Hope is a Sad Thing
Hope is a Sad Thing
Story Mission
Game Watch Dogs
Part of story Act 3, Mission 1
Target Raymond Kenney
Unlocked by completing Pawnee CTOS Center
Unlocks A Pit of Paranoia

"Hope is a Sad Thing" is the 31st storyline mission in Watch Dogs, and the first mission of Act III.


After Aiden finds that Raymond "T-Bone" Kenney is in Pawnee, he tracks him and takes his location from a marina. After infiltrating a CTOS Tower, Aiden finds an audio sample that shows Raymond is in Jedediah's Bar. After going there, Aiden drinks with T-Bone (although he doesn't know it's T-Bone), and asks him about Raymond Kenney. Then, T-Bone says to shut his mouth and they start to fight.

The fight ends when T-Bone zaps Aiden with his Taser. Then, when Aiden wakes up at T-Bone's hideout, T-Bone shows him the TV, and says that the fact that Aiden is the vigilante is "not making them the best of friends". Aiden offers a deal to T-Bone, and after T-Bone accepts, he shows Aiden his sculptures. T-Bone says that if Aiden recovers his Taco Van from the Pawnee Militia, they can work together. After Aiden gets T-Bone's truck, he leaves it by the Pawnee Dam and T-Bone agrees to work with Aiden.

Mission objectives

  • Hack the marina computer to find Kenney.
  • Use the Profiler to find the reset code.
  • Enter the new password in the marina computer.
  • Infiltrate the CTOS tower.
  • Activate the station to access data.
  • Look for Ray Kenney at Jed's bar.
  • Follow T-Bone.
  • Activate T-Bone's trap.
  • Follow T-Bone.
  • Steal back T-Bone's truck.
  • Drop off the truck.
  • Kill all militia members or escape


Video Walkthrough


Missions in Watch Dogs
Act I Bottom of the EighthThey Can't HideBig BrotherForesightBackstage PassHacking ContractBackseat DriverOpen Your WorldThanks For The TipRememberNot The Pizza GuyA Wrench in the WorksDressed in Peels
Act II Hold On, KiddoBreakable ThingsCollateralOne Foot in the GraveA Blank Spot There-ishJury-RiggedGrandma's BulldogNot A Job For TyroneUninvitedBreadcrumbsStare Into the AbyssA Risky BidRole ModelPlanting a BugWay Off the Grid
Act III Hope is a Sad ThingA Pit of ParanoiaUnstoppable ForceThe Future is in BlumeFor the PortfolioBy Any Means Necessary
Act IV Someone's KnockingIn Plain SightThe Rat's LairThe Defalt ConditionLittle SisterGhosts of the PastNo Turning Back
Act V Sometimes You Still LoseGuys Like Us