Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Don't Fear the Reaper Quest Walkthrough and Rewards

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
Lifepath All

How to Unlock Don't Fear the Reaper

Quest Unlock Conditions With the middle story gauge to at least 50%, wait for 5 minutes when talking with Johnny on the roof in the mission Nocturne OP55N1

Don't Fear the Reaper Rewards

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

Don't Fear the Reaper Walkthrough

Don't Fear the Reaper Quest Objective

Arasaka Tower

Objective Icon.pngFind 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 to your body
V decides to let Johnny take over for the final mission.
Possible Outcomes
Objective Icon.pngCross the bridge and enter Cyberspace forever
V makes the decision to let Johnny Silverhand take their body.
Possible Outcomes

Don't Fear the Reaper Choices and Best Choice

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

Cross the bridge and enter Cyberspace forever

If you choose to cross the bridge with Alt in Mikoshi, you will receive the Temperence ending in which V will enter the Cyberspace forever and have their consciousness erased while Johnny Silverhand takes over their body, leaving Night City for good.

Enter the well to return to your body

If you choose to enter the well and go back to your body, you will receive The Sun Ending. V returns to Night City and retains ownership of the Afterlife bar. Rogue greets V as they embark on a new adventure.

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.

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

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

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Phantom Liberty Main Quests

No. Quest
1 Dog Eat Dog
2 Hole in the Sky
3 Spider and the Fly
4 Lucretia My Reflection
5 The Damned
6 Get It Together
7 You Know My Name
8 Birds With Broken Wings
9 I've Seen That Face Before
10 Firestarter
11 Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos Run This Town The Killing Moon
12 Somewhat Damaged Through Pain to Heaven Unfinished Sympathy
13 Leave in Silence Who Wants to Live Forever From Her to Eternity
14 Four Score and Seven Things Done Changed This Corrosion

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All Main Quest Guides

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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1 JDMmike420over 3 years

Just wanted to let you know your information about "Don't Fear The Reaper" is out of date. It is now know & confirmed that all you have to do to gain access to this ending is say specific things to Johnny while at his grave during the side quest "Chippin' In". If I remember correctly, it was, "The Guy who saved my life", "No, you F*cked that up too" and "Okay, one last chance". I know this works, I used it earlier on the day I wrote this. Keep up the good work tho. Your guides have helped a lot.


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