Watch Dogs Pawnee District Map

Watch Dogs QR Codes Investigations Guide

The Watch Dogs QR Codes Investigations are probably the most difficult investigations you have to complete in the video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal, not because they are hard to find, but because all of them require specific cameras that must be hacked by Aiden.

Unlike the Weapons Trade Investigations, which can be completed using various methods, or the Burner Phones Investigations, which don’t require any cameras, the QR Codes Investigations in Watch Dogs, can be completed only if you locate and hack certain cameras within the city.

From the beginning, you should know that there are 17 QR Codes in Watch Dogs, and you will find them in the following districts: Parker Square (2 QR Codes), The Loop (4 QR Codes), Mad Mile (3 QR Codes), Pawnee (1 QR Code), The Wards (2 QR Codes),  and Brandon Docks (4 QR Codes).

The final QR Code Investigation mission, appears after you solve all 16 investigations above, and it is a short mission which will unlock the Read-Only achievement/trophy.

The QR Code Investigations appear on your map early in the game after you disable the ctOS Towers within a district; however, the QR Code Investigation in Pawnee District, won’t be visible until you complete one of the game’s story missions in Act III.

Nevertheless, even if you don’t disable the ctOS Towers, or reach the third act, you can still complete all investigations, by visiting the locations marked on the maps below.

To finish a QR Code Investigation, first you need to find the QR Code, which is usually located on the wall of a nearby building. Next, you have to find the camera that allows you to align the code and scan it.

As you will notice, a Watch Dogs QR Code is divided in multiple parts, and to align them, you have to hack a camera that offers the correct angle to scan the code.

Each QR Code in Watch Dogs has its corresponding camera, and all of them are revealed below.

To successfully scan the QR Codes using our guide, check the maps below for their locations, or your map in the game, if you unlocked the ctOS Towers.

Next, follow the directions outlined below to find the camera.

After you complete a QR Code Investigation, you will unlock an Audio Log from G1gg1L3s or DedSec.

Our Watch Dogs QR Codes Investigations guide was divided in districts.

Parker Square District

Because the game starts in Parker Square District, the first two QR Code Investigations you should complete are those within this area. After you hack the two ctOS Towers, you will reveal the first QR Code location, north from the southern tower, and the second one close to it, to the north.

Parker Square District QR Code Investigation 1

Once you find the location of the first QR Code in Parker District (on a gray building), walk down the southern alley and look for a blue store (Loans Sell Here).

Continue to move south and across the alley is a parking lot with a red container. Above it is a camera, in the corner of the building.

Use the camera to scan the first QR Code and receive Audio File: G1gg1L3s 01.

Parker Square District QR Code Investigation 2

For the second QR Code in Parker Square District, after you locate it, look across the street for an alley between a red building and a grey one. An ATM should also be nearby.

In the corner of the red building, just before entering the alley is the camera that allows you to scan the code and unlock Audio File: G1gg1L3s 02.

Watch Dogs Parker Square Map

The Wards District

In The Wards District, you can find two additional QR Codes. The first code on the map below is in the upper left corner, and the second one is located south-east from the first one and from the second ctOS Tower.

The Wards District QR Code Investigation 1

To scan the first QR Code in The Wards District you will need a boat, because the code is on a dam.

Once you find the boat, head to the dam and stop it very close to the middle of the said dam, near some red containers.

Look up for a camera and turn it to the right to scan the code and retrieve Audio File: G1gg1L3s 03.

The Wards District QR Code Investigation 2

Once you locate the second QR Code in The Wards, you will notice that half of it is on a red building and half on a gray building.

To scan the code, open your map and west from its location you should see a Gun Shop (Defus Tru). Across the street, is a red building and a camera close to the roof.

Hack it and scan the code for Audio File: G1gg1L3s 04.

Watch Dogs The Wards Map

The Loop District

The Loop, which is a larger district, features four QR Codes you need to scan. On your map, or on the map below, you will see the first one, south from the third ctOS Tower.

The second QR Code is very close to Tobias’ underground shop, the third is on the western island, and the final is located east from the second tower.

The Loop District QR Code Investigation 1

When you get close to the location of the first QR Code in The Loop, you should look up for another red building. The code can be observed in the corner.

Now, turn around and nearby you will see the train tracks. Follow the stairs up to reach the train station, and look for a camera near the stairs, on the wall of a nearby red building.

You should also see a tree next to the same stairs. Turn the camera around and scan the code for Audio File: DedSec 01.

The Loop District QR Code Investigation 2

The second QR Code in The Loop is fairly easy to scan. You will find it under a bridge, near Tobias’ shop. Once you locate it, move west and swim to reach the shore on the other side.

The camera is on one of the bridge’s sustaining pillars. Use it to scan the QR Code on the other side of the canal and unlock Audio File: DedSec 02.

The Loop District QR Code Investigation 3

To scan the third QR Code in The Loop District, first locate it on your map, or on the map below and you will notice it is on the western island. While on the ground, looking at the code, if you turn around you will see the train tracks.

Move south and find the stairs that allow you to get on the train tracks, then head north towards the code. Be careful because the train will immediately kill Aiden.

As you move north, on the right side of the train tracks, you should see a safe brown platform. From the train tracks, climb the platform and look up to spot a camera in the corner of the gray building. Scan the code using that camera and you should receive Audio File: DedSec 03.

The Loop District QR Code Investigation 4

To scan the fourth QR Code in The Loop, you have to find a back alley, east from the code’s location on the map below. In the said alley is a blackout point, and in the corner of the buildings you should see several black and yellow signs.

Above one of them, in the corner of another building is a camera that can be used to scan the code in the distance and unlock Audio File: DedSec 04.

Watch Dogs The Loop Map

Mad Mile District

Mad Mile District includes only 3 QR Codes. The first one, as can be observed on the map below, is located east from the second ctOS Tower, the second code is south from the first code, and the third is in the middle of the district, east from the second code.

Mad Mile District QR Code Investigation 1

To scan the first QR Code in Mad Mile, you have to move west from the red building where you can see the code.

Cross the highway and look for a small white building with two cameras in the corners of its roof. Use the one in the left corner while facing the building, and turn it right to spot another camera on the building nearby. Hack it, then look up and hack the camera on the large building.

Now scan the code to unlock Audio File: DedSec 05.

Mad Mile District QR Code Investigation 2

The second Mad Mile QR Code Investigation is completed by scanning the code above VessalMart building. Travel to the location marked on the map below, and after you identify the building turn around and across the street you will see two buildings.

Notice the alley between them and you will see that it is covered by a roof made of glass. While looking at the said roof, on your right is a camera in the corner of a large building.

You can hack the camera while on the ground and use it to scan the code above the VessalMart to get Audio File: DedSec 06.

Mad Mile District QR Code Investigation 3

Once you find the third QR Code in Mad Mile, remain on the street and move east from its location. Nearby you should find an old castle. Go around it and look for another old building.

On top of its right tower (while facing the building) it’s the camera you have to use to scan the code in the distance and unlock Audio File: DedSec 07.

Watch Dogs Mad Mile Map

Brandon Docks District

Similar to The Loop District, Brandon Docks includes four Watch Dogs QR Codes. To reveal their locations, first hack the ctOS Towers or use the map below and notice that the first one is on the northern island, the second code is located west from the first tower, and the third is west from the third tower.

The final QR Code in Brandon Docks is north-west from the second ctOS Tower.

Brandon Docks District QR Code Investigation 1

The first QR Code is inside a shipyard. After you find the building, turn around and look for a blue lift. Use it to reach the roof of the building nearby, then advance and hack the camera on the hangar across the street.

Use the camera to scan the code and you will unlock Audio File: G1gg1L3s 05.

Brandon Docks District QR Code Investigation 2

The second QR Code in Brandon Docks can be hard to scan because you have to be far away from the building. Once you reveal its location, open your map and notice that south-east is a train station. Travel to the train station and remain on the street.

Look around for a red building and in the parking lot you should see a sign: Umeni Technologies Inc. While facing the said sign, slightly turn to the left, and look for a camera close to the roof. If you look up, the train station should be right above you.

Use the camera to scan the code on the round towers in the distance and receive Audio File: G1gg1L3s 06.

Brandon Docks District QR Code Investigation 3

For the third QR Code on our map you also have to be far away. From its location, open your map and north-east you should see the intersection of the main street (the one that leads to a bridge) and a smaller street.

When you reach the said intersection look around for a barrier that stops the access to the shipyard, and a large real-estate sign. On it you can read Be A Home. Place Aiden in front of the said sign but on the street, and while looking at the sign, turn around to spot a camera on an electricity post.

Hack it and scan the QR Code in the distance to get Audio File: G1gg1L3s 07.

Brandon Docks District QR Code Investigation 4

To be able to scan the fourth QR Code in Brandon Docks, you also have to maintain a fair distance. First locate the code, on the map below, then open your map and notice the bridge north from the icon.

Cross the bridge and move east, but stop when you reach its other side. Now look for a smaller building with an interactive screen on it, and in the upper right corner of the roof you will spot a camera.

Hack it and scan the code across the river, in the corner of the large building, to get Audio File: G1gg1L3s 08.

Watch Dogs Brandon Docks Map

Pawnee District

The final QR Code Investigation included in our guide is the one from Pawnee District. You have to remember that it won’t appear on your map until you reach Act III, since you have to complete a mission during which your will reveal all collectibles in Pawnee District.

Nevertheless, you can still finish the QR Code Investigation earlier, if you use the map below to find the QR Code in Pawnee District.

Pawnee District QR Code Investigation

On the said map the icon is located close to a broken bridge in the eastern side of the area. Travel to the marked location and nearby you will find a tunnel. Above the tunnel’s entrance is the first part of the code.

Now, look at the bridge, and move towards its end but pay close attention on the left side for a camera on a post. Hack it, and use it to scan the code on the tunnel’s entrance, to unlock Audio File: DedSec 08.

At this point if you have found all QR Codes in Watch Dogs, Aiden will receive a phone call and you will trigger the final mission.

Watch Dogs Pawnee District Map

Final QR Code Investigation Mission

The Final QR Code Investigation in Watch Dogs is in fact a hacking puzzle you will have to solve.

The mission becomes available in Mad Mile District, and your goal is to hack a terminal by completing a hacking mini-game.

Once you hack the terminal, you must hack the computer in G1gg1L3s’ apartment and upload a virus. After the upload the virus you will receive 1000 XP points, and unlock the Read-only achievement/trophy.

Watch Dogs Walkthrough
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