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Watch Dogs: Legion guide: Best tech for stealth and combat

How to spend your Tech Points

A screenshot from Watch Dogs: Legion’s intro mission, featuring a Zero Day hologram Image: Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft

In Watch Dogs: Legion, you’ll use a currency called Tech Points to purchase gadgets, upgrades, weapons, and hacks for every member of your team.

The Tech menu’s selections compliment different play styles. We’ve broken our Watch Dogs: Legion tech guide down into stealth-focused tech, combat-focused tech, and general purpose tech suggestions. Here’s a look at what you should buy early, before you collect a lot of Tech Points.

STEALTH TECH

If you like stealth, consider investing early in these tech upgrades.

AR Shroud

AR Shroud Watch Dogs Legion
The AR Shroud hides bodies
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The AR Shroud lets you hide bodies whenever you kill or knock someone out. If you perform a takedown, the AR Shroud automatically turns the body invisible.

This is a great way to erase the evidence of a mistake, or help you tactically maneuver your way through a level, removing enemies and hiding the evidence as you go. If enemies spot a body, they’ll get suspicious, so use the AR Shroud to cover your tracks.

Attract Hack

Attract Hack Watch Dogs: Legion
The Attract Hack lures enemies into nearby traps
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The Attract Hack is an awesome upgrade that lets you play a sound from any trap you activate, which lures enemies into the traps, essentially guaranteeing a knockout. You can also partner this really effectively with the Electro-Shock Trap gadget.

Once you have the have the Attract Hack, you can apply it to the Electro-Shock Trap — it just becomes a secondary option when you open the hack menu on the trap. But even without the Electro-Shock Trap, the Attract Hack lets you better control your fate while stealthing around, removing the need to wait for enemies to wander into your taps.

Drone and turret deactivations

Deactivation Tech Watch Dogs: Legion
You can sneak up and deactivate drones and turrets
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It may technically be cheating to include these in a single entry, but they’re similar and all worth the price. Various drones and turrets will really get in your way as a stealth player. Chase Drone Deactivation, Combat Drone Deactivation, Turret Deactivation and their derivatives allow you to quietly deactivate non-human enemies.

COMBAT TECH

If you like to play Watch Dogs like a shooter, consider investing in these tech upgrades.

Skin Mesh

Skin Mesh Tech upgrade Watch Dogs
Skin Mesh is like a permanent armor boost for your agents
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The Skin Mesh is a simple damage reduction upgrade. It’s not particularly fun or exciting, but it’ll save you a lot of headaches if you’re trying to play a combat-focused game. This is great for keeping your DedSec agents out of the hospital or prison, but it’s especially useful if you’re playing permadeath mode.

LTL SG

LTL SG shotgun Watch Dogs: Legion
The LTL SG is a great, non-lethal shotgun
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The LTL SG is a non-lethal shotgun, and it’s very good. The LTL SG is a perfect companion to the 68P DedSec Pistol, and it takes most enemies out in one to three shots. It’s a pretty powerful tool if you love running and gunning, and you should pick it up as soon as you can.

Gun Jam

Gun Jam ability Watch Dogs: Legion
You can jam an enemy’s gun to stop them from firing
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Gun Jam is a useful hack specifically for combat players. Guards aren’t always quick to fire on you if you just get caught stealthing. But if you pull a weapon, they’ll start shooting back. Gun Jam lets you get the upper hand by removing your enemy’s ability to shoot. This both protects you and distracts your foe, giving you a chance to take them out.

GENERAL TECH

These are great tech upgrades no matter how you play Watch Dogs: Legion. Consider focusing on these if you like to mix it up.

Deep Profiler

Deep Profiler tech Watch Dogs: Legion
The Deep Profiler tool makes recruiting easier
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The Deep Profiler effectively gives you more information about every potential recruit in Watch Dogs: Legion. That leads to alternate, simpler means of acquisition. Basically, this is a way to circumvent a character’s mission, or recruit them even if they hate you and DedSec. This’ll help you fill your roster as early as possible.

Disrupt Hack

Disrupt Hack ability Watch Dogs: Legion
Unlike Gun Jam, the Disrupt Hack is potent in any situation
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The Disrupt Hack is useful in many situations. It paralyzes guards for a short time, letting you get away if you get caught, or reposition if you need to get a better angle in combat. This is great for pretty much anyone, since it works on enemies who are trying to shoot you or chase you down.

Drone and turret hacks

Drone and turret Tech Watch Dogs: Legion
You can disable and eventually hack drones and turrets
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No matter what kind of player you are, drones and turrets will be hard for you to deal with. They’re small and some of them have a lot of health. To deal with that, buy each of the disabling upgrades at least once. This will let you turn off a drone if it gets too.

You can upgrade each of the tech items twice more. The second upgrade allows you to hijack a drone or turret, while the third upgrade lets you turn the drone against your enemies. This is powerful in the right situation. Start with the basics to help you survive, and upgrade as you go.