Last Edited: June 11, 2019 at 12:27 AM
Watch Dogs: Legion is largely defined by it’s “Play as Anyone” mentality. Almost any NPC you walk by in London can be recruited. Each recruitable operative must first be swayed to join your side in a small mission that’s crafted around that type of character.
Once playable, you can swap to that Operative to take on whatever mission calls for their skillset. Be warned, if the Operative dies, they will remain dead forever. However, if an Operative goes down via non-lethal means, they have the option to surrender and be taken to jail for a determined amount of time – during which they will be unavailable to play as.
Once an Operative has joined your crew, you can assign them to one of three classes: Enforcer, Hacker, or Infiltrator. Each of these has a role to play in your missions across London, and will unlock related perks:
- Enforcers are the type of operatives that aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty – they will get perks that let them wade into a firefight or go to town in hand-to-hand combat – and live to the tell the tale.
- Hackers are better suited to operating behind the scenes, when impenetrable defenses and heavily guarded places need a different sort of touch. Hackers are prime picks for using drones and electrical sources to bypass security and enemies alike to get the job done.
- Infiltrators are all about getting into places where discretion is advised – and aren’t afraid to silently take out the opposition. Infiltrators can employ stealth and camo tech to get in and out of dicey situations.
Below you’ll find a list of all known Perks we’ve seen on the recruitable operatives – divided up by class type:
|Level 5||Level 10||Level 15|
|Insert Coin – Lethal Shotguns do extra damage but reduces range.||TBA||TBA|
|Level 5||Level 10||Level 15|
|Attract – Adds a new ability to Spiderbot to attract nearby guards.||TBA||TBA|
|Direct Control – Allows engineer to enter turret mode while controlling Spiderbot.||Spider Army – Allows Engineer to carry and deploy an extra Spiderbot.||TBA|
|Level 5||Level 10||Level. 15|
|Crush – Can execute unblockable melee attacks while cloaked||TBA||TBA|
Even before you decide to recruit a potential NPC and make them a playable operative, you can find out if they are worth having by using your phone to reveal background info on their personal traits.
Traits come in all sorts of variations – some are highly specific and best paired with certain classes, while others are more all around and can be used well in any situation. Some may even have a combination of positive and negative traits for a tradeoff – and you’ll have to decide if the attributes are worth it.
Below is a list of confirmed traits spotted in Watch Dogs: Legion.
|Trait Name||First Trait||Second Trait|
|3D Printer||+10% Store Discount at 3D Printers||–|
|Addicted to Adrenaline||+100% Damage||– May Die Randomly|
|Arms Trafficker||+40% Assault Rifle Damage||– Longer Arrest Times|
|Bareknuckle Boxer||+30% Melee Damage||-Will Never Surrender (will always be killed rather than be arrested)|
|Drones Expert||+40% Drone Damage||-10% Drone Health|
|MMA Fighter||+200% Melee Damage||-200% Melee Damage Resist|
|Pyrotechnical||+10% Explosion Damage||+10% Explosion Range|
|Retired Police Engineer||+35% Hack Cooldown Speed||– Limited Mobility|
|+Increased Drone Damage||-Less Overall Health|
|Trained Assassin||+40% Damage with Pistols||+10% Silenced Weapon Damage|
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