Cyberpunk 2077: Don’t Miss Its Most Chilling And Mysterious Questline

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If certainly CDPR plans to revisit this storyline sooner or later, we’ll not less than have to attend for 2077’s upcoming DLC expansion, Phantom Liberty or, extra seemingly, the next Cyberpunk game for that to occur. Whether or not it ever continues or not, although, the Peralez storyline is one you completely should play.

It’s additionally one you may want to keep away from spoilers on. This information covers all the main points of the 2 quests involving the Peralezes; so if you wish to unravel its twists and turns by yourself, the primary paragraphs of the next two sections are all you want to learn to know what to do.

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The best way to begin the Peralez storyline with “I Fought the Regulation”

The Peralez storyline will get its hooks into you round Act Two, when Elizabeth Peralez provides you a name asking to fulfill. That is the beginning of “I Fought the Regulation.” By itself, this aspect job isn’t notably memorable, however it is going to introduce you to River Ward. (You can romance him if you’re into cops. I received’t decide. An excessive amount of.) It is advisable to full “Life Throughout Wartime” and will need to have a Avenue Cred of not less than 13 to start out the Peralez storyline.

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V meets the Peralez power couple.

Screenshot: CD Projekt Pink / Kotaku

Step one in “I Fought the Regulation” is to fulfill with the Peralez political energy couple. Discover their automotive on the map and get in to fulfill mayoral candidate Jefferson Peralez and his spouse Elizabeth for a short chat. Your dialog decisions right here aren’t important, so roleplay V as you’d like. The Peralezes imagine that their political opponent was murdered, and so they need you to determine what occurred. Whereas it appears to be the case that their opponent, Mayor Lucius Rhyne, died from pure causes, a earlier try on his life has the Peralezes questioning who may be seeking to off the mayor.

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You’ll be given a braindance within the automotive. This one will play again the sooner, tried homicide of Mayor Rhyne that has Elizabeth and Jefferson so involved. At this level within the recreation, you’ve seemingly carried out one or two braindance situations already; this one’s no completely different. Within the braindance, control the timeline on the prime of the HUD for notable clues on their respective layers and comply with alongside to progress the story ahead.

After the braindance, the Peralezes will take off in a elaborate flying car, leaving you to speak up the cop you noticed on the BD: River Ward.

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Give River a name and he’ll ask to fulfill at a burger place. Head on over there and roleplay your dialogue decisions as you would like with River and his colleague Harold Han, who appears suspiciously dismissive of River’s curiosity within the dying of Mayor Rhine. Conversational decisions right here received’t have an effect on the end result of the hunt.

After chatting with River in regards to the particulars of the case, he’ll take you alongside for a trip in his pickup truck the place you’ll have the selection of two results in comply with up on. You may lower to the chase and meet up with a contact of River’s or you may take the optionally available path first to talk with the boss of the one that tried to kill Mayor Rhyne. As this quest (and “Dream On”) may be very narrative in nature, I counsel visiting the tried assassin’s boss, Christine Markov. This may lead you to Japantown.

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In Japantown, you and River will break up as much as discover the tried assassin’s boss. This isn’t notably difficult. Wander round a bit, speak to some distributors, gaze up on the statue (that may or may not have something to do with a grand unsolved mystery in the game), and also you’ll come throughout Markov very quickly.

After chatting with Markov (as soon as once more, dialog decisions right here don’t have an effect on the hunt) and listening to River’s silly detective logic (that he admits is solely primarily based on a fantasy in his head), you’ll hoof it again to River’s automotive to be taught, shock, shock: individuals don’t like cops. Two Tyger gang members will probably be mocking River’s automotive, turning to threaten him as the 2 of you present up. When you preserve quiet, the Tyger gang taking subject with River will wander away. You may also select to talk, however you’ll seemingly find yourself placing your foot in your mouth if you happen to attempt to intimidate them. When you selected the Avenue Child lifepath, the extra diplomatic “Your buddy’ll be out after the election” dialogue choice will see the gang members go away with out incident.

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V talks her way out of a confrontation with the Tyger Claws.

When you don’t have this dialogue choice out there, you may select to remain quiet to keep away from violence.
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Even when your V is a shoot-first-ask-questions later kinda gal, attempt to follow restraint with the Tygers. It’s simple to have the brawl spill out into collateral harm that can alert the cops. “However wait,” I hear you saying, “shouldn’t that not occur since we’re with River and he’s a cop?” Sure, however shh, don’t provoke the ludonarrative dissonance bear.

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When you’ve wrapped up your enterprise in Japantown, you may select to trip with River or go by yourself to his contact, Neil, the proprietor of a intercourse store in Vista Del Rey. When you didn’t get right into a brawl with the Tyger Claws members, I counsel using with River (normally it’s a good suggestion to take people up on their provide to drive you someplace. It saves you the trouble and also you may be handled to some dialogue.) After arriving on the intercourse store, you may communicate with Neil in regards to the “Pink Queen’s Race” braindance membership.

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Your dialog with Neil in regards to the Pink Queen’s Race received’t final lengthy earlier than he bolts. You may hop the counter to pursue him, however be aware that the door he dips behind would require a Physique rating of 6 to pry it open. Nevertheless you give chase, you’ll ultimately discover Neil as he’s being interrogated by River—who not as soon as lowers his weapon towards an unarmed individual. He should’ve discovered that method from special forces or something.

Neil will hand over the data no matter your dialogue decisions. Outfitted with the placement of the Pink Queen’s Race, you’ll have a alternative of using with River once more or getting there by yourself. No matter the way you get there, on arrival you’ll be infiltrating a warehouse guarded by the Animals gang.

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Except you’re moving into guns-blazing™, you may wish to have the Ping and Reboot Optics quickhacks geared up. You may seize these from any netrunner vendor (although you’ll seemingly have one already from “The Reward”). Ping, as chances are you’ll already know, will provide you with a way of what number of guards are within the space, which is useful as Watch Canines-ing the cameras doesn’t present as most of the guards right here. There are seven guards to maintain an eye fixed out for; 5 of them could be discovered surrounding the warehouse, whereas simply two are inside.

Off to the left of the principle gate, you’ll find a fence that’ll open up with a Technical Capability attribute rating of 6. And, whereas I’ve but to substantiate if that is technically true, primarily based on my time with the sport, I think that Animals can get away of a chokehold sooner than different enemies. A excessive Physique rating will assist mitigate this (as it is going to with all enemy sorts). Excessive Physique scores may assist with stealth methods because it’ll permit you entry to doorways in any other case unopenable if you happen to’re not sturdy sufficient.

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Mother all the time warned me about these intercourse golf equipment hidden in transport containers.
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You’ll discover the doorway to the Pink Queen’s Race inside a transport container in roughly the center of the warehouse (once more, thoughts the 2 guards inside). As soon as in, you’ll head down a set of stairs to discover a hidden, ransacked membership. Down right here I like to recommend utilizing the Ping quickhack once more on the closest enemy to get a way of who’s the place down right here. If you wish to end the optionally available activity of interrogating the Animals’ boss, preserve out of sight, use the Distract Enemies quickhack on numerous units across the membership, and take out sleeping Animals by placing them right into a chokehold; it would take a second or two to seek out the fitting place, however you may put a sleeping enemy in a chokehold whereas they’re laying down. Simply preserve an eye fixed out for the immediate when it comes up. There’s additionally a good amount of cash laying across the place, so don’t neglect to do some looting whilst you’re down right here.

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You’re on the lookout for a pc within the Pink Queen’s Race. This may be discovered on the higher ground of the far finish of the membership. Train warning when shifting in regards to the place, as there are extra Animals than you may understand. When you enter the workplace with the pc in query, you may both interrogate or kill the Animals’ boss (assuming you haven’t alerted the guards to your presence and have thus probably gunned this individual down by now). You may achieve some additional information on the case and why the Animals are even right here to start with by squeezing that out of the boss by way of a chokehold.

When you get entry to the pc, test the “Information” to look at a video recording of (I do know, I’m simply as shocked as you) River’s cop buddy Han masking up what actually occurred: A booby-trapped braindance did the mayor in. Utterly flatlined him. You may select to look at mentioned braindance, which can lead to you passing out and River coming to your help. An everyday knight in shini—oh wait, he’s a cop. Fuck ‘im.

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With that out of the best way, you might have your reply as to what occurred to the mayor. The Peralezes had been proper and will probably be desirous to be taught what you’ve came upon.

Mosey on over to the Peralezes’ condo to wrap this quest up. When you’re within the elevator heading as much as Elizabeth and Jefferson, our good buddy Johnny Silverhand will materialize to warn you to be cautious and keep out of this entire messy political affair.

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Do you inform the Peralezes what you discovered? Or do you comply with Johnny’s recommendation? That alternative is solely as much as you. There isn’t a proper or unsuitable reply right here and it doesn’t affect the end result of the hunt (or the one which follows).

Go away the condo to finish the hunt. However don’t fear, we’ve simply met the Peralezes. Issues are about to get actually attention-grabbing.

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Elizabeth and Jefferson Peralez sit on a couch.

Not all is effectively within the Peralez family.
Screenshot: CD Projekt Pink / Kotaku

Concluding the Peralez storyline: “Dream On”

After “I Fought the Regulation,” you’ll must wait about 48 hours in-game earlier than Jefferson provides you a name. As with many quests in 2077 that require time to move, you may discover you’ll want to choose up a aspect quest or two (even after ready) earlier than the decision comes by. Finally, although, you’ll get a name from Jefferson Peralez asking you to revisit him and his spouse.

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Head on over to the Peralez residence. Elizabeth will probably be on the prime of the elevator trip to greet you. You’ll be escorted in to speak with the couple a few concern of theirs: An intruder was seen of their condo. Sadly, the stress of the election, or so Elizabeth claims, has everybody on edge and the main points are fuzzy.

You’ll now have the choice to make a journey across the condo on the lookout for clues. Take your time with this, as there are a number of clues, each direct and oblique, hanging across the condo. For instance, you may scan the Peralezes’ wedding ceremony photograph within the couple’s bed room. Elizabeth will misremember a key element: the colour of the roses. Attention-grabbing.

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Additionally you should definitely dig by any of the computer systems within the condo and browse the entire emails and messages. You’ll come to seek out out that Jefferson is having some reminiscence points.

Proceed to scan across the condo by way of quickscan. This may simply establish any potential clues. Some, like leftover pizza, will result in some dialogue, whereas others, like a satellite tv for pc dish you’ll find on the roof, will unravel among the thriller as to what’s occurring.

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There are various issues you may scan within the condo, however the blood is vital for shifting the hunt alongside.
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You’ll discover some blood splatter on the second ground. Comply with that to a room with a damaged TV. Use quickscan to information you if you happen to’re misplaced. You may restore this if in case you have a Technical Capability rating of 11, however it will provide you with a little bit of shock (you’ll take no harm although). Scan round on this room and also you’ll come throughout a hidden door which you’ll be able to break open with a Physique rating of seven. In case your rating is simply too low, you may open it by way of the Native Community tab on the pc within the middle of the condo’s safety workplace. . You’ll want the entry code for it, which could be discovered within the messages part of the pc arrange towards the leftmost wall when getting into the safety workplace.

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When you’re inside the key room, the Job Tracker ought to do a good job of strolling you thru what you want to scan. You’re on the lookout for a pc on the wall, in addition to a set of cables operating as much as the roof. Don’t neglect to learn the message on the pc within the secret room as effectively. What’s occurring will not be solely clear, however you’re about to crack the case. Head on as much as the roof to scan the satellite tv for pc dish if you happen to haven’t already. Because it seems, info is being beamed right down to a van not too removed from the condo.

You’ll discover this mysterious object parked on prime of the Peralez’s condo.
Gif: CD Projekt Pink / Kotaku

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Inform Elizabeth as to what’s occurring after which make your manner again downstairs to take a look at this mysterious van. As soon as outdoors, Johnny will advise you to seize a car in case the van takes off. His recommendation seems to be prudent. Get in your automotive or motorbike (ideally a mannequin that’s bought some pace) and see what’s occurring with this van.

As rockerboy predicted, the mysterious van will take off and also you’ll must sustain with it. Don’t underestimate this half (and perhaps save simply earlier than you see the van simply in case). As soon as the van will get greater than 125 meters from you, it’s very simple for it to fully lose you and the mission will finish prematurely. Keep on the van’s tail till it takes you to an space patrolled by employed Maelstrom members.

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Coming into this space could be tough. The guards can actually take you out if you happen to’re not leveled up sufficient and there are a ton of cameras right here. Whether or not you quietly take out the guards one after the other, destroy all of them in a blazing gun battle, or sneak in with out touching a single individual, you’ll must get to the tip of the lot the place the van is parked to hack into it.

When you’ve hacked into the van, prepare: Because it seems, the rationale the Peralezes appear so spaced out and seemingly unable to recall easy private info is as a result of somebody is hacking their freaking minds. Their personalities are slowly being overwritten. Head on out of right here when you’ve gathered this intel and provides Elizabeth a name.

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Elizabeth will counsel you meet up at a ramen store. Trying a bit worse for put on, she’ll beg you to not inform Jefferson what’s occurring. Whereas she acknowledges what you’ve discovered, that somebody is hacking and changing their minds, she doesn’t want to trigger her husband any stress, saying that he must concentrate on the upcoming election. You may inform her no matter you need, as a result of at this level, the ball is in V’s courtroom. And sadly, I can’t inform you what the fitting reply is.

After assembly with Elizabeth and discussing the messed-up shit you’ve stepped in with Johnny, you’ll meet with Jefferson. Shortly earlier than speaking with the mayoral candidate, you’ll obtain a mysterious transmission from somebody warning you about getting concerned. You’ll then be capable of meet up with Jefferson and, effectively, whether or not you inform him that hackers are slowly overwriting his consciousness or not is solely as much as you.

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May you be placing the Peralezes at risk if you happen to inform Jefferson? Are you willingly collaborating within the scheme taking part in out within the shadows if you happen to don’t? Is there any indication that Jefferson will even bear in mind what you’re about to inform him?

Jefferson Peralez bids farewell to V.

Did you make the fitting alternative? What’s the proper alternative?
Screenshot: CD Projekt Pink / Kotaku

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These are the massive mysteries “Dream On” will go away you with, and there’s no clear indication a method or one other as to the fitting solution to wrap this quest up. Both manner, you’ll simply be left realizing that someplace on the market within the internet are people secretly changing the personalities of individuals, probably highly effective individuals, like Jefferson and Elizabeth Peralez.

 

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