Watch Dogs: Legion is an action-adventure game with an open-world concept where players are free to roam the vast environments of the dystopian London setting. This game was developed by Ubisoft Toronto and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. This title is the third edition of the series and the sequel to Watch Dogs 2. It follows most of the previous storyline and gameplay of the earlier titles. Watch Dogs: Legion offers a multiple-character playable system that allows players to recruit any non-player character in the open world.
Watch Dogs: Legion Premise
The core of the gameplay consists of shooting, driving, stealth, and puzzle-solving. The game’s objective is for players to clear the character’s names after being framed for terrorist bombings. At the same time, players will seek to liberate the citizens of London from the control of the oppressive dictatorship of Albion. The player has a choice of various characters to play, each with unique skills and backgrounds.
Main Characters in the Game
Players can recruit and play as any character within London in the game. Here is a brief preview of some of the main characters players will encounter in the game.
- Sabine Brandt: A hacker and surviving member of DedSec
- Skye Larsen: A technician
- Mary Kelley: Leader of the Clan Kelley – criminal organization
- Aiden Pearce: protagonist of the first game returning as a DLC character.
- Nigel Cass: CEO of Albion
Titles in the Series
The success of a series is only as good as the game is. Watch Dogs: Legion has been widely successful. The list is shorter than the usual big box titles. However, players will want to get and keep these few titles in the series.
- Watch Dogs: (2014)
- Watch Dogs: Bad Blood (2014)
- Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
- Watch Dogs: Legion (2020)
- Watch Dogs: Legion – Bloodline (2021)
Cheats for Watch Dogs: Legion
Find a recruit with the “Signing Bonus” perk. If players do not have one already, find and recruit them to get 300 ETO. Use the Team menu and select the recruit with the “Signing Bonus” perk. Go to their location and retire them. To retire an operative, open the Team menu, edit them, and choose to retire them. While they are still nearby, select and re-recruit them for another 300 ETO. Then, retire them again. Repeat this process as many times as desired for an unlimited amount of money. You can farm approximately 6,000 ETO per minute if you are quick enough by simply learning which buttons to press, and to press them as quick as possible.
Defalt’s hidden mask
To find Defalt’s hidden lair and mask (DJ hacker/villain from the original Watch Dogs), go to the location marked on the map. It is on the waterway at the City of London. Go east of the Millenium Bridge (small bridge just east of the TOAN attack site). Go to the area marked on the map at 2 am, then enter the tunnel at the brick building with a ladder leading into the water. Jump down and examine the locked wooden gate near the water this gate can be interacted with and opened at 2 am. In the dungeon below, the player will find a bunch of mannequins. Interact with the crate under the desk where the mannequin is sitting at the DJ booth it is located in the back-left of the nightclub. Open the chest to get the Defalt mask.
The following is a list of recommended operatives you can recruit at the start of the game, and their abilities.
Location: Complete the City of London liberation. The Beekeeper is a rare operative you will sometimes find on rooftops. They have the Bee Swarm ability that distracts and neutralizes enemies.
Location: Fast travel to Westminster, Brewer Street. Look down the nearby alley where you spawn. Check after 12 pm. The Hitman comes with deadly weapons and has the gun-kata ability, allowing them to instantly takedown opponents with guns.
The Living Statue
Location: Go outside your HQ Pub, or in the MI-6 area. This character appears as a stone/gold statue. His special ability allows him to hide from pursuit instantly by posing like a statue.
The Police Officer
Location: Go to New Scotland Yard, or anywhere else patrolling the streets. Cops have the ability to arrest anyone in-game and then “rescue” them. The player can easily get people on your good side. Also, they will be able to access lots of government buildings. Note: Like with Albion employees or The Royal Guard, they will need the Deep Profiling tech upgrade to recruit them.
The Protest Leader
Location: Go to Camden, or look for gatherings and areas that are marked with protest signs. The Protest Leader has a special ability that allows them to recruit followers and send them to disable enemies.
The Royal Guard
Location: In the City of Westminster, go outside Buckingham Palace. The Royal Guards look neat, but they do not really have any unique abilities —- except that they can freely enter Buckingham Palace. Note: To unlock characters like this, you will need to the Deep Profiler tech upgrade.
Location: Go near the London Tower outpost. Check after 12 pm. Players can also complete the City of Westminster liberation. Spies come with a special spy car. They have missiles hidden in their headlights. Spies also carry silenced pistols and the Spy Watch ability that allow them to disable enemy weapons.
The Stage Magician
Location: In Lambeth, go to the fountain square a few blocks east from the Ferris Wheel. Check in the afternoon. This very powerful operative has a special skill that allows you to switch allegiance of any enemy character.
Recruiting hostile operatives
To recruit operatives that are your enemies, or in rival factions, unlock the Deep Profiling tech upgrade for 20 tech. It allows you to complete special missions to recruit hostile recruits. It is an expensive upgrade, but it allows you to tag police or other hard-to-recruit characters. Players will unlock a special mission to recruit the desired operative, but if they do not complete it successfully, the target will permanently hate DedSec.
Retiring undesired operatives
Eventually, players will gain more operatives than they need, or players can get operatives that waste the ETO. To remove an operative, open the Operatives menu, then select the operative they want to retire. In the lower-right corner, players will see an option to retire them. Retiring an operative will remove them from the playable roster.
Avoid getting kidnapped
Player’s operatives can get kidnapped randomly when they are not using them. This usually happens if DedSec is extremely hated by different factions. When a kidnapping occurs, a special mission will be unlocked to rescue the lost operative. To lower the chances of kidnapping, use non-lethal shock weapons and takedowns. Or do not injure anyone during missions, which is very possible. Kidnappings against DedSec occur due to faction hatred, and faction hatred is caused by killing/injuring members of the faction. Non-lethal takedowns generate much less hate against the faction, especially compared to killing with guns. If players go on a shooting spree, expect some retaliation.
All Oppression Defiance challenges
Search the indicated locations to find all 22 Red Icons Borough activities (Oppression Defiance challenges) in Watch Dogs: Legion. Players must complete them to liberate the boroughs and turn them defiant. Turn all boroughs defiant to get the “Take Back London” achievement. Each borough has 3-4 red icons on the map. Those are the borough activities that decrease the oppression. Doing all of them unlocks the Defiance mission for that borough. Completing that mission will then liberate the borough and turn it defiant. Each borough unlocks a playable character, marks all Tech Points (Skill Points) on the map, and makes people easier to recruit. Nothing is missable, as players can still do everything after completing the story in free roam mode.
All Photographic Evidence and Collect Evidence locations
Search the indicated locations to find all six Photographic Evidence and Collect Evidence locations in Watch Dogs: Legion. They are a type of Borough activity (Oppression Defiance challenge) that is marked by red icons on the map. These are the trickiest of the 22 total Borough activities. They are required for the “Take Back London” achievement (liberate all districts and turn them defiant). There is nothing missable in Watch Dogs: Legion, as you can still do everything after the story. These mini-quests are marked automatically on the map from the beginning of the game.
All Darts locations
Go to the indicated locations to find all 21 Darts locations in Watch Dogs: Legion for the “Bullseye” achievement. This type of collectible has a blue icon on the world map, and they automatically get marked when near them. They are all inside pubs/bars. When players follow the guide for all Drinks, they will automatically go to each Darts location. It is recommended to combine both. The player can find all of them from the beginning of the game in free roam. None of the Darts locations are missable. They can still do all of them after completing the story.
To make them count, players must complete one full match (from 301 points to 0 points) in each location. Playing a “Solo Practice Match” is enough for it to count towards the achievement. Just make sure to keep playing until the score goes to 0 and then players will get some ETO (money) and it will say how many throws it took in total. When players see this, if they have done it correctly and the location has counted. Note: Play all Darts games using the same character. If you switch characters, it may not unlock the “Bullseye” achievement.
All Drink locations
Search the indicated locations to find all 26 Drinks in Watch Dogs: Legion and get the “Bottom’s Up” achievement. Players can find all of them after you have unlocked the DedSec safehouse at the beginning of the game. All you need to do is walk up to the bar and drink one beer. The screen will get blurry after doing this. It is fine to fast travel from one pub to the next to speed things up. Along the way, be sure to play one match of Solo Darts in each pub to get the “Bullseye” achievement. Note: Have all Drinks with the same character. If you switch characters, it may not unlock the “Bottom’s Up” achievement.
All Paste Up locations
Search the indicated locations to find all 47 Paste Up locations in Watch Dogs: Legion and get the “Piece de Resistance” achievement. Players can find all of them after they have unlocked the DedSec safehouse at the beginning of the game. They are empty walls where players can paint some graffiti. It is highly recommended they play the Construction Worker character class for this. This class has a Cargo Drone that players can climb on and then fly up. Most of the Paste Ups are high up on buildings, and this makes it very easy to reach them. Note: Collect all Paste-Ups using the same character. If you switch characters, it may not unlock the “Piece de Resistance” achievement.
Easy “All About Aesthetic” and “Re-Wrap My Whip” achievements
To get these two achievements, open the Team menu — select “Edit” on any character — scroll over any weapon or car and edit it — choose “Skins” — purchase any skin. Note: To buy car paint, players need a character on the team who owns their own vehicle. Select the cheapest option, as the player will need to spend 100,000 monies on clothes for the “Fresh Threads” achievement — so do not waste money on expensive skins.
Easy “And Stay Down” achievement
Let one of your operatives get killed by an enemy. The killer will become your team’s “Adversary.” Immediately return to the place of death with any team member, and the killer should show the “Adversary” red text next to their health bar. Kill this enemy to get the “And Stay Down” achievement. If no Adversary spawns, get some more of your operatives killed and keep returning to the place of death until an Adversary spawns.
Easy “Could’ve Made National” achievement
First, go to one of the Kick-Up locations (marked by a blue football icon). Complete the six beginner rounds and then the first intermediate round to get the “Could’ve Made National” achievement. Kick-Up is a QTE mini-game in which you must press the buttons that are shown on-screen. Delay the button press until it is in the green or purple zone (you will see a circle around the button press when it is in the green/purple part for more points).
Easy “Death from Above” achievement
People with the “Drone Expert” job have the “Dive Bomb” skill. The easiest method is to turn the “Lambeth” borough defiant (complete the three red borough activities). It will always give players a recruit with the Dive Bomb skill. Select the Dive Bomb skill from the item wheel, and press RB to use it against enemies of the Albion faction. Either go to a restricted (red) area that has Albion enemies, or simply start a police chase and defeat the policemen with it.
Easy “Down to The Wire” achievement
This requires someone with the “Professional Hitman” job. The easiest method is to turn the “Nine Elms” borough defiant (complete the three red borough activities). It will always give you a Professional Hitman. Then, go to a restricted (red) area that has Albion enemies. Sneak up to them from behind and perform a melee stealth takedown. What makes this unique is that the Hitman uses a wire to choke out enemies, which other agents do not have.
Easy “Hack the Planet” achievement
People with the “Hacker” job has the “Viral Hacking” skill that makes this achievement possible. Players automatically unlock a Hacker after “Clarion Call” main mission. It is one of the first main missions, very early in the game (the one that makes you liberate the borough of Camden). Select that Hacker from the team.
Method 1: During the daytime, go to Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster. There are almost always 8+ protesters standing close together at the stairs in the middle of Trafalgar Square. Any other group of 8+ people who are walking close together on the sidewalk also works. Hold LB + A to perform a “Distraction.” Since your Hacker has the Viral Hacking skill, it will spread to everyone nearby and not just one person. If it spreads to 8 people, you will get the “Hack The Planet” achievement.
Method 2: Alternatively, you can hack 8 cars simultaneously. The only trouble is that stolen cars will self-drive away after a short time. One method is to build a traffic jam (block the street) to get enough cars close together. However, an even easier method is to go to the parking lot behind Buckingham Palace (southwest of Westminster). There is always 8+ cars parked there. Park 8 of them close together, as they will not self-drive away because they were in parking mode. Hold LB + A to make all cars drive at the same time. If players do not get enough people to spawn, this is a good alternative. They can even drive cars into a restricted area with a gate and park them there (open/close the gate) so they cannot self-drive away.
Easy “Meta-Gaming” achievement
Video Game Designers are found randomly in the open world. They spawn more frequently at day. Walk around town and scan everyone with LB to see their occupation. It is quite random and can take a while to find one. It may also help to play as a Video Game Developer to improve their spawn rate. This is not 100% confirmed, but it has worked for some people. When you see a Video Game Developer, recruit them first and switch to that character. There are some areas where Video Game Designers have fixed spawns, but they will not appear there each day. Just check back each in-game day.
Easy “NO NOT THE BEES” achievement
People with the “Beekeeper” job have the “Bee Swarm” skill. The easiest method is to turn the “City of London” borough defiant (complete the three red borough activities). It will always give players a recruit with the Bee Swarm skill. Select the Bee Swarm skill from the item wheel, hold RB to aim at up to three enemies, and release the button to release the bees. It will not kill some of the tougher enemies right away, but they will be weakened. Kill ten enemies of the Albion faction with this skill to get the “NO NOT THE BEES” achievement. Either go to a restricted (red) area that has Albion enemies, or simply start a police chase and defeat the policemen with it.
Easy “Paint Me Like One of Your…” achievement
First, recruit someone with the Street Artist/Artist/Illustrator/Muralist occupations. Those people have a paintball gun in their inventory. Just walk around holding LB until one of them is found. They are random spawns so it may take some time and patience. Once the player has recruited a character with a paintball gun, go to one of the red outlined areas in Islington & Hackney. Those areas are all occupied by Clan Kelley members (it also says “Unformed Access For: Clan Kelley” when scrolling over those red areas). Shoot them in the head using the paintball gun, five times total, to get the “Paint Me Like One of Your…” achievement.
Easy “Power to The People” achievement
People with the “Football Hooligan” job have the “Rally Cry” skill. The easiest method is to turn the “Islington & Hackney” borough defiant (complete the three red borough activities). It will always give players a recruit with the Rally Cry skill. Select the Football Hooligan from your team and go to a restricted (red) area that has Albion enemies. Before entering the restricted area, open the item wheel and select the Rally Cry ability. It will spawn three Hooligans who will follow you. Simply walk up to some Albion enemies and let the followers defeat them to get the “Power to the People” achievement.
An easy trick is to distract an enemy by pressing LB on them, which allows the players followers to do an instant takedown. Players can also weaken the enemies themselves by punching them a few times. Avoid firing a weapon, as doing so makes the followers run away. The counting for this achievement may be a bit off or it does not count every Albion enemy as “Albion guards.” Thus, they may need to defeat more than three Albion enemies to get the achievement.
Easy “Shaken Not Stirred” achievement
People with the “Spy” job have the “Spy Watch” skill. The easiest method is to turn the “City of Westminster” borough defiant (complete the three red borough activities). It will always give players a recruit with the Spy Watch skill. Select the Spy from the team and start a police chase. A good place to do this is at the pub outside your DedSec safehouse. Just bring up the wanted level and wait for a lot of police to arrive.
Players can hide inside the pub for cover. When a lot of police have arrived and are close together outside the pub, select the Spy Watch from the item wheel and press RB to use it. If enough police are close enough, players will get the “Shaken Not Stirred” achievement. If they do not get it after the first try, just raise the wanted level some more and wait for the Spy Watch to cool down.
Easy “The Royal Tour” achievement
Complete the following steps to get “The Royal Tour” achievement.
Step 1: Buy the “Deep Profiler” upgrade from the Tech menu (costs 25 Tech Points).
Step 2: Go to Buckingham Palace in the west “City of Westminster” borough. Scan the Royal Guards (red coats) in the restricted area of the Buckingham Palace and save them to recruits.
Step 3: In the Team menu, use Deep Profiler on the Royal Guard.
Step 4: This will bring up a menu with clues for Recruitment Leads. Select one of the Recruitment Leads to automatically mark it on the map with a blue magnifying glass icon.
Step 5: Complete the Recruitment Lead. It is usually just a quick hack of someone’s phone or getting/deleting some other type of data by hacking it. After doing this, it will show “Recruitment Mission Started” on the screen.
Step 6: Complete the Recruitment mission for the Royal Guard. You can either scroll over him in the Team menu to view the mission or find it in the Mission menu. Make sure to actively track it to get the golden quest marker for it on the map. After completing this mission, the Royal Guard will join your team and become a playable character. Simply select him from the Team menu.
Step 7: Return to Buckingham Palace in the City of Westminster and walk into the restricted (red) area while playing as the Royal Guard.
Easy “Throw the Book at Them” achievement
To do this, players need an Albion Contractor or Policeman that has the “Handcuffs” in their item wheel. The easiest method to recruit one of them is to finish the “Inside Albion” main mission. This story mission (first Albion chapter) requires players to automatically recruit an Albion Contractor. That one should have the Handcuffs skill in the item wheel. In case players want to do it earlier, or if for some reason the story-related Albion Guard does not have Handcuffs, they can recruit one in the open world (they drive around in police cars but are also found at hostile areas outlined in red on the map).
Hold LB to view the Albion Contractor/Policeman and R1 to save to Recruits. In order to start the recruitment, players must have the “Deep Profiler” upgrade from the Tech menu. They can then scroll over the Policeman in the Team menu and press Y to scan him for clues to unlock his recruitment mission. Since Albion Contractors and Policeman dislike DedSec, they cannot be recruited right away. Thus, players must have the Deep Profiler to unlock their Recruitment Clues (same process used to get “The Royal Tour” achievement). Once you have a Policeman with the Handcuffs skill, toggle on the Handcuffs from the item wheel and walk up to people from behind. A button prompt will appear to arrest them. It does not work when walking up to them from the front.
Easy “You Don’t See Me!” achievement
First, recruit someone with the Living Statue occupation. They spawn most regularly during the day (between 10:00 – 16:00) at popular tourist areas and along marina promenades (for example, at the western border of Lambeth along the water where the big Ferris Wheel is located). They do not spawn after 16:00 because that is when their work shift ends (as seen when you analyze them). After recruiting a Statue Man, select him from the Team menu, get a 5-star police chase going, then use the Statue Emote to lose the police and get the “You Don’t See Me!” achievement.
How do players unlock Watch Dogs rewards?
To unlock rewards players can complete events, side missions, and segments of the campaign. The rewards will consist of various weapons, vehicles, skills, and trophies.
What are some of the best weapons in Watch Dogs?
There are numerous weapons with their own strength and weaknesses it will depend on the particular mission players are attempting. Some weapons include the Zero Day Riffle, MP5, Air Shotgun, DOT_FILE Rifle, D50 Handgun.