Cyberpunk 2077 immerses you in the role of V, a mercenary who finds themselves in a life-or-death struggle after getting entangled with influential figures from Night City's criminal underworld. In a city as vibrant and corrupt as this, the next destination of your adventures will always be unpredictable.
The Psycho Killer quest will require you to journey across Night City in order to aid the helpless victims of Cyberpsychosis, a condition that can be acquired from excessive use of cybernetic implants. However, in order to assist them, you will have to engage in combat against these individuals, and they can certainly deliver powerful blows.
How To Start Psycho Killer
In the initial act of the game, you will receive a call from the fixer Regina Jones, who will inform you about multiple cases of cyberpsychosis that require intervention. Your task in these situations is not to eliminate the afflicted individuals, but rather to incapacitate them. This allows Regina and her team to provide the necessary care and administer an experimental treatment aimed at helping them combat their condition.
It is important to note that these adversaries are not ordinary enemies; they are significantly more formidable and may demand cautious tactics to defeat. As a general guideline, when encountering a cyberpsycho, it is advisable to refrain from engaging unless you are absolutely confident in your ability to confront them safely.
Certain gigs will become accessible after completing the main story mission 'The Rescue', while others will become available during the later stages of the game's second act. However, all gigs will eventually be accessible once you have completed the 'Transmission' quest.
After completing each of the cyberpsycho-related gigs, it is crucial to thoroughly investigate the surrounding area and locate relevant shards. These gigs often involve searching for specific evidence, and finding and analyzing these shards is essential for successfully concluding the missions.
Cyberpsycho Quests During Act 1
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Demons Of War
Early on, you are likely to encounter a victim of cyberpsychosis named Matt Liaw beneath the highway on the north side of Kabuki, in the Watson district. Upon arrival, you will hear gunshots as Matt Liaw engages in a fight with multiple NCPD agents.
The encounter will be relatively brief, but it is crucial to be prepared as Matt Liaw wields a potent shotgun that can deplete your health points rapidly if you are not cautious.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Six Feet Under
To locate the cyberpsycho situated farthest to the north in Night City, you can track the train tracks near the highway in Northside, Watson.
Lely Hein possesses a formidable shotgun that can incapacitate you, but you can swiftly defeat him by executing a stealth attack if you remain hidden and approach him covertly. Engaging him directly may prolong the fight unnecessarily.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Lt. Mower
NCPD Lieutenant Mower can be found beneath a highway on the west side of Kabuki, in Watson. The building she occupies is surrounded by Militech vehicles. This particular cyberpsycho is fond of utilizing stealth camouflage and is equipped with Gorilla Arms cyberware, making her a formidable opponent capable of delivering powerful attacks. Be prepared for a challenging encounter.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Where The Bodies Hit The Floor
In a southwestern alleyway of Northside, in Watson, you will come across Elias Carter, a cyberpsycho who recently perpetrated multiple murders. It is important to note that this adversary possesses exceptional speed and agility, allowing them to evade bullets effectively. Therefore, it is advisable to engage in combat using melee weapons or, if you're feeling fortunate, your fists.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Ticket To The Major Leagues
You can locate this cyberpsycho to the west of Little China, in the Watson district, near the bridge that connects to the city center.
Alec Johnson utilizes Gorilla Arms, which significantly enhances melee damage. Consequently, it is advisable to maintain a safe distance from him and utilize your most powerful weapons to engage him effectively.
Cyberpsycho Quests During Act 2
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Letter Of The Law
Gaston Phillips can be located in the southwestern area of Wellsprings, in Heywood. This cyberpsycho has set up a perimeter with landmines, so exercise caution and employ stealth tactics to navigate around them. Prior to engaging in combat, make sure to defuse all the landmines in the area.
The actual fight is not overly challenging once you have dealt with all the landmines. However, Gaston Phillips will employ a potent SMG during combat, so it is important to remain vigilant and attentive once the battle commences.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Seaside Cafe
The cyberpsycho Dao Hyunh can be found south of Wellsprings in Heywood. The most effective approach to defeating her is to set up an ambush and launch a concentrated attack using your most potent weapon. She possesses exceptional speed, which can make it challenging to keep track of her movements until it's too late. Therefore, a swift and powerful assault is recommended.
After the battle, you will need to locate two shards in the vicinity. These shards will provide explanations regarding what went wrong, ultimately concluding the quest.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Discount Doc
This encounter occurs within a construction site located south of Rancho Colorado, in Santo Domingo. As you arrive, you will witness Chase Coley engaged in a brief altercation with a guard. The fight between them will be short-lived, with the guard meeting a swift demise. Chase Coley will then shift his focus towards you.
Due to the mecha suit, this cyberpsycho will have a substantial amount of health, making him quite resilient. Therefore, it is important to exercise patience and steadily chip away at his health. Additionally, make an effort to constantly move around to avoid his powerful weapon, as it can cause significant damage if it connects.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Under The Bridge
The upcoming Cyberpsycho will be concealed within a homeless camp located beneath a highway on the western side of Arroyo, in Santo Domingo.
Tamara Cosby will utilize her netrunner abilities to take control of two turrets, which can pose a significant threat and swiftly incapacitate you. It is advisable to promptly engage and make contact with her to disrupt her loading process before she can activate her tricks and gain an advantage. Acting swiftly is crucial in preventing her from fully utilizing her abilities.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Smoke On The Water
You will encounter this adversary at the farthest point of the northern pier in Coastview, Pacifica. Diego Ramirez will be awaiting your arrival at the pier's end. While you can directly engage him and his shotgun, there is also a van located beneath the pier on the shore. Investigating the van will offer additional context and information about this enemy.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Lex Talionis
Please note that this particular gig will not be accessible for combat until you have successfully completed the 'Transmission' quest. Once you have completed the quest, you will be able to locate this cyberpsycho in the southern section of the eastern pier in Coastview, Pacifica.
Ben Debaillon will have organized a group of drones and androids as a welcoming party for you, so you will need to eliminate all of them before confronting him. Once you have dealt with the drones and androids, defeating Ben won't be particularly challenging, as he will only rely on a pistol for combat.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Bloody Ritual
This particular encounter occurs in the western area of Northside, in Watson. You will need to investigate a disturbing murder scene until Zaria Hughes arrives. Once she appears, she will swiftly move through the area, eventually deciding to immerse herself in a bathtub positioned on a small refrigerator amidst the macabre ritual.
The battle will commence, and Zaria Hughes will employ Quickhacks to launch attacks against you until you make your initial move. Afterward, she will begin evading and striking you with her Mantis Blades while moving around. It is crucial to come well-prepared for this fight; otherwise, you may find it difficult to defeat her without resorting to lethal measures.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: The Wasteland
This particular Cyberpsycho can be found in a remote area deep within the Badlands, situated to the east of the dumpster where Dexter Deshawn is slain by Takemura. To locate the precise location, you will need to enter the Badlands using a vehicle, make the first right turn, and then take a left.
As you stumble upon what appears to be a car crash, further investigation using your scanner will reveal a trail of blood. Following this trail will lead you to Euralio Alma, a cyberpsycho operating a mecha suit, who will be awaiting your arrival near a cluster of abandoned trailers.
Similar to other encounters with adversaries wearing similar armored suits, you will discover a vulnerable spot on the back that you can exploit to successfully defeat them.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Second Chances
Just like the previous cyberpsycho encounter, you will discover an abandoned car in the far eastern region of The Badlands. Upon investigating with your scanner, you will notice a blood trail. Following this trail will lead you through a path strewn with corpses and burnt cars until you eventually reach a massive wind turbine.
Zion Wylde will be positioned on an elevated platform above the ground, and considering his exceptional sniping skills, you will be at a significant disadvantage if you allow yourself to be detected. It is recommended to either approach him stealthily or utilize the Optical Camo Cyberware to reach his vantage point. Additionally, remain vigilant for any potential landmines in the area.
Once you have successfully disarmed all of them, it should become considerably effortless to effectively neutralize him.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: House On A Hill
This cyberpsycho can be located within a fenced farm near Dakota Smith's whereabouts in The Badlands. Access to the farm can be gained through a gap in the fence. However, it is essential to note that this area will also be populated by additional adversaries, including drones and turrets. Without proficient hacking abilities, you may encounter difficulties in navigating and overcoming these obstacles.
As you arrive at the garage, the confrontation with Russell Greene will commence. It is crucial to be aware that his shotgun packs a powerful punch, so it is highly recommended to enhance your Armor to the maximum extent possible before arriving at this location.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: On Deaf Ears
Within the Downtown area of the City Center district, you can encounter the cyberpsycho Cedric Muller causing chaos within a car park. Similar to other Cyberpsychos, Cedric is armed with a formidable shotgun and possesses exceptional speed. However, maintaining a safe distance from him should ensure your well-being during the encounter.
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Phantom Of Night City
The Cyberpsycho can be found on the western side of Corpo Plaza, City Center, specifically in an alleyway adjacent to a Behavioral Health building. Initially, Norio Akuhara will engage in combat using a sword. Once you have dealt sufficient damage, he will retreat and enter the second phase of the battle. In this phase, he will return with full health and be accompanied by Tyger Claws goons, who will launch attacks against both you and Norio.
Psycho Killer Rewards
After successfully defeating and neutralizing each Cyberpsycho, Regina will contact you to arrange a meeting and express her gratitude. As a token of appreciation, she will provide you with the following rewards:
- 25,000 Eurodollars.
- Trauma Team Armor-weave Tactical Vest.
- Decadencia Verde Tactical Armor-weave Pants.