Waypoints are holographic, arrow-shaped beacons that indicate important items or locations. They are appear in Sly 2: Band of Thieves, Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. They can be viewed temporarily by pressing or viewed indefinitely by pressing to open the binocucom.[notes 1] Waypoints are shown in the signature color of the current character and will automatically tower over rooftops or other structures that block the player's view.
Waypoints usually appear during jobs to direct the player toward objectives. There are two waypoint variants: job beacons, which show the location and title of a job, along with the character's symbol at the top, and safe house beacons, which are displayed in yellow and feature the safe house symbol at the top.
- In Thieves in Time, the player can press , after pinging a waypoint, to make them disappear, a function not present in the previous two games.