Watch Dogs Walkthrough

Our Watch Dogs walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of gameplay with strategy tips for this action-adventure game on the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC & Wii U.

In Watch Dogs, you will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt his family, you will be able to monitor and hack their enemies by manipulating everything connected to the city’s Central Operating System (ctOS). The ctOS controls almost every piece of the city’s technology and holds key information on all of the city’s residents. Access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate targets, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop enemies and more. Watch Dogs allows you to use Chicago as the ultimate weapon and exact your own style of revenge on the bad guys.

Let’s start the Watch Dogs walkthrough with an intro video with developer commentary!

Please note that viewers must be at least 18 to watch, so no harm comes to those with innocent eyes. This game includes Blood, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Alcohol.

Table of Contents

Index of Watch Dogs Guides:

Watch Dogs Walkthrough

All it takes is the swipe of a finger. We connect with friends. We buy the latest gadgets and gear. We find out what’s happening in the world. But with that same simple swipe, we cast an increasingly expansive shadow. With each connection, we leave a digital trail that tracks our every move and milestone, our every like and dislike. And it’s not just people. Today, all major cities are networked. Urban infrastructures are monitored and controlled by complex operating systems.

In Watch Dogs, this system is called the Central Operating System (CTOS) – and it controls almost every piece of the city’s technology and holds key information on all of the city’s residents.

You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, you’ll be able to monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network. Access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy… and more.

Use the city of Chicago as your ultimate weapon and exact your own style of revenge.

Key Game Features:

  • HACK THE CITY
    Watch Dogs takes place in a fully simulated living city where, using your smartphone, you have real-time control over the city’s infrastructure. Trap your enemy in a 30-car pileup by manipulating the traffic lights. Stop a train, and then board it to evade the authorities. Narrowly escape capture by quickly raising a drawbridge. Anything connected to the city’s CTOS can become your weapon.
  • STREET JUSTICE
    Living in inner city Chicago where violence is best answered by violence, you have the skills to take the fight to the streets. Take down enemies by delivering devastating blows with your baton, or experience a shoot-out like never before with a physics simulation that rivals anything in the shooter category. Use a combination of shooting and hacking to gain advantage in any given situation. The streets are designed for you to create your own plan of attack. Overall, you will have access to more than 30 traditional weapons.
  • HIGH OCTANE DRIVING
    Ubisoft Montreal has partnered with studios such as Ubisoft Reflections, the acclaimed studio behind the award-winning Driver series to bring you a game bursting with horsepower. Get behind the wheel of more than 65 vehicles, each with state of the art physics and handling, and explore the massive city while completing missions.
  • EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL
    Disrupt, the all-new game engine dedicated to Watch Dogs, uses advanced processing and graphics to deliver a stunning visual and an incredibly realistic experience. Disrupt gives you the power to affect the story, the city and the life of the population with your choices creating a ripple effect throughout the city.
  • DYNAMIC NAVIGATION
    Watch Dogs gives you the ability to not only use the city’s ctOS to your advantage, but the streets as well. In real-world Chicago, cut through buildings or climb to the rooftops to catch your target.
  • SEAMLESS MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE
    Discover new levels of interaction, cooperation and confrontation between players thanks to a brand new multiplayer game system that links the single and multiplayer modes into one seamless experience. That means no menus, no loading screens, just instant open world multiplayer action.
  • STAY CONNECTED WITH A NEW WAY TO PLAY
    Take your experience beyond the console with a groundbreaking, real-time, companion game. This innovative mobile platform allows players to connect and compete with friends, even when away from their home console. The Watch Dogs companion game delivers revolutionary dual-screen gameplay that enables you to play from anywhere, at any time.

PC System Requirements:

• Minimum:
OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Please note that we only support 64 bit OSs.)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0Ghz
Memory: 6 GB RAM (works with 4 GB RAM as well)
Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM – Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive: 25 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
Additional Notes: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer mode. Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: nVidia GeForce GTX460 or better, GT500, GT600, GT700 series; AMD Radeon HD5850 or better, HD6000, HD7000, R7 and R9 series Intel® Iris™ Pro HD 5200

• Recommended:
OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Please note that we only support 64 bit OSs.)
Processor: Eight core – Intel Core i7-3770 @3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 X8 @ 4 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM – Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive: 25 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
Additional Notes: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer mode. Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: nVidia GeForce GTX460 or better, GT500, GT600, GT700 series; AMD Radeon HD5850 or better, HD6000, HD7000, R7 and R9 series Intel® Iris™ Pro HD 5200

Act 1: Family Man

Mission 1: Bottom of the Eighth

Welcome to the Watch Dogs walkthrough! Doug & Brian will be your voice-over commentator showing you around the game’s areas.

Saving & Other Rest System Tips: Use your Hideouts to rest:
A) Resting changes the time of day, fills Focus, and saves your game.
B) Sleeping will reset your Heat.
C) Sleeping is not available during missions.

Profiler Tip: The Profiler phone exposes the data flow line of objects. Security cameras can be used to reach inaccessible areas. Once you’ve hacked a camera, follow the data flow line to its source.
Tap on the X / Square / Y button (on Xbox / PlayStation / Wii U) to turn the Profiler on or off. Then hold the X / Square / Y button (on Xbox / PlayStation / Wii U) to hack profiled targets. Once a potential crime is found, a prompt will appear on-screen asking you to hold that same button / key to hack the target.

Mission 2: Big Brother

Let’s Profile people for potential crimes near your hideout, and chase down some loose ends to make sure our family stays safes at night.

Crime Detection Tips: Once ctOS detects a potential crime:
A) Reach the indicated blue area.
B) Profile with the X / Square / Y button (on Xbox / PlayStation / Wii U) to identify a potential victim or criminal.
C) Don’t get detected yourself.
D) Wait for a ctOS Alert warning you to intervene.
E) Catch the criminal without killing him / her for greater reputation reward.

Tip: Press the B / Circle / A button (on Xbox / PlayStation / Wii U) to perform a takedown.

Mission 3: Backstage Pass & Mission 4: Backseat Driver

Map & GPS Tips: At anytime you can:
A) Press the Back / Select / “-” button (on Xbox / PlayStation / Wii U) to open the world map.
B) Press the A / X / B button (on Xbox / PlayStation / Wii U) to place a GPS marker.
C) View objective on the top left corner of the map.
D) Fast Travel to any Hideout. Hideout’s are indicated with the yellow / green-ish fast-forward icons on your map.

Tip: When police are searching, exit the grey circle shown on your mini-map to lose them. If chased, to escape break the police line of sight or push them into search mode. Then go to a nearby Hideout to lay low. A Hideout is indicated on the on-screen mini-map with a yellow / green-ish fast-forward icon.

Mission 5: Open Your World & Mission 6: Thanks For The Tip

Car On Demand Tips: To get vehicles delivered nearby:
A) Open your in-game smartphone by pressing up on the Directional-Pad.
B) Select the Car On Demand App.
C) Unlock vehicles for purchase by driving them or by hacking civilians.
D) Purchase vehicles directly in the Car On Demand App.
E) The Car On Demand App is not available during missions.

Note: The in-game “Car on Demand” App is available through the Smartphone. It allows you to buy and order cars & bikes anywhere when not in a mission. The car or motorbike will show up nearby Aiden.

Mission 7: Remember & Mission 8: Not The Pizza Guy

Tools Trick: System keys (indicated as a suitcase with a key on it) are components used to craft tools like Jam Coms, Black Out or ctOS Scan.

Tip: Crafted explosives or environmental explosions are the most effective solutions against an armored enemy.

Mission 9: A Wrench In The Works & Mission 10: Dressed In Peels

Car Music Hint: While driving a car, press right on your controller’s Directional-Pad to skip a song, or hold it to stop.

Tip: Use Focus to easily hack city infrastructure while driving.

Stealth Tips: On foot, sprinting makes it easier for enemies to detect you. In a car, press the B / Circle / A button (on Xbox / PlayStation / Wii U) to hide in car.

Watch Dogs Walkthrough continues on Page 2 with Act 2: Who Is Raymond Kenney?