Don't Fear the Reaper Quest Walkthrough and Rewards | Cyberpunk 2077

This is a walkthrough for Don't Fear the Reaper, a Main Quest in Cyberpunk 2077. Read on to learn all the available choices in Don't Fear the Reaper, how to get the best possible result, tips and strategies for the Quest, and all available rewards.

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Don't Fear the Reaper Basic Information

Quest Type Main
Act Act 3
Quest No.
Lifepath All

How to Unlock Don't Fear the Reaper

Unlock this mission by choosing the right dialogue choices when talking to Johnny at his grave during the side job Chippin' In. Then, during the rooftop scene in the mission Nocturne OP55N1, wait for 5 minutes instead of choosing a dialouge to trigger the quest.

How to Get the Secret Ending

Don't Fear the Reaper Walkthrough

Area 1

Objective Icon.pngFund a way to the level with Mikoshi
Objective Icon.pngDefeat all enemies in the lobby
Objective Icon.pngGain access to the elevators
Objective Icon.pngDefeat all enemies in the lobby
Objective Icon.pngLoot the access token
Objective Icon.pngTake the elevator to Mikoshi
Objective Icon.pngFind the Mikoshi Acess Point
Objective Icon.pngDefeat all the enemies in the control room
Objective Icon.pngFind a way to connect Alt to the mainframe
Objective Icon.pngDefeat all enemies in the mainframe room
Objective Icon.pngExpose the mainframe
Objective Icon.pngConnect Alt to the mainframe
Objective Icon.pngDefeat Adam Smasher
Objective Icon.pngEnter the well to return your body
Objective Icon.pngCross the bridge and enter Cyberspace forever (Optional)

Clearing the lobby

Clearing out the lobby in the beginning can be one of the most difficult parts of this quest. The two Arasaka soldiers with katanas are particulalry dangerous and can one-shot you if you are under-leveled.

Once V raises his gun to the first Arasaka soldier with the gun, take him out first. Before starting the mission, make sure the gun equipped is the one you want since you will have almost no time to react once the mission begins.

In order to take out these dangerous enemies, it is recommended to use the Projectile Launch System with Tranquilizer Rounds. It can be difficult to hit these enemies with their cyberware, but landing a single hit can take them out and allow you to focus on the slower, punching enemies.

When the two mechs land down, take cover behind the wall and apply quickacks like Short Circuit and Overheat while shooting at their weapons. If enough damage is applied, their weapons will fall off. Once that happens, they can only perform a stomping attack at close range. Just keep your distance and finish them off.

Defeating the enemies in the control room

After heading down towards the control room, be sure to always stay behind cover. If you use the Projectile Launch System strategy, wait for an opening and focus on taking out one enemy at a time. Watch out for firing off your rocket at close range, as it will do massive damage to youself as well.

After clearing out the control room, you will walk out onto a platform with another mech and many robots. Take cover behind the door and use quickhacks on the robots. They will be in close proximity to each other, so grenades or a cyberware that applies quickhacks to multiple enemies can be highly effective here.

How to Beat Adam Smasher

Unfortunately, the Projectile Launch System strategy isn't effective on Adam Smasher, but luckily a series of well-placed quickhacks can make short work of him.

Applying the Cyberware Malfunction quickhack will leave Smasher virtually defenseless while the hack is being applied. Use this opening to lay on damage. Other quickhacks such as Short Circuit and Overheat are also effective against him.

Don't Fear the Reaper Choices and Best Choice

All Endings Guide and Best Ending

The decisions made in this mission will ultimately lead to the same endings. The only difference is that Rogue will be alive.

Choice 1

Cross the bridge and enter Cyberspace forever

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If you choose to cross the bridge with Alt in Mikoshi, you will receive the Temperence ending

Choice 2

Enter the well to return to your body

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If you choose to enter the well and go back to your body, you will receive The Sun ending.

Best Choice

The Sun ending is typically preferred to other ones simply due to the fact that V is alive in his own body at the end of the game. He is dying, but the last big job he intends to complete foreshadows that their may be a way to stop him from dying.

Tips and Strategies

Arasaka Tower Video Guide

Our playthrough of getting through Arasaka Tower!

Recommended Gear

Below is a list of the gear we used while going through Arasaka Tower. We recommend using this gear .

Weapon Comrade's Hammer
Quickhacks Short Circuit, Contagion, Overheat
Cyberware Projectile Launch System with Tranquilizer Rounds

Getting through Arasaka Tower in the Secret Ending is one of the toughest challenges in the game. If you die during the raid, the credits will roll and you'll have to go back to a previous file for another attempt. You'll want to be sure to max out all your levels and stats, and that you are prepared with the Best Weapons and Best Clothing before attempting it.

To get through this gauntlet, you'll need to make your way through Arasaka Tower's main entrance, find an elevator, and then reach Mikoshi via the Netrunners Operations area.

It can be a good idea to practice with the Rogue Ending first to get familiar with the layout, as you'll pass through these same locations in this ending as well.

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1 The Streetkid The Nomad The Corpo-Rat
2 The Rescue
3 The Ripperdoc
4 The Ride
5 The Information The Pickup
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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

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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