True to its roots within the style from which it takes its title, a lot of Cyberpunk 2077’s storylines activity V with unraveling numerous schemes orchestrated by highly effective individuals, identified or unknown. Whereas the principle story has its share of company and political thrills, few seize the creepiness of highly effective forces hiding simply out of attain than this two-part questline that includes a political energy couple who could also be in manner over their heads.
Someday in Act Two, you’ll obtain a name from Elizabeth Peralez for the facet job “I Fought the Regulation,” and what follows is an exciting plot that can go away you with fairly a couple of intriguing questions. The thriller of the Peralez storyline has left many followers satisfied that its plot was by no means really completed. Not too long ago, Cyberpunk’s lead quest director, Paweł Sasko, shed some gentle on the two-part questline’s conclusion, revealing that the mysterious nature of its denouement is as meant. Quest designer Patrick Mills, who particularly wrote the second of the 2 quests, “Dream On,” elaborated further in a tweet; the story definitely goes on, however our position in it as V is totally concluded in 2077. Our selections play out within the wider fiction of the world, we’re simply seeing a slice of it.. So, that unsettled feeling you permit the Peralez storyline with? That’s no error.
If certainly CDPR plans to revisit this storyline sooner or later, we’ll a minimum of have to attend for 2077’s upcoming DLC enlargement, Phantom Liberty or, extra doubtless, the subsequent Cyberpunk recreation 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 that you must learn to know what to do.
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 satisfy. That is the beginning of “I Fought the Regulation.” By itself, this facet job isn’t significantly memorable, however it’s going to introduce you to River Ward. (You’ll be able to romance him for those who’re into cops. I received’t choose. An excessive amount of.) It is advisable to full “Life Throughout Wartime” and will need to have a Avenue Cred of a minimum of 13 to start out the Peralez storyline.
Step one in “I Fought the Regulation” is to satisfy with the Peralez political energy couple. Discover their automotive on the map and get in to satisfy mayoral candidate Jefferson Peralez and his spouse Elizabeth for a short chat. Your dialog selections right here aren’t essential, so roleplay V as you’d like. The Peralezes consider 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.
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 doubtless accomplished one or two braindance eventualities 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 observe alongside to progress the story ahead.
After the braindance, the Peralezes will take off in a elaborate flying automobile, leaving you to talk up the cop you noticed on the BD: River Ward.
Give River a name and he’ll ask to satisfy at a burger place. Head on over there and roleplay your dialogue selections as you want with River and his colleague Harold Han, who appears suspiciously dismissive of River’s curiosity within the dying of Mayor Rhine. Conversational selections right here received’t have an effect on the result of the search.
After chatting with River concerning 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 observe up on. You’ll be able to minimize to the chase and meet up with a contact of River’s or you may take the elective path first to talk with the boss of the one who 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.
In Japantown, you and River will break up as much as discover the tried assassin’s boss. This isn’t significantly difficult. Wander round a bit, speak to some distributors, gaze up on the statue (that might or might not have one thing to do with a grand unsolved thriller within the recreation), and also you’ll come throughout Markov very quickly.
After chatting with Markov (as soon as once more, dialog selections right here don’t have an effect on the search) and listening to River’s silly detective logic (that he admits is fully 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. If you happen to maintain quiet, the Tyger gang taking concern with River will get lost. You too can select to talk, however you’ll doubtless find yourself placing your foot in your mouth for those who attempt to intimidate them. If you happen to selected the Avenue Child lifepath, the extra diplomatic “Your buddy’ll be out after the election” dialogue possibility will see the gang members go away with out incident.
Even when your V is a shoot-first-ask-questions later kinda gal, attempt to observe restraint with the Tygers. It’s straightforward 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.
When you’ve wrapped up your online business 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. If you happen to didn’t get right into a brawl with the Tyger Claws members, I counsel using with River (on the whole it’s a good suggestion to take people up on their supply 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 converse with Neil concerning the “Pink Queen’s Race” braindance membership.
Your dialog with Neil concerning the Pink Queen’s Race received’t final lengthy earlier than he bolts. You’ll be able to 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. Nonetheless you give chase, you’ll finally discover Neil as he’s being interrogated by River—who not as soon as lowers his weapon towards an unarmed particular person. He should’ve discovered that method from particular forces or one thing.
Neil will hand over the data no matter your dialogue selections. Outfitted with the situation 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.
Except you’re moving into guns-blazing™, you may wish to have the Ping and Reboot Optics quickhacks outfitted. You’ll be able to seize these from any netrunner vendor (although you’ll doubtless have one already from “The Reward”). Ping, as you might already know, will provide you with a way of what number of guards are within the space, which is useful as Watch Canine-ing the cameras doesn’t present as most of the guards right here. There are seven guards to maintain a watch out for; 5 of them might be discovered surrounding the warehouse, whereas simply two are inside.
Off to the left of the principle gate, you could find a fence that’ll open up with a Technical Potential attribute rating of 6. And, whereas I’ve but to verify if that is technically true, primarily based on my time with the sport, I believe that Animals can get away of a chokehold sooner than different enemies. A excessive Physique rating will assist mitigate this (as it’s going to with all enemy varieties). Excessive Physique scores can even assist with stealth methods because it’ll permit you entry to doorways in any other case unopenable for those who’re not robust sufficient.
You’ll discover the doorway to the Pink Queen’s Race inside a delivery 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 elective activity of interrogating the Animals’ boss, maintain out of sight, use the Distract Enemies quickhack on numerous gadgets across the membership, and take out sleeping Animals by placing them right into a chokehold; it’d take a second or two to seek out the appropriate place, however you may put a sleeping enemy in a chokehold whereas they’re laying down. Simply maintain a watch out for the immediate when it comes up. There’s additionally a good amount of cash laying across the place, so don’t overlook to do some looting whilst you’re down right here.
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 concerning the place, as there are extra Animals than you may notice. 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 particular person down by now). You’ll be able to acquire some additional information on the case and why the Animals are even right here to start with by squeezing that out of the boss through a chokehold.
When you get entry to the pc, test the “Recordsdata” to watch 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’ll be able to select to observe mentioned braindance, which can end in you passing out and River coming to your assist. A daily knight in shini—oh wait, he’s a cop. Fuck ‘im.
With that out of the best way, you’ve gotten your reply as to what occurred to the mayor. The Peralezes had been proper and will probably be desperate 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.
Do you inform the Peralezes what you discovered? Or do you observe Johnny’s recommendation? That alternative is fully as much as you. There isn’t a proper or improper reply right here and it doesn’t affect the result of the search (or the one which follows).
Go away the condo to finish the search. However don’t fear, we’ve simply met the Peralezes. Issues are about to get actually fascinating.
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 select up a facet quest or two (even after ready) earlier than the decision comes via. Finally, although, you’ll get a name from Jefferson Peralez asking you to revisit him and his spouse.
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 couple of 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 quite a lot of clues, each direct and oblique, hanging across the condo. For instance, you may scan the Peralezes’ marriage ceremony picture within the couple’s bed room. Elizabeth will misremember a key element: the colour of the roses. Fascinating.
Additionally you should definitely dig via 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 through quickscan. This may simply establish any attainable clues. Some, like leftover pizza, will result in some dialogue, whereas others, like a satellite tv for pc dish you could find on the roof, will unravel a few of the thriller as to what’s happening.
You’ll discover some blood splatter on the second ground. Observe that to a room with a damaged TV. Use quickscan to information you for those who’re misplaced. You’ll be able to restore this when you’ve got a Technical Potential rating of 11, nevertheless 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 break open with a Physique rating of seven. In case your rating is just too low, you may open it through 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 might be discovered within the messages part of the pc arrange towards the leftmost wall when getting into the safety workplace.
When you’re inside the key room, the Job Tracker ought to do a good job of strolling you thru what that you must scan. You’re on the lookout for a pc on the wall, in addition to a set of cables working as much as the roof. Don’t overlook to learn the message on the pc within the secret room as properly. What’s happening will not be fully clear, however you’re about to crack the case. Head on as much as the roof to scan the satellite tv for pc dish for those who haven’t already. Because it seems, data is being beamed right down to a van not too removed from the condo.
Inform Elizabeth as to what’s happening after which make your manner again downstairs to take a look at this mysterious van. As soon as exterior, Johnny will advise you to seize a automobile in case the van takes off. His recommendation seems to be prudent. Get in your automotive or motorbike (ideally a mannequin that’s received some pace) and see what’s happening 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 straightforward 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.
Getting into this space might be tough. The guards can definitely take you out for those who’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 particular person, you’ll must get to the top 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 explanation the Peralezes appear so spaced out and seemingly unable to recall easy private data 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.
Elizabeth will counsel you meet up at a ramen store. Wanting a bit worse for put on, she’ll beg you to not inform Jefferson what’s happening. 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 give attention to the upcoming election. You’ll be able to inform her no matter you need, as a result of at this level, the ball is in V’s court docket. And sadly, I can’t inform you what the appropriate 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, properly, whether or not you inform him that hackers are slowly overwriting his consciousness or not is fully as much as you.
May you be placing the Peralezes in peril for those who inform Jefferson? Are you willingly taking part within the scheme taking part in out within the shadows for those who don’t? Is there any indication that Jefferson will even bear in mind what you’re about to inform him?
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 appropriate option to wrap this quest up. Both manner, you’ll simply be left figuring out 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.