In this Watch Dogs: Legion guide, we’ll explain what Uniformed Access is, teach you about the Restricted Areas where you’ll need it, show you how to find someone with the right outfit, and how to recruit an Operative with Uniformed Access for the red areas on the Watch Dogs: Legion map.
Uniformed Access and Restricted Areas
Uniformed Access is really just saying someone has the right outfit to go mostly unnoticed in a Restricted Area.
Restricted Areas are red blocks and buildings scattered around your map. If you zoom in and hover over them, you’ll see the Uniformed Access rules for that area. For example, the area in the image below lists “Uniformed Access For” Construction Workers and members of Clan Kelley.
You don’t have to match your outfit to the Restricted Area, but it makes infiltrating much easier. Playing as a character with a matching Uniformed Access ability means you can walk straight into these locations without raising suspicion, while someone without that ability would be attacked on sight. You’ll still get attacked if you get too close to someone for too long, if you run or, you know, steal something.
Types of Restricted Areas
There are six Uniformed Access options for the Restricted Areas throughout Watch Dogs: Legion’s London:
- Clan Kelley
- Construction Workers
- Medical Workers
- Police Officers
- Queen’s Guard
While you’re really only after the clothes, you have to recruit someone wearing the appropriate outfit first.
How to find someone with Uniformed Access
Uniformed Access is one of a Potential Recruit’s abilities — that list of zero to five perks that every person in London has. It’s always listed first, so it’s easy to spot.
Generally, you’re just looking for someone who already has the appropriate outfit on. They tend to show up, like you’d expect, in or around the matching Restricted Areas.
For example, people with Queen’s Guard Uniformed Access are near Buckingham Palace in the southwest of London. You’ll find Albion thugs and Police guarding those locations — they’re easy to spot since their clothes tend to say Albion or Police on them.
Deep Profiler tech upgrade makes recruiting easier
Every person in Watch Dogs: Legion has an opinion about DedSec. If they dislike DedSec, they’ll have a red thumbs-down icon next to their name. A lot of the people with Uniform Access dislike DedSec, like Clan Kelley and Albion.
You can’t start a recruitment mission for someone who dislikes DedSec. You could keep looking for someone already sympathetic, but it’s much faster and easier to just buy the Deep Profiler tech upgrade (from the Tech menu) for 25 Tech Points.
This gives you an extra option when attempting to recruit someone. Running a Deep Profile on someone gives you Recruitment Leads — think of these as sub-missions that will open up their recruitment mission and make them more sympathetic to DedSec.