True to its roots within the style from which it takes its title, a lot of Cyberpunk 2077’s storylines activity V with unraveling varied schemes orchestrated by highly effective individuals, recognized 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 method 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 exhilarating plot that may 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 actually goes on, however our position in it as V is absolutely concluded in 2077. Our decisions 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 no less than have to attend for 2077’s upcoming DLC enlargement, Phantom Liberty or, extra seemingly, the following 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 small print 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 might want to learn to know what to do.
Methods 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 offers 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 should introduce you to River Ward. (You’ll be able to romance him if you happen to’re into cops. I gained’t decide. An excessive amount of.) It’s worthwhile to full “Life Throughout Wartime” and will need to have a Road Cred of no less than 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 automobile on the map and get in to satisfy mayoral candidate Jefferson Peralez and his spouse Elizabeth for a quick chat. Your dialog decisions right here aren’t essential, so roleplay V as you’d like. The Peralezes consider that their political opponent was murdered, they usually 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 is perhaps trying to off the mayor.
You’ll be given a braindance within the automobile. 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 completed one or two braindance situations already; this one’s no completely different. Within the braindance, regulate 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 flowery flying automobile, leaving you to speak 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 decisions as you would like with River and his colleague Harold Han, who appears suspiciously dismissive of River’s curiosity within the loss of life of Mayor Rhine. Conversational decisions right here gained’t have an effect on the end result of the search.
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 observe up on. You’ll be able to reduce 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 that tried to kill Mayor Rhyne. As this quest (and “Dream On”) could be very narrative in nature, I recommend visiting the tried assassin’s boss, Christine Markov. It will 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 decisions right here don’t have an effect on the search) and listening to River’s silly detective logic (that he admits is completely primarily based on a fantasy in his head), you’ll hoof it again to River’s automobile to be taught, shock, shock: individuals don’t like cops. Two Tyger gang members can be mocking River’s automobile, turning to threaten him as the 2 of you present up. If you happen to maintain quiet, the Tyger gang taking problem with River will wander away. You may as well select to talk, however you’ll seemingly find yourself placing your foot in your mouth if you happen to attempt to intimidate them. If you happen to selected the Road Child lifepath, the extra diplomatic “Your good friend’ll be out after the election” dialogue choice 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 simple to have the brawl spill out into collateral harm that may 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 small 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 recommend using with River (generally it’s a good suggestion to take of us up on their provide to drive you someplace. It saves you the hassle and also you is perhaps handled to some dialogue.) After arriving on the intercourse store, you may converse with Neil in regards to the “Purple Queen’s Race” braindance membership.
Your dialog with Neil in regards to the Purple Queen’s Race gained’t final lengthy earlier than he bolts. You’ll be able to hop the counter to pursue him, however notice that the door he dips behind would require a Physique rating of 6 to pry it open. Nonetheless 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 realized that approach from particular forces or one thing.
Neil will hand over the data no matter your dialogue decisions. Geared up with the situation of the Purple Queen’s Race, you’ll have a selection 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 getting in 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 seemingly have one already from “The Present”). 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 Canines-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’ll find a fence that’ll open up with a Technical Capacity 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 believe that Animals can get away of a chokehold quicker than different enemies. A excessive Physique rating will assist mitigate this (as it should with all enemy varieties). Excessive Physique scores may assist with stealth methods because it’ll enable you entry to doorways in any other case unopenable if you happen to’re not sturdy sufficient.
You’ll discover the doorway to the Purple 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 elective activity of interrogating the Animals’ boss, maintain out of sight, use the Distract Enemies quickhack on varied gadgets 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 precise 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 neglect to do some looting when you’re down right here.
You’re on the lookout for a pc within the Purple Queen’s Race. This may be discovered on the higher ground of the far finish of the membership. Train warning when transferring 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 presumably gunned this individual down by now). You’ll be able to achieve some more 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, verify the “Information” to watch a video recording of (I do know, I’m simply as shocked as you) River’s cop buddy Han protecting up what actually occurred: A booby-trapped braindance did the mayor in. Fully flatlined him. You’ll be able to select to look at mentioned braindance, which can lead to you passing out and River coming to your help. A daily knight in shini—oh wait, he’s a cop. Fuck ‘im.
With that out of the way in which, you could have your reply as to what occurred to the mayor. The Peralezes have been proper and can be wanting 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 complete messy political affair.
Do you inform the Peralezes what you realized? Or do you observe Johnny’s recommendation? That selection is completely as much as you. There isn’t a proper or mistaken reply right here and it doesn’t affect the end 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 offers you a name. As with many quests in 2077 that require time to cross, you may discover you’ll want to choose up a facet quest or two (even after ready) earlier than the decision comes by means of. Ultimately, 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 can 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 small print 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’ wedding ceremony picture within the couple’s bed room. Elizabeth will misremember a key element: the colour of the roses. Attention-grabbing.
Additionally remember to dig by means of 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. It will simply determine any doable 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 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 if you happen to’re misplaced. You’ll be able to restore this when you have a Technical Capacity 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 be able to 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 heart 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 you might want to 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 neglect to learn the message on the pc within the secret room as properly. What’s happening is probably not completely 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 all the way down to a van not too removed from the condo.
Inform Elizabeth as to what’s happening after which make your method 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 automobile or motorbike (ideally a mannequin that’s acquired some velocity) 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 possibly 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 utterly 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.
Coming into this space might 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 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 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.
Elizabeth will recommend you meet up at a ramen store. Wanting a bit of worse for put on, she’ll beg you to not inform Jefferson what’s happening. Whereas she acknowledges what you’ve realized, that somebody is hacking and changing their minds, she doesn’t want to trigger her husband any stress, saying that he must deal with 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 precise 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 to meet up with Jefferson and, properly, whether or not you inform him that hackers are slowly overwriting his consciousness or not is completely as much as you.
May you be placing the Peralezes at risk if you happen to inform Jefferson? Are you willingly taking part within the scheme enjoying 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?
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 precise option to wrap this quest up. Both method, you’ll simply be left understanding that someplace on the market within the web are of us secretly changing the personalities of individuals, probably highly effective individuals, like Jefferson and Elizabeth Peralez.