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Watch Dogs: Legion guide: Best gadgets, upgrades, and hacks to buy first

Where should you spend your first few Tech Points

Watch Dogs: Legion guide: Gadgets, Upgrades, and Hacks to buy first Image: Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft via Polygon

In this Watch Dogs: Legion guide, we’ll help you decide what gadgets, upgrades, and hacks to spend your hard-earned Tech Points on early in the game when everything is scarce.

Your first choices are important. We’ll make sure that you don't waste them.

Infiltrator Spiderbot gadget (including upgrades)

Watch Dogs: Legion guide: Best gadgets, upgrades, and hacks to buy first Image: Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft via Polygon

One of the first choices you’ll make in Watch Dogs: Legion is between two gadgets: the Infiltrator Spiderbot and the AR Cloak. Choose the Infiltrator Spiderbot without hesitation.

The Spiderbot is a remote-controlled proxy for your DedSec operatives. It crawls through air ducts, hacks and downloads, and can even pick up things like Tech Points and masks.

Get the upgrades to the Infiltrator Spiderbot early. The first adds a sprint and a double jump capability, and the final upgrade adds a cloaking device. When fully upgraded, the Spiderbot is just about a replacement for your (human) operatives.

AR Shroud Upgrade

Watch Dogs: Legion guide: Best gadgets, upgrades, and hacks to buy first Image: Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft via Polygon

Not to be confused with the AR Cloak Gadget (which hides your DedSec operatives), the AR Shroud Upgrade hides enemies. It immediately renders anyone you knock out with a Takedown invisible, and you can also manually shroud anyone you’ve knocked out or killed less stealthily.

Any time you’re infiltrating a location where people don’t want you to be, you’re probably going to end up taking down guards. When another guard happens upon the body, they’ll raise the alarm. The AR Shroud effectively prevents enemies from discovering a body.

Deep Profiler Upgrade

Watch Dogs: Legion guide: Best gadgets, upgrades, and hacks to buy first Image: Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft via Polygon

The Deep Profiler Upgrade is a way to recruit people who dislike DedSec.

When a Potential Recruit dislikes DedSec, they’ll have a red thumbs-down next to their name, and you won’t be able to start a recruitment mission. With Deep Profiler, though, you can go do a minor task that will, in effect, turn a into a .

Buy the Deep Profiler, and you can turn everyone — including your enemies — into DedSec operatives.

Attract Hack

Watch Dogs: Legion guide: Best gadgets, upgrades, and hacks to buy first Image: Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft via Polygon

When you’re sneaking into a location — or even just surveying a location through hijacked cameras — you’ll be able to arm various traps which go off when an enemy approaches them. With Attract Hack, you can lure enemies to these armed traps instead of waiting from them to wander past.