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

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Life During Wartime Basic Information

Quest Type Main
Act Act 2
Quest No. 5
Lifepath All

How to Unlock Life During Wartime

Complete Lightning Breaks.

Life During Wartime Rewards

Apollo "Scorpion" Bike

Life During Wartime Walkthrough

Gas Station

Objectives
1 Cyberpunk 2077 - Track the Kang Tao.jpg
Objective Icon.pngTrack the Kang Tao.
This quest continues immediately from Lightning Breaks. Use your scanner to inspect the Kang Tao's tracks then get on a bike to follow them.
2 Cyberpunk 2077 - Find Hellman
Objective Icon.pngFind Hellman.
Make your way into the gas station, taking out the Kang Tao agents as you go. Hellman is in the upstairs room of the garage.
Optional: Sneak through the roof if you don't want to fight Kang Tao operatives. If you're also unsure of where Hellman is, talk to the gas station owner on the first floor.
3 Cyberpunk 2077 - Knock Hellman out
Objective Icon.pngKnock Hellman out.
Enter the room and knock out Hellman. Give Takemura a quick call then pick up Hellman and put him next to the bike.
4 Cyberpunk 2077 - Talk to Hellman
Objective Icon.pngTalk to Hellman.
After a short conversation, you will be moved to Sunset Motel. Speak with Hellman. When Takemura arrives you can leave the room and finish the quest.

All Completion Routes

Best Completion Route

Route Rating
Sneak Into The Roof with High Technical Skill ★★★★★
No Requirements ★★★★
Force Open Garage Door ★★★
Guns Blazing ★★★

Sneaking into the Roof is the best one here because it's the way into the gas station where you don't have to worry about mines or being spotted

Stealth Route Guides - Gas Station

No Requirements

Enter the gas station from the right while avoiding the mines, then you'll arrive in a storage room. There, go through the door on your right, then door to your left. Follow the counter and the door will be to your left. Sneak into the garage workshop and sneak into the office on the second floor.

Sneak Into The Roof with High Technical Skill

There's a combat free way to enter the gas station with enough technical skill.

With a Technical Skill of 3, you can break the fence at the left side of the gas station that leads to the roof. With a Technical Skill of 5, you can go down the exit hatch from the roof that leads into the gas station.

Once you reach the garage workshop, you can climb on to the shelving units next to the fork lift to reach the air conditioning units above the storage area, and enter the office with Hellman via the open window.

Force Open Garage Door

The north garage gate can be forced open, and afterwards, keep left until you find a doorway to the garage workshop. You can climb on to the shelving units next to the fork lift to reach the air conditioning units above the storage area, and enter the office with Hellman via the open window.

Guns Blazing Route Guide

The best route here would be to force open the garage doors that lead straight into the garage workshop which are at the front of the station, otherwise, go through the no requirements route if ever you have no body attribute.

Tips and Strategies

Beware of Mines

There are mines around the borders of the gas station, so be wary of them and look out for them with your scanner.

Romance Guide - Panam

To romance Panam later on, do the following things during this mission:

Defend Her From Saul

When Saul starts berating her at the end of the mission, defend her.

Choose the Long Reply to Her Text After The Mission

After the mission, she'll message you about her feelings. Choose the long reply instead of OK. to show her you care, otherwise she'll snap at you through message.

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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

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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
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1.5*: Only available in the Secret Ending

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