Watch Dogs – All Survival Chess Puzzle Solutions (3 Stars on All Ten)

You need to solve all 10 chess puzzles in order to buy the “Maximized Focus” skill in the combat tree. There is three types of chess activity, but this video focuses on the Survival puzzles which I think are the easiest ones to do. These activity’s can be found in The Loop area of the map. Solve all 10 and you get access to the skill, which is needed for the Magic Smoke trophy / achievement.

Puzzle Timeline:

[0:29] Puzzle #1
[1:05] Puzzle #2
[2:06] Puzzle #3
[3:36] Puzzle #4
[5:11] Puzzle #5
[6:12] Puzzle #6
[7:45] Puzzle #7
[8:34] Puzzle #8
[10:07] Puzzle #9
[11:44] Puzzle #10

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Watch_Dogs Achievements and Trophies

Hello World
Take down Maurice

End of Line
Complete 40 Fixer Contracts

Basest Base
Complete every Gang Hideout

They Call Him The Vigilante
Complete every Investigation

Complete every Privacy Invasion

Road Rage
Complete every Criminal Convoy

Use the Crime Detection System to take down 20 confirmed criminals

Family Man
Complete Act 1

Who Is Raymond Kenney?
Complete Act 2

One Down, One to Go
Complete Act 3

Complete Act 4

Log Off
Complete Act 5

Hard Crash
Perform 10 vehicle take downs

Communication Fail
Using non-lethal takedown, stop 10 civilians from calling to report you

Tag 100 enemies

Power Cycle
Participate in 5 different City Games

Magic Smoke
Kill 4 enemies within a single instance of Focus

Escape Loop
Escape 15 police chases

Free Radical
Escape a level 5 police chase

White Rabbit Object
Escape 15 Police Scans

Escape a level 5 police scan

Hardware Fail
Shoot out a tire on 15 different vehicles

Black Hat Trick
Kill 3 enemies with a single IED

Revoking Client Privileges
Complete the final mission in the Human Traffic Investigation

Saturday Night Special
Complete the final mission in the Weapons Trade Investigation

Sanity Check
Collect all 8 Burner Phones

Complete the final mission in the QR Code Investigation

Darkness Looms
Complete the final mission of the Missing Persons Investigation

Check in at every Hotspot

Disk Space Full
Unlock every song with the SongSneak app

Social Lubricant
Complete level 10 against all 3 Drinking Game opponents

Invade and successfully hack 10 enemy Fixers in Online Hacking

Invade and successfully observe 10 enemy Fixers in Online Tailing

Complete 10 Public Online Races

System Mangler
Complete every ctOS Breach

Stealth Cookie
Complete an Online Tailing without being detected

Unlock every Skill in the Skills Tree

Get tailed 5 times

Clear Signals
Unlock every ctOS Tower


  1. I shot the dude after I completed chess. Very satisfying.

  2. Awesome video, but for some reason my opponent doesn't do the same as yours on puzzle 4.

  3. I have one where I have 2 knights and the king, he has 2 towers and queen. I can't get past that one ๐Ÿ™ Thanks for your vid btw!

  4. Dat stupid same looped dialog on the background is annoying

  5. For anyone who is having difficulties using the analog to make a selection you can use the D-Pad to highlight the pieces and it's a lot easier to navigate.

  6. I was about to finish the sixth puzzle until someone started shooting in the coffee shop.

  7. For some odd reason, it should be impossible to win but at the last move you get off scott free!

  8. thanks a lot harry, keep doing videos like that

  9. Glad this is here, cause i can't even play chess.ย 

  10. Thanks. I can't play chess , so this video was brilliant. The AI copied all the moves of your AI so I think if they're not working for you, maybe your doing something wrong. Thanks again. Keep it up!!!

  11. Thanx alot for the solutions…I never played chess

  12. I don't know how you think these are the easiest. Then again I've never been good at chess. x_x; The puzzles where you have to take the pieces in a certain number of moves was super easy for me. I got 3 stars in all ten puzzles in like 15 minutes.

  13. Thank you SO much. Do you think you could go back to AC3 and show us some tips for those minigames? Thanks again. You just earned a like, and a sub ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Your a legend for making this…… That focus skill was the last one I needed to unlock ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Thanks man for Puzzle 10! I was able to do 1-9 with no knowledge of Chess! But 10 was a hard one!

  16. For those with trouble with the AI moving an extra space this worked for me, instead of moving the knight to take the Rook move the king up one, then down one, up and to the right and then up and to the left and it should work out

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