Watch Dogs Guide: City Hotspot Locations

Here's your Watch Dogs guide to the City Hotspot locations and how to become a Mayor.

Here's your Watch Dogs guide to the City Hotspot locations and how to become a Mayor.

In Watch Dogs there are 100 City Hotspots throughout the game’s 6 city districts which are part of known Collectibles. Here’s your list to the districts and each Hotspot within them.

These Hotspots are identified with a square sign/plaque that look like a check-mark either on the ground or on the side of a building. They are found near Chicago’s most memorable landmarks and locations.

The hotspots allow access to history and information of the city, the ability to leave gifts for other players, and the ability to become Mayor of a specific location.

Each of the locations can be located in your game map and will identified with a check-mark.

Parker Square City District
  • Botanical Gardens
  • St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Farris Halstead Library
  • May Stadium
  • Phoebus Theater
  • Parker Square Marina
  • Piper Gate
  • Owl Motel
The Loop City District
  • Cree Theater
  • Carding Center
  • St. Jude Police League
  • Vault Tower
  • Miller’s Rail Bar
  • Chicago Commerce Building
  • Desplaines Street Police Station
  • Lombardo Murder
  • Haymarket Square Riot
  • City Hall
  • Ambrose Theatre
  • Tremont House Hotel
  • 35 East Wacker Drive
  • Abraham Lincoln Statue
  • Chicago Eastland Disaster
  • Ocean Tower
  • Aon Tower
  • The Fort Dearborn Massacre
  • Randolph Street Subway Terminal
  • Chicago Arts & Sciences Center
  • Forever Sculpture
  • Bram Steffan Pavillion
  • Face Fountain
  • Secret Six
  • City Marina
  • Keeper of the Lighthouse
  • Saffard Memorial Fountain
  • South Tech University
  • Bloody Maxwell Police Station
  • Meadowmoore Diaries
  • Lexington Hotel
  • Palin Correctional Center
  • Raven Building
  • WKZ-TV
  • Seventh Federal Bank
  • Willis Tower
  • Bootlegging Factory
Mad Mile City District
  • The Sausage Vat Murder
  • Hanson Park
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Lookout
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
  • Birthplace of the Chicago South Club
  • Triomphe Tower
  • Crowley Building
  • The Sands
  • Chicago World News Tower
  • O’Banion’s Flower Shop
  • Water Tower
  • Saga Theater
  • Home of Samuel “Nails” Morton
  • John Hancock Center
  • Commonwealth Hotel
  • Sheridan Wave Club
  • Seaside Restaurant
  • Navy Pier Building
  • Lipstick Killer – Degnan Crime Scene
  • Lipstick Killer – Brown Crime Scene
  • Lipstick Killer – Ross Crime Scene
  • 2nd Regiment Armory
  • WKZ-TV Mad Mile
Pawnee City District
  • Crazy Moose Hotel
  • Pawnee Trailer Park
  • Bernai Island
  • Vyvyn K. Turner Bridge
  • Pawnee Mill
  • Dam
  • Junkyard
  • The Pawnee Murder House
  • Abandoned Station
  • Tackle Shop
  • Bridge Construction
  • Blume
The Wards City District
  • Deadman’s Corner
  • Shotgun Man
  • The Murder Market
  • John A. Walsh Public School
  • Stockyards
  • Big Jim Colosimo’s Cafe
  • Burned Down Factory
  • V Alley
  • Murder Castle
  • Home of Lloyd Pinkerton
  • Rossi – Fremont
  • Hawthorne Hotel
  • Aiello’s Bakery
  • Hit on Johnny Torrio
Brandon Docks City District
  • Cermak Bridge
  • Four Deuces
  • Lakeshore Water Refinery
  • Windy City Shipyards
  • Sienna Brick Factory
  • The Yacht Club

Once all 100 City Hotspots are located, an achievement for “Geolocated” is unlocked. There are also Badges rewarded for “check-in” at the hotspots, such as “Newb” awarded upon your first check-in. There are 43 badges in total to be rewarded.

Becoming a Mayor requires that you visit a specific location more times than anyone else over a 7-day period. You can use the specific app in your game’s ctOS to see where your friends are Mayors at and try to beat their visits. Once attained, you’ll unlocked unique badges besides pride. Note: You won’t be able to check-in, exit, and then instantly check-in again. There is a small time delay between check-ins.

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