Watch Dogs 2 Side Operations Guide to help you complete Schadenfreude, Shadows, Stolen Signals, and Ubistolen in the game.
There are a total of 22 Side Operations in the game. The operations vary in difficulty and length. While some of them simply consist of carrying out a simple hack, others require in-depth investigations.
For the purpose of this guide, I have barely touched the storyline of the side operations to keep things as spoiler-free as possible.
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Watch Dogs 2 Side Operations Guide
In the Watch Dogs 2 Side Operations Guide, we have detailed everything you need to know to complete Schadenfreude, Shadows, Stolen Signals, and Ubistolen.
Schadenfreude Side Operation
To begin this operation, you need to complete Haum Intruder and have 525,000 followers. Meeting the requirements should automatically start the operation. From there, head to the gym near the Haum Data Center and access the security router using the RC Jumper.
Continue to switch the cameras until you have the target on a treadmill in your sights. You basically need to hack the treadmill, increase its speed, and leave the target humiliated. This should conclude the operation.
Shadows Side Operation
To start the operation, you need to find one of three citizens in San Francisco. The first one is located near the Crazy 80s Strip Club on the North Beach. The second one is at the Chinese Restaurant in South Chinatown. And the final one is at the backyard deck on the west side of Coit Tower.
Once you are done with hacking, you need to head over to the gang hideout located two blocks east of Lombard Street in San Francisco. Victor Cheung whom you need to hack is found with a guard dog.
You should try and cycle through the cameras until you get to Victor and hack him for an easy completion of the objective. From there, head to the freeway interchange located on the south-east edge of the Golden Gate Bridge to come to a crime scene.
To carry out the investigation, you either need to use the Quadcopter or head inside the containers yourself. Once inside, hack the phone to learn more about a familiar face.
The final part of the mission is really fun so I will save you the details to avoid any spoilers. The final part of the operation essentially requires you to help an old, familiar face.
Stolen Signals Side Operation
You come across odd signals coming from the adjacent areas of Coit Tower. To start the operation, you either need to hack one of two citizens or hack a stingray device on a rooftop.
The device is located on the rooftop of a home located at one block south of Coit Tower in San Francisco. As for citizens, one of them is found at the gas station on the south side Ghirardelli Square and the other one is at the pier on the east side of the WKZ Station.
Once done, you need to hack a couple of stingray devices located near the Coit Tower. I recommend using your Quadcopter to do so. The first one is located in the north and a little west side of Coit Tower, on a rooftop. The second one is on a house between Coit Tower and WKZ Station.
After you are done with hacking, you need to head over to Coit Tower and use the NetHack to find the triangulation device on very top of the tower. Since your Quadcopter cannot cover this much height, try to gain some ground before deploying it.
For the final step, you need to hack Graystorm’s warehouse computer which can be found inside Graystorm Warehouse on the Waterfront. The CCT is found near the metal staircase and the Data Center is inside a locked concrete cabin.
Ubistolen Side Operation
This is easily one of my favourite side operations in the game. To begin, you need to find a citizen on one of three possible locations. The first possible location is Stanford University Main Quad, the second possible location is the shop front in the south-west corner of St. Gianna Salt Farm and freeway, and the final possible location is Liquor Store two blocks south-west of Nudle.
Once you have hacked into the man’s phone, contact Sitara to learn what to do next. Head over to the designated location. Once you are in front of the red bricked building, head to the backside alley, and into a parking lot on the north-east edge.
From the adjacent building, head over to the rooftop of the red bricked building, and gain access to the cameras. Do note that you cannot do this using your RC Jumper or Quadcopter. You basically need to hack the PC under the TV to complete the operation.
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