Equip Different Weapons, Guns on Operatives Watch Dogs Legion

Equipping different guns and non-lethal weapons on your Watch Dogs Legion operatives is a relatively important mechanic in the game. However, it’s been causing a lot of problems, because the system is a little confusing. People are having trouble figuring out how to give operatives new weapons, how to equip and unequip weapons, etc. We’ll be answering all those questions and more in our Equip Different Weapons, Guns on Operatives Watch Dogs Legion guide.

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Equip Different Weapons, Guns on Operatives Watch Dogs Legion

How to Equip Guns & Non-Lethal on Watch Dogs Legion Operatives?

To equip guns and non-lethal weapons on Watch Dogs Legion operatives, you have to put it into the appropriate skill slot. However, there are some limitations that you have to be aware of. For one, everyone can carry a non-lethal weapon. You unlock them with tech points, so they’re good for everyone, as far as we can tell.

Unfortunately, not all operatives can carry lethal weapons. If you get an operative that can pack, like the absolute unit in the image above, they will come with those weapons right out of the box. If they don’t, you simply can’t equip a lethal gun on them. Even those that do carry a “proper” gun can only carry the type of gun they come with. If they have a pistol, they can’t carry a shotgun, for example.

How to Unequip Weapons in Watch Dogs Legion?

You can’t really unequip weapons in Watch Dogs Legion. The best you can do is swap in a new weapon from the same type. As we’ve said above, if an operative comes with a weapon slot, they can only handle another weapon like that. In our example above, the strapping young lad can have either a full-auto rifle or a grenade launcher. He can’t have a shotgun or a pistol. But, if you have another full-auto rifle that you like better, you can put it into the appropriate slot. If, on the other hand, you want to know how to holster a weapon, check out our guide on how to holster weapon in Watch Dogs Legion.

How to Give Operative New Weapons – Can I Equip Different Weapons?

You can only give operatives a new weapon from the group that they already have in their skills – shotguns, pistols, SMGs, what have you. Just put them in the appropriate slot. Also, you can swap weapons between characters that have the same category. For example, if one operative has one shotgun, and another has a different shotgun, they can exchange them freely.

You can’t give any lethal weapons to operatives that don’t come with one. They can only carry non-lethal guns that you’ll unlock through tech points or by playing the game. Unfortunately, no matter what you do, you can’t make them carry a gun that can actually take a life.

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  1. J

    Well that sucks. We should ask ubisoft to make that a feature.

  2. J

    This is a terrible idea, very disappointing for someone that likes to collect all weapons in the game, there is no clear way to tell, an I can’t have my favorite character use the weapons I like, that is just dumb, they need to change that an make a better way to have them all available like it was in 2 or something

  3. M
    Marvin Freitagsmüller

    Its so easy to solve…There are Shop Owners that have a P9 for example..nothing else…Soo. If a shop owner is in MY team. Why dont he gets more p9`s for the team? if i need a Cargo-drone. Why dont i have just to Call my Pal and he brings it to me? Ubisoft makes a really big mistake by Forcing to play all this little Dumb Chars. They should make a few more passives like the polices ones that make benefits for the whole team. It Could be so easy and such a nice game but ubisoft gives a f*ck again. Im sry for my bad englisch :p hope one or another likes my idea and we see it one day in game

    1. B

      Its the uk, you cant buy pistols legally, only some rifles and shotguns, but I see your point

      1. J

        Actually it’s a game.. i don’t care what the real UK is like as if i was there i would be shooting little poms in the face.. starting with the hag queen :’)

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