Watch Dogs 2

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Infinite money

Late in the game's campaign, the "An Eye For Eye" main operation will become available, with "A Real Dog Fight" sub-mission as its fifth main component. During the "A Real Dog Fight" sub-mission, you will go down a large freight elevator. When it reaches the proper floor, proceed to the indicated in-game mission area with the double doors, and hack the camera to see a room full of people with a man and woman standing next to each other giving a speech. The man is Pablo The Skinner. Point the camera at him and hack him to get approximately $18,000. Then, simply display your phone, select "Game Options", choose "Reload Last Checkpoint", and repeat the process as many times as desired. When the checkpoint loads, you can run into the back left corner of the elevator and hack Pablo The Skinner to do this even quicker. You can get over $1 million in less than an hour using this glitch. Note: This glitch was performed on an unpatched version of the game. It will probably eventually get patched. To avoid not being able to use this exploit, either do not install new patches before using this exploit or delete the patches. You can avoid patches being installed by disconnecting from the internet until you are ready for the game to install new patches.

Easy money

To get money quickly and early in the game, keep completing Driver San Francisco missions by simply driving passengers to their desired locations.

Unique vehicles

Search the indicated location or complete the listed task to unlock the corresponding unique vehicle. Unique vehicles are displayed on the map as a blue car icon when you are near them. Most are found in fixed locations. Many of them can be found throughout the open world, and once you find one and sit in it you can have it delivered to you for free at any time.

    CHP-AAD (Kitt Car): This vehicle becomes available in the Muscle Car section after completing the CyberDriver Main Operation.

    The Danger Mobile: Go to the following location to find it. It is parked between two houses on an island between San Francisco and Oakland, near Yerba Buena Island.

    The Dangerzone: Go to the following location to find it. This vehicle requires the RC Jumper. Go to the set of underground garages across the street from Nudle in Silicon Valley. Search for the two sets of garage doors, and use your RC Jumper to enter through a vent. Destroy the wooden plank hiding a red BLUME box, and hack it to open the other garage and access the vehicle.

    The Flip Wagon: Go to the following location to find it. It is located in an alleyway at the north side of the park near the Painted Ladies in San Francisco.

    The Mountain King: Go to the following location to find it. It is located in Oakland, near your safehouse. Once you have found the vehicle, use your RC Jumper to cross the locked gate and unlock the red BLUME box to access it.

    The Nudle Car: This vehicle becomes available after completing the Main Operation where you hack into Nudle's servers.

    The Rainbow Missile: Go to the following location to find it. It is located in San Mateo near Silicon Valley. In one of the yards, you should be able to find a woman and a robot. Before you do anything, first distract both of them. Once you have done that, unlock the red BLUME box located nearby. This will allow you to open the gate and drive the vehicle away.

    The Red Thunder (Ice Cube): Go to the following location to find it. It is located near the lighthouse by the Golden Gate Bridge. While at the lighthouse, you should be able to see a campsite with the Ice Cube.

    The Wrecker: Go to the following location to find it. It is located in the Port of Oakland. Use your Quadcopter to scan the area. Look for a bunch of shipping containers stacked together. It is inside the open blue shipping container that is on top of some other stacked containers.

Gnome outfit

Obtain all ten Gnome collectibles to unlock the Gnome outfit.

All Gnome locations

Search the indicated locations to find all ten Gnomes:

    1. Go to Papa B's Pawn Shop in Tenderloin to find it on a shelf inside.

    2. Go to the Tidis corporation shipping facility, north of the Palace of Fine Arts. This is a front for the Brava crime syndicate. The Gnome is near the front gate, inside a doghouse.

    3. Go a block north of Embarcadero Center, and enter the alleyway across from the park. Look for a rainbow-colored awning on a bus stop to know if you are going the right way. Go over the fence and climb the ladder to find a vent. Use the RC Jumper to enter the vent. Use the Blume control box inside before going to the rooftop. The ventilation duct will now be unlocked. Enter it to find the Gnome.

    4. Look for a gang controlled lot with a small mobile home near the San Francisco to Oakland freeway. There is wheelbarrow full of dark liquid nearby that contains the Gnome.

    5. Go to the HAUM Data Center. The block next to it has a parking lot and a small brick building with a mural of a unicorn on it. Reach the roof of this building to find the Gnome.

    6. Go to the top level of the east block of the Transbay Center. Activate the RC Jumper (requires the "Enhanced Spring" ability) off the shorter hedge to access the walled-off area. The Gnome is found inside.

    7. Go to Stache and Vine, near the Mission-Dolores Hackerspace. Across the street is a grey building. Reach the rooftop of the building to find the Gnome near the hot tub.

    8. Search for the garden west of the Painted Ladies in San Francisco. Enter from the corner of Doobie Donuts, and go inside the alleyway. The Gnome can be found up the first set of stairs.

    9. Go to the west end of the park near the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Go to the rooftop of Taqueria to find the Gnome.

    10. Go to the tunnel between Lake Merritt and the Coliseum in Oakland. Climb up the small dock inside and use the ladder to find the Gnome.

Money bag locations

Search the indicated locations to find the money bags:

Marin

Point Bonita and Kirby Cove

    1. This money bag is located inside a drainage near a bunker and requires the RC Jumper. There are enemies around but you do not need to worry about them. Use the RC Jumper to access the restricted area.

    2. Go to the Golden Gate Bridge and find the building controlled by The Sons Of Ragnarok. Approach it from the south using a boat to find the money bag.

Vista Point and Horseshoe Bay

    1. Search nearby the restrooms near Vista Point to find the money bag.

    2. Enter the main dock to find the money bag.

    3. Locate the underground level during the mission in this area. The area is blocked by some boxes that you need to destroy before getting the bag.

Sausalito and the Gates Houseboats

    1. Enter the restricted area of this section of the map to find the money bag inside a house, on the balcony.

    2. Go to the house guarded by gang members to find the money bag in the backyard.

    3. There is a ramp on the pier; use a bike to jump off it and reach the other side to get the money bag.

San Francisco

Fort Point

    1. Go to the southern tower of the Golden Gate Bridge to find the money bag.

    2. Reach the top of Fort Point to find the money bag between construction tools and materials.

    3. Locate the outdoor basketball court to find the money bag between the two cars.

Fisherman's Wharf

    1. Go to the end of the main pier to find the money bag.

    2. The money bag can be found during the research case you get for this area.

    3. Go to the end of the dock and locate the gang members to find two money bags they have surrounded.

    4. Go to the underground parking that is guarded by gang members to find the money bag.

    5. Go to the parking garage that is behind the fenced-off area to find the money bag on the second floor.

Downtown San Francisco

    1. Locate the lower courtyard that is guarded by gang members. Use the RC Jumper to jump onto the plants along the eastern wall to find the money bag.

    2. Locate the parking garage to find the money bag in a fenced off area at street level.

    3. While on the streets, locate the backyard guarded by gang members to find the money baf in this same area.

    4. Go to the construction area to find the money bag inside a container.

Coit Tower

    1. Go to the rooftop of the WKZ Station building to find the money bag.

    2. Go to the rooftop that is heavily guarded by gang members to find the money bag.

    3. Go to the park to find the money bag next to a tent.

Needle Park

    1. Go to the second level of Transbay Centre to find the money bag inside a garbage bag.

Mission Delores Park

    1. Go to the rooftop of the police station to find the money bag.

    2. Locate the construction area near the freeway. The money bag is above the office of a construction worker.

San Bruno Mountain

    1. Go to the southeastern corner of the compound and jump on the roof of a small building next to it. Enter the restricted area to find the money bag.

    2. Go to the fenced area near the gas station to find the money bag.

    3. Locate the drainage tunnel in the area to find the money bag inside.

Alcatraz

    1. Go to the dock near the restricted area to find the money bag.

    2. Locate the drainage pipe near the ocean and swim inside to find the money bag.

Yerba Buena

    1. You get the money bag during the first mission.

    2. Use the Quadcopter to scope the fenced area guarded by gang members. Use the RC Jumper to access the money bag.

Silicon Valley

Crystal Spring

    1. Go to the gas station in the area to find the money bag at the carport.

    2. Enter the locked garage in the New Dawn Temple complex to find the money bag.

Palo Alto

    1. Go to the building guarded by police officers to find the money bag.

    2. Enter the alley guarded by gang members to find the money bag.

    3. Go to the pawn shop in the area to find the money bag on the roof.

Stanford University

    1. Go to the backyard to get the money bag from the gang members.

South Silicon Valley

    1. Go to the kitchen of Rhonda's Restaurant to find the money bag inside.

Nudle and Galilei

    1. Go to the under-construction house in the area to find the money bag.

All Key Data locations and solutions

Search the indicated locations and complete the listed tasks to collect all hidden Key Data and get the "Researcher" achievement. It is also needed to buy certain skills and upgrades. The Key Data locations are shown in-game and easy to find. Open the research app on your phone and press Y on a key data skill. It will show you the rough search area on the map, not always the exact location. You can use the Quadcopter and press the Right Analog-stick to scan the world for nearby collectibles. Figuring out the solutions to these puzzles is the harder part. Many of them require the RC Jumper or Quadcopter (RC Jumper is one of the first story unlocks; Quadcopter must be bought in Hacker HQ). One Key Data requires the "Environmental RC" skill (costs two research points). All the others can be found without the use of skill upgrades. You can reach all key data early in the game, after unlocking the research app. They are saved instantly when you collect them, and none are missable. You can also view which ones you have found in the research app.

Timeline

Remote Ctrl

    1. Speed Boost - 0:05
    2. Enhanced Spring - 1:08
    3. Expert RC Engineering - 2:02
    4. Remote Gadgets - 2:36

Vehicle Hacking

    5. Engine Override - 3:10
    6. Massive Vehicle Hack - 3:40
    7. Botnet Savings: Vehicle Hacks - 4:34
    8. Chopper Retreat Exploit - 5:13

Social Engineering

    9. Gang War - 5:57
    10. Botnet Savings: Personal Devices - 6:34

City Disruption

    11. Security System Shutdown - 7:13
    12. Botnet Savings: City Hacking - 7:51
    13. Massive System Crash - 9:51
    14. System Crash Upgrade: Blackout - 11:38

Tinkering

    15. Tweaked Blast - 12:15
    16. Explosive Optimization - 12:44
    17. Expert Tinkering - 13:44
    18. Electro Shock Optimization - 14:26

Marksmanship

    19. Stun Amp Up - 16:09
    20. Fast Trigger Finger - 20:06
    21. Steady Hands - 20:30
    22. Keen Eye - 20:55
    23. Strong Grip - 21:28
    24. Target Weakness - 21:52

Easy "A Ride To Remember" achievement

Unique vehicles are displayed on the map when you are near them. They are found in fixed locations. There are many of them that can be found throughout the open world, and once you find one you can have it delivered to you for free at any time. Go to the following location in the Port of Oakland and click the Right Analog-stick to scan the area. A blue car icon will be displayed when you get close to it. Hack the large container crane to create a path. Once you are at the top, use the "Vehicle Directional Hack" skill (costs two research points) to move the car out of the container and get the "A Ride To Remember" achievement.

Easy "DedSec-A-Roni" achievement

Cable cars are found driving around the inner city of San Francisco near the Transamerica Pyramid. Go to the following location. Then, either follow the tracks on the road or wait for a cable car to arrive. They only drive around a very small area.

Easy "Doggyland" achievement

You can simply pet the same dog ten times in a row to get the "Doggyland" achievement. You will frequently find dogs throughout the open world. A fixed spawn point can be found at the following location at Pier 39 by the restaurant (north San Francisco). When you fast travel to this area, a dog will always spawn. You can also find many dogs at the beach when it is sunny outside.

Easy "Feeding Frenzy" achievement

This can be done in San Francisco. Near the "Dye Dude Kiosk" (marked on map) is a donut shop. During the day, you can find a man wearing a donut costume. He does not spawn at night, only by day during business hours. Buy the "APB: Suspect Located" and "Botnet Upgrade" skils (six research points required). Then, call the cops on the donut guy using the skill for them to come and arrest him and get the "Feeding Frenzy" achievement. Note: You may also want to take a picture of the donut guy before he gets arrested. He counts as a ScoutX Challenge for the "Got The Shutterbug" achievement.

Easy "Hold My Hair" achievement

A great location to find vomiting people is near the bar at Jack London Square at the Pier in Oakland. Vomiting people will often spawn at the pier during the day and night. They show up randomly -- so depending on your luck this may take a little while. Look out for drunk people (the ones that look sick). Just keep running up and down the pier for a while until you find someone vomiting, then take their picture to get the "Hold My Hair" achievement.

Easy "In Style" achievement

Fast travel to the "Plainstock" clothing store in Oakland (eastern part of the map). This can be done from the beginning. Buy the "Gatorfeet Whine Country" shoes for $65 to get the "In Style" achievement.

Easy "Jump Around" achievement

The fastest motorcycle in the game, called the "Sayonara", is recommended for doing this achievement. You can purchase it at elite car dealerships and have it delivered to you. Go to the following location in San Francisco and use the ramp to perform a long stunt jump. If you have any issues, buy the "Engine Override" skill that unlocks nitro. With the extra nitro speed, it will be much easier, but it is not required.

Easy "Let Me Ride" achievement

You must first buy the "Vehicle Directional Hack" skill (costs two research points). This skill allows you to remote control vehicles. Just climb on the roof of a car and press LB + Y, then travel 200 meters to get the "Let Me Ride" achievement.

Easy "Miniroadtrip!" achievement

The Merengue can be bought from Total Motors car dealerships. It is a standard class vehicle and costs $43,125. After purchasing it, you can get it from the car dealer's garage or you use the "Car On Demand" app to have it delivered to you. Then, drive 4 km (2.5 miles) with this car to get the "Miniroadtrip!" achievement. Just drive it along a highway to quickly get it. You will get the achievement after stopping the vehicle, not while driving it.

Easy "Only God Can Judge Me" achievement

Fast travel to the "Nudle Vending Machine" in the south of Silicon Valley. It is marked on the map from the beginning. Buy a t-shirt for $5 from the vending machine to get the "Only God Can Judge Me" achievement.

Easy "Photobombed!" achievement

Simply walk around with your camera until someone makes a funny pose. The NPCs will do this very frequently when you aim the camera at them. This works well on sidewalks.

Easy "Smooth Felon" achievement

Go to the location shown in the video and start shooting at people until someone calls the cops. Kill the police to quickly raise your wanted level. At Level 5, drive through the underground parking garages. Close the doors behind you by pressing LB + A. Inside the last garage, lock the door by pressing LB + Y. When the door is powered down, nobody can enter. This effect runs out after a few seconds -- so you must quickly power it up and down again if cops are outside. If they did not see you driving into the garage (your radar turned yellow), this should be easy. After your radar turns yellow, you must stay out of sight for one minute. If this route does not work on the first try, just drive through all the parking garages again at a higher speed. Try to be out of sight by the time you reach the last garage.

Achievements

Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

    Who Am I (10 points): Erase your past identity in the Blume servers.
    Put Your Damn Pants On (10 points): Buy some pants after the party.
    Menace (15 points): Buy a two handed weapon at the 3D printer.
    In Style (20 points): Buy the Gatorfeet Whine Country footwear.
    DedSec-A-Roni (10 points): Ride a cable car.
    Only God Can Judge Me (10 points): Buy a shirt in the Nudle vending machine.
    Doggyland (10 points): Pet 10 dogs.
    Photobombed! (10 points): Get photobombed in a selfie.
    A Ride to Remember (10 points): Drive one of the Unique Vehicles.
    Bad Boys (10 points): Hijack a boat.
    Something To Ride (10 points): Hijack a bus.
    Researcher (30 points): Collect all the Key Data hidden in the world.
    Smooth Felon (15 points): Escape a Level 5 felony.
    Miniroadtrip! (10 points): Drive 4 km in the world while driving the Merengue from Elek Motors.
    Knock You Out (10 points): Do a stealth takedown on 30 enemies.
    Jump Around (15 points): Do a 140 meters long jump while driving a vehicle.
    Earn your Sea Legs (10 points): Do a sailboat race.
    Roboteer (5 points): Hack a robot.
    Third Time's the Charm (10 points): Make 3 jumps in a row aboard a vehicle.
    Hold My Hair (10 points): Take a picture of someone vomiting.
    Let Me Ride (20 points): Travel 200 meters on top of a car by hacking it.
    One of the Gang (10 points): Complete 5 DedSec Events.
    Natural Born Killer (10 points): Neutralize 1 Hunter in Bounty Hunter mode.
    Please Marcus, Don't Hurt Them (10 points): Successfully neutralize 5 fugitives in Bounty Hunter.
    Hold My Hand (10 points): Successfully complete an online Co-op Operation.
    Feeding Frenzy (10 points): Use the "Call the cops" hack on the donut-disguised man in Haight-Ashbury.
    Troll'r (10 points): Successfully invade another hacker.
    Got The Shutterbug (15 points): Take 25 ScoutX location pictures.
    One-Man Garage (20 points): Buy 25 cars in car dealerships.
    Pimp My eKart (10 points): Get all the eKart upgrades.
    App'ing Around (5 points): Buy all the apps in the App Shop.
    I Get Around (10 points): Do a drone race.
    Ain't No Stopping (10 points): Do a bike race.
    Joined the Mile High Club (40 points): Finish Operation: Hack teh World.
    Baby, I Got Your Money (40 points): Finish Operation: False Profits.
    Knight Ridden (40 points): Finish Operation: Cyber Driver.
    No Place Like Haum (40 points): Finish Operation: Haum Sweet Haum.
    Informer (40 points): Finish Operation: Limp Nudle.
    100% Legit (40 points): Finish Operation: $911.
    Hypnotize (40 points): Finish Operation: W4tched.
    Old School Justice (40 points): Finish Operation: Eye for An Eye.
    Sabotage (40 points): Finish Operation: Hacker War.
    Make Every Voice Count (40 points): Finish Operation: Power to the Sheeple.
    The Itsy Bitsy Spider (40 points): Finish Operation: Robot Wars.
    You're On A Boat! (40 points): Finish Operation: Shanghaied.

Additionally, there are four secret achievements:

    The Fox (20 points): Finish Operation: Shadow.
    Picking Up the Pieces (40 points): Finish Operation: Looking Glass.
    Leaks and Leaks (20 points): Finish Operation: Ubistolen.
    Hack the World (50 points): Trigger the hack of the century.
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