Watch Dogs: Bottom of the Eighth – blackout the stadium, escape the cops

By Staff, Friday, 23 May 2014 10:00 GMT

There’s plenty to do in this first mission, but if you follow these tips you’ll be way ahead of the police and upgrading your skills in no time.


Objective: Shoot Maurice

Draw your weapon and fire at Maurice. Once the next scene has played out, Maurice will come for you so perform a takedown to leave him flat out.

Objective: Examine Maurice’s phone for information

Target and hack the phone on the ground. Easy.

Objective: Leave the locker room when ready

You can just leave here right now, but it’s better to have a look around to see what you can find. There’s meds on the counter to your right and a chemical component on the floor ahead of you. Behind you there’s a machine that can be hacked. Around the corner on the left is a system key that can be hacked and there’s a brown bag on a shelf on the left-hand side with $230 in it.

Once you’ve looted the place, head out the door and to the waypoint for another cutscene.

Objective: Sneak past the police

Head towards the end of the hallway and take cover before then corner, then use the minimap to watch the cops’ movement. Keep an eye on the arrows so you can see which direction they’re looking and take cover behind the boxes on the left.

Once it’s safe, head to the large stack of boxes. From there you can hack the pitching machine on your left to distract the guard behind the boxes. On the right you should highlight the Attract object to get the other guy’s attention, then run up the ramp to the left and over the dumpster. Activate Profiler to finish the objective.

Objectives: Hack the camera, follow the data flow to its source, unlock the door

You’re about to hack a number of cameras, one after the other. You’ll see a camera to your left that you should hack. Angle the camera to the left and up to see another camera and hack it. Move it to the left for a third camera to hack, and then look down to see and hack a data point.

Objective: Reach the upper level, throw lure to the designated area, use the lure to distract the cop

Go through the door you’ve just opened and pick up the parts on the table. You can now use these electronic parts to craft a lure in your weapon wheel. Toss the lure into the area and hack it to create your diversion.

Stay in cover but move over to the other counter and when the cop is distracted and looking the other way, head up the escalator and through the door. You can hack the camera above you and hack the phone on a person below to steal some cash from their bank account if you need some more money.

Go left under over of the counter and head around the corner and through the glass door while the guards are distracted. Head down the hall and you’ll reach the next objective.

Objective: Find and hack the guard with the access code, hack into the stadium’s network, create a blackout.

If you look through the glass door you’ll see a camera in the ceiling of the other room. Hack into it and direct it straight ahead but slightly to the right. Take control of the new camera in your vision and wait for the chap in the gray jacket to finish his phone call. Now access his phone and get the access code.

Still using the camera, look to the left for a access point and shift to the floor below for another camera, Angle the camera up and the right for another hacking point. This gives you access to the stadium network. Now select the blackout option from the weapon wheel and head towards the glass door.

Objective: Escape the stadium

once the guards have moved away from the door, move through it and take cover on the left. Carefully make your way left when the guards are looking the other way and go through the door at the bottom. Continue through another set of doors and through the busy bar to the next objective.

Objective: Leave the police search area, reach your hideout

Go down the stairs and left down the street following the car locator waypoint. Inside the small garage you’ll find a red car. Now access your map and you’ll be able to see your hideout – the Owl Motel. Mark it as a waypoint and drive over there, but you’ll need to avoid the cops on the way.

Cop cars are identifiable as flashing blue and red diamonds. Wait for them to pass by and then head out following the blue line (this is the direction activated by your minimap waypoint). The large white circle is the area that you need to drive outside of to shake the police.

You can escape the police by using the freeway and if there are any blockades set up you can wait in a nearby alley until the coast is clear. Hide in you car to make it harder for the cops to see you. Alternatively to can outrun the cops if you’re feeling more confrontational.

Once you’ve left the police behind get to the Owl Motel and go upstairs to your hideout on the second floor. Access the skill tree and upgrade the Gates & Garages item. You can use remaining points as you see fit but it’s best to focus on the Hacking skills very early on.

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