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Cyberpunk 2077 - How to Escape the Police

You'll be doing a lot of crime in Night City, so you'll need to learn how to escape the police in Cyberpunk 2077. Read on to learn more about different ways to evade the police.

How to Escape the Police

Move Away From the Crime Scene

Cyberpunk 2077 - Drive Away From Police

To lose the police, move away from the crime scene and lay low for a while. You can do this faster by riding a vehicle and driving as far as you can from the police's presence. It's the oldest trick in the book, but it sure is effective.

Find the Nearest Store

Cyberpunk 2077 - Find the Nearest Store

Players can also run inside the nearest store to hide from the police. This will instantly wipe away your wanted levels.

Stay Hidden

As of Patch 1.5, there's another way to lose the cops when you're still wanted but can't find a getaway vehicle or store nearby. You can try to find a hiding spot where the police can't find you. Lie low until you're out of combat and then avoid getting seen for around 45 seconds to completely lose your wanted levels.

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How Wanted Levels Are Gained

Perform Reportable Crimes

Any illegal activity such as theft or attacking civilians will result in the Night City Police Department (NCPD) placing a bounty on you. The police will send a patrol to the crime scene, and the force of their response will depend on how much heat you're under.

Wanted System

Cyberpunk 2077 - Wanted Stars

Cyberpunk 2077 has a Wanted System that measures how much you are wanted by the NCPD based on the illegal activities you have committed. You can see it displayed as blue stars on the upper right side of the screen, beside the minimap. The more stars you have, the tougher the police force will pursue you.

List of Illegal Activities

The following is a list of illegal activities that will cause the NCPD to spawn and attack you. Committing any of these will start you with one or two stars and will further increase the more crimes you perpetrate:

  • Getting near a police officer will make them suspicious of you.
  • Drawing your weapon in the presence of a police officer.
  • Aiming your weapon at a civilian or police officer.
  • Shooting your weapon in the presence of a police officer.
  • Throwing explosives in the presence of a police officer.
  • Killing a civilian or police officer.
  • Stealing a vehicle in the presence of a police officer.
  • Stealing a police officer's vehicle.
  • Crashing into a police officer's vehicle.
  • Running over a civilian or police officer.

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