How Does Cockfighting Work in Sleeping Dogs?

Sleeping Dogs is an action-adventure video game developed by United Front Games and published by Square Enix. The game was released in 2012 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows platforms. A remastered version subtitled Definitive Edition was released in October 2014 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The macOS version of the Definitive Edition was launched in March 2016.

Sleeping Dogs follows the story of Wei Shen, an undercover police officer on a mission to infiltrate the Sun On Yee Triad organization in Hong Kong. As part of his mission, Wei must participate in various criminal activities, including cockfighting. 

Despite popular belief, along with many guides or tips available on the internet, there is no proven way to win. The outcome is entirely random and depends upon great luck. Learn how to play cockfighting in Sleeping Dogs in this article.

How Does Cockfighting Work in Sleeping Dogs?

Cockfighting is a side activity in Sleeping Dogs. Doing this activity allows the player to earn money as well as unlock a few achievements, most notably one called the “Infowlable Achievement.” Just like in reality, fights consist of two roosters fighting to the death inside a ring. Wei Shen (the player) can bet money on cockfighting.

Betting on a cockfight and winning allows the player to unlock the Tourist Achievement. There are three locations for cockfights: Aberdeen, North Point, and Kennedy Town. Aberdeen has a maximum bet limit of HK$ 30,000 and North Point has a bet limit of HK$1,500. Kennedy Town has a higher bet limit of HK$ 100,000. 

In order to take part in fights, simply visit any of the city points mentioned. Before talking to the NPC and engaging in a cock fight, save your game first, especially if you will be betting double the amount of money. After you save, enter the arena. Pick a rooster, place your bet, and wait for the outcome of the match. 

If you win, save your game. If you lose the match, simply reload your saved file and try again. Repeat as many times as you desire. Saving after every match is vital as not only does it help increase your cash but also, each loss you get takes off from your gold score. Doing this takes time but it does get the job done.

If the player wants to receive the Infowlable Achievement, they must win HK$ 50,000 on one bet. This cockfight must be done in Kennedy Town. It is better to leave this achievement untouched until you have acquired the apartment in the city. This allows you to quickly reload your file and make your way back to the arena as you spawn in your apartment each time.

How Do I Choose a Good Fighting Rooster in Sleeping Dogs?

There is no real trick in choosing a rooster as cockfights in Sleeping Dogs can be random and depends on a lot of luck. Most players take note of the win/loss record of the rooster.

However, even with that, a lot of players found that a rooster who has won multiple times can still easily lose a match. This is why it’s important to save when you win and reload your file once you lose.

How Long Does a Rooster Fight Last?

A match can take time, especially if you are doing the save-load method. Moreover, since the matches depend on luck, it may not be easy to get a lot of wins.

How Do They Get Roosters to Fight in Sleeping Dogs?

The roosters in Sleeping Dogs are controlled by the computer. Players simply choose a rooster and place a bet. Once the play button is clicked, the roosters automatically combat.

What Happens to the Chickens After a Cockfight in Sleeping Dogs?

In Sleeping Dogs, the losing roosters are killed in each match. 

Final Note

To make a profit and receive some achievements in the game Sleeping Dogs, one of the activities that you can do is engage in cockfights. There are numerous tips and tricks on the internet regarding cockfights and while it may have worked for some, there are actually no guaranteed methods to ensure that you win in cockfights all the time. All cockfights are random and depend on a bit of luck.