Legion might come as a bit of a surprise to those who are new to Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs franchise. It is still DedSec’s hacking shenanigans but on the streets of London. More hacker tools are now available, as well as an active recruitment system. This means you don’t have to handle missions on your own, as DedSec’s cause can be spread to virtually everyone you meet!
While much of the gameplay and the overall mechanics of the game are similar to those before, there are some changes. Take advantage of these expert tips for liberating London from the inside!
Create A Well Balanced Team
Creating a team of skilled professionals is the player’s top priority. Having some extra hands who offer different benefits and abilities is essential. The player can do a lot of things on their own, but it is important to have some extra hands.
The player wants to have people on their side who will be able to help them, like lawyers to free crew members from jail and doctors to heal injuries. A rebellion involves many moving parts, and players will want to hire people who are most suitable for each role. You’ll have a smoother time if you recruit the best.
The Deep Profiler For Recruitment
You should prioritize unlocking Deep Profiler as one of their first tips. Despite costing 25 Tech Points to complete, this Tech Upgrade reaps more than enough benefits for players hoping to get the most out of the Recruitment system. As a result of Deep Profiling, players can recruit people who dislike DedSec.
Interestingly enough, those who hate DedSec usually end up having fascinating careers. They are frequently Albion officials, Clan Kelley supporters, and even police officers. Deep Profiling your contacts will provide you with Recruitment Missions, Schedules, and Associates that you can use to gain their trust.
Utalise The Spiderbot
The Spider Bot is one of the most useful tools the player has at their disposal. It has two variations; the Combat Spiderbot and the Infiltrator Spiderbot, with the latter being arguably the most helpful. This creepy little bot can quickly scout out areas by jumping and scaling various obstacles and fitting in small crawl spaces providing valuable intel.
The Combat Spiderbot is a mobile turret that provides backup and has limited stealth and exploring capabilities. You can even sit in a car and use the Spiderbot to peek inside buildings, gather items, and do other things without ever putting yourself at risk. However, basic Spiderbots tend to be clunky and vulnerable. Instead, players should upgrade their Spiderbot into the Infiltrator Spiderbot to fully equip it for DedSec operations. The Spiderbot is a great tool for remaining stealthy which is an important aspect of Watchdog Legions.
You can tackle the game’s challenges Batman-style, turning up unannounced and leaving a trail of bodies in your wake. But it’s far more effective to approach the game as intended using hacking, bots, and stealth. For starters, getting into gunfights will draw the wrong kind of attention and irritate the locals, making recruiting harder.
Using stealth, no suspicion is raised, locals are happy with the lack of violence and you can get things done with minimal risk to yourself. Also, the game is designed to allow players to operate in the shadows anyway, so the stealth approach will be more effective and interesting.
Use Drones To Your Advantage
London is full of drones that come in all shapes and sizes. These drones provide surveillance, monitor traffic, provide backup for the enemy, carry things around the city, and so on. The result is a bee’s nest of devices that can make life hard for the player’s operatives or be their best allies.
Hacking these drones for personal use can do wonders for any operation. Combat drones can be turned on their handlers, surveillance drones can provide intel, and traffic drones can sow confusion. Hacking these buzzing devices and using them in ops is always a great strategy.
Get The Paramedic and Barrister In Your Roster
Recruiting the Paramedic and the Barrister ASAP is a great tip when it comes to recruiting Operatives. These Operatives can take advantage of special perks in certain circumstances. Barristers, for example, can lower the jail time spent by Operatives, sometimes even freeing them immediately. A paramedic also reduces the time that operatives spend in the hospital, and they provide a getaway vehicle as well.
You should remember to try and recruit Operatives with abilities and Perks that may benefit you in terms of infiltration and combat. That way, you will be able to go into enemy territory without any resistance.
Try Not To Recruit Similar Operatives
Legion’s biggest hook remains “play as anyone”. The 9-million residents of this high-tech city can be transformed into Operatives by players. Sadly, only 45 can be on your roster at the same time. Because of this you should remain careful and be a little fussy when searching for Potential Recruits.
As a general rule of thumb, players should try to go to the workplaces of specialized NPCs they want to recruit. That way, they can check whether other NPCs have the same job as their prospect but with better abilities. Likewise, they should watch out for interesting recruits such as the Hitman and even an Assassin from Assassin’s Creed.
Liberate Boroughs To Unlock Skilled Operatives
Legion’s story quests will eventually take you through all the boroughs of London, but it’s a good idea to let the story sit for a while as you explore the city. Each section of the map has a handful of clearly marked borough uprising tasks that you can do early on—usually removing government propaganda, stealing data from a server, or photographing evidence in a secure location. Sometimes there’s an additional challenge, too, usually involving piloting a drone around and blowing stuff up.
I suggest unlocking the drone expert in the Lambeth borough as early as possible because they’re super useful, and the challenges to unlock them aren’t that hard. The spy is also great and comes with a cool missile-firing car and a watch gadget that jams enemy weapons. You’ll unlock the spy after completing the borough uprising tasks in Westminster.
Take Out Enemy Leaders first
Look for wi-fi signals above enemy captains when scouting a restricted area through a security camera. They’re the only ones who can call for additional reinforcements, and nobody wants to deal with that.
Getting rid of the captains will ensure you won’t be discovered or tripped by alarm and no additional enemies will arrive making it much easier to complete your mission easily and stealthily which is important when playing watchdogs legions as mentioned above.
There Are Two Ways To Switch Operatives
Although this one is not a tip or trick, it is still a cool addition. There’s a more enjoyable, arguably less convenient way to swap agents. Instead of pressing to swap to operative on the menu, go to show on the map. From there, you can see where your agent is in the world right now.
Press on the picture of the person, and instead of them teleporting to you, you’ll be taken to them. You’ll get a glimpse of what they do when they’re not working, plus it’s more interactive than them just appearing where you want them.
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