In order to make this easier on yourself, and have all the intel appear on your map, do the following:1.) Get the Canine Unit Upgrade in your Security Wing.
This is also half of another achievement2.) Complete all Side Missions and Encounters in an area.
Seriously, you need to complete all Side Missions and Encounters in a specific area
. Once that is done, the map will update to show every piece of intel available. Encounters
In order to get all the encounters in a specific area, you need to go to the safe house for that respective area, and find the Encounter Board. It will basically be a map of the area you can select via holding the
button. It will update and place all the encounters in that specific area on your map.
Encounters will also give your supplies for the wings of your B.O.O., so completing them is beneficial for the following achievements:
Doing all the story missions, and all the encounters will give you in excess of 500 more supplies than you need for each wing. Side Missions
Side Missions are unlocked in specific areas at the respective safe houses as well. In each safe house is an NPC with a grey icon above his head. Talk to him and he will give you the side missions in the area. There are usually ~4 or 5 in each region.
Once you complete all the side missions, a new one will pop up telling you to go back to the safe house and basically talk to the same guy again. You do not need to do this one to display the intel on the map - just the side missions in the area.
After the last side mission/encounter is complete, and you have the canine unit upgrade at the B.O.O., the map will instantly update with all the intel (ECHO's, Missing Agents, Cell Phones, etc etc) in that specific area. Then it is just a matter of select them all , and tracking them down (a.k.a. boring shit.)
If for some reason you think you have completed all the side missions and encounters in an area, but nothing is showing up, do not panic. Go back to the respective safe house and select the side mission guy or the encounter board. For some reason that will reset sometimes and cause the game to not register 100% for the area. For example: I had everything done in Tenderloin, but nothing displayed on my map. Went back to the safe house, selected the encounter board (again), watched it update and then everything displayed on my map accordingly.Helpful TipsGlitched ECHO's:
ECHO's are notorious for being glitchy as hell. Do not panic if you have activated one, and it did not give you any indication that it was received (usually in the bottom left side of the screen you will see the number out of the total collected). If this happens, go to your Intell Screen (Press
) and go to the collectable crap (
). You will see all the Intell you have collected, and need, in every area (there are 16 in total).
The Intell you have will be over the total (X/Y). If you see the ECHO on your map still (as in not collected) simply count what you have left in the area. Sometimes the ECHO's will register without giving you any indication that they have been collected (I still have one on my map that displays even though I have everything in the respective area).Do Not Trust The Orange Line:
Once you have everything on your map, you can select it and find the game initiates the orange line that will lead you to the object in question. If the object is at street level or above, then the orange line will get you in the general vacinity. Then you will need to do some exploring to find the piece of intel. It is annoying as hell, especially with the crashed drones. Usually you need to either find a way through a building, or scale a structure a few blocks over and make your way through the rooftops. Some of these will be infuriating. Youhave been warned.
If the object is underground, then the orange line will get you there without any problems nearly 100% of the time. Do the Encounters/Side Missions Solo:
ubisoft makes a faux-MMO, and then punishes you intensely for jumping into groups. Makes sense, right?
Doing these missions Co-Op is a nightmare most of the time. The enemies come out in greater numbers, with more being purple or yellow, and if you are not in a group party or chat (i.e. you just jump into a random's game), then they will most likely be useless doing crap you have already done, thus wasting your time.
After I hit 30, and made the Damascus hand gun (the High End pistol blueprint you get from beating the game) I soloed everything with that weapon because it is a beast, causes bleed damage, and you get unlimited ammo on your sidearms. The only difficulty I had was bounty side missions with yellow named enemies, but a nice sniper will do them in without a problem
The enemies will scale up to you after 30 (they will start at 25 and level according to the area), but they are nothing difficult to deal with as long as you are alone. With other people, they become bullet sponges.
That is all I can think of for now. Questions, corrections and neg vote justifications below.