Cooperative Operations in Watch Dogs 2

These objectives can be played solo or in 2 gamer co-op, and are arbitrarily created with a handful of classifications readily available – (Un)Lawful (Dis)Order objectives face you off versus the FBI, CTOS Haxx put you up versus Umeni-Zulu, and Crime Hunt has you handling gangs – however besides the kind of opponent you deal with all the objectives are drawn from the very same swimming pool of standard types, and if you’ve played the story mode then the mechanics of them will likely be quickly familiar.

  • Steal a car from a limited location. Making a tidy vacation pays dividends here – you require to take the vehicle to its designated area in basically one piece so getting away without setting off a chase is more suitable – so designating a single person to diversion tasks whilst the other looks after the vehicle is a good technique.
  • Download some information from a limited location. You’ll require to stick relatively near whatever it is you’re downloading from while the information is moved, however having both gamers in distance to it will increase the download speed.
  • Steal several products from a limited location. These provide themselves well to you and your partner dividing to reduce the quantity of time you invest behind firing line.
  • Destroy numerous products in a limited location. Unless you can get fortunate and goad an opponent into tossing a helpful grenade a minimum of among you will require requirement shock or explosive charges for these.
  • Release a detainee from a limited location. The detainee is constantly behind a door locked by a panel that needs physical gain access to and is typically found some range from the door, so an useful technique is for one gamer to make their method to the detainee whilst the other handle the locks. Thankfully the detainees do not require accompanying after they’re launched, so as quickly as they’re untied you can beat a retreat.

The jobs differ in problem, with more difficult difficulties supplying higher benefit, and typically include extra goals for a little reward – finishing it within a particular quantity of time, for instance.

As with the story mode you can approach these missions in a variety of ways, but it’s important that you and your partner agree on a strategy beforehand – if one player tries to approach it through stealth and the other just rushes in guns blazing things will go horribly wrong pretty quickly. Ideally you also want to be able to co-ordinate during the missions so voice chat is highly recommended, particularly if you’re attempting to complete your jobs without confrontation.

Free Roam in Watch Dogs 2

You can team up with another player and just explore the world, collecting items and causing chaos as you go. If you’re hunting for KeyData, RP, or other loot both players will need to pick them up, but this could be a handy way for new players to get a bit of a head start – if you can recruit someone with a full arsenal of tricks they can be a great help in securing the path to a hard-to-reach item if you’re a little underpowered.

DedSec events in Watch Dogs 2

While free-roaming in co-op mode you will occasionally be alerted to a DedSec event. These are short tasks such as hacking a hostile NPC and require much less planning than the specific missions – as long as you and your buddy are agreed on what sort of approach you’re going to take when they appear then they’re easily dealt with.

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Hacker Invasions and Bounties in Watch Dogs 2

Hacker Invasions and Bounties work in similar ways, in that there is the hunter and the hunted. The in-game phone app can help you become the former, while the latter can take place as you’re exploring the world or get a high wanted level from the police.

If you don’t want these multiplayer distractions, however, you can easily turn them off – go to Game Options (it’s an app on the phone) then Settings, and Online Preferences to toggle them.

Once you’ve started the hacking process you need to avoid detection while the download completes – you can use height differences to your advantage, set up a distraction (put a gang hit out on a handy policeman, for example) and then lose yourself in the chaos, circle a building to keep the target on the opposite side, or you can try simply blending in with NPCs if your target is in a crowded area.

You’re under no pressure to start the hack quickly, so if your target isn’t in a great location just tail them until they’ve moved to better surroundings.

Regardless of your strategy, a combination of NetHack and the quadcopter can make it tricky to avoid being spotted so sooner or later you’ll be discovered at which point you need to escape.

The target is free to use any means at their disposal to eliminate you, but any attempt on your part to harm them will cause you to fail, so getting a significant distance away is your only chance.

As soon as you’re notified you’re being hacked (or sooner; see below) deploy the Quadcopter if you have it, switch to NetHack, and look for anyone behaving oddly – that guy on the roof, the one walking at a slightly different speed to everyone else, or the one crouching behind a bush is going to be your opponent, and if there are no obvious suspects then simply make a methodical sweep of the area.

Once identified your job is to eliminate them, and you have the distinct advantage of them being unable to retaliate, so feel free to use weapons, explosives, environmental hazards, and every other trick in your arsenal.

It’s possible to know you’ve been invaded before the hacker is even anywhere near you – while they’re invading you’re unable to fast-travel or initiate an intrusion or bounty hunt, and attempting to do so will result in the hacker’s general location being displayed on your map allowing you to make your move well in advance!

You can approach this in two ways – find yourself a defensible position and settle in for a siege, or try and make a run for it. Either way, your exact position will be visible to anyone hunting you down so breaking line of sight is not enough to escape – you need to eliminate all the human participants and then hope you can evade the police before another hunter spawns in, a circumstance than requires more than a little luck.

It’s worth bearing in mind that each human opponent you eliminate earns a bonus Follower benefit regardless of whether you manage to escape, so simply hunkering down and picking people off as they approach until you run out of luck or ammo can be more profitable than actually achieving your goal of escape.

Depending on where you are in relation to the target and whether they’re on the run or holed up somewhere will dictate your strategy, however broadly speaking you simply need to get close and take them down. If they’re on the run this can be a long and drawn out process, especially if they’re a long way off when you start, and you may require to rely on some good fortune to close the gap.

Also note that the cops will be included and – for as soon as – they’re on your side so hurting them (intentionally or unintentionally) is off limitations, so drive thoroughly and mind your goal.