Watch Dogs 2 - A High Price to Pay, The Name Game, Ripcode, Always On, Bad Publicity

How to complete a handful of the game's side-missions.

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 A High Price to Pay, The Name Game, Ripcode, Always On, Bad Publicity Side Operations in Watch Dogs 2. Once you're done, you may also be interested in these other side-missions:

A High Price to Pay

How to unlock: Scan in Mission Dolores Park in San Francisco.

Steps to complete:

Sneak Peek
Head for the first waypoint and make your way to the side of the building farthest from the partygoers. Climb over the wall and sneak your way round to the DJ booth, and when you're in range hack the smartphone to download the track.

Chump Change
Now head for the next marker and hack the junction box on the wall. Use the camera to hack the PC and laptop in the far corners of the room then make the phone call to complete the mission.

The Name Game

How to unlock: Location: Scan near the gas station south of the Palace of Fine Arts.

Steps to complete: Note you'll need the Quadcopter in order to finish this mission.

Wrong Answer
Answer the ringing payphone and then head to the three map markers. When you reach each area use NetHack to locate the device and hack it - two are close to the markers, but the one by Civic Center isn't immediately visible so head towards the north end of the Capitol Building.

On the Line
Use the quadcopter to reach the roof and hack the device.

Operator Speaking
Head to the marker and make your way to the rear of the house. Activate the panel hidden in the hedge and send the quadcopter round to the front for a switch puzzle:

  1. Rotate the top left corner to connect the two wires.
  2. Move the T piece middle left to connect all three wires.
  3. Rotate the elbow piece in the top middle to send power downwards.
  4. Rotate the elbow piece at the bottom middle to connect the two wires.
  5. Unlock the switch in the middle.
  6. Unlock the switch in the bottom right and rotate it to join the two wires.
  7. Rotate the timed switch so the short end is pointing left.
  8. Unlock the middle right switch.
  9. Rotate the timed switch so the short piece is pointing up.
  10. Hit the final panel.

Climb up onto the roof and access the panel, switch cameras, and hack the server.

Rogue Radio
Head to the marker and enter the restricted area. There are only three guards in here - one patrolling near the gate, and two with their backs to your objective - so getting in undetected shouldn't be tricky. Hack the panel and then use the quadcopter to hack the device on top of the antenna.


How to unlock: Scan near the canal on the west edge of Woodland, opposite Blume Arena.

Steps to complete:

Under the 'Hood
Hack the device on the edge of the bridge.

Boxing Day
Head for each of the four locations and hack the device you find. One is out in the open and ready to go, one is locked by a panel guarded by a few gang members, and two are protected by switch puzzles.

They're both of the "unlock each switch in turn and rotate it to connect to all the wires" variety, but one has a timed switch so remember to deactivate it occasionally before the timer runs out.

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.

Always On

How to unlock: Scan in the middle of Crestmont Forest, near the large building directly south of Painted Ladies.

Steps to complete:

Privacy 101
Hack the panel, and watch the show. Once the phone is in view keep hacking it until the mission finishes.

Bad Publicity

How to unlock: Scan outside Pier 39 restaurant.

Steps to complete:

Head to the marker and move to the north east corner of the building to find a route to climb to the roof. Hack the panel, use the phone at the back of the room to call 911, and then tinker with the other devices in the room until the police arrive.

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