Watch Dogs Legion offers a very specific form of gameplay. Instead of one main character you will lead a group of characters that you recruit from a group of NPCs living in London. Due to such game mechanics, the way in which different missions are carried out gets changed. However, this is subject to certain requirements. Below you will find a detailed description of this mechanics.
While exploring London with your smartphone, you will get an NPC's character description. You will find in it unique feature that affects his/her parameters. This way you can find out whether a given NPC will be useful for you, and to which class you can assign it. Once you have decided on a hero, you must press the key responsible for saving him/her. Please note, however, that the number of characters you can recruit is limited to 60 candidates and 20 recruited agents.
Just "saving" a character doesn't mean you can control it right away. In the heroes menu you have to select a newly saved NPC and choose the option responsible for starting the recruitment process. Now you need to locate her/him. Using a dedicated button, you can go to the map with the selected day plan of the person. Each candidate has his own habits. On this basis you can determine where and at what time to go in order to find a recruit. When you find him or her, talk to him or her - he/she will offer to join DedSec often in exchange for a specific task. Only after you have completed it you will be able to control this NPC.
However, this is not always possible. After "saving" the character, you will learn its relation to DedSec. If the character you are trying to drag to your website has had some unpleasant experience with DedSec or is sympathetic to Albion, the chances of recruitment are diminishing.
Relations with others are also very important - you can find information about them on the character panel. If you have interacted in any way with the people listed there, the opinion about DedSec gets modified. Whether the change is positive or negative depends only on your decisions in the course of the game.
When you take control of a person for the first time, you will have to choose one of three available character classes. This is a single and one-time choice. The characteristics of each person are described in a separate Chapter.
Please note that all members of your team are not immortal. If they are hospitalized, you will lose the possibility to choose them for some time. If they die, it will be forever.