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Watch Dogs 2 Guide: How To Make Money Quickly

by Mike Guarino


As you make your way around the early parts of Watch Dogs 2, you’ll quickly learn that money is a very important thing to have. Whether purchasing the many different weapons or even the extremely-useful Quadcopter, money is going to allow you to get through the game with more ease. This guide will help you get as much money as you can along your journey, ensuring that you aren’t scrambling for it in the later parts of the game.

The most immediate way to earn money is through hacking people on the streets. If you press the L1 button on PS4 or LB button on Xbox One, you will bring up a menu of potential things you can do to the person you’re targeting. If a dollar sign shows up then that means you’ll be able to steal some money, but it will likely only be around $40-70 each time. However, if you go to the Social Engineering part of the skill tree and unlock Improved Profiler, then people with bigger payouts will be highlighted and will typically give you several hundred dollars a pop.

While we’re on the stealing subject, as you attempt to make your way around the city you will undoubtedly be hijacking vehicles along the way. This will make getting around town easier, but it’s also a way to make some money. You can steal the items in the glove compartment of the vehicles you’re driving in, and then sell them at any of the game’s pawnshops. These will typically result in big payouts, netting you at least one thousand dollars each time.

Finally, you will notice during your travels that money bag icons will spawn randomly on the map, and they give you exactly what you think they give you. All you have to do is hunt them down and make contact with them to get their rewards, and they typically give you big money immediately or an item that can be sold at a pawn shop.

These are the main ways that you can make money in Watch Dogs 2, and it’s vital that you utilize each of these methods regularly. The game’s weapons and gadgets are very expensive, and if you aren’t deliberately seeking out money then you’ll quickly find yourself in a situation where you can’t afford any of it. However, as long as you follow the methods above regularly then you’ll never have a money problem in this game.

- This article was updated on:April 17th, 2017

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