Spider-Man on PS4 has a bunch of different side activities and tasks for you to complete. One of those activities involves solving all of the Black Cat Stakeouts around New York City. Black Cat herself isn’t actually in the game, she will make herself known in the first DLC for the game, The Heist. However, she has left these little puzzles for you to solve. Completing these will unlock a new mission, that will, in turn, unlock a new suit for Peter. This guide shows you how to solve all of the Stakeouts, split into New York City’s Districts.
These stakeouts are unlocked around a third of the way through the game. When searching for the small black cat, the controller will rumble when you are aiming the camera at the right area. One of these stakeouts will be naturally completed during the story mission Stakeout.
Financial District Stakeouts – 2 Total
Here is a map of both stakeouts in the Financial District and the order they are shown in this guide.
After interacting with the camera, the small cat can be found just below the level that you are on, poking out of a hatch on the roof. This particular roof is slightly to the right of where Peter is.
The second stakeout’s cat can be found to the right of Peter, underneath a billboard.
Chinatown Stakeouts – 1 Total
There is only one stakeout in Chinatown, shown on the map below.
This cat can be found directly to the right of Peter. It is poking out of a glass window that is open.
Greenwich Stakeouts – 1 Total
Here is the location of the one stakeout in Greenwich.
The cat here is to the left of where the camera’s sight starts. It is a little lower than Peter’s level and is poking out of the door on a rooftop garden.
Hell’s Kitchen Stakeouts – 2 Total
Here is a map of the stakeouts in Hell’s Kitchen, as well as the order they are shown in this guide.
The first cat is found directly up from where the camera’s sights start. It is on a roof edge, behind a grate.
The second cat is down on street level. It is found in a shop window just right of Peter’s location.
Midtown Stakeouts – 2 Total
Here is a map of both the stakeouts in Midtown, as well as the order they are shown in this guide.
The first cat can be found to the right of where the camera’s sight starts. It is a little lower than Peter’s level and is behind a door.
The second cat is on a much lower level than Peter. It is also to the right. It can be found poking out behind a door and is almost directly down from Peter.
Upper East Side Stakeouts – 1 Total
Here is a map of the 1 stakeout in the Upper East Side.
The first and only cat can be found directly below Peter’s level. Move the camera down and the cat is behind a door that is ajar.
Upper West Side Stakeouts – 1 Total
Here is the location of the one stakeout in the Upper West Side district of New York City.
The black cat can be found directly opposite Peter, at the same eye level as him. It is poking out of a hatch on the roof of a building. To find the right building, look for brown umbrellas.
Harlem Stakeouts – 1 Total
Here is the location of the stakeout in Harlem.
The cat can be found poking out of an ajar door. The rooftop it is on is slightly to the right of Peter and just below his eye level.
Finding all 12 of these stakeouts will automatically unlock a new side mission, Cat’s Cradle. This requires you to go to Black Cat’s bunker, shown on the map by the blue icon.
On the wall with graffiti, there is actually a hidden door that can be interacted with.
Inside you will find a number of different interactable objects that Peter will comment on. However, on the table is a brand new suit that Felicia has made for you.
This suit is the Dark Suit and it looks very sleek.
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