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Researcher

Collect all the Key Data hidden in the world

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Achievement Guide for Researcher

  • NE0182NE0182184,614
    21 Nov 2016 21 Nov 2016 30 Nov 2016
    77 3 7


    You can find the general key data locations in the hack menu. Some of them require you to find Key Data and can only be unlocked if you have them. Check your research App and press Y (Xbox One) / Triangle (PS4) on the Key Data you want to find and you will see the general location where you can find it.

    Scan the world in your Quadcopter, RC Car or by yourself to get the exact location if you are near it. Many of the Key Data locations require you to have basic equipement like the RC Car or the Quadcopter. There are multiple solutions to some puzzles and only one or two require the "Environment RC" upgrade.

    To get the Researcher Achievement / Trophy you need to collect all 24 Key Data upgrades. None of them are missable and they are saved instantly when you pick them up.

    Here are the two timecode option. The first one shows it by area as shown in the video and the second one shows the timeline by Upgrades.

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    COLLECT BY AREA (Order of the video)
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    MARIN
    1 00:03 Marksmanship / Steady Hands
    2 00:32 Tinkering / Expert Tinkering
    3 01:14 City Disruption / Massive System Crash

    ALCATRAZ
    4 02:56 Remote CTRL / Speed Boost

    OAKLAND
    5 04:00 Marksmanship / Fast Trigger Finger
    6 04:30 Social Engineering / Gang War
    7 05:13 City Disruption / System Crash Upgrade: Blackout

    SAN FRANCISCO (Collected from top to bottom)
    8 06:03 City Disruption / Botnet Savings: City Hacking
    9 08:07 Marksmanship / Target Weakness
    10 08:43 Tinkering / Tweaked Blast
    11 09:23 Vehicle Hacking / Massive Vehicle Hack
    12 10:26 Marksmanship / Strong Grip
    13 10:58 Vehicle Hacking / Engine Override
    14 11:33 Remote CTRL / Remote Gadgets
    15 12:10 Vehicle Hacking / Chopper Retreat Exploit
    16 12:57 Marksmanship / Keen Eye
    17 13:35 Remote CTRL / Expert RC Engineering
    18 14:15 City Disruption / Security System Shutdown
    19 14:56 Tinkering / Electro Shock Optimization
    20 16:44 Remote CTRL / Enhanced Spring
    21 17:47 Social Engineering / Botnet Savings: Personal Devices
    22 18:27 Marksmanship / Stun Amp Up
    23 22:00 Tinkering / Explosive Optimization
    24 23:05 Vehicle Hacking / Botnet Savings: Vehicle Hacks
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    COLLECT BY HACK UPGRADES
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    VEHICLE HACKING
    11 09:23 Massive Vehicle Hack
    13 10:58 Engine Override
    15 12:10 Chopper Retreat Exploit
    24 23:05 Botnet Savings: Vehicle Hacks

    SOCIAL ENGINEERING
    6 04:30 Gang War
    21 17:47 Botnet Savings: Personal Devices

    CITY DISRUPTION
    3 01:14 Massive System Crash
    7 05:13 System Crash Upgrade: Blackout
    8 06:03 Botnet Savings: City Hacking
    18 14:15 Security System Shutdown

    TINKERING
    2 00:32 Expert Tinkering
    10 08:43 Tweaked Blast
    19 14:56 Electro Shock Optimization
    23 22:00 Explosive Optimization

    MARKSMANSHIP
    1 00:03 Steady Hands
    5 04:00 Fast Trigger Finger
    9 08:07 Target Weakness
    12 10:26 Strong Grip
    16 12:57 Keen Eye
    22 18:27 Stun Amp Up

    REMOTE CTRL

    4 02:56 Speed Boost
    14 11:33 Remote Gadgets
    17 13:35 Expert RC Engineering
    20 16:44 Enhanced Spring
  • TerebrAHTerebrAH317,175
    25 Nov 2016 28 Nov 2016
    4 1 0
    Note: I recommend getting the drone as early as you can. You can buy it from the 3D printer as shown in Part 1 - Remote CTRL

    Playlist for Key Data collectibles found throughout the game: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLspO7pYM5dalLTNOVG72-...

    Individual videos split into each subsection of the upgrade system:
    Part 1 - Remote CTRL


    Part 2 - Vehicle Hacking


    Part 3 - Social Engineering


    Part 4 - City Disruption


    Part 5 - Tinkering


    Part 6 - Marksmanship
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