Watch Dogs 2 Key Data Location & Research App Guide

Watch Dogs 2 features a robust and varied skill tree that lets you unlock a huge variety of new skills, perks and improvements. Some of the skills in the Research App are locked until you find a specific piece of Key Data. This Watch Dogs 2 Key Data Location & Research App Guide lists all of the Key Data locations with screenshots and information on how to obtain them.

You can find out if a specific skill on the Research App is locked due to lack of Key Data by navigating to the skill on your chosen skill tree. Typically they tell you if they are locked due to lacking a previous skill but they also provide information on other requirements such as locating Key Data.

This Watch Dogs 2 Key Data Location & Research App Guide

Stun Amp Up Key Data Location - Standford University Key Data
Climb up the exterior of the building and look for a small vent you can hack open on the South West corner of the roof. Use the RC to get inside the vent and activate the terminal inside to reveal another circuit puzzle. Solve the puzzle to open the door and collect the Key Data. This is not possible without the Quadcopter.

System Crash Upgrade: Blackout - Gate Houseboats Key Data
It’s on the roof. Use the nearby forklift
Expert Tinkering - Vista Point Key Data
There’s a series of jumps nearby. Use a motorbike to navigate the jumps to reach the Key Data.
Speed Boost - Alcatraz Key Data
Use the lift to get to the roof and then the robot down into the vents. Easy enough.
Enhanced Spring - Palo Alto Key Data
Enhanced Spring - Palo Alto
You need the flying Drone. Use the forklift to clear the boxes to activate the switch box then fly up.
Chopper Retreat Exploit - Sfmoma Key Data
Chopper Retreat Exploit - Sfmoma
Inside a container. You’ll need the Vehicle Directional Hack to remove the van blocking the way
Botnet Savings: City Hacking - Fort Point Key Data
Botnet Savings: City Hacking - Fort Point
To open the door you’ll have to solve one of the circuit puzzles on the understand of the huge bridge. I don’t suggest trying this until you have the Quadcopter

Keen Eye - Nudle Park Key Data
Keen Eye - Nudle Park Key Data
Clear out the enemies then you need to use the forklift nearby to remove the boxes blocking the Key Data.

There you have it. A complete list of every Key Data item you can find in Watch Dogs 2. Using this guide and collecting all of the items listed above will give you complete access to any ability on the skill tree.