” device. It will stop the ctOS scan for a short moment and buys you some time to get away.

    17. Hardware Fail (30G) — Shoot out a tire on 15 different vehicles

    At any point in the game, go on the streets, equip your pistol, and go to a busy intersection and start shooting out tires on as many cars as possible. Shoot out a tire on 15 different cars.

    This video guide shows how to shoot out tires.

    18. Black Hat Trick (30G) — Kill 3 enemies with a single IED

    This can easily be done against the police. Simply shoot around on the street until someone calls the cops. Wait for them to arrive and try to hit 2 police cars with 1 IED. This works best if you trigger the IED before the cops leave their cars. There are always two officers in each car. The IED is an explosive device similar to C4 and can be bought at Tobias’s Shop for $300. You will unlock this shop automatically during the story and it can then be found in the south-western corner of the “The Loop” district.
    You can also craft the IED in your weapon wheel if you have unlocked the respective crafting skill, find it during several missions, or get it from weapon trade investigations.

    Note: Should you fail to get this achievement you may reload the last autosave in the pause menu to get your IEDs back.

    19. Revoking Client Privileges (15G) — Complete the final mission in the Human Traffic Investigation

    Tip: To find all 10 Buyer Briefcases & unlock the Investigation Mission, check out our Watch Dogs Human Traffic Buyer Briefcases Locations Guide.

    20. Saturday Night Special (15G) — Complete the final mission in the Weapons Trade Investigation

    Tip: To find all 9 Shipping Crates & unlock the Investigation Mission, check out our Watch Dogs Weapons Trade Shipping Crates Locations Guide.

    21. Sanity Check (15G) — Collect all 8 Burner Phones

    Tip: To find the 8 Burner Phones, check out our Watch Dogs Burner Phones Locations Guide.

    22. Read-only (15G) — Complete the final mission in the QR Code Investigation

    Tip: To find all 16 QR Codes & unlock the Investigation Mission, check out our Watch Dogs QR Codes Locations Guide.

    23. Darkness Looms (15G) — Complete the final mission of the Missing Persons Investigation

    Tip: To find all 6 Missing Persons & unlock the Investigation Mission, check out our Watch Dogs Missing Persons Locations Guide.

    24. Geolocated (30G) — Check in at every Hotspot

    Tip: To find all 100 City Hotspots, check out our Watch Dogs City Hotspots Locations Guide.

    25. Disk Space Full (30G) — Unlock every song with the SongSneak app

    Tip: To find all 23 SongSneak songs, check out our Watch Dogs SongSneak Songs Locations Guide.

    26. Social Lubricant (15G) — Complete level 10 against all 3 Drinking Game opponents

    This video shows how to complete level 10 on each of the three opponents. Your third opponent will be extremely difficult, even on the levels before 10. Yes, it’ll be boring and time consuming…

    27. Hackification (30G) — Invade and successfully hack 10 enemy Fixers in Online Hacking

    28. Piggyback (30G) — Invade and successfully observe 10 enemy Fixers in Online Tailing

    29. Superhighway (15G) — Complete 10 Public Online Races

    30. System Mangler (30G) — Complete every ctOS Breach

    Tip: To complete all 16 ctOS Breaches, check out our Watch Dogs ctOS Breaches Locations Guide.

    31. Stealth Cookie (30G) — Complete an Online Tailing without being detected

    This can be done anywhere. Use your smartphone app for Online Contracts, then select Online Tailing and wait for it to load.

    32. Freeware (100G) — Unlock every Skill in the Skills Tree

    33. Clear Signals (30G) — Unlock every ctOS Tower

    Tip: To unlock all 13 ctOS Towers, check out our Watch Dogs ctOS Towers Locations Guide.

    Secret Achievements:

    34. Family Man (10G) — Complete Act 1

    35. Who Is Raymond Kenney? (10G) — Complete Act 2

    36. One Down, One to Go (15G) — Complete Act 3

    37. Vengeance (15G) — Complete Act 4

    38. Log Off (100G) — Complete Act 5

    39. Traced (15G) — Get tailed 5 times


    Special thanks to Ubisoft, PowerPyx, IntimidateGaming, Maka, PS4Trophies & HappyThumbsGaming for the list, tips & guide videos.

    Please comment if you have any Watch Dogs achievement unlock tips of your own. Kudos will be given. – Thanks for visiting!


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