Communication Fail achievement in Watch_Dogs

Communication Fail

Using non-lethal takedown, stop 10 civilians from calling to report you

Communication Fail0
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How to unlock the Communication Fail achievement

  • iTz SiNZ v2iTz SiNZ v2537,130
    24 May 2014 25 May 2014
    51 1 2
    The easiest way to get this achievement is to get your gun out in public and start shooting. Someone around you will pull out their phone and start calling the Police. Check your Minimap and look for a Red Triangle. Simply chase after that person and Press B when close enough and Aiden will grab the phone from their hands and smash it. If you didnT get to them quickly enough, the Police will be called and you'll need to try it again.

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    BILB0 FR4GGINSEASY FOR SCHEEZY! Your method worked great, thanks!
    Posted by BILB0 FR4GGINS on 01 Jun 14 at 20:16
    Posted by HE3AKOHHO on 25 Oct 17 at 08:13
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  • TenrethTenreth471,324
    27 May 2014 28 May 2014 28 May 2014
    24 3 0
    This one is easy. You'll have to stop 10 pedestrians from reporting you. There are 2 ways and both are cumulative. Either have someone call the police or while hacking look out for people with the blue square and the description "connections with blume" (something like that). Shortly after hacking, they try to call blume and place a bounty on your head. Both callers are represented by either a red (police) or a purple (blume) symbol. You'll have to chase after them and hit B. Blume is easier due to the fact the caller will be right in front of you - but you'll have to find blume agents.
  • Grimace221Grimace221897,232
    03 Jun 2014 04 Jun 2014
    16 0 2
    If you do not want to try and find the random person in the crowd after firing your gun, or look for Blume affiliates, there is another method you can use that will allow you to always know who is going to call the cops.

    Carjacking. They do not always call the cops, but most of the time they will. Simply steal someone's car, and then watch them closely, if they call the cops, run up to them and take their phone, or use jam coms.

    Rinse and repeat and this will easily be yours. Obviously there has to be someone in the car, so taking empty rides from parking lots isn't going to work.

    I hope this helps people who want to take a little bit of the random factor out of this. Please feel free to comment if you need more clarification.
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    VictimOfDesireWas going to write this solution and see that you already did. I went on the parkway and just started jacking people's cars and as soon as you do that, they'll call the cops. Easier to catch up to this way too. I noticed it's the women that call the cops more often :P
    Posted by VictimOfDesire on 27 Oct 14 at 15:54
    Posted by Grimace221 on 27 Oct 14 at 16:00
  • DaveKineticDaveKinetic600,863
    03 Jun 2014 31 May 2014
    17 1 0
    You can get this and the Hardware Fail achievement together quite early in the game.

    As soon as you are given a gun in the story, find a car park (I used the one at Aiden's apartment/hideout) and just start shooting tires on parked cars. As you go about doing so, civilians will see you and start to call the police. As soon as you see the red triangle, chase them down and press B to perform a non-lethal take down.

    Rinse and repeat until you have both achievements.
  • Nick MudryNick Mudry153,187
    28 May 2014 30 May 2014
    11 0 0
    This is a very straight forward achievement as others have mentioned.

    To unlock it, you must "knock down" 10 people who are reporting you to the authorities. This is done with the "B" button when they have a red or purple icon over their head.

    There are two tactics I've used to trigger them to report me:
    -Shooting a gun in crowded areas. There is always one person that will report you. Be careful to get all of them, as sometimes it'll be more than one!
    -Hacking anyone who's "status" is "Blume Affiliate." Blume Affiliates will report you 99% of the time. Just hack their phone and stay on them for a little bit. They should call.
  • Maka91Maka911,167,142
    01 Jun 2014 29 May 2014
    13 3 0
    This is pretty straight forward. The first step is to have some citizens call the cops on you. You can do with buy stealing cars, or taking out your gun and shooting it in public.

    Once the citizens react to this, some will try to notify the cops by calling them. At that point, a flashing red triangle icon will appear above their head, with a progress bar filling up around it in a clockwise manner.

    At this point you must run up to them and preform a non-lethal takedown to take their phone away and stop the call. If they are too far, make sure you shoot them or use the Com Jam in order to stop the call because if the call goes through, the police are notified, and you won't have any more callers to interrupt.

    After 10, you will unlock the achievement.

  • SquiSquiSquidioSquiSquiSquidio482,437
    01 Jun 2014 01 Jun 2014 01 Jun 2014
    9 0 0
    If you haven't already done this earlier in the game and wait until "In Plain Sight" (Act 4 Mission 2) you are tasked with finding the source of the Breaking News Alert after meeting with Damien.

    When you run by people they will be alerted with a yellow triangle above their head. When that triangle fills they will call the cops, just hit B immediately and it will make them hang up. You will sometimes have 3 people fill yellow, but only 1 calls. Just keep running around that area repeating this until you have 10 calls. Took roughly 5 minutes and saves you the hassle of people running off and having to chase them.
  • I xDannyW II xDannyW I104,431
    18 Oct 2014 18 Oct 2014
    6 0 1
    Quickest and easiest way to do this is to use your car to block off a junction and wait for a queue of traffic to appear.

    Then simply run along entering each car cn_Y and getting out straight away cn_Y. There's a high chance they will ring the police straight away and are right next to you when you get out of the car. Simply press cn_B when prompted.

    Pedestrians can ring the police too so do it near the sidewalk if you can.

    This took be about 60 seconds to do.
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