Choosing the Best Starting Operator in Watch Dogs: Legion

Choosing the Best Starting Operator in Watch Dogs: Legion

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Unlike the previous two titles in the series, there’s no set protagonist in Watch Dogs: Legion. Instead, you are free to recruit and play with essentially every character you see in the open world. However, you will need to start somewhere, and the game gives you a list of quite a few options for which character you will begin the game with.

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This is a fairly important decision since you will only have one character to start with, and some offer much better skills than others. But, since you’re just starting the game, you won’t be familiar yet with which abilities, perks, and weapons are most valuable. Here’s which starting operator to pick in Watch Dogs: Legion:

Updated July 14, 2023, by Sean Murray: Picking your first three operators isn’t a huge step in Watch Dogs: Legion, but it can definitely make or break the game’s early hours. That’s why we’ve refreshed this guide with improved formatting and a few breakout tips to make picking the best first three operators that much easier.

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Best Starting Operator To Pick In Watch Dogs: Legion

“This early choice of operative won’t dictate how your entire game will play out. The whole premise of Watch Dogs: Legion is to recruit and build your team of operators throughout the game, swapping between them based on the situation or mission you’re in.”

As a rule, don’t pick a character that only comes with something you can—and will—get in the course of playing like a gun or vehicle. Abilities are far stronger and less common. These will be useful to have the entire game, as opposed to something that is more like a consumable.

Also, don’t worry too much about what your character looks like. You can always customize their clothing, but you also won’t be stuck looking at the same model for the entire game either, so don’t be too picky just based on appearance.

Here are all the starting operative’s perks and what they give you:

Starting Operator Perk
Oscuro Ultra 8 Personal sports vehicle
Kurahawa Zentura Personal motorcycle
Albion Vandetta Extra faction damage
Loyalty Card Discount on clothing
MP5 Full-auto SMG
P9 Semi-auto pistol
P250 Semi-automatic pistol
Physically Fit Takes less damage
Tough Drunk Takes less damage
Police Contact Shorter team arrest time
Priority Care Shorter team injury time
Crowbar Light melee weapon
Wrench Heavy melee weapon
6G Data Plan Fast downloads
ctOS Drone Drone summon
Fast Hacking Short hack cooldowns
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Perks To Focus On For First Three Operators In Watch Dogs: Legion

Based on this list and our earlier advice, you can safely rule out options like Kurahawa Zentura, Wrench, Crowbar, Oscuro Ultra 8, and pistols and SMGs. From there, you can determine which ability will serve your playstyle the best.

If you’re looking to play more as a non-lethal hacker, then being able to summon a drone with ctOS Drone or Fast Hacking would be your best choice.

If you’re planning on being more aggressive, then either Tough Drunk or Physically Fit, giving you the ability to take more punishment, is a perfect option. Priority Care and Police Contact could also be valuable to get your operatives back in action faster.

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