Umm, so its better to purchase the standard edition.
I can confirm it works with all editions of Watch Dogs 2 on Steam, how can I confirm this, because there is no difference between executable because the Gold Edition simply includes the season pass for the game.
the easy escape is enabled in your situation. you should only use that when you need the cops to ignore you so you can get away, if you get in over your head. at least that is when i use it.
it causes all NPC's to ignore you (except the cops that are actively engaged with you)
and that will prevent the other NPCs (including your DEDSEC teammates) from interacting with you at all... which will freeze your game at a cut scene.