What are Skilled Operatives and how to unlock them in Watch Dogs: Legion

Gain an edge with these skilled operatives.

Operatives play a crucial role in Watch Dogs: Legion. The game has a unique feature where you can recruit any NPC in your team. With so many options, choosing the right candidate for your team might be a hectic task.

That’s when Skilled Operatives come into play. Skilled Operatives are specialized operatives which have distinct skills and abilities. These are quite helpful in a variety of missions and they are significantly stronger than the normal operatives you can recruit on the streets.

Skilled Operatives can not be recruited normally. To unlock Skilled Operatives, you need to turn a district defiant. You can do so by completing a number of borough activities for that district. Once you have finished a number of these activities, you will get a Skilled operative as a reward. Here are all the Skilled Operatives you can unlock in Watch Dogs: Legion. Here are the Skilled Operatives and the district which you need to turn defiant to unlock them.

Hacker: Camden

This is the first Skilled Operative you unlock in the game. Camden turns defiant while completing the main campaign itself, so you don’t have to do anything out of the story to unlock this Operative. All you need to do is finish the Light a Spark mission. Hacker can help you download things faster.

Spy: City of Westminster

The Spy can be unlocked by increasing the defiance in the City of Westminster. You can do so by completing the following borough activities.

  • Rescue Freedom Fighter
  • Disrupt Propaganda x 2

As the name implies, the Spy Operative has an edge over normal Operatives in stealth scenarios. In fact it has hacking skills as well making it quite a viable choice in missions where you have to stay undetected.

Professional Hitman: Nine Elms

If you want a good stealth Operative that can engage from long-range, Professional Hitman is the perfect choice. He can be unlocked by increasing the defiance in Nine Elms. You can do so by completing the following borough activities.

  • Neutralize VIP
  • Photograph Evidence
  • Sabotage

Drone Expert: Lambeth

If you need specialized drones for your missions then Drone Expert is the one you are looking for. He can be unlocked by increasing the defiance in Lambeth. Here are the borough activities you need to finish in Lambeth.

  • Digital Deface
  • Photograph Evidence
  • Disrupt Propaganda

Anarchist: Southwark

The Anarchist has smoke grenades and other specialized abilities that can help you gain an edge in a mission. He can be unlocked in the Southwark region and is one of the toughest skilled operatives to unlock. Complete the following activities to unlock it.

  • Photograph Evidence.
  • Sabotage
  • Digital Deface
  • Hack CtOS Hub

Beekeeper: City of London

For heavily fortified places, distracting the enemies can play an important role in gaining an edge. That’s where the Beekeeper comes into play. The Beekeeper can summon swarms of bees to distract and hurt enemies. It can be unlocked by completing the following activities in the City of London.

  • Hack CtOS Hub
  • Photograph Evidence
  • Sabotage

Getaway Driver: Tower Hamlets

The Getaway Driver can play a crucial role in escape missions. Apart from having a parked car at his disposal for escape at all times, it can also hack cars on the street to clear the way in front of you. Complete the following activities in Tower Hamlets to unlock the Getaway Driver.

  • Neutralize VIP
  • Rescue Freedom Fighter
  • Collect Evidence

Football Hooligan: Islington & Hackney

The Football Hooligan is a pretty unique Operative that can call a bunch of hooligans anywhere to assist him in combat. This can be a useful Operative in missions where you are outnumbered. You can unlock it by completing the following activities in Islington & Hackney.

  • Neutralize VIP
  • Sabotage
  • Collect Evidence