Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Kurt Hansen Character Guide

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Kurt Hansen Character Guide
Kurt Hansen is the leader of Barghest, the faction that controls Dogtown in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. Learn about Hansen's profile and background and his role in the story in this guide!

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Kurt Hansen Profile and Background

Kurt Hansen Image Kurt Hansen
Full Name Kurt Hansen
Job Leader of Barghest
District Dogtown
Gender Male
Affiliation Barghest
Voice Actor Eliah Mountjoy

In-Game Description

Most of the files on Kurt Hansen's military past were classifed as top secret following the end of the Unification War. Only top Militech execs and certain members of Congress in Washington have clearance to learn just who this former Colonel truly is. He's the man who secured a foothold for the NUSA in Night City as part of Operation "Midnight Storm". The same man who then, after being abanonded by the NUS government at war's end, built from that foothold a new homeland for himself, all financed by smuggling and arms deals on a global scale.
To some, he's a glorified gangster and war profiteer, to others - a deserter and terrorist. To others still, he's the charismatic leader of BARGHEST, the liberating force that keeps Dogtown free from NCPD jurisdiction and corporate influence and that has turned the derelict district into a new home for so many without one.
Kurt Hansen is a man of many faces. But if you ask Dogtown residents, most will say it's safer to keep your head down than to see any of them for yourself.

Quest Appearances

1 You Know My Name
2 Firestarter
3 Run This Town
4 Balls to the Wall

Leader of Barghest and Dogtown

Cyberpunk Phantom Liberty - Barghest Artwork
Kurt Hansen was once a colonel for the NUSA. He abandoned his country and decided to stay in Night City to take control of Dogtown, Pacifica's sub-district. He rules this battle zone with his faction, Barghest.

Barghest Faction Guide

Has the Neural Matrix Songbird Needs

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Has the Neural Matrix Songbird Needs
The whole story of Phantom Liberty revolves around finding So Mi, or Songbird, after NUSA's Space Force One crashed in Dogtown. Throughout the narrative, it turns out that So Mi made a deal with Hansen to bring Rosalind Myers to Dogtown in exchange for a neural matrix that is the key to curing both her and V's condition.

Songbird Character Guide

V Fights Him If They Choose to Help Reed

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Hansen boss fight
During the Firestarter main gig, choose to help Reed and betray So Mi to get the option to fight Kurt Hansen. Defeating him will reward you with the Fang Knife, the Bald Eagle revolver, and the Wild Dog LMG. However, the consequence of this choice is that Alex will die.

If you choose to help So Mi, Alex will then kill him after you give her the signal. This will save Alex, but will lock you out of getting the weapons.

Firestarter Walkthrough

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