As well as the Main Operations, there are a variety of Side Operations that unlock through playing the story or exploring the world with the NetHack vision. They're completely optional, but offer a bonus way to get Followers and see more of the game's world and characters.
Here's how to complete the Infected Bytes, Proviblues, Shadows, Ghost Signals and Pink Slips Side Operations in Watch Dogs 2. Once you're done, you may also be interested in these other side-missions:
- Watch Dogs 2 - Ubistolen, $911 and Shadows side missions
- Watch Dogs 2 - Haum Intruder, Schadenfreude, Paint Job, Rodentia Academy, Bottom Dollar
- Watch Dogs 2 - A High Price to Pay, The Name Game, Ripcode, Always On, Bad Publicity
- Watch Dogs 2 - Stolen Signals, Whistleblower, Kickin It Old School, Primary Target
How to unlock: Scan the informant outside the gas station under the highway overpass, due west of South Park.
Steps to complete: We'd recommend unlocking the Quadcopter before these two sub-missions.
Hack the guy standing on the corner and then head for each of the three markers and hack the phones - this is a little quicker with the Quadcopter, but can be done on foot.
Head for the marker and hack the phone - again this is much easier with the Quadcopter.
How to unlock: Scan the informant in North Beach, outside restaurant.
Steps to complete: We'd recommend the Vehicle Control Research node before you embark on the following sub-missions.
Hack the marked employees to get the password.
Distract the guard by the gate, go through and climb the ladder to the right, clamber onto the next level, and make your way to the panel in the corner.
When you reach the marker send the Jumper over the fence and into the room to unlock the door, then move inside and grab the route details. (Use one of the vehicles in the parking lot to help jump the fence if you need it.)
Grab yourself a car and head for one of the moving markers. The route is helpfully marked on the map so it's easy enough to head them off somewhere, and once you get close enough stay in range while the data downloads - if you have vehicle hacking then you can simply run them off the road to stop them escaping.
How to unlock: Scan the informant near the coast due north of the Palace of Fine Arts.
Steps to complete: As always, having the Quadcopter here will help a big deal.
Head into the fort and hack the server then follow the transmitters (the quadcopter can save some time getting to the higher ones).
Hack the panel and use the camera to erase the server.
Want more tips? Our Watch Dogs 2 walkthrough and guide provides an overview of everything you can do in the open-world game, from all finding all Key Data locations, unique vehicles and finding hidden gnomes and gnome outfit, through to tips on races, ScoutX, Driver SF and multiplayer. We also have walkthroughs on Trophy and Achievement specific side-quests Ubistolen, $911 and Shadows as well as how to get more Followers and how to make money.
How to unlock: Scan the informant in North Beach, east of the bar.
Steps to complete:
Hack the phone and head for the marker. The panel is protected by a switch puzzle that you'll need the quadcopter for:
- Rotate each switch in turn to connect all its cables until you reach a locked one - they go down the side of the building.
- Unlock it, and rotate it to point upwards.
- Unlock the final panel.
Head back and hack the access panel, then hack the laptop via the camera.
Head for the head office parking lot. There are two ways in, one through a gate, and one that's open, so head for the open one. Stay outside the restricted area and send the Jumper round to the back of the hut next to the entrance, open the vent, and hack the panel to unlock the garage doors. Recall the Jumper, sneak your way into the garage, and hack the panel inside to complete the mission.