ctOS App Guide

QUESTION:

How do I use the ctOS mobile app?

ANSWER:


How do I log into the ctOS mobile app?
How do I add friends to my Contact list?
My friend is on the PlayStation or Xbox network, but I do not have a PSN ID or Gamertag. Do I need them in order to add them to my Contact list?
How do I know when my friend can be challenged for a match?
How can I challenge a friend to a match?
What is the difference between an Official Challenge and a Custom Challenge?
How do I get the best possible experience when playing on the app?
Where do I go to find out further information about how the ctOS mobile app works?
How do I create a free PlayStation Account or free Xbox Account?


The ctOS mobile app is a standalone app which allows you to play against Watch_Dogs players on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC. More information regarding how to use the app to play against friends and other players within Watch_Dogs can be found below.

How do I log into the ctOS mobile app?

1. Launch the app and tap on the screen as prompted

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2. When prompted, log in with your Uplay account information. If you do not have a Uplay account already, you can create one by clicking the Create a Uplay account button displayed on the screen. Or you can create one by visiting our website and then log into the app

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3. Upon first time entering the app, you should be prompted with a short tutorial of the menus and their functions. Please follow the on-screen tutorials to learn the basics of the app's functionality


How do I add friends to my Contact list?

1. To add a friend to your Contacts list, start by clicking on the Contacts button on menu panel.

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2. In your Contacts list, click Add Contacts in the upper left-hand corner of the Contacts panel

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3. A new window should pop up in the middle of the screen. Click the network on which your friend is playing Watch_Dogs and then enter their account name for that specific network: Uplay username, PSN, or XBL. By default, it will add their Uplay username. If your friend is playing Watch_Dogs on the PlayStation 4 for example, highlight the PSN icon BEFORE typing their PSN ID name to add their PSN ID as a contact. If you have not already logged into these respective networks already, you may be prompted to do so.

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4. After adding their name, click Add and your friend should be found and added to your Contacts list


My friend is on the PlayStation or Xbox network, but I do not have a PSN ID or Gamertag. Do I need them in order to add them to my Contact list?

In order to add contacts to your Contact list that are on the PlayStation or Xbox networks, you will need to create a free PlayStation Account or free Xbox Account. Please click HERE to learn how to do that.

Once you have a PlayStation or Xbox Account, then you will need to sign into the specific network that your friend is playing on before being able to add them to your Contact list.


How do I know when my friend can be challenged for a match?

1. If your friend is available to play against, they will show up on your map as a blue icon. Also, if you visit your Contact list, their name will be highlighted in blue and it will label them as Available. Lastly, in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, you will receive a notification stating they have become available.

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How can I challenge a friend to a match?

1. If your friend is available (currently playing Watch_Dogs, not in a story mission or menu), you can either click the blue icon on the map or click their name in the Contact list to be taken to their location on your map

2. Once you have moved to their icon on the map, a box above the icon should show a Play button

3. Click the Play button and then a selection box for the type of challenge will appear

4. Select Official or Custom and then select the track you wish to play and then click Send

5. Your friend in-game will receive a notification, and if they accept the challenge, you will be taken into the match


What is the difference between an Official Challenge and a Custom Challenge?

Official Challenges are challenges that have been created by the Watch_Dogs mobile app development team which will award both players for competing in the challenge. The ctOS mobile app player will gain experience, whereas the Watch_Dogs player will gain Notoriety.

Custom Challenges are unofficial challenges made by the ctOS mobile app user for fun. There are no rewards for playing these challenges for either player, but they can still be a lot of fun to send your friend to see if they can get through your custom made course.


How do I get the best possible experience when playing on the app?

In order to get the best possible experience when playing, we recommend being connected to a solid broadband wireless connection. Also, we suggest signing into all of the networks (Uplay, PlayStation, Xbox) so that you can enjoy a wide range of possible opponents to play against when doing Quick Match.

Once you have created your account(s), click on the respective icons in the lower left-hand corner of the menu panel.

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Clicking the PlayStation icon will bring up a browser page asking for your PlayStation Account information. Sign in with that information and then return to the app. You are now signed into both the PlayStation and Uplay networks.

Clicking the Xbox icon will bring up a browser page asking for your Microsoft Account information (If it brings you to Uplay.com, then you may need to visit Uplay.com on a computer in order to link your Xbox Gamertag to your Uplay account first). Sign in with that information and then return to the app. You are now signed into both the Xbox and Uplay networks.

If you have signed into both the PlayStation and the Xbox networks, then you now have access to challengers from all of the networks (Uplay, PlayStation, Xbox).


Where do I go to find out further information about how the ctOS mobile app works?

Clicking on the Tutorials button on the left-hand menu panel will bring you to numerous tutorials for the different aspects of the ctOS mobile app.


How do I create a free PlayStation Account or free Xbox Account?

In order to create a free account for PlayStation or Xbox, please visit their respective website links:

PlayStation Account

Xbox Account

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