How to Get the Defender | Weapon Stats, Mods, and Attachments | Cyberpunk 2077

This page is about the weapon Defender from Cyberpunk 2077. Read on to learn this weapon's weight and stats, including max DPS and other bonus stats, attachment and mod information, and where to find the Defender.

Defender Overview

General Info

Tier(s) Common
Weapon Group Ranged
Class LMG
Type Bullets can ricochet off surfaces.
Weight 11.5
Exercise your Second Amendment rights.

Color Schemes

All Defender Skins

New images for weapons and items are based on the recent Patch v1.2 update

Defender Stats


Damage 61-75
DPS Variability Low Attacks Per Second 7.76
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 0.85 Shot Delay -
Charge Time - Charge Multiplier -

Note that the stats shown here are the highest values that we have been able to confirm so far available to this weapon. These numbers may be updated in the future

Other Stats

Crit Chance +5% Crit Damage -
Physical Damage +43-53 Bleeding Chance +10%
Electrical Damage +43-53 Shock Chance +10%
Thermal Damage +43-53 Burn Chance +10%
Chemical Damage +43-53 Poison Chance +10%
Bonus Ricochet Dmg 25% Stamina Cost Reduction -

Note that the stats shown here are the highest values that we have been able to confirm so far available to this weapon. These numbers may be updated in the future

Defender Attachments and Mods


Attachment Slots
Scope IconEmpty Scope Slot Muzzle IconEmpty Muzzle Slot


Mod Slots
Mod IconEmpty Mod Slot Mod IconMod Slot
Mod IconMod Slot Mod IconMod Slot

The slots shown here are the ones we have been able to confirm exist for higher tier versions of the weapon. More slots may be added in later on as they are confirmed.

How to Get the Defender

Obtained Through Quests

Defender can be obtained through the following Quests.

Location Rarity
Cyberpsycho Sighting: Ticket to The Major Leagues (This item is dropped by the Cyberpsycho after defeating him.) Epic

Obtained Through NCPD Scanner Hustles

Defender can be obtained through the following NCPD Scanner Hustles.

Location Rarity
Hidden Gem #13 in Northside Uncommon
Assault in Progress #5 in Corpo Plaza Uncommon

Purchased From Shops

Each shop has a fixed pool of items which can show up, with some legendary items also purchasable at specific shops. If the Defender is not present when visiting a shop, simply exit, use Skip Time to go 24 hours ahead, and repeat until Defender is available.

Vendor Rarity
Straight Shooters Uncommon
Straight Shooters Legendary
Iron & Lead Uncommon
2nd Amendment Uncommon
2nd Amendment Rare

Can be crafted after obtaining Crafting Specs

Defender can be crafted after the Crafting Specs are obtained.

Crafting Spec Location Rarity

Dropped by Enemies

Defender has a chance of being dropped by certain enemies. Enemy drops are highly random, so there's no guarantee this enemy will drop this specific Item, but it has been confirmed to occur.

Enemy Confirmed Location Rarity
Ganger Ironstormer (Maelstrom) Uncommon
Veteran Guard Assault Uncommon
Veteran Guard Assault Common

We are currently searching for more locations where Defender can be found. If you have found Defender in any locations not listed here, please help us improve our guide by letting us know in the comments!

Cyberpunk 2077 Weapons


List of Weapons

List of LMGs


Weapon Classes

Ranged Weapons
Pistols Assault Rifles Sniper Rifles
SMGs Shotguns Revolver
Precision Rifles LMGs
Melee Weapons
Katanas Knives Long Blades
One-Handed Clubs Two-Handed Clubs Hammers

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Weapon Tiers

Weapon Tiers
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    • In the crafting screen, would love to see a comparison between what I'm currently equipped with vs what I've selected to craft. In the Inventory screen, I have no idea where any extra weight is without going into each category (weapons, clothes, etc). Please add some sort of weight indicator next to each category so I know exactly where I seem to be overloaded. In the Map, please mark completed items (assault in progress, access points), grey out the icons or something similar?

    • >>[1021 I experienced the same bug on pc with patch 1.3. Iris would follow the van everywhere but never get in. Finally I tried driving the van into the junk yard in front of the building where you first find her. Got out of the van walked to the garage where it was previously parked, then walked back to the van. This time when I entered the van driver side, she entered on the passenger side. Was able to complete the the gig.

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