Research Points

If you want to unlock all the skills in Watch Dogs 2 you’re going to need to hunt down some of the research points dotted around the map, as just getting followers alone won’t net you enough points to get the complete set.

With that in mind, here’s a complete list of where to find every single research point out there:

Marin

  • At the Point Bonita Lighthouse

  • Inside the bunker in the restricted zone north east of Point Bonita

  • In Battery Spencer, which is the restricted area south east of the Kirby Cove map text

  • The wifi sniffer under the Golden Gate Bridge north east of the Kirby Cove map text

  • The restricted zone beside the highway directly north of Horseshoe Bay

  • The restricted area directly to the east of the Horseshoe Bay map text

  • On the balcony of a house south west of the restaurant

  • Across the road from the restaurant, south east heading

  • South of the coffee shop, on a roof

  • On the pier directly south of the previous point, inside a pipe

  • Beside the bar on the next door pier, also inside a pipe

  • On the roof across the road north of the sailboat shop

  • The restricted zone on the coast directly north of the Torque Rat shop, inside a building

Alcatraz

  • On top of an antenna tower next to the prison building

Oakland

  • On the coast south of the Starter Oil Co map text, on top of an oil tank

  • Under the highway west and a little south of 16th Street Station

  • Again under the highway in the restricted area south west of the previous point

  • In the restricted zone between the highway and the red train track south of 16th Street Station

  • Just west of where the red train track crosses the street, south of the previous point.

  • In the southern part of the Port of Oakland inside an office, parallel to the coffee shop east of it.

  • On the roof just north west of the William Finn shop

  • On the roof inside a vent just north of the northernmost restaurant

  • In the restricted zone south west of the same restaurant

  • On the roof south of the northernmost coffee shop

  • At the top of the tower south west of the same coffee shop

  • On the roof of the Oakland Theatre

  • Inside the Christ the Light building

  • In the restricted backyard south east of the North Hill map text

  • On a roof north of the Hackerspace

  • Inside an airduct east of The Theatre

  • On the roof of The Theatre

  • In a restricted area west of the Auto Elite near The Theatre

  • On top of the antenna tower south of the same Auto Elite

  • Wifi sniffer on the roof north east of Shoreline Park

  • On the roof south of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza

  • On a roof in the construction area, north east of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza

  • In the restricted area to the north of the Blume Arena

  • On top of the Blume Arena

  • In the restricted area under the highway south of the Blume Arena

  • Inside the structure on the ocean directly west of Alameda Creek

  • In an air duct on the roof of a building some distance south of the Alameda Creek map text

  • In the Regwell Gun Range

 

Silicon Valley

  • On the roof of a building north east of the Torque Rat shop

  • Inside a duct on the roof of the hospital north east of the Hackerspace

  • Inside the fenced off area on top of the hill across the highway, south of the Hackerspace

  • On a roof north west of the Plainstock shop

  • On a roof north of the Stanford Tower

  • In the restricted area on the beach to the south of the Tidis complex

  • On the water north east of the St. Gianna Salt Farm map text

  • On the corner of a roof south of the Axle Boardshop

  • On a terrace on top of a building south east of the northernmost restaurant

  • On a balcony north of the Stanford Kiosk

  • In a vent on a roof south west of the Stanford Kiosk

  • On the roof south east of the Stanford Kiosk

  • There are two points close together north west of the Storm Drain map text, one inside the computer sculpture and one in the construction zone a little further north.

  • In the restricted area in the green space some distance north of the New Dawn Temple

  • Wifi sniffer inside a building in the complex directly to the west of the San Bruno Mountain map text

  • Through an air duct in the complex directly east of the San Bruno Mountain map text

 
 

San Francisco

  • In a campsite to the west of the Drake’s Downhill Motocross race icon

  • To the west of the gas station beside Fury Track

  • In the Tidis complex in the south east corner of BayView Rise

  • On the roof just to the west of the Bayview Rise map text

  • Under the white bridge north of the Bayview Rise map text

  • In an air duct on the ground south of South Park

  • On the third floor of the building directly north from the Nudle Park, across the highway

  • On the water east of Nudle Park

  • On the roof of the large building north of the southernmost Total Motors

  • In the restricted area north west of the same Total Motors

  • On a roof directly north of the Vermont Street map text

  • Wifi sniffer in the green space a distance south of the Vermont Street map text

  • Inside a shed west of the Twin Peaks map text

  • In the restricted area south west of the Sutro Tower map text

  • On a balcony north west of Sutro Tower

  • In an air duct on the roof of a building two blocks south of the westernmost StreetFlex shop

  • On the porch of a house in the middle of the block north of the westernmost Axle Boardshop

  • On top of the windmill north of the previous point

  • On the balcony of the restaurant in the Golden Gate Park

  • Under the stone footbridge some distance east of the same restaurant

  • On the scaffolding in the restricted area one block south west of the Japantown map text

  • On the ground in the restricted area in the middle of the block two blocks south of the previous point

  • Wifi sniffer on the roof of the building one block north of the William Finn shop

  • Wifi sniffer on the roof of a building south of the Painted Ladies map text

  • Under the stairs in the restricted area to the west of the Castro Theatre map text

  • Wifi sniffer on a roof one block north of the Hackerspace

  • Wifi sniffer on a roof east and a little north of the SFMOMA

  • Wifi sniffer on a roof north east of the pawn shop near the SFMOMA

  • On a balcony north of the Transbay Center

  • On the roof of the Haum Data Center

  • Under the pier to the east of the Haum Data Center

  • In an air duct on the pier at the Ferry Building

  • Wifi sniffer on the water some distance north of the Ferry Building map text

  • Wifi sniffer under the Bay Bridge approaching Yerba Buena Island

  • Under the octagonal restaurant at Fisherman’s Wharf - The computer that starts the Gnome quest is also here

  • Inside the restricted area south of the Fisherman’s Wharf map text

  • Wifi sniffer just north of the Fisherman’s Wharf map text

  • Wifi sniffer on a roof west of Coit Tower

  • In the restricted area north west of the restaurant in the North Beach area

  • In an air duct on the roof of a health food store east of the North Beach restaurant

  • Wifi sniffer on a roof south of the Transamerica Pyramid

  • In an underground car park to the east of Union Square

  • Wifi sniffer on top of the pillar in Union Square

  • Underneath a building two blocks south of Union Square

  • Wifi sniffer on the roof across the street from the strip club in North Beach

  • In a vent south east of Lombard Street

  • Wifi sniffer under a wooden porch north west of the restaurant near Lombard Street

  • In the restricted green area north west of Lombard Street

  • Two research points close together south east of the Palace of Fine Arts. One inside a restricted area, one inside a vent

  • Inside an air duct on the ground east of the Palace of Fine Arts

  • Inside the restricted area north of the Palace of Fine Arts

  • Inside the bunker in the restricted area east of the Baker Beach map text

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