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This is a walkthrough for The Ride, a Main Quest in Cyberpunk 2077. Read on to learn all the available choices in The Ride, how to get the best possible result, tips and strategies for the Quest, and all available rewards.

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The Ripperdoc The Ride The Pickup
The Information

The Ride Basic Information

Quest Type Main
Act Act 1
Quest No. 4
Lifepath All

How to Unlock The Ride

Complete The Ripperdoc.

The Ride Rewards

Quest Rewards The full list of Rewards for this Quest is coming soon!

The Ride Walkthrough

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Dex's Car

Objectives
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Objective Icon.pngTalk to Jackie
Speak with Jackie outside of the ripperdoc's place.
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Objective Icon.pngMeet with Dex → Get in Dex's limo.
Get in Dex's car outside the burger place down the street.Speak with Dex in the car.
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Objective Icon.pngExit the limo → Call Jackie → Talk to Jackie

After the car ride, speak with Jackie and decide your next move to finish the quest. You'll still get both jobs regardless of what you choose to do first during your conversation with Jackie.

The Ride Choices and Best Choice

Maelstrom or Evelyn Parker?

At the end of The Ride, you'll be given the choice to either visit the Maelstrom gang or the client for the heist, Evelyn Parker.

The fact of the matter is, you'll have to visit both of them either way. When you visit Maelstrom (and optionally visit Meredith Stout before), you'll start The Pickup. When you visit Meredith Stout, you'll start The Information. Both of these Main Quests are required to complete to begin The Heist, so there's little difference between the two options.

Best Choice: Visit Evelyn Parker First

Although either path is fine, it's slightly better to visit Elizabeth Parker and complete The Information first. Because The Information is a non-violent quest, you'll have the opportunity to pick up some gear and level up a bit with no risk. This will leave you in a better position to complete The Pickup, which is much more action-oriented and challenging.

Tips and Strategies

You Can Skip the Ride

After the conversation is over you can go ahead and skip the rest of the ride to save time.

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Act 1

No. Quest
1 The Streetkid The Nomad The Corpo-Rat
2 The Rescue
3 The Ripperdoc
4 The Ride
5 The Information The Pickup
6 The Heist

Act 2

No. Quest
1 Love Like Fire
2 Playing For Time
3 Ghost Town Automatic Love
4 Lightning Breaks The Space In Between Down On The Street
5 Life During Wartime Disasterpiece Gimme Danger
6 Double Life Play It Safe
7 M'ap Tann Pèlen Search And Destroy
8 I Walk The Line
9 Transmission Never Fade Away
10 Tapeworm

Act 3

No. Quest
1 Nocturne OP55N1
1.5* Don't Fear the Reaper
Arasaka Panam Rogue
2 Last Caress We Gotta Live Together For Whom The Bell Tolls
3 Totalimmortal Forward To Death Knockin' On Heaven's Door
4 Where Is My Mind? Belly Of The Beast Path of Glory
New Dawn Fades
5 All Along The Watchtower

1.5*: Only available in the Secret Ending

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    • I'd really like to see a flowchart with all the Main Quests, Side Quests, and Gigs that exist so we can easily see what you need to do before unlocking XYZ quest (kind of like they did here https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/cyberpunk-2077-walkthrough-main-story-quest-list-main-missions-order-5077 except with everything, not just the Main ones)

    • Random damage ramp in enemies/damage reduction for the player. Randomly, I would be one shot by low level enemies while only dishing out double digits. A save roll back and reload fixed the issue, but randomly I would fall into same situation leading to all damage becoming one shot kill, even with 400+ HP and a bunch of armor.

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